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From: Patricia Geary <>
Subject: [FreeHelp] Resources for Learning CSS
Date: Mon, 28 Feb 2011 10:49:08 -0500
Learning how to use cascading style sheets is not for everyone.
Why is it useful to keep the style defined in a separate document?
here are some reasons:
* Once you have a style sheet,. you can use it for many documents;
* When you do that, the browser caches the style sheet, which
saves download time;
* You can change the look and feel of all your documents just by
changing the style sheet;
* A style sheet language is independent of the HTML language: it
can grow separately.
* Because it keeps your HTML clean, putting the style in a
separate sheet helps you with device independence and access for
those with disabilities;
* You can have separate style sheets for the printed version of a
For anyone who is interested in learning more about using Cascading
Style Sheets, listed below are just a few of the resources.
CSS Tutorial from W3schools http://www.w3schools.com/Css/default.asp
complete css guide
Learn CSS step by step http://www.csstutorial.net/
CSS Beginner Tutorial http://htmldog.com/guides/cssbeginner/
CSS Intermediate Tutorial http://htmldog.com/guides/cssintermediate/
CSS Advanced Tutorial http://htmldog.com/guides/cssadvanced/
If you want every page of your sites to have a different look, then
no using style sheets is probably not for you.
Yes, there is a learning curve for learning how to both use and write
CSS and valid HTML code.
No, cleaning up a site that has non standards compliant code and
styles all within the page is NOT an easy or quick job.
But if you want a site that is easier to maintain and update
(especially a very large site) then yes using a style sheet is the way to go.
In the end, we each make our own choices and what is right for me is
not necessarily right for anyone else.
Even a very simple site can benefit from using a style sheet.