CSS Tutorial – CSS was invited by Håkon Wium Lie on October 10, 1994 and maintained through a group of people within the W3C (World Wide Web Consortium) called the CSS Working Group. The CSS Working Group creates documents called specifications.
CSS stands for Cascading Style Sheets. CSS is a language that describes the style of an HTML document. CSS describes how HTML elements should be displayed. This tutorial will teach you CSS from basic to advanced.
Before CSS use, you should be familiar with –
- Internet browsing using popular browsers like Internet Explorer or Firefox.
- Developing simple Web Pages using HTML and XHTML.
- Basic word processing using any text editor.
- How to create directories and files.
- How to navigate through different directories.
Use of CSS – CSS is used to define styles for your web pages, including the design, layout and variations in display for different devices and screen sizes.
HTML was NEVER intended to contain tags for formatting a web page!
HTML was created to describe the content of a web page, like:
<h1>This is CSS introduction. </h1>
<p>This is CSS basics.</p>
When tags like <font>, and color attributes were added to the HTML 3.2 specification, it started a nightmare for web developers. Development of large websites, where fonts and color information were added to every single page, became a long and expensive process.
To solve this problem, the W3C created CSS. CSS removed the style formatting from the HTML page.