The Rewards of Using CSS
Soon after the very invention of the Internet, the true purpose of the world wide web had been lost in the midst of a swamp of tables and images. Many web designers were concentrating on design above content and websites started displaying differently in different browsers and resolutions. Tables broke, and content was strewn meaninglessly across pages of clashing colors and tacky images taking minutes to load on our beloved 56k modems.
CSS is a relatively modern web design technology, but even in its infancy it is clear that it is the key to creating an Internet that is better for everyone. CSS holds many advantages for both the web developer and the end user that older, and much more primitive methods could either not support or, if they did, only extremely erratically. CSS is used to style a websites layout, fonts and coloring, and tells the browser how to render the elements in a page on screen.
Standing for ‘cascading style sheets’ and invented by Norwegian software developer Hakon Wium-Lie in the October of 1994, CSS slashes loading times and can be accurately interpreted cross platform. Hakon Wium-Lie invented CSS for one main reason – that being to separate content from design. All CSS rules should be kept in an individual file, and these rules are called to each X/HTML page so that changes made in one file have affects across a whole website – thus making modification of designs an extremely simple task.
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