Washington Dc, MD (PressExposure) May 21, 2009 -- Blogs, social network profiles, websites, every single one of them uses CSS but what is CSS?
CSS or Cascading Style Sheets is a style sheet language used to describe the presentation (that is, the look and formatting) of a document written in a markup language. Its most common application is to style web pages written in HTML and XHTML, but the language can be applied to any kind of XML document, including SVG and XUL. CSS is designed to enable the separation of document content (written in HTML or a similar markup language) from document presentation, including elements such as the colors, fonts, and layout.
This may take a bit of time to understand but basically it helps shape how our websites (blogs and profiles included) behaves and appear on our screen. According to a San Diego web design firm, Crest Media Inc., CSS is one of the best tools in their arsenal and is a must have skill when it comes to their web designers.
One of the biggest advantages of CSS is its flexibility, in the case of this San Diego web design firm, they say that CSS allows them to work on details were impossible when CSS wasnât yet invented. Projects such as flowing and adaptive websites which require behaviors that werenât possible in normal HTML.
Another plus for CSS is that it allows consistency throughout all the pages without the extra work. The CSS will just be called on the page and it follows the same format on all pages. If the thereâs a need for the styling of the elements to be changed or adjusted, these changes can be made easily, simply by editing a few rules in the global styles sheet. Before CSS, this sort of maintenance was more difficult, expensive and time-consuming.
The end-users also benefit from using CSS. While using CSS, web pages loads faster meaning less time for downloads and more time for browsing. So as you can see CSS is really a God send when it comes to web development, aside from the flexibility and added functionality it introduced, it also took a load off in the programming and maintenance of websites.