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Cascading Style Sheets

Cascading Style Sheets

Most websites are not based in Flash movies or graphics any more. Instead, they are made up of textual content the user finds interesting. That means you have to present that text in a way which the user will easily digest and learn as much as possible from. The tips below will help you do it right so that your site is able to become popular.

Blinking Text

The first step is to avoid fonts which aren’t standard on all computers and in all browsers. If you need to use a special font, you will be best to do so within graphics, and since graphics aren’t readable by search engines, do it as infrequently as possible. Instead, either use “serif” or “non-serif” in your Cascading Style Sheets to be sure that your content displays as you expect it to. You can embed fonts in your website, but they are just another thing which needs to be downloaded, slowing down loading times and driving away readers.

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In the same vein, you should not be using extra-large or extra-small fonts. You know how frustrating tiny print is on packaging, so why put your reader through the same situation? Comfortable font sizes will allow the reader to engage in your content, and that will make them happy and ensure they return. Yes, readers can zoom in, so you don’t have to go beyond 10 to 14 point fonts, but don’t go below those sizes either. Large fonts are just headache-inducing and cause readers to close the window.

Cascading Style Sheets

There is absolutely no reason on the face of this Earth for you to ever use blinking text. Never! Blinking text was big in the nineties, but it went out of favor for good reason. It is painful, irritating and just causes the reader to expect that your site is a spammy scam house full of lies and deception. Never use blinking text on your websites to avoid one of the most overused HTML tags ever created.

Font Sizes

Your links have to be obvious or people won’t know to click on them. For example, most people expect links to have an underline. While menus won’t have to have underlines, text links within your content should. It should also be a different color than the text itself. In fact, studies show that links and buttons which are in a contrasting color to the rest of the website are not only looked at more often, but clicked more often as well. Choose a bright color and only use it for clickable items so that your reader knows what they can click and what they can’t.

Large Fonts

If you use these tips as you design your websites, you will find they are more successful every day. That will help you master your techniques and take the internet by storm. The more you read, the better, so keep locating expert articles like this one and gaining all the knowledge you can. Your skills will better and your websites will become popular and successful.

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    • Jay
    • December 12, 2013
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    Where Can I Access “Cascading Style Sheets” Setting In Internet Explorer? I am trying to complete an online training course but I can’t because I have to make some settings regarding Cascading Style Sheet or something..please help..thanks!

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      • Admin
      • December 12, 2013
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      Usually i save m file to like something like key.css and then it opens if you want INTERNET explorer save it to .html not css.

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    • Bubble
    • December 22, 2013
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    How Can I Fit An Image On My Website? (10 Points!!)? I have a large image that I would like as my background for my html website. I have put it in my cascading style sheet but it’s huge and the entire thing does not show up. Is there anyway I can set it at a fixed width or something so that the entire thing fits in the window??
    thank you!

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      • Admin
      • December 22, 2013
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      Unfortunately you can not adjust a background image size and it is not a good idea to force browsers to accommodate a certain window size just to show excessively large images.

      I would suggest that you set the image to a standard 800 x 600 size or at least maintain an 800 pixel width by maintaining the aspect ratio of the image with its height. You might also think about load times for your large image. I leave a site if the images take too long to load and go elsewhere and I have a fast computer and broadband.

      You didn’t mention whether you are using the image for the body background or setting it as a BG for a div container. Either way, you need to resize it.

      Ron

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    • Casey
    • December 30, 2013
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    Why Does Internet Explorer Apply A Blue Border Around HTML IMG Elements, If The {border-width: 0;} Property Is? Not specified in a cascading style sheet for the IMG elements?

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      • Admin
      • December 30, 2013
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      It does not.
      It must be either:
      1. being overridden by some other style
      2. not getting the style you think it should, for example wrong class name
      If you are using IE you can use Developer tool to find exactly what is the style setting for that element and which .css it is from. From IE with that page open do: Tools > Developer Tools > navigate to and select that element on the left side, look style on the right side.

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    • Xlilxkimx
    • January 6, 2014
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    Does Anyone Know How To Do Text Rollovers In Dreamweaver? I am trying to make it so that when a user puts the mouse over a link, a small box with text pops up that can describe what we have in the link. I’ve tried taking a course on Cascading Style Sheets and this was not helpful. Any help would be appreciated!

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      Do you mean a tooltip?

      If that’s what you mean, you can use the HTML “title” attribute.

      link

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    • X_messiah
    • January 15, 2014
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    How Dow I Detach CSS Style Sheets From A Html Page On Dreamweaver? I’ve just started using dreamweaver and recently learned to tinker around with Cascading Style Sheets. Ive attached 3 CSS on one html and decided to remove one of them. How do i go about doing this ?

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      Lets go through the HTML Coding.

      01
      02
      03 :: My Website
      04
      05

      where 01, 02 etc represents the line numbers

      You will finf the coding for attaching the CSS between line 04 and 05. It will have similar format

      If you want to detach this style sheet only delete only this line.

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    • Woodsy
    • March 2, 2014
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    Cascading Style Sheets? Explain three advantages of using cascading style sheets in web authoring. Also name three types of style sheets that can be applied on a website

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      3 types of style sheets are: inline, external and embedded /internal.
      advantages: easier to maintain, users can much more easily override author style information, one change affect all documents, Makes sites load faster

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    • Paolo Jay
    • March 13, 2014
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    What Is/are The Best Book(s)/reference(s) Regarding CSS (Cascading Style Sheet) Or Advanced CSS?

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      I’ve been making web sites for a year now. I thought I knew just about everything about CSS but now I’m reading “CSS: the missing manual” by David Sawyer McFarland and I’m starting to understand it on a new level. There are some parts you’ll probably be able to flick through that are there for newbies but many sections have all kinds of boxes of information of tips for the more experienced designer. In addition to the basics, this book covers pseudo-classes and pseudo-elements, advanced selectors, inheritance, css page layout strategies, media style sheets, a bit about CSS3, and more.

      This is the 2nd book I read in the Missing Manual series and I find them easy to read.

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    • Anonymous
    • April 26, 2014
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    Need Help In CSS-Cascading Style Sheets? I need help in programming language css. Need to add border to letter…..and how to change it??s weight!

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      Hello World!

      .cool {
      font-weight: bold;
      border: 1px solid #000;
      }

      #000 is black and the font-weight can be italic, bold, etc.

      -Billy

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    • Paolo Jay
    • May 17, 2014
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    What Is/are The Best Book(s)/reference(s) Regarding CSS (Cascading Style Sheet) Or Advanced CSS?

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      I’ve been making web sites for a year now. I thought I knew just about everything about CSS but now I’m reading “CSS: the missing manual” by David Sawyer McFarland and I’m starting to understand it on a new level. There are some parts you’ll probably be able to flick through that are there for newbies but many sections have all kinds of boxes of information of tips for the more experienced designer. In addition to the basics, this book covers pseudo-classes and pseudo-elements, advanced selectors, inheritance, css page layout strategies, media style sheets, a bit about CSS3, and more.

      This is the 2nd book I read in the Missing Manual series and I find them easy to read.

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    • Zoooeeeeee**)
    • May 18, 2014
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    What Are Style Tags? Are they codes that have the word “style”?

    i need 2 know for my space

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      The

      In that instance the HTML tag for body has a style attached to it through CSS coding. The result is a black background. The "text/css" is a value indicator for the browser to know its about to read CSS coding. Usually the

      In either of these instances the same result will occur. A table with a dotted blue border with a light blue interior background color and black text.

      For simplicity its often better to create classes within the

      You would then use the classes in your HTML tags like so:

      In each instance the

      tag will take on the attributes declared in the CSS classes defined in the

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    • Rawrrrrr x
    • May 20, 2014
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    Do U Know How To Make A “style-sheet”? And if u do can u please teach me

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      CSS is an abbreviation for Cascading Style Sheets. Style sheets are simply text files (.css ), composed of lines of code that tell browsers how to display an HTML page. They give the designer more control over the appearance of a webpage by allowing to specifically define styles for elements, such as fonts, on the page. By using CSS one could separate HTML content from its appearance, distinguishing style from structure.

      You can learn how to make a style sheet from

      http://www.wellesley.edu/Computing/Dreamweaver/CSS/cssExternal.html
      http://www.uwec.edu/help/Dreamweaver04/css-create.htm

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    • Mark
    • June 20, 2014
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    What Does Cascade Mean In Cascade Style Sheets? I have been struggling to find a simple definition of this. please help

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      Cascading style sheets are a programming feature found in web design software systems which allows the general menu, typeface and colors of a web page to be stored as a style. New pages are added quickly and easily, maintaining a consistent style throughout the web site.

      falling in a succession like a cascade

      cascade….http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/cascade

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