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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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Cascading Style Sheets
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.

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Cascading Style Sheets
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

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Cascading Style Sheets

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