Introduction to CSS: Cascading Style Sheets

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What does CSS stand for?

Cascading Style Sheets

Where are external stylesheets stored?

In CSS files

What is the purpose of CSS?

To define styles for web pages

Why was CSS created?

To solve the problem of formatting web pages with HTML

What does the acronym W3C stand for?

World Wide Web Consortium

What can CSS control according to the text?

The layout of multiple web pages all at once

What type of information was added to the HTML 3.2 specification, causing problems for web developers?

and color attributes

What was the nightmare for web developers caused by the addition of style formatting to every single page?

Long and expensive process of development

What did CSS remove from the HTML page according to the text?

Style formatting

What does CSS describe according to the text?

How HTML elements are to be displayed on screen, paper, or in other media

Study Notes

CSS Basics

  • CSS stands for Cascading Style Sheets
  • External stylesheets are stored in a separate file with a .css extension

Purpose and History

  • The purpose of CSS is to control the layout and visual styling of web pages
  • CSS was created to separate presentation from content and structure in HTML
  • W3C stands for World Wide Web Consortium, which created CSS

Controlling Web Page Elements

  • CSS can control typography, colors, layout, and other visual aspects of web pages


  • The addition of style formatting to HTML 3.2 specification caused problems for web developers
  • The problem was that web developers had to repeat style formatting on every single page, which was a nightmare
  • CSS removes the need to include style formatting in the HTML page, making it more efficient and easier to manage
  • CSS describes the presentation of web pages, including layout, colors, and typography

Learn about Cascading Style Sheets (CSS), which describe how HTML elements are displayed on screen, paper, or other media. Discover how CSS can save time and effort by controlling the layout of multiple web pages at once.

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