In web design the basic means of styling your site & pages is by using CSS. While it can be incredibly complicated, there are basics that can be picked up on relatively quickly. Web browsers are equipped with defaults for displaying web pages but let's say you want to change the text color or change the font itself. How do we do that?
With CSS!!! Currently we are using CSS Revision Three, or CSS3. A web browser reads HTML & reads the accompanying style sheet & applies styles where you set them. These are like rules & guidelines that the web browser will use for displaying the HTML. A normal user will never see the style-sheet itself, much like you won't see the HTML unless you view the source. What we normally see in the web browser are elements that have styles & rules applied to them.
People familiar with fonts & colors in a Microsoft Office application or similar program would see the connection between how I, the user, want the text to look. There are three main parts to writing CSS: Selector, Attribute, & Value. These have special notations.
The style sheet shown here is parsed from top to bottom. The browser looks at each selector & then applies the style. Of course there can be conflicts & there's ways to avoid & deal with multiple styles on the same classes or elements. CSS is very powerful & powers the visual complexity we see across the web. That's it for this post!