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Beginner CSS Tutorial


I came across this beginner CSS tutorial I'd like to share with those of you that haven't had much experience with CSS.

Topic's include:
* What Is CSS?
* CSS Selectors
* CSS Units
* CSS Inline
* CSS Internal
* CSS External
* CSS Colors
* CSS Fonts
* CSS Text

Here's an excerpt from the tutorial on the advantages of CSS:

* Quick layout changes: Because all your CSS styles are in one or more .css files which are re-used for all pages it's easy to change the look of your website. For instance to add a 5 pixel wide red border to all your images you can simply write img {border:5px solid red}. This saves a lot of time as opposed to changing every single image tag in all your pages.
* Smaller file size: Separating content from presentation helps keep HTML file sizes down and improves page loading times. Once CSS files have been loaded for the first time they will be cached by the browser and loaded instantly for all following pages that use the same style sheets.
* Consistency: With CSS it's easy to keep a consistent look throughout your website.
* Cascading: Multiple style definitions will cascade into one, i.e. the last written one will overwrite all previous ones. This is very useful if you need to work with an existing style sheet and want to make some changes without altering the original code.
* Accessibility: Having content separated from presentation is a great help to people with viewing disabilities who often benefit from well structured HTML to understand the page.
* Design without tables: Before CSS lots of web designers mis-used tables to position elements on their page which is a bad thing for accessibility and also makes the code unnecessarily big and complicated. With CSS you can position any element exactly where you want without using tables.

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