Writing for the Web

Designing: Create a Style Sheet

On a Web site, a style sheet puts into effect the decisions you've made about the look and feel of your site. Web sites use Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) to specify the format, placement, and (in some cases) the behavior of text, images, and other elements on a Web page. The purpose of a style sheet is to simplify the coding of your pages. A style sheet, for instance, can define the font face, size, and color of the text in a paragraph, as well as the indentation, alignment, and line spacing of the text. By using a style sheet, you can avoid coding each paragraph individually. You can also make changes that affect multiple paragraphs by changing the paragraph definition in your style sheet.

Related Page: Learn more about Cascading Style Sheets on the Cascading Style Sheets links page.

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