What is CSS
CSS stands for Cascading Style Sheets. It is a style sheet language which is used to describe the look and formatting of a document written in markup language. It provides an additional feature to HTML. It is generally used with HTML to change the style of web pages and user interfaces. It can also be used with any kind of XML documents including plain XML, SVG and XUL.
What does CSS do
- You can add new looks to your old HTML documents.
- You can completely change the look of your website with only a few changes in CSS code.
Why use CSS
These are the three major benefits of CSS:
1) Solves a big problem
Before CSS, tags like font, color, background style, element alignments, border and size had to be repeated on every web page. This was a very long process. For example: If you are developing a large website where fonts and color information are added on every single page, it will be become a long and expensive process. CSS was created to solve this problem. It was a W3C recommendation.
2) Saves a lot of time
CSS style definitions are saved in external CSS files so it is possible to change the entire website by changing just one file.
3) Provide more attributes
CSS provides more detailed attributes than plain HTML to define the look and feel of the website.