CSS Introduction

CSS stands for Cascading Style Sheet. It is used to design HTML tags. It is generally used with HTML to change the style of web pages and user interfaces.

CSS is a style sheet language which is used to describe the look and formatting of a document written in markup language.

CSS can also be used with any kind of XML documents including plain XML, SVG and XUL.

It can control the layout of multiple web pages all at once.

The style definitions are normally saved in external .css files.

Advantages of CSS

You can write CSS once and reuse the same sheet in multiple HTML pages. This way it saves time.

CSS handles the look and feel part of a web page.

CSS can store web applications locally with the help of an offline cache. This way it helps in Offline Browsing.

CSS has a much wider array of attributes than HTML.

To make a global change simply change the style, and all elements in all the webpages will be updated automatically.

Who invented CSS?

CSS was first proposed by Håkon Wium Lie on October 10, 1994. At the time, Lie was working with Tim Berners-Lee at CERN.

Our CSS tutorial is developed for beginners and professionals.