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What is CSS?

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5th March 2014

What is CSS

CSS stands for Cascading Style Sheets, but that's not too important. What you do need to know is that CSS it got to do with the styling of a website.

In any website, HTML contains the headings paragraphs, lists, and images - so all the text and the images, and CSS determines how that would be displayed. Click here for a simple explanation of HTML.

Every website would have CSS. Otherwise the page would be extremely boring looking. The default HTML is black text on white.

Let's just take this page as an example.

On this page, HTML contains the paragraphs and headings, but CSS decides the following, and then some more;

If you want to learn more, then check out this really simple article, that shows how to change the HTML font colour using inline CSS.

If you have any questions, please just ask in the comments below!

Dorcas RĂ©amonn

Hi, I'm Dorcas. I make websites. I lecture in Digital Marketing and related stuff in the UCD Smurfit School, and also work with the UCD Innovation Academy. I love education, learning and all things creative, which could cover anything from coding to filmography to dancing! I take photos (personal Insta @dorcasz). I do consultancy. I do talks. I've written popular books on WordPress (available here and and here. Visit my personal site here.

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