Overview of CSS

CSS is an acronym for Cascading Style Sheets. It was developed in the year 1997, as a way for Web developers to define the look and feel of their Web pages. It was meant to allow developers to separate content from design so that HTML could perform more of the function that it was originally based on – the markup of content or text, without worrying about the design and layout.

CSS is a style language that defines layout of HTML documents. For instance, CSS covers fonts, colors, lines, height, width, borders or margins, background images, advanced positions and many other things.

CSS offers more options and is more accurate and sophisticated to add layout to web sites. CSS is supported by all browsers today.


The concrete benefits of CSS include:

  • Handles layout of many documents from one single style sheet.
  • More precise control of layout.
  • Put on different layout to different media-types.
  • Numerous basic, advanced and sophisticated techniques.

Below are the three ways you can apply CSS to an HTML document.

  • In-line (the attribute style)
  • Internal (the tag style)
  • External (link to a style sheet)
Rajat Jain

Rajat Jain

Software Engineer at Aadi IT Services
After the completion of my bachelors degree from renowned university of India. I have gathered total experience of 2.5 Years from IT industry till date. I am a certified Salesforce Developer (Dev-401). Currently, I am associated with Aadi IT Services and working on various technologies. I love to share my knowledge with the world. So, I thought to become a part of Techsharepoint and expand the reach of my knowledge.
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