Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) allow better control of web pages during their development. CSS are linked into other documents throughout the site and gives you command over a wide variety of the aesthetics.

While the (x)HTML deals with the actual content and structure, CSS have power over the fonts, colors, positioning, and styling of the data for the entire website. Structuring design through CSS helps avoid code bloat in your pages, enhances load speed, and helps pages render across different media types.

There are many benefits to using CSS; we’ve detailed them below.

Technical Benefits

  • Web pages load easier and they use less bandwidth
    • CSS don’t use as much bandwidth as table layouts do. The sheets are downloaded once and stored in cache memory so pages will load quicker.
  • CSS works well with HTML
    • When HTML is added to CSS they make well-built, technical sites.
  • CSS is compatible with every browser
    • It’s mixed with HTML or XHTML to produce web applications, compatible with all kind of web browsers.
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CSS works with the 5 major browsers.

  • Your website will be highlighted in the search engines easier
    • CSS allows web components to be put anywhere on the page. This positioning assists in launching the key contents first so Google’s spiders can find them. The HTML code of CSS is simpler and it will make the spider’s job easier by getting them to the real content quicker.

Design Benefits

  • CSS lets you position components anywhere on the page
    • This is another reason developers like CSS. They can put elements anywhere they feel like making it easier for them to make changes on sites they are working on. CSS decreases the risks with website maintenance.
  • CSS may be used to produce print friendly web pages
    • This means the items like images or colors which used to be difficult to print are now printed up simply.
  • CSS lest users customize web pages
    • Lots of current websites let users change the layout or theme of the site without changing the content. Because CSS sheets are stowed externally, the users can make changes on their own.  Items like the style of font are now able to be changed.
  • CSS lets the web pages stay consistent
    • Every expression and text will have characteristics from the external style sheets. Developers don’t need to fret about the characteristic changes in the elements because they have the ability to be changed at any time with the CSS.

      Make consistent changes to single elements or all elements like font color.

  • CSS makes content moveable
    • With CSS there can be many style sheets for various media. This lets you have some give when displaying the content. You can also change the characteristics of the components in the site to fit your situation.

The point of CSS is to make things easier on your website and let you have control over many components. You can use these advantages to have more user-friendly pages that search engines also embrace well.

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  1. SUMMARIZE THIS “WHY CSS IMPORTANT” STUFF!!!

    MARIA NILUTO | January 22, 2017at 8:49 pm

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