What is CSS?
CSS is a style sheet language that is used to describe the look and feel of websites and user interfaces. It is usually used in conjunction with HyperText Markup Language (HTML) or eXtensible Hypertext Markup Language (XHTML) to create visually attractive web pages or user interfaces or even mobile apps for easy accessibility and use.
CSS is practically a programming language of its own and is used for designing animations, icons, and many other interactive media. CSS mainly focuses on layout, colours, and fonts and separates the presentation part of a website from its content. This allows you to make changes to a single CSS file, and control the look and feel of the entire website.
The World Wide Web or the Internet took the world by storm. Every business today needs a website to market its products, be accessible around the clock to customers, or simply to build their brand. In fact, a lot of individuals prefer having their own website to showcase their professional capabilities as well. The first impression that a user gets about a business is from majorly from their website. A well-designed website goes a long way towards reaching out to customers. Conversely, a shady looking website can drive away customers –as they might feel that your business is not legitimate or is a scam. At present, most of the look and feel of websites is governed by something called Cascading Style Sheets or CSS.
Some of the benefits of CSS could be:
- Separation of content from presentation
- Consistency across the site
- Single CSS that specifies the style for a range of HTML elements
- Easy reformatting of Web pages
- Accessibility for physically challenged users