View Full Version : CSS mandatory

08-07-2006, 03:48 PM
Hey im gonna be making my new site soon but i know nothing about CSS nor how to make a page of one. do you have to use CSS to format all the text and what not? because im only going to need to make a home page and then a layout for the next page as its gonna be a community site.

08-07-2006, 04:09 PM
You don't have to use css for anything, it just makes like MUCH easier. You save all of your styles (text size, color, weight, etc, etc, etc,) in one file so if you ever want to change the color or whatever else on the site, you just edit one file and it's all done, rather than going through by hand changing html code.

CSS for layout is the same way. You store all of your styles for your layout in the css file as well and if you need to change one column from 200px in width to 180px, you just go into your css file, change one thing and you're done. No need to change 50 different pages or however many you have.

CSS took me a little over a month to really feel comfortable. For a while when I started I found it confusing, but it's like anything else, just practice. I'm still not an expert, but can make my way around good enough.

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