Journal: News & Comment

Friday, October 03, 2003
# 1:51:00 PM:

CSS for the non-geeky

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For more than three years now, I've specified how the text on this website looks using what's known as a Cascading Style Sheet (CSS). That's just a text file that lives on my web server, along with all my web pages, but the web pages point to it to find out what font to use, what colour to make things, whether links change colour when you hover your mouse pointer over them, and so on.

In theory, I could change the whole look of this site—making it white text on a black background, or orange on blue, or whatever—by editing the one file. That's nice.

Here's an excellent and clear introduction to how style sheets work in web pages (via Dori).


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