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2010-10-21 23:25:44
2010-10-21 23:25:44

CSS is easy to implement into any webpage. Three methods of insertion have proven to be the most common. The methods below need to have property replaced with the propetry or attribute you want to define, value with the value you want to replace, element with the element (usually an HTML or XML element) you want to define, and class with the class name of the element, if necessary. If you are defining styles for an element signified by an ID, put a number sign before the element name (no class, no period). ---- <html> <head><title>Testing!</title> <link rel='stylesheet' href='' /> </head> <body> ... </body> </html> Focus on the bold text. We have used the "style" tag, which defines style syntax that can be used on that specific page. ---- <body style='property:value; property:value;'> Alternatively, you can define specific propertys for a single element by putting it in its rightful tag as an attribute, as shown here. ---- <html> <head><title>Testing!</title> <link rel='stylesheet' href='' /> </head> <body> ... </body> </html>
There are two basic ways:

1) Create a style tag in between the <HEAD> and </HEAD> tag on your web page that looks like this:

<style type="text/css">


background: #000000;




2) Creat a new text file named yourFile.css(yourFile being whatever you want to name it) and place the file in the same folder as your web page. At the top put:

@charset "utf-8";

and something like this on the line after:

body, div, a{





Then put:

<link href="yourFile.css" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css"/>

in between <HEAD> and </HEAD> on your webpage.

This explains the two main ways to add CSS to your page.

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