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Defining CSS

  • CSS stands for Cascading Style Sheets and is we position and style elements in the browser
  • Each browser has its own built in CSS "reader" to interpret the style rules
  • If you have ever used style sheets in InDesign, these are similar
  • Problem is that browsers can read & apply these style rules differently unlike software programs
  • 2 things that CSS does
    • add styles in the form of fonts, colors, sizing, etc
    • positions content in the browser
  • CSS is controlled by rules that you add to your web pages
  • Dreamweaver can assist you in creating these rules
  • You do need to understand them in order to create them for your pages
  • This is not a CSS course, but I will be walking through how to think about your design with your CSS hat
  • The first step in looking over our design is how to position our content
  • The positioning piece will determine how we should be slicing our content