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CSS Website Question

Posted by Marty Dickinson on May 30, 2007

Why is CSS in a website so important today?┬ And are some designers going overboard with CSS?

First, for those not sure, CSS stands for Cascading Style Sheets.┬ This doesn’t mean very much in and of itself, but┬ the word “style” should define it enough.┬ Actually, in the design world, CSS is commonly referred to as just “styles” anyway.

Using CSS┬ in your website will save you time if you ever want to make a change to the look a component of your website┬ (like a font size or color).┬ ┬ CSS in a website also allows you to be very specific as to positioning of a certain component on the screen.┬ The intent being to have the same look and the same positioning on any screen size and every monitor setting.

Without CSS in a website today, you’re leaving yourself open to a whole mess of potential problems.

But, I do believe too many designers have taken CSS a bit too far.┬ When is too far?┬ When the owner of the website is no longer capable of making changes to simple content without screwing up the rest of the page.

Audit your website by asking your designer about CSS.┬ Make┬ sure your website is incorporating CSS styles but make sure you can still maintain content without zapping something important.

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