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No Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)


CSS is vital for websites. It increases web page download speed, improves search engine rankings, and makes it convenient for updating website styles.

Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) is a language used for describing the visual presentation of a document (web page) written in an XML markup language. CSS was designed primarily to enable the separation of web page content from document presentation, including aspects such as the layout, colors, and fonts. CSS was invented in 1996 by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) to increase the presentational sophistication and the accessibility of websites, and to eliminate the browser-specific markup that threatened to fragment the emerging web. The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) is an international community where Member organizations, a full-time staff, and the public work together to develop Web standards. The W3C is led by Web inventor Tim Berners-Lee and CEO Jeffrey Jaffe and their mission is to “lead the Web to its full potential.”

By 2001, the use of CSS language in the creation of web pages became truly usable and an industry standard. CSS has become a cornerstone technology that is used by most websites to create visually engaging web pages, user interfaces for web applications, and user interfaces for many mobile applications. Today, with standards-compliant browsers dominating the market, there are major advantages to using CSS for your website. CSS is very efficient as each web page requires only a small of amount of code compared to the amount of code previously required for the same tasks. Less source code allows web pages to load much faster. Fast loading pages greatly improve user experience and improve search engine results. Search-engine robots that scan websites and index relevant information have a high affinity and preference for fast-loading web pages. In addition to source code efficiency, CSS greatly simplifies the task of making style and format changes for web pages. Since CSS separates text style, format, and color schemes from content, all style changes can be made and quickly applied through one .css file. This saves hours of time since there is no need to go through the code and make these changes for each web page.


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