Cascading StyleSheet Tutorials

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  1. Adding CSS to a Tag
    Style commands can be added directly into HTML tags. This is the simplest way to add a specific style to a single spot on your page.
  2. Page Specific Stylesheets
    Adding the style comands to a stylesheet embedded in your page allows the same styles to be used for the whole page.
  3. External Stylesheets
    Moving the stylesheet into a separate page allows the same styles to be used across the whole site.
  4. Block Tags and Inline Tags
    There are three types of HTML tags. This tutorial discusses the difference betwen the main two and the effect that this difference has on which stylesheet commands you can apply.
  5. Special Tags
    A discussion of those tags that are neither block or inline and the restrictions that these tags have with regard to stylesheet commands.
  6. Class Styles
    You can define which particular tags are to receive a special style by using the Class attribute.
  7. ID Styles
    To uniquely identify a single tag on the page so as to apply positioning styles to it we use the id attribute.
  8. Nested Styles
    You can nest the HTML tags in your stylesheet to only apply a style to one tag when it occurs within a second tag.
  9. Pseudo Classes and Advanced Pseudo Classes
    Pseudo classes are predefined and refer either to the tag when it has a special state or to a particular part of the tag's content.
  10. Multiple Classes
    If you need to assign two classes to the same tag, you can.
  11. Cascading Styles
    The order of precedence, which styles take priority.
  12. Important
    Changing the order of precedence using Important.
  13. Media Specific
    Making your styles media specific.
  14. Nesting Stylesheets
    How to call one stylesheet from within another.
  15. Predefined Definitions
    Most HTML tags have some defaults defined.
  16. Inherited definitions
    If you don't define certain attributes for a given definition then they will be inherited from a prior definition.
    Comment your Stylesheet to remind yourself of why you have coded it that way.
  18. User Stylesheets
    Your visitors can override your stylesheets with their own.
  19. Child Selectors
    Applying styles only when one tag is directly nested within another.
  20. Adjacent Definitions
    Applying styles when one tag follows another tag (without other intervening tags).
  21. Universal Selectors
    The universal selector allows you to set up more distant relationships between tags.
  22. Media Specific Selectors
    How to specify that part of your stylesheet is media specific instead of setting up separate media specific stylesheets.
  23. Page Layout
    When using print media you may find it useful to tell the stylesheet about the physical page size.
  24. Specifying Downloadable Fonts
    The CSS standard supports placing your fonts on the server and allowing them to be downloaded. Unfortunately this isn't supported by current browsers.
  25. Attribute Selectors
    You can set up stylesheet entries that check for specific attributes on HTML tags.
  26. Browser Specific Styles
    Not all browsers understand all CSS attributes. Make use of the quirks of the particular browsers to determine which styles apply in which browsers.
  27. The Web TV Hack
    The web TV emulator (and presumably web TV itself) ignores % in stylesheets. Here's how to correct for that problem.

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