How To Style HTML with CSS

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Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) is the styling language of the web, and is used to design and control the visual representation of Hypertext Markup Language (HTML) on a web page. With CSS, you can manage everything from font to layout to animations on your web page. This series will lead the reader through CSS exercises that demonstrate the building blocks of the language and the fundamental design principles needed to make a user-friendly web site.

  • Cascading Style Sheets, better known as CSS, is the language for visual style and design on the web. With it, you can apply styles directly to Hypertext Markup Language (HTML) to lay out a webpage, adjust font and color, create complex animations, and much more. This tutorial will focus on applying CSS to HTML, cascade, and specificity, which are foundational aspects of CSS and will prepare you for using CSS effectively in your web projects.
  • Selecting the right element is the basis of writing CSS code as a web developer. Whenever you need to adjust how an element on a webpage looks, using selectors is key. This tutorial will build your skillset and help you develop visually rich websites by showing you how to select the right element in a given scenario. You will begin by using the type selector to select HTML elements to style. Then, you will combine selectors to identify and apply styles more precisely.
  • In this tutorial you will learn about web typography, the art of styling text. You will start the tutorial by writing an HTML structure with headings h1 to h6, then apply apply multiple text-related CSS properties, including font-family, font-size, and color. You will also load custom fonts from Google Fonts, a third-party font-hosting service.
  • Every HTML element is organized in a rendered HTML document as a rectangular shape, and the box model is the rule set a browser uses to determine an element’s size and how it interacts with other elements. In this tutorial you will use the margin, padding, border, width, and height properties, which are the primary properties the box model uses. You will also work with the box-sizing properties to understand how the box model can be changed.