You may have heard a few things about CSS templates but weren't really sure what they were used for, let us help you out.
CSS stands for Cascading Style Sheets. CSS templates are used locally by our professional website design team to define colors, fonts, layout, and all the other aspects of how the site looks and feels. It is designed to facilitate the separation of site content (written in HTML) from site look and feel (written in CSS). This separation improves content accessibility, provides more flexibility and control in the design characteristics, and reduces complexity and most importantly repetition in the structural content. CSS templates can also allow the same markup page to be presented in different styles for different modalities, such as the regular onsite visitor, or for printing, by voice (when using a speech-based browser or screen reader for the Blind) and on Braille-based tactile devices. CSS templates will specify a particular priority in order to determine which style rules apply when if more than one rule matches against a particular element. This is one reason it's called "cascading", priorities are assigned to the rules written in the CSS template, so that the results are predictable.
A CSS template has a very simple syntax, and uses English keywords for the names of all the style properties.
Basically think of a CSS template as a list of rules. Each rule consists of one or more selections and a section that tells the world wide web what to do with the selection. This is known as a declaration block. The declaration block itself consists of a list of semicolon separated phrases in parentheses. The individual declarations consist of a property, a colon (:), a value, then a semi-colon (;).
In CSS templates, the selections are used to determine which element(s) a particular style is going to apply to. Selectors can be applicable to all elements of a particular type, or only those elements that exactly match a specified type; these elements can be mated together based on how they are set up relative to each other in the code itself, or on how they are nested within the website.
You can also use a set of "pseudo" classes to define a lot more than just the font, colors, layouts, etc. One of the most popular is :hover, which changes the style when the user points to the chosen element, usually by putting the cursor over it with your mouse. Other "pseudo" classes are things like, :first-line, :visited or :before; these change the way these elements are dealt with on a "behind the scenes" level.
With all the technical jargon out there we wanted to make sure that you understood how engineering a site is done. While your professional web design team may rely on various type of templates to compress project schedules or to standardize the way information is presented, we can tell you that by using CSS templates correctly, you're going to be assured of a nice, clean, well built site that is consistent and manageable.
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