Cascading Style Sheets

This study guide is a guide to Cascading Style Sheets (CSS), a technique widely used in web pages including resource to describe their visual style and appearance. CSS can take HTML to new places creatively and functionally. Once you learn how to style mark-up, you can additionally learn JavaScript functions that make dynamic web pages.


  1. Introduction
  2. Applying CSS to HTML and XHTML -- linking, embedding and inlining
  3. Applying CSS to XML
  4. CSS Construction
    1. Syntax
    2. Defining Style Rules
    3. Lengths and Units
    4. Selectors
    5. Inheritance Rules
    6. The Important Keyword
  5. CSS Presentation
    1. Color
    2. Fonts and Text
    3. Hyperlinks
    4. Pseudo Elements and Pseudo Classes
    5. Clipping
    6. Lists
    7. Box Model -- setting the size and shape of elements
    8. Borders
    9. Background
    10. Shorthand Properties
    11. Cursor
    12. Gradients
    13. Sprites
  6. CSS Layout
    1. Centering
    2. Positioning
    3. Tables
    4. Floating Elements
    5. Typography
    6. Media Types
    7. Multi-Column Layout
    8. z-index
  7. CSS URI Schemes
    1. MHTML URIs
    2. Data URIs
  8. CSS Applications
    1. CSS Menus
    2. Breadcrumbs
    3. User Style Sheets
  9. Troubleshooting
    1. Standards Mode and Quirks Mode
    2. Browser Compatibility
    3. CSS Source Order (Troubleshooting the cascade of repeated selectors)
  10. Appendices
    1. Hacks and Filters
    2. Browser Extensions
    3. Links
    4. Index of Properties
    5. Index
    6. Glossary
    7. Detailed TOC
    8. Contributors
    9. To Do

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