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What is CSS Absolute Beginner Web Development Lesson 8

What is CSS? CSS is an acronym for “Cascading Style Sheets”. We use CSS to style webpages. With it we can specify positions, colors, background and much more.

CSS Syntax *

The CSS Syntax follows a basic structure. First your target the element that you want to change. Next you will give it some commands. Here is the basic structure of the syntax.

body{color:red;}

Target Classes *

If you need to target a class you will use a period(.) to accomplish this. Here is an example of using a class.

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<div class="foo"></div>


.foo{background-color:blue;}

Target ID’s *

We target id’s with a # sign. If you want to target a div your CSS code would look similar to this.


<div id="foo"></div>


#foo{color:pink;}

Target HTML Elements in CSS *

You can target any element that is on your webpage. For example if we wanted to target the entire body of our webpage our code would look like this in CSS.

body{background-color:#ccc;}

Other Common Elements To Target in CSS *

There are a host of elements to target. Here is a short list.

  • html
  • body
  • h1
  • h2
  • h3
  • h4
  • h5
  • h6
  • p
  • span
  • div

 

Practice *

Now that you have knowledge of html and CSS you can try to do a web page. Here is a mock-up for you to try and program yourself.

mockup

 

Code for Today’s Lesson *

index.html *

<html>
<head>
<title>What is CSS Absolute Beginner Web Development</title>
<link rel="stylesheet" href="style.css"/>
</head>
<body>

<h1 class="foo">What is CSS Absolute Beginner Web Development</h1>



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</body>
</html>

style.css *

.foo{
	color:yellow;
}

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What is CSS Absolute Beginner Web Development Lesson 8 was last modified: November 22nd, 2018 by Maximus Mccullough

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