Add Style to Your Web Design with Cascading Style Sheets (Part 1)

CSS with Web Design

Chances are if you are reading this you are interested in web design, and you may already have a presence online. Whether you’re a beginner or a web veteran you’ve probably already started using Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) as a part of your web design, if not; you could be seriously missing out. CSS has many advantages and arguably only a single disadvantage. Before you create your web design or come to the conclusion your current web design is fine the way it is, read on to see some of the advantages to using CSS in your web design.

There are many aspects to web design that make CSS advantageous, many of them regarding the size and aspect ratio. In layman’s terms, web design using style sheets allows you to create a rigid and flexible design.

Designing a flexible and scalable web design is important for extracting the best out of your audience. In web design today, customers need a fast and responsive design that works across the board, it’s your job to create a web design which fits your user base, and CSS is an efficient way to do just that.

Using style sheets alongside your web design provides flexibility, stability and control in your web design. Prior to style sheets you needed to access style properties via JavaScript in your html. With the rise of Cascading Style Sheets however, you simply need to include the (*.css) file in your document and your browser will process the information appropriately on load time. A simple properly formatted style sheet will include all the necessary instructions to stylize every page on your web design.

Think of CSS as a global set of web design rules which the page adheres to. For example, when developing a website If you have a header where you want the color of your text to be red everywhere you place a header tag, then simply add some instructions to the CSS file:

h1 {

color: red;

}

When ever you call <h1> header tags </h1> the color of the text will now be red.

There are countless reasons why a Web Designer should be using CSS: it’s faster, more secure, and is quicker than traditional styling methods.  Continue reading on to find out more about CSS and its benefits.