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Styles in HTML


Style sheets describe how documents are presented on screens, in print, or perhaps how they are pronounced. W3C has actively promoted the use of style sheets on the Web since the Consortium was founded in 1994.

Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) is a style sheet mechanism that has been specifically developed to meet the needs of Web designers and users.

With CSS, you can specify a number of style properties for a given HTML element. Each property has a name and a value, separated by a colon (:). Each property declaration is separated by a semi-colon (;).

There are three ways of using a style sheet in an HTML document:

External Style Sheet:

If you have to give same look and feel to many pages then it is a good idea to keep all the style sheet rules in a single style sheet file and include this file in all the HTML pages. You can incluse a style sheet file into HTML document using element.

Internal Style Sheet:

If you want to apply Style Sheet rules to a single document only then you can include those rules into that document only.

Inline Style Sheet:

You can apply style sheet rules directly to any HTML element. This should be done only when you are interested to make a particular change in any HTML element only. To use inline styles you use the style attribute in the relevant tag.