What is CSS and How is it used?

Lesson Details:
July 10, 2020


I: Introduction

Coding has been around for a long time. In fact, it’s been around since the beginning of time, so to speak. Coding is a language that is used to instruct a computer or digital device on what to do. It’s also known as programming, and is the process of creating a program that a computer can understand and run. This is a very important skill in today’s world because almost everything we use is made by computers. For example, your cell phone, your television, and your computer are all made by computers. The code for those devices has to be created by those who know how to program.

Coding languages are very complicated and take a lot of work to learn. There are many different types of coding languages, like HTML coding or CSS coding, and many others. First you should learn the computer science basics and then you can move onto learning these other languages. However, we will be focusing on the most common coding language out there: CSS coding.

II: Body

CSS stands for Cascading Style Sheets. It is a language used to describe the style and design of websites. It is actually not programming at all; it is simply a description of the layout of the page. Now, this might sound odd at first, but it makes sense when you consider that HTML is the language for describing the content of the page. HTML gives information about what content goes where and CSS tells the browser how to place that content on the page. CSS is just another tool used to give us more control over our webpages and websites.

CSS can be used to do things like change fonts and colors, change the sizes and positions of elements on a webpage, and much more! A book can be written about CSS alone, so we won’t go into too much detail here. Just remember that it is very important in web development because it helps you create websites with nice designs and custom layouts.

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