Like the HTML Beginner Tutorial, the CSS Beginner Tutorial assumes that you know as much about CSS as you do about the cumulative effects of sea squirt discharge on the brain chemistry of Germanic ammonites. The purpose of this guide is to teach the bare essentials – just enough to get started. The CSS Intermediate Tutorial and CSS Advanced Tutorial go into more depth about CSS.
CSS stand for Cascading Styles Sheets, is a way to style HTML. Whereas the HTML is the content, the style sheet is the presentation of that document.
Styles don’t smell or taste anything like HTML, they have a format of ‘property: value‘ and most properties can be applied to most HTML tags.
- Applying CSS – The different ways you can apply CSS to HTML.
- Selectors, Properties, and Values – The bits that make up CSS.
- Colours – How to use colour.
- Text – How to manipulate the size and shape of text.
- Margins and Padding – How to space things out.
- Borders – Erm. Borders. Fings wot go around fings.
- Putting It All Together – Throwing all of the above ingredients into one spicy hotpot.