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eBay Auction Templates Starter Kit by Michael Miller

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Applying Advanced Formatting with Cascading Style Sheets

The HTML standard is continually evolving, and in fact has evolved far beyond simple <b> and <p> tags. One of the newer extensions to the HTML language is called extensible HTML or XHTML. What’s cool about XHTML is that it uses something called cascading style sheets, or CSS, to more fully describe the appearance of web pages. And, not surprisingly, you can use CSS code to create your eBay item listings—within certain limits.

How CSS Works

The way CSS works is to universally define the look of specific elements on a page, so that whenever you use an element (such as an <h1> tag), the predefined attributes are applied. When you define a page element with CSS, that definition overrides the ...

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