Chapter 1. What Is CSS, and Why Should I Learn It?

In the beginning, the Web was simple. Figure 1-1 shows what the first-ever public web page looked like. As you can see, it consisted of plain, unadorned text. Headings were in large, bold type; links were blue and underlined—and that was it.

The first-ever web page contained just text and links.

Figure 1.1. The first-ever web page contained just text and links.

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The original, which was created toward the end of 1990, no longer exists, but you can see a copy at www.w3.org/History/19921103-hypertext/hypertext/WWW/TheProject.html.

The lack of images and any attempt at styling the page seem odd to us now, but the Web's origins lie in the scientific community, ...

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