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Microsoft® SharePoint® Designer 2010 Unleashed by Kathy Hughes

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What Does CSS Do?

Basically, CSS is a language responsible for the look and feel of web pages formatted in HTML or XHTML, including (but not limited to) the following:

• Color definition

• Font type

• Font size

• Appearance of images—opacity and borders

• Positioning and alignment of elements

• Padding and spacing

The main benefit of using CSS is that you can use style sheets to easily separate page styles from a page’s HTML markup. You can reference style sheets externally, internally, or inline. For example, a common (and preferred) way to reference CSS in modern day websites is to use a relative link in the site’s master page (or template) to reference a CSS file located external to the current web page. Using external style sheets means that ...

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