Hour 16. Using Style Sheets

Style sheets are without a doubt the Next Big Thing in the fast-paced world of the Web. The concept is simple: You create a single style sheet document that specifies the fonts, colors, backgrounds, and other characteristics that establish a unique look. You then link every page that should have that look to the style sheet, instead of specifying all those style elements repeatedly in each separate document. When you decide to change your official corporate typeface or color scheme, you can modify all your Web pages at once just by changing one or two style sheets.

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A style sheet is a single page of formatting instructions that can control the appearance of many HTML pages at once.

If style sheets accomplished ...

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