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Sams Teach Yourself CSS 24 in Hours by Kynn Bartlett

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Chapter 7. Cascading and Inheritance

<feature><title>What You’ll Learn in This Hour:</title>
  • What the secret formula behind the cascade really is

  • Which CSS rules have the highest weight, and how those relate to HTML attributes

  • How you can override the order of the cascade when writing CSS rules

  • How the user can supply her own style sheet to express her preferences for display, and how those are balanced with the author’s desires

  • How to include one style sheet’s rules within another style sheet, and which set of rules takes priority

  • Which property values are inherited, which are calculated, and what that means for your CSS designs

The cascade is one of the key concepts of Cascading Style Sheets—so important, in fact, that the language was named after ...

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