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Spring Into HTML and CSS by Molly E. Holzschlag

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Chapter 7. Using CSS

Cascading Style Sheets have been around since the end of 1996. Despite the relative longevity of the technology, its use in real-world web design has been limited to managing fonts and color, at least until recently. This limitation was imposed by the lack of consistent browser support. Because not all browsers managed CSS equally (if at all), it has been very difficult for designers to tap into the true power of style sheets. Instead, there's been a reliance on HTML for presentation.

Now we have far better support for CSS, so to tap into its many valuable features, web designers are moving away from HTML as a means of adding style and laying out pages, and into pure CSS design. Why is this so important? The reasons ...

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