Cascading Style Sheets

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  • Author: Wikibooks, the open-content textbooks collection
  • Format: HTML
  • Price: free

This book is a guide to CSS–cascading style sheets, a technique widely used in web pages including Wikipedia to describe their visual style and appearance.

The book is a work in progress, and there may be incomplete or missing chapters.

Chapters include:

  • Introduction
  • Applying CSS to HTML and XHTML – linking, embedding and inlining
  • Applying CSS to XML
  • CSS Construction
  • Syntax
  • Defining Style Rules
  • Lengths and Units
  • Selectors
  • Inheritance Rules
  • The !important Keyword
  • CSS Presentation
  • Color
  • Fonts and Text
  • Hyperlinks
  • Lists
  • Box Model — setting the size and shape of elements
  • Background
  • Shorthand Properties
  • CSS Layout
  • Positioning — includes floating elements
  • Tables
  • Floating Elements
  • Media Types
  • CSS and Divs – in progress
  • Troubleshooting
  • Standards Mode and Quirks Mode
  • Browser Compatibility
  • CSS order of Rules (Troubleshooting multiple instances)
  • Hacks and Filters

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