This is a comprehensive introduction to the basic issues of style sheets. The tutorials deal with a single issue on each page, and the site includes interactive examples, a quiz test, plus book reviews. It’s also a model of site design in terms of clarity and usability.
This is everything you need to know about style sheet basics, written by Steve Mulder for Webmonkey.
The home of Web standards. This is a collection of resources and technical specifications from the World Wide Web Consortium. This body looks after the protocols and standards, so the site is always up to date. It also has online validators, so you can check your work.
Dave Raggett’s Introduction to CSS
A thorough explanation of style sheet basics – written by somebody who is a member of the W3 organisation which defines style sheet protocols. The tutorial includes useful tips on browser-safe colours.
Jacob Nielsen’s ‘Effective Use of Style Sheets’
This article is now a little dated – but Nielsen is always worth reading. His emphasis here is on the advantages of style sheets, and how to avoid the most common mistakes.
Straightforward explanation of how style sheets work written by John Pollock. A bit dated in appearance now, but suitable for beginners.
Web Design Group
Another text-based primer on CSS basics, written by John Pozadzides and Liam Quinn. This too is bit dated in appearance now, but suitable for beginners.
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