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Absolute Beginner’s Guide to Creating Web Pages by Todd Stauffer

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Chapter 10. Get Splashy: Style Sheets, Fonts, and Special Characters

HTML, in its most ideal form, is application-neutral. Pages created in HTML (and even more so in XHTML) should render as completely and informatively on a cell phone’s display or a palm-held computer as they do in a full-fledged graphical browser application on a Windows or Macintosh computer. As mentioned in previous chapters, this is done by separating the styling of a page from the content and organization of that page. This chapter discusses that styling, and also touches on the less ideal ways that you can style your page—the transitional options.

This chapter covers the following:

  • The basics of creating style sheets, including the theory behind them

  • The building blocks of ...

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