"Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) is a simple mechanism for adding style (e.g. fonts, colors, spacing) to Web documents."
The above quote, taken from the W3C website, is one of the reasons for this site. Whilst I agree that it is a mechanism for adding style to web documents, I do not agree that it is a SIMPLE mechanism. It can be very complicated, as I found out when I took my first steps down this path.
CSS PLAY, by the way, is now listed on the w3c.org website.
So I have created this site in the hope that it will help newcomers to CSS and show old hands that it is more than just a mechanism for styling your documents. It is oh so much more.
Please , please, please note that for most of my demonstrations to work, especially in Internet Explorer, you MUST use a standards compliant !DOCTYPE, and for Internet Explorer this MUST be the first line of your (x)html.
Using <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?> will switch IE into quirks mode.
A list of the recommended DTDs can be found at the following link:
Recommended DTDs to use in your Web document.
CSS PLAY is a partnership between myself and my wife. My name is Stuart Nicholls, but known to everyone as just Stu. I am 72 years old, married with two children, worked as an electronics design draughtsman, until I resigned to become a self employed (freelance) web designer/adviser, and have a passion for computers and photography.
My wife is Fran Nicholls who assists in the day to day running of the site and also controls the accounts as well as having an input into the demonstrations.
We started out with computers in the 1980s when I began writing articles on the ZX81 and ZX Spectrum for the computer magazines of the time. I was also commissioned by McGraw-Hill to write two books on Z80 programming for the ZX Spectrum, Fran helped to produce the manuscripts for these books.
The web was the next big attraction and once more I have become hooked, as you can no doubt tell, with CSS. This site has been around since 2005 and is now at the forefront of CSS development.
We thank you all for your support and comments and should you wish to link back to CSS PLAY please feel free to use this button.
However, these styles have not been lost. If you wish to see my previous home pages then visit my archives.
I have had many emails asking where the code/style can be found for the various demonstrations.
Well the html is always placed in the #info div, so examine the source code, find the <div id="info">.....</div> and in between is the 'code'.
In most case the style is embedded in the page <head>...</head>. This is done to keep it all together on the same page making it easier to find. In some cases the css is held in a separate file (where it should be) and is loaded in the normal way <link rel="stylesheet" media="all" type="text/css" href="path to css file.css" /> so just add this path to the address in your browser to see the css file.
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