Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) is a language for specifying the layout and presentation in general of markup such as HTML and XML.

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Dynamically generating HTML and CSS [closed]

I find writing CSS by hand to be extremely tedious. Coming across a concept such as fluid, makes me want to write all my websites so that the CSS resizes nicely and looks the same in different ...
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CSS remote contract

I am signing a contract with someone remote in another country in regards with creating a new style sheet for their website. In our agreement the client pays 1/3 of the money first as deposit and the ...
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OOCSS / BEM / SMACSS architecture

I've been working through this article to organize my front-end code. It references articles on BEM / SMACSS, which in turn reference other articles. I'm really trying to understand what the best ...
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“CSS first” vs “HTML first” (Bootstrap, SASS)

Kind of a follow-up to Should I write HTML or CSS first? On a relatively large website, we are considering to use SASS and/or Bootstrap. From previous projects, there seem to be different ways to go ...
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Feeling well out of my depth [closed]

I have just started a new job as a front end web developer, this is my second day and I have just been handed quite a big project that involves lots of javascript which I dont know, this is leaving me ...
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Can CSS be considered a DSL?

According to Wikipedia, CSS is a style sheet language. However, it's pretty much the only such type of language in use (at least from a web developer's perspective). When trying to categorize CSS as ...
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Is it a bad practice to use inline styling with generated code?

If I'm using a technology like Grails. It's really easy to wind up with inline styling. Are there any downsides to auto-generating code with inline styling? Is this considered bad practice? Why?
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What makes BEM better than using a nestable style sheet language like LESS?

A colleague of mine is heavily pushing the BEM (Block Element Modifier) method for the CSS in a project he's helming, and I just cannot comprehend what makes it better than the LESS CSS we've been ...
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What is the best way to construct your CSS documents?

Normally I start a project working on a site, I'd do the basic html skeleton and then start tweaking the styles using CSS. Slowly I'd just add one CSS rule after another with no "organized structure" ...
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Why is CSS3 doing animations?

Like what the title says, why are there animations in CSS3? With basis from the "rule" of separation of concerns, HTML is the content, CSS is the style, and JavaScript is the interactive component. ...
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Naming CSS classes and IDs

I'm quite a CSS beginner. I've read some introductory books but now I came across a sort of question that isn't answered in any of them: Let's say I have a basic HTML-based website with a standalone ...
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What Technology can Render Medium Scale 3d Environments in a Web-Browser [closed]

I intend to make a web application that displays 3d environments that can be navigated by dragging(with a finger or mouse depending on the platform). The web app will render 3d environments of ...
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CSS in a CMS - Pros/Cons [closed]

I am a regular user of Wordpress and whenever I feel the need to change the look of a DOM element, I prefer to use it inline. This is just because I don't want go back to the stylesheet and create new ...
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CSS Classes for semantics vs. styles in general cases

The W3C spec on the class attribute says There are no additional restrictions on the tokens authors can use in the class attribute, but authors are encouraged to use values that describe the ...
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When should I start the server side coding?

I am creating a website, where users can upload their own videos. So far I am just building the main structure with HTML and CSS. Is it a better practice to write server-side code before the site ...
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Is using Javascript/JQuery for layout and style bad practice?

Many, but not all, HTML layout problems can be solved with CSS alone. For those that can't, JQuery (on document load) has become very popular.* As a result of its ease, many developers are quick to ...
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Copyright notice in CSS or XML files

I'm currently working on an open-source project. Currently, we put our copyright notice at the top of every Java source file. I was wondering whether it was advisable or common practice to put ...
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How do web developers deal with editing (pre-processed) vendor prefixed CSS in browser dev tools? [closed]

I have a dillema working with CSS. I use a pre-processor to add all necessary vendor prefixes to CSS when it's served, keeping my source code short and simple. However the issue is, by far the most ...
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Finding the smallest sub-collection of sets that intersect to produce one element

I came up with a problem that's similar to the Set Cover problem but which I can't reduce down to any know problem. Does anyone have a good algorithm for solving this? Given a set of elements U = {1, ...
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CSS practices: negative positioning

I'm somewhat of a novice to CSS. Anyway, I noticed that an extremely common method used in CSS is to have negative or off-screen positioning, whether it be to hide text or preload images or what have ...
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Using table-styled divs instead of tables

I was referred here from stackoverflow as my question was apparently too broad. I'm working on a template, and I know using CSS is preferred over HTML tables for positioning... But, is it acceptable ...
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What is the proper way to create a cross-fade effect?

When creating an image slider, using a cross fade is one of more popular effects. Various sliders use differing techniques to create such an effect. Major techniques I've found so far are: Method 1: ...
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Is there a way to prevent the editing of HTML and CSS contents in a page using Firebug-like tools?

Is there a way to prevent the editing of HTML and CSS contents in a page using Firebug-like tools? I found that some users are editing some values in hidden fields and some contents which written ...
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Will it be a wrong idea to have <style> in <body>?

In below code i placed internal style sheet with in body tag, instead of having in head. For Single-Page-Application I am considering to do this for styles that is only applicable to that page alone, ...
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Why are there so many CSS properties which are essentially the same?

This answer really made me wonder. I've written CSS before and (usually) I don't really bother to support browsers other than recent firefox and chrome, but in researching I've noticed that, for the ...
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Are unused CSS rules so costly that they must be removed?

I have been reading various Web application optimizing articles and many of them suggest to remove unused CSS rules. Currently, I have a page which has jQueryUI css, Bootstrap CSS, Datatables CSS and ...
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Why Have People Started Deeming it Necessary to Separate JS hooks from CSS hooks in HTML?

Edit: Point of clarificatioon, IDs and classes as separate hooks is just one form of the applied idea in question which is to never use the same hooks for CSS as you do in JS. I've also seen people ...
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Is it possible to combine XPath and CSS selectors?

Just came through XPath. I got curious about this. Why is there a different way to select tags in XPath and CSS(selectors). Why cant there be a common way in both XPath and CSS?
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Are there any frameworks available for drawing with CSS?

I realize this sounds silly. Let me explain: I just came across this page about using CSS elements to create shapes- square, circle, triangle, star, yin-yang (yin-yang!), etc. using pseudo elements. ...
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Build tools for php, html, css, js web app development

What are some recommendations for a build tool that would allow me to upload changes to a web server or a repository and minify the js and css automatically, and possibly even run Closure compiler on ...
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For web apps (vs web pages) why not put scripts and css inline? [duplicate]

I understand that for normal websites you'd want to share scripts and css and therefore liking to them means that each page shares them from the cache. But this question is not about "normal multipage ...
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Conditional CSS based on external modifier class - good practice?

Introduction / background: CSS components For a relatively large website we are working with SASS, and trying to manage CSS in components. The basic idea of components is that a component should look ...
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Which CSS attributes should be in HTML and which in BODY? [closed]

I have the following: html { overflow-y: scroll; } body { font-family: Georgia, "Times New Roman", serif; font-size: 1.125em; line-height: 1.5em; margin: 0 auto; max-width: 41em; } Which ...
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HTML 4, XHTML and CSS 2 - How long until these are obsolete? [closed]

I got into the game of programming, exactly a year ago. Now i am posing as an HTML, CSS and Javascript Guru. html5 and css3 are the new things out there but in my opinion they are still experimental, ...
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Can you write a (dynamic) website using only XHTML and CSS?

I am more of a desktop developer that a web developer. Therefore I only know XHTML and CSS when it comes to the web (and C#, if that is in any way useful). I have a little experience with ASP.NET with ...
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to what level should the drawn design match the real web site

I am working on a web site. The client has drawn it in Microsoft Publisher, and I am using this drawing as a working graphical design. The problem is that there are a lot of places on the web site ...
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Specifically for JS, CSS, HTML: what is the difference between optimization, compression, minification, tidying, concatenation?

When we talk about source code and the file which contains the code like CSS, HTML, JavaScript and we also talk about performance of a web site or application, what is the differences between these ...
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Using “Context-based” CSS Class Names

This morning I found a note on my desk with some tips from a higher up developer who had been looking over some HTML/CSS I had put together. One of his suggestions was for me to "stay away from ...
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Should I rely on Visual Studio in adding HTML and CSS?

I am wondering if I should rely on Visual Studio in adding HTML and CSS elments by using the viusal toolbars or should I write them by myself? Is it considered bad practice if I relied on Visual ...
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Recommended requirements when outsourcing xhtml/css site building?

I'm considering outsourcing a part of our web application development project for freelancers, namely the site building part. What I mean by site building is the process of creating the xhtml/css ...
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Is the `<table>` tag and `display:table` a functional or a layout directive?

Background I've always disliked the idea of using the CSS property of display:table. Using it feels like an ugly hack and I always prefer to use a direct <table> tag instead. Of course, I use ...
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How do I prevent useless content load on the page in responsive design?

In responsive design, elements are hidden in the page with @media queries and display: none in CSS. Ok. In my design however browsers that have less than 800px in width should avoid loading some ...
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How would you architect an application which is largely a collection of flowcharts?

I am working with a history teacher on a history app. He has like 200 flowcharts that he wants to put into the app (among other things). The two likeliest-looking ways to do it: HTML/CSS. The big ...
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Can I use a @font-face of “Courier New”?

I currently have my font stack: font-family: "Courier New", Courier, monospace; In all browsers that I test in I see the font displayed in the Courier New font except for my android devices - my ...
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Less vs Stylus vs Sass [closed]

I'd like to start using a CSS pre-processor to cut down development time. Which one of these is the fastest from this perspective?
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html/css/js best practices [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What should a developer know before building a public web site? Are there any books or resources on html/css/js and web design best practices? There are plenty books which ...
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How is rendering a Word document different from rendering a website? [closed]

Now, it doesn't necessarily have to be Word — for ease of comparison, let's use ODT, which is based on XML — which is pretty similar to HTML. That would, to my mind, make rendering an ODT ...
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today's multi-device world for web development

With the huge explosion of mobile devices and addition of HTML5/CSS3, there seems to be a shift towards "responsive" designs (i.e., adapting to smaller screen sizes) which seems to be achieved using ...
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Is it standards-compliant to style the <html> node?

I am working on a website theme. I want to use a repeating background on the <html> node so I can have another background overlapping it on the <body> node. Otherwise, I would add the ...
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Where did the html/css 'float' concept come from?

Pretty straightforward, was wondering what the inspiration or precedent for the CSS 'float' concept. I'm not familiar with any other graphic APIs or other layout DSLs that use this concept, but it's ...