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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Are there presently any standardized “grammar” rules for HTML & CSS?

Over the years I have assigned values to classes and html elements in all sorts of ways: myClass MyClass my_class my-class . . .and so on. As I am always trying to hone my craft and make my code ...
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Cogent arguments for 'semantic css' over 'object oriented css'

[Context - I'm a Java developer, having a discussion with a designer who works in the html/css space] I was having a discussion with a co-worker today about the merits of 'semantic css'. His ...
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When making responsive design how many versions of account for? [closed]

I am learning how to make responsive layouts for sites and web applications. It's said we need to use media queries to find out the width(resolution) and then select the layout(wireframe) for that ...
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When should I start using frameworks? [duplicate]

I'm little confused with the motive and need for frameworks. At what stage should I use frameworks? For example, if I want to use some CSS framework, should I learn CSS at pro or advanced level to use ...
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Un selectable content using CSS

I have found a website where the text is select protected. How can i make this without JavaScript. I think it is possible by using CSS. A set of paragraph is protected with non selectable contents. ...
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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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Am I required to memorize coding in a work space or can I fall onto references to provide me edge to finishing my development? [duplicate]

I would like to know if I am expected to memorize coding in a workspace or am I allow to fall into references whenever I am unsure. In a week of non-stop self learning, I feel I can understand the ...
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Is there a standard way to structure a website

When I first taught myself how to make websites (html/css) I used exact pixel width and height for all div elements. I've also practiced making websites with nothing but percentage width and height. ...
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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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What's the right way to work with a graphic designer? [closed]

Recently, we worked with a graphic designer (arranged by the client) to provide the skin for a Django+Bootstrap application we had built. The designer provided a series of static images of the new ...
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Responsive Web Design vs. User-Agent Sniffing

The CSS3 media query feature has led to many interesting possibilities in terms of developing websites which adjust to many different screen sizes and devices. However, in practice, I'm starting to ...
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Is XML, HTML/CSS, XSL analogous to Model, View, Controller?

For some time in personal projects I have been using XSL to convert my raw XML data into human-friendly HTML/CSS (in simple projects, I have no JavaScript, so let's leave that out of the equation for ...
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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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Is there a name for CSS code smell that can be seen in class names like “float” or “white”?

I noticed some code in our projects using CSS class names such as red, black or float. I want to provide some information for people so they know to avoid it. Is there a common name for that code ...
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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 ...
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Mobile-first implementation or desktop-first? [closed]

When working with CSS media queries, I am unsure of whether I should program in a mobile-first style, or a desktop-first style. For example, let's say I'm given a design that consists of a set of ...
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Better performance on web with big PNGs [closed]

I'm currently developing a web that is all made from images (an HTML version of a Flash web). The client provided me with a big PSD which I had to export each layer as a PNG to keep transparencies. ...
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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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Why do we program each file separately and place them in separate folders and how do all these file come together?

I was wondering how the cover flow effect is coded. I used this link which gave me the code on how it all worked out : http://luwes.co/labs/js-cover-flow/. I am completely new to complex programs so ...
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Why use skins if we can handle server controls with CSS in ASP.Net?

The main difference between themes/skins and CSS are the HTML & Server Side Controls (SSC) only. We use skin files to format & cosmetics SSC which are not in HTML like <asp:Label>, <...
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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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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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Why doesn't CSS natively support variables and hierarchy?

I am new to UI development, but I feel very uncomfortable with how CSS works. My use case is that I wanted to apply some specific styles inside a particular div on a page. CSS attempt: div.class1 {...
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Are there any advantages of SASS over LESS? [closed]

I'm trying to do research on these css preprocessors. Are there any advantages of using sass over less as a css preprocessor? Factors that i'm looking for include community size, software project ...
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Should I write HTML or CSS first?

There are a lot of analogies for HTML/CSS development; which can be a bit confuse for a beginner. HTML = foundations/house CSS = walls/blueprint/wallpaper Is there any best practice here? ...
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Switching CSS to use asset pipeline in Rails?

I have a lot of legacy CSS files from what was a Rails 2.x app that got upgraded to Rails 3.2.8, and I want to switch over to using the Rails asset pipeline for stylesheets. The issue is, the CSS ...
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css - use universal '*' selector vs. html or body selector?

Applying styles to the body tag will be applied to the whole page, so body { font-family: Verdana } will be applied to the whole page. This could also be done with * {font-family: Verdana} ...
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CSS vs codebehind, if I have to do part of the style in codebehind, should I do all of it there?

I'm working with ASP.Net and trying to style an ImageButton. I tried to do this via CSS only to discover that for some reason, .Net writes out an inline style setting the border width to 0 ...
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What is the most performant CSS property for transitioning an element?

I'm wondering whether there is a performance difference between using different CSS properties to translate an element. Some properties fit different situations differently. You can translate an ...
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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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CSS naming guildlines with elements with multiple classes

Its seems like there are 2 ways someone can handle naming classes for elements that are designed to have multiple classes. One way would be: <span class="btn btn-success"></span> This ...
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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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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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ASP.NET Webforms developers and web designers: how to interact?

I'm an ASP.NET Webforms developer, and I face some problems when I deal with designers. Designers always complain about the asp.net server controls. They'd rather just have an html file and create ...
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What is the impact of CSS Validation Failure?

I am developing a asp.net website. When I used the CSS property "word-wrap", VIsual Studio 2010 is showing a warning: Validation (CSS 2.1) 'word-wrap' is not a known CSS property name. When I tested ...
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Multiple style sheets best practice

I currently am working on a project which has one large style sheet for about 20 pages. The style sheet contains some styles which are specific for certain pages. I'd like to break the style sheet up ...
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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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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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front end development test - html/css/jquery/javascript

We are continually revamping our front end developer test that we do in-house after a candidate has passed an online test. The online test has questions such as: How does a for loop start? What is ...
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Can display issues affect SEO?

Can website display issues on certain platforms affect a website's search rankings and potentially hinder any SEO efforts?
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Next step after creating mock-up screens

I have created some mockup screens for my app in HTML/CSS. I have 4 screens in total. They contain no client-side coding i.e. Javascript or jQuery. The screens themselves are quite bland at the ...
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Is it better to use multiple html pages or just change content on the same page using JavaScript?

Is it better to use multiple html pages and link them together with href or just change content on the same page using JavaScript? I am thinking of how to layout a page and I don't have a lot of ...
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Css design skills

I have seen this article: CSS3 Loading elements at HTML5 and CSS3 Tutorials pages. How did someone made this calculations? what angle, how much space, how much rotation to give? If I do it with hand,...
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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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visibility:hidden Vs visibility:collapse

In CSS, what is the difference between visibility:hidden and visibility:collapse They are given to be separate in W3Schools, but I see no difference in their output. I have tried it in Google Crome.
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Why Browsers do not resolve simple known issues? [closed]

Why Browsers do not resolve simple known issues such as: (in the context of CSS) Do NOT start a class name with a number! This is only supported in Internet Explorer and Do NOT start an ID name ...
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Best practices for web page styling with CSS? [closed]

I have a website to design. I have information on how the page should look and interact. The problem is I'm not good in front-end design, and have put many many hours to get the hang of the stuff. ...
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Should i expect real world questions from interviewing agency? [closed]

I started coding almost a year ago. By "coding" I mean HTML(5), CSS(3), and only few times I implemented some AJAX and JavaScript. I am interviewing for a position that expects me to know HTML, CSS, ...
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Why don't browsers support haml and sass?

The time needed to download a website would be significantly reduced, and parsing would be also easier I think. Why are not these languages imposed as a standard? Obviously they are better than raw ...
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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 ...