A few months ago, you designed a wonderful website for one of your clients. Then one fine day, you received a mail from the client. He thinks that a few changes in the font size, colour and style can scoop up the visual appeal of the website. It is an easy game for you. What if there was no cascading style sheet? And, there were 20 WebPages in the website; you had to write fresh code in 20 WebPages. This would have consumed a plenty of your time and other resources that you could utilize in some other fruitful job. Thanks to Håkon Wium Lie, CSS is there to rescue the designer. Just change the font size, colour and style in the CSS file and add that CSS file to HTML files. Mission accomplished. Make changes in one file to make changes in the entire website.
When the design is separated from the content, the complexity of web designing is greatly reduced. If you have maintained a separate CSS file, you have saved hours of work.
Following are some of the benefits of using CSS
It simplifies design changes
You can save the CSS styles in the header section of the HTML page. Therefore, the code to be changed is available right at the top of the HTML page. However, most of the designers save these styles in a separate .CSS file which is attached to multiple HTML pages. So, you can adjust alignment of images, the font of the text or make other changes just by editing the file with .css extension.
It enables you to create different styles for different audiences and devices
Today’s websites are likely to be accessed from big and small devices. A huge portion of the internet users access the internet using mobile phones that have small screens. Apart from this device, people also use laptops, PCs, and tablets. CSS enables you to create web pages perfectly adaptable to look great on big and small screens. This is achieved by attaching multiple CSS files to one HTML page.
It makes the website comply with W3Cstandards
It is always better to stick to the standards W3C has set for the internet. W3C recommends designers to use CSS for every aspect web design. It is important to make the website more adaptive, flexible and accessible.
It increases the accessibility of a website
Today’s web designers aim to design websites that are accessible to every internet user irrespective of the device being used. Easily accessible websites are user-friendly and that is why rewarded by the Google.
Before signing a deal with a web design agency an experienced web designer in Singapore, never forget to see CSS experience in the skill set of the professional going to work on your project.