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Layout Coding With CSS

CSS is a language, or style sheet, which describes how a website should look and feel. The page itself will use a markup language such as HTML or XHTML and works directly with the CSS style sheet. The CSS language includes all elements of a web page including those that create layout, colours and changes to font styles. The language can be used to create multiple different styles for a web document allowing it to be available for screen, print and even voice.

CSS3 Is the newest installment of the language. There are many new elements available in CSS3 which take web site development into a whole new area. With abilities such as creating rounded borders, drop shows and even multiple background images this latest installment is allowing even more control over how us web developers create our work of art.

CSS3 has actually been available for a while but is still in development by W3C. Most of the top web browsers already allow some of the new options that the language has to offer though there is still a way to go, leaving us stuck with CSS2 for the time being.

It's not all bad, CSS2 is very powerful and allows us to create fantastic looking and functional websites with great ease and reliability. I use this language every day in my work when moving from design stage to a functional web page.

There are many benefits of using CSS to create web layouts, in my opinion one of the main benefits is how consistent a CSS style sheet makes a website. CSS allows side-wide elements to be effected in one place. For example a common header on a website will always need to look and operate the same on every page. Changes can be adjusted from the one style sheet and ultimately have an affect on the entire website.

CSS helps to boost search engine rankings by being SEO friendly. A search engine such as Google only reads content on a web page by first removing the bundles of HTML code. Using css the HTML coding is very clean and ultimately results in much better search rankings.

My primary area of expertise is programming for the web.

As a professional web developer I use a range of server and client side languages to accomplish goals to the high standards you want for your business. I also am highly experienced in creating web standard, fully compliant layouts from a professionally designed graphical representation of your website.

I don't mean to sound overly big headed, but you can always give one of those "friendly" companies a try and do everything their way...or on the other hand you can work with me side by side and accomplish only what you hassle!

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