Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) is a fantastic tool to add layout to your websites. It can save you a lot of time and it enables you to design websites in a completely new way. CSS is a must for anyone working with web design.
This tutorial will get you started with CSS in just a few hours. It is easy to understand and it will teach you all the sophisticated techniques.
Learning CSS is fun. As you go along through the tutorial, remember to take enough time to properly experiment with what you learn in each lesson.
Using CSS requires basic experience with HTML. If you are not familiar with HTML, please start with our HTML tutorial before moving on to CSS.
Which software do I need?
Please avoid using software such as FrontPage, DreamWeaver or Word with this tutorial. Advanced software will not help you learn CSS. Instead, it will limit you and slow down your learning curve significantly.
All you need is a free and simple text editor.
For example, Microsoft Windows comes with a program called Notepad. It is usually located in Accessories in the start menu under Programs. Alternatively, you can use a similar text editor e.g. Pico for Linux or Simple Text for Macintosh.
A simple text editor is ideal for learning HTML and CSS because it doesn’t affect or change the codes you type. That way, your successes and errors can only be attributed to yourself – not the software.
You can use any browser with this tutorial. We encourage you to always keep your browser updated and use the latest version.
A browser and a simple text editor is all you need.