The Importance of CSS Web Design
Web design is a fast moving industry, which aims to bring web users interesting and appealing looking websites. CSS is a format that aims to do this. CSS or Cascading Style Sheets has now nearly fully replaced the old style tables, which made all web content, look very similar and mundane. With CSS you can create a website that aesthetically reflects your business and actually looks interesting!
CSS has given web designers much more control over the aesthetics of a web page, unlike HTML code and has a number of other benefits, including:
-Unlike HTML, CSS separates content from the presentation; hence, one does not affect the other;
-Unlike HTML, it can produce increasingly complex designs,
-CSS does not limit your design as much,
-You can use interesting effects, such as animated transitions from image to image,
-Can easily unify the look over all the pages,
-And finally a separation of content and style means a faster loading time for websites.
CSS is a revolutionary format for web design, as it improves the versatility of design, without sacrificing upload speed times for the user. Unlike, HTML this dynamic format provides a beautiful look that is effective and coherent.
However, there are some drawbacks of CSS formats. It still operates as a style language not a layout language, meaning to create smooth layouts, you still have to use hand code. It also has little control over vertical, but not horizontal, limitations, thus it is hard to gain control over the vertical movements of the selected object. Another issue is the obvious lack of control over expressions, such as property values, which means it is much harder to alter an objects (i.e. table) size. CSS has little control over shapes too, as hard lined shapes (i.e rectangle) are the only one’s available. Last of all, CSS is more difficult to view as other variables, such as screen size and browser type and version, affect the looks of the webpage.
Used in conjunction with other programs and formats, CSS can produce wonderful effects without many drawbacks. It is a format that is valued for its versatility in design and has inspired many web designers to create more complex and aesthetically focused designs.