Role of CSS in Web Applications
In this technical era, Web applications play a very important role. Web pages must be attractive and eye-catching to grab the attention of users and so that users can access more web pages of a similar design. In all this, Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) plays a very important role. A style sheet is a reference to the document itself but it is the term ‘cascading’ that gives CSS a very distinctive quality. When changes are made in one style sheet, CSS enables these changes across all the style sheets of the web pages, just like the cascading or ripple effect of a waterfall.
CSS allows you to develop the overall look of your website in a very little time. CSS works together with HTML and provides style and structure to the website. It defines how the HTML elements will look like on the web page.
Before CSS came to be used, all these presentational elements had to be included within the HTML itself, which made the documents very difficult to handle. This division of functions between HTML and CSS allows web designers with greater control over the web pages and allows them to create attractive websites.
Moreover, CSS allows the same page to be rendered differently in different mediums such as print, on-screen or even tactile devices. It also supports aural style sheets, which means it decides how a document will sound when rendered in speech. Therefore, when designing a web page using CSS, web designers can also control the functions like volume and background sound of the concerned document before it is used through an oral medium. CSS is very user-friendly and is compatible with most of the browsers.