Cascading Style Sheets

(This page uses CSS style sheets)

What's new?

Learning CSS

CSS Browsers

Authoring Tools


CSS1 Test Suite

W3C Core Styles

CSS Validator

Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) is a simple mechanism for adding style (e.g. fonts, colors, spacing) to Web documents. For background information on style sheets, see the Web style sheets resource page. Discussions about CSS are carried out on the www-style@w3.org mailing list and on comp.infosystems.www.authoring.stylesheets.

What's new?

Learning CSS


A number of books are available on CSS:

CSS online resources

Non-english resources

CSS Browsers

The easiest way to start experimenting with style sheets is to download one of the browsers that support CSS1. None of the browsers below implement the full specification, but releases are coming out fast so this should soon change.

These sources document the level of support in various browsers:

Also, a number of non-commercial browsers come with support for CSS:

CSS Authoring Tools

Currently, most Web Authoring tools provide some sort of support for CSS style sheets. A recent ZDnet article described some of them. The list below is far from complete, but contains (in chronological order) all tools that have been reported to us.

CSS Specifications

Cascading Style Sheets, level 1 (CSS1) became a W3C Recommendation in December 1996. It describes the CSS language as well as a simple visual formatting model. CSS2, which became a W3C Recommendation in May 1998, builds on CSS1 and adds support for media-specific style sheets (e.g. printers and aural devices), downloadable fonts, element positioning and tables.

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Bert Bos
Last updated $Date: 1999/05/28 15:43:52 $ GMT