CSS Tips and Tricks: Part 3 of 6

The Benefits of Using CSS Syntax for Web Design

In the first blog in this series we talked about display:none:, what it does, why it's useful, and how to use it. And then we followed that up with an outline of CSS3. Now we want to talk about CSS Syntax.

Those who are in the initial stages of creating a website for their business tend to be concerned with how to best utilize both their funds and their time. Luckily, there is a wonderfully effective method of web design that will enable a person to save their money and conserve their time. This is the relatively still unknown CSS
Syntax and, in what seems like the blink of an eye, it is becoming a highly popular and incredibly effective choice for the ultimate objective of economic and user-friendly web design. The overall benefits are simply fantastic and that is what so many web designers, and visitors of the websites which use it, love about it.

So, What Exactly is CSS Syntax?

CSS is becoming widely known as a language which is incorporated to provide the essential detail of a given website’s markup language, HTML or XHTML. The function of HTML is to enable fonts, the website’s complete layout and the various colors and tones integrated throughout. One particular benefit which is it produces is a separation of the varied content within the document. The content itself is almost always written in HTML format or a markup language which is considered similar.

Reliable Flexibility. When you utilize CSS Syntax, changes and alterations to your website can be done in a breeze regardless of the number of pages on which the changes need to be made. The larger the website, the more a person will automatically see how effective and undeniably efficient CSS Syntax is for web design. Another great aspect is that it will ensure that all of the other pages will receive the same changes as directed, at the same time, consistently.

Reduces Bandwidth. When CSS Syntax separates the content of the website from the language used to produce the website’s design, a user will immediately see the great reduction in the size of the file transfer. The document will then be properly stored externally and, at that point, it will be accessed for every single visit from then on. By reducing the amount of bandwidth used, it will free up extra space for a quicker loading time, which could very well play a role in saving money for the user.

Enables Efficiency for the Search Engines. The special technique that CSS Syntax uses is called “clean coding” and what this means is that the various search engines which offer an individual’s website won’t have any issues reading the content. Plus, CSS Syntax will keep from allowing more of the content as opposed to the code because everybody is well aware of how vital the content is to the overall success of a webpage.

Wonderfully compatible with the Browser. Even though compatibility with websites and the browser are progressing every day, CSS Syntax will be able to induce more compatibility between the user’s website and the browser itself. This will help visitors in viewing a website the exact way that the web designer intended it to be viewed.

Regardless of the fact that it is still considered relatively unknown, CSS Syntax and the production value that it brings to users is truly astounding. So much so that its unknown status is bound to quickly change and, soon enough, it will be the number one source for benefiting great web design to its maximum potential. Next week we’ll highlight some additional CSS tricks and tips so stay tuned!

Posted on August 28, 2015 and filed under CSS Tips and Tricks.