To help understand why inline styling and all its “royal” characteristics reign, it helps to start by discussing Cascading Style Sheets (CSS). Basically, CSS helps distinguish a document’s content against its ultimate presentation on the page. But there’s always more to any story, and inline styling has its own tale.
Inline Styling: Among Three Paths to CSS Greatness
Whether you’re a creative, full-time web or mobile app developer, or you’re a person who wants to build a responsive and effective website for your business, CSS are the cornerstones of your projects. And if you are anything like Rebel’s crack team of website and mobile app developers, you thrive on having many options to accomplish any given task.
There are three different ways you can perform this time-saving stylistic task:
- Internal Style Sheets. Internal CSS styles are embedded in the <head> section of the HTML document and are defined within a <style> tag. With this, you can define font size and weight, among other key attributes.
- External Style Sheets. When using an external style sheet, you can quickly change the look of the whole website by changing a single file. Simply add a link to it in the <head> section of the HTML page, and the change is instant. External style sheets can be written in any text editor and must not contain any HTML code.
- Inline Style Sheets. Inline style sheets use the style element in the HTML elements. This style element can contain any CSS property and may be used to apply a unique style for a single element.
At a glance, each of these approaches delivers the desired result. Choosing among them is often a matter of how you work individually, as well as the precise effect you want to achieve.
Why Does Inline Rule?
You’ll immediately see why inline style is king by taking a deeper look at the process of applying a single element to a single page:
- Create a template with all the basic elements you plan to use on your page.
- Open your template in your favorite text editor, such as Notepad in Windows or Dropbox in iOS.
- Add some basic content, which might include the title and some text in the body, to your template page before working with inline style.
- Open your document in your preferred web browser so you can see the realistic view that your page visitors will see as you work through the inline styling elements in text editor.
- Begin your inline styling approach by working within a property, such as h1 for your header. Within this property, you will need to note “style” and the style you wish to alter, such as color, which will look like “<h1 style=”color : red”> where “color” is the property and “red” is the value.
From this point, you can change any elements that can use a special touch.
We Can Make it Happen
Inline styling is definitely king when you want to refine one specific element on your page. If you have tried to perfect your title or your main header, inline styling can help. And if you you need some help perfecting this CSS approach, Rebel Interactive is ready for its closeup.
Our team of relentless rebels live for these types of challenges, and we want to help you build confidence in website’s presentation. Contact us so our CSS team can help you refine a specific page element or your whole web page.