CSS contains different styles, fonts, colors & layouts of the web design. HTML only specifies content structure there is CSS which specifies how the content should look. CSS gives HTML pages a beautiful appearance. CSS covers colors, fonts, margins, lines, height, width, background color, background images, advanced positions and many other things.
CSS help you to make things easier / comfortable for your website also it gives you full control on the different element & their style of your website. By taking in consideration the advantages CSS offer, CSS become wise choice for web design.
Let look some Advantages and Disadvantages of CSS
1. Time Saver
Mostly we started web pages designing from HTML (Hypertext Markup Language). While managing element of web pages written in HTML & there styles like font face, size, color, etc every time seems tough. So this task seems monotonous typing the same thing over & over again. But here CSS play a vital role, by using CSS you only need to specify repeated style for element once & use it for multiple times as because CSS will automatically apply the specified styles whenever those element occurs for which it written.
2. Web pages are easier to load
CSS style sheets are preferred by web designer & developers for website development just because they are much lighter than the HTML element like table layouts. At the time of page load the style sheet is downloaded once & get stored in the cache memory therefore subsequent pages load faster. Also because of the code reusability the code length of style sheet get minimize & less code means faster download & loading times.
3. Bandwidth Savings
By using style sheet we minimize the code & it also separate the HTML element from style which takes apart websites content from design language. Because of this file transfer become significant. These Bandwidth savings are substantial figures of insignificant tags that are indistinct from a multitude of pages.
4. CSS compliments Well With HTML
Considering HTML individually for web development, it’s sounds insufficient but with the combination of CSS it results technically stronger. With the combination of HTML & CSS the application requirement of a rich UI become easier to achieve.
5. Easier Positioning Web Page Element
Most of the time during web development the developer feels that particular images, links or columns are not going proper with the situation then just because of CSS it becomes easier for developer to position them easily. CSS allow you to put any HTML element at whatever location you required to place.
There are mainly four different position values are there in CSS: static; relative; fixed; absolute. Also the elements are then get positioned by using the top, bottom, left, and right properties.
6. Print Friendly Web Pages
Many developer love to build their HTML base web application which having print-friendly web pages & this become easier by the use of CSS. With the use of CSS the colors, images & other things which are difficult to be printed can be eliminated and printed easily. CSS help to transformed Web pages from a browser-friendly page to a printer-friendly page.
7. Easy For User To Customize The Webpage
These days many websites allow the visitors to change the web pages layout without affecting the content. This becomes possible just because CSS style sheets which are stored externally allow the visitors to make required changes by their own. Also the modern browsers too started giving visitor the liberty to define their own style like changing some color, font properties etc.
8. Easier to feature in search engines
Because of the best feature of positioning web developer can put any element of web page at any place. This help developer to position the most important content very effectively on web pages, Because of this it get captured by web crawler very easily. A search engine crawler will normally consider the main content in the start of your HTML code which is more important than the text towards the end of the code. By incorporating CSS into you web pages & CSS features a coding technique that is clear-cut and simple to read search engine easily locate you in search result. Less clear-cut code and more content equals search engine success.
9. Web Pages Absolute Consistency
CSS allow the consistency during the web pages development as all the expression & text get their characteristics from style sheet. Because of external style sheet Web developers need not to worry about the change required in characteristics of the elements as they can be easily altered at any moment of web development by using CSS.
10. Portability To Content
CSS allow you to manage multiple style sheet for different web pages & because of this it become flexible to handle any changes as per the requirement. This also allows redefining the characteristics of page elements in a website to suit the requirement of situation.
11. Viewing Options
In today’s world people are using multiple devices as per their convenience and because of this the need increases to make websites available for different media. But no worry CSS can help you to tackle this challenge by providing the feature of media quires for device friendliness. Using media queries you can make your web pages responsive which will adjust them self as per device.
Other Advantages of CSS
- It provides you attractive look to your web pages
- It help to separates the document content
- It reduces the file transfer size
- It increases your website’s adaptability
Browser compatibility (some style sheet are supported and some not)
CSS is a leading style sheet programming language today and has been hailed as the future of web development and programming. Advantages and Disadvantages of CSS is essential while web design.