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CSS (Cascading Style Sheets)
The main benefit of using CSS in web design is the fact that it is possible to separate the visual or layout aspects of a web page from the actual content. It is then possible to focus solely on the presentation of content, such as colors, fonts, backgrounds, margins and white space.
CSS can also be used to control structural elements like columns, headers and footers, and it has made the use of HTML tables for page structure unnecessary.
CSS is a relatively easy language to learn, especially on a basic level. The syntax is well documented online, and tutorials are easily found. The following image is an example of what CSS code looks like:
As CSS develops and advances, such as with CSS3, more and more can be done. Currently, the combination of HTML5 and CSS3 are rapidly becoming the web standard.
The templating system of Joomla is explained in more detail in our Templates series currently in development as part of - Joomla Pro.