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CSS and HTML-what's the difference?


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#1 rajagee

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Posted 18 July 2012 - 09:06 AM

I have been wondering what the difference between CSS and HTML? What are they? I had imagined they are two different coding languages to make websites with, but I don't really know. Why would there be two unless one couldn't achieve different things than the other?

Can someone tell me how they are different and what can you do with the one that you can't do with the other? And if you are going to make a website, which one of these are you supposed to use?
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Posted 18 July 2012 - 09:22 PM

Dear rajagee, have you tried to google CSS and HTML first? :)
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#3 LukePettett

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Posted 19 July 2012 - 03:17 PM

I have been wondering what the difference between CSS and HTML? What are they? I had imagined they are two different coding languages to make websites with, but I don't really know. Why would there be two unless one couldn't achieve different things than the other?

Can someone tell me how they are different and what can you do with the one that you can't do with the other? And if you are going to make a website, which one of these are you supposed to use?


To answer your last question first: Both.

CSS stands for Cascading Style Sheets and it is used primarily for formatting text (their styles, colors, fonts, etc.) in web pages. CSS can be included in an HTML file or a file by itself (which can be shared by multiple HTML files.)

HTML stands for HyperText Markup Language and it is a markup language used for making webpages, primarily for the World Wide Web.

Edited by LukePettett, 19 July 2012 - 03:22 PM.

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Posted 19 July 2012 - 05:23 PM

LukePettett

great answer and thanks for helping the designer out!
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#5 MISSnicki

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Posted 19 July 2012 - 05:43 PM

CSS is Cascading Style Sheets. It is like a set of rules your web page and graphics follow. You use them together. CSS can format text, images, graphics... HTML is (Hyper Text Mark Up Language) it is the code that makes up all web pages. So you code all your pages with HTML, and think of CSS as a set of rules for your pages to follow. (i.e. CSS rules: all images have a 10pt border, all text is red....) that is CSS/HMTL.
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#6 jjyepez

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Posted 19 July 2012 - 08:02 PM

1.- You can make a complete functional web page with only using HTML without any CSS, although the look is not so impressive.
2.- You can NOT do anything with an CSS file without having an HTML wich to apply it to.
3.- You can create AMAZINGLY looking and functional web pages by using both HTML + CSS files.

Here an interesting quote about CSS and HTML.

“Pretend you’re writing your code to be displayed without any CSS. While this may be a foreign concept for some of you, it’s an excellent way to minimize the amount of markup you write and structure it as semantically as possible. I even like to preview my markup in the browser to see how it looks without CSS. Ask yourself , “Can I read and navigate this page as it looks now, with no CSS?” If you answer no, you’ve got some work to do tidying things up. It may not look pretty, but it needs to make sense.”

— Grid-Based Web Design, Simplified


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#7 crabios

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Posted 24 July 2012 - 06:01 AM

I think answer LukePettett is represent all answers already exist.
so both are important elements that should be used a webdesigner.
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#8 Dabbey54

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Posted 24 July 2012 - 02:25 PM

I would be grateful if anyone can give me a link to a powerful tutorials for beginners. Thanks
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#9 jack4047

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Posted 06 August 2012 - 07:59 AM

in pretty simple terms, CSS is used for styling and can allow you to change the look of the entire website by editing a line or a few lines of code while html is plainly a markup language. CSS eliminates the need of old fashion styling of websites which relied much on html and was so tedious when it came to updating thus css took over and made this job pretty easier
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#10 anirban09p

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Posted 17 February 2015 - 04:08 AM

HTML is basically for responsible for the construction, and the total output, of a page.

And CSS is particularly for designing, creating, aligning elements in HTML.


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#11 arman2525

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Posted 14 July 2015 - 06:45 PM

http://www.1stwebdesigner.com

by html, you can easily desing a websites a normal way and by css, you can add many thing a websites.


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#12 arman2525

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Posted 14 July 2015 - 06:46 PM

http://www.1stwebdesigner.com

by html, you can easily desing a websites a normal way and by css, you can add many thing a websites.


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#13 mrdollywaggit

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Posted 05 August 2015 - 05:35 AM

HTML and CSS are very different. You need to use both to create a website.

 

HTML has the building blocks for creating a website. You assemble each one until you have all the information you like.

CSS is the style, you make everything look nice and it adds depth and color to the page. Literally.

 

Try turning off the CSS style for this webpage if you can, I guarantee you'll see a difference.


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#14 zeropond

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Posted 17 March 2017 - 03:48 PM

Hello

Quite simply, HTML (Hypertext Markup Language) is used to create the actual content of the page, such as written text, and CSS (Cascade Styling Sheets) is responsible for the design or style of the website, including the layout, visual effects and background color.

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#15 RajGawdi

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Posted 19 June 2017 - 07:17 AM

HTML is Hypertext Markup Language which is used to make static as well as dynamic webpages, blogs or websites whereas, CSS is Cascading Style Sheet used to make visually attractive and better webpages.



#16 Chastyrth

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Posted 15 July 2017 - 11:03 AM

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#17 webbygiants

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Posted 19 October 2018 - 11:31 AM

Hi, CSS is a cascading style sheet and HTML is a Hypertext markup language both are used for front hand website development but CSS is used for Styling, designing and coloring but HTML used to make you text hyperlink and jump for some other place but both are important languages for any website development person  



#18 alexjames

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Posted 02 April 2021 - 12:23 AM

HTML (the Hypertext Markup Language) and CSS (Cascading Style Sheets) are two of the core technologies for building Web pages. HTML provides the structure of the page, CSS the (visual and aural) layout, for a variety of devices.






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