Congratulations! All that time you’ve spent coaxing your HTML to transform your blank, white and Times New Roman font-filled web page to something that vaguely represents a design-worthy website is about to become completely and totally moot.
Delete all those <font face= "Comic Sans MS"> tags peppered at the beginning of each of your paragraphs and prepare to get excited: all of your design elements will be in a tidy and simple document.
The beauty of Cascading Style Sheets, or CSS, is that it makes implementing design-work onto a website super-simple. Where traditional style manipulations with HTML would lead to sifting through the code of multiple web pages to keep everything consistent, CSS makes sweeping transformations across every corner of a website.
Say that you want your navigation bar to highlight green when you hover over it. In HTML, that would be a complete and total pain, and cause hours of hair-tearing frustration for a programming beginner. But, in CSS, just two simple lines of code need to be in place for your website to have all the green hovers it needs. Sounds like some sort of wizardry, but trust me: CSS is one of the most versatile and important languages to know — and with it, you’ll be able to personalize your website to your picky specifications.