Web development is divided into two ends; front-end and backend. Front-end deals with the interactive nature of webpages while backend deals with the logic and database (data storage).
What is CSS?
CSS stands for Cascading Style Sheets, which is used to style the web pages that include design, layout, and variations in the display. It was developed by W3C (World Wide Web Consortium) so it could solve the problem with the HTML individual line styling.
Everything that we see on a webpage with color and layout is because of CSS and its frameworks. Now, usually, instead of using direct CSS code we use its frameworks because they can adjust the webpage layout and design according to the device size. This helps to produce web pages that are compatible with a wide range of devices and systems.
Benefits of Using CSS
1. Separate File
Before the introduction of CSS, we had to visit every tag if we want to style a particular element, but with CSS, we have a new markup language that is capable of styling the complete HTML file. With CSS, we can create different files that do not need to be a direct part of the HTML structure but can be imported into it.
2. Fast Load Pages
The CSS file can be cached into the browser memory after one request so the browser does not need to download the CSS file of a particular page if we visit it again.
As we all know that CSS is used to color the static structure of HTML, CSS can even change the format of text and provide control over the HTML structure.
4. Search Engine Optimization
With CSS, we simply reduce the extra code, which we had to write if CSS was not there. This also helps search engines to estimate the real density of the page and it improves the ranking index of the website.
- It can be used for both server-side as well as client-side scripting.
- JS provides action on a static HTML page.
- Most of its syntax is similar to the C programming language.
- It is an interpreted programming language.
- It executes at the client-side, which makes it faster compared to other programming languages.
|W3C (World Wide Web Consortium)||Brendan Eich|
Client-Side and Server-side
|CSS is easy to understand because it is not a programming language and does not have a vast area to cover various fields.||As compared to the other 2 frontend languages i.e. HTML and CSS, JS is more complicated as it consists mostly all the syntax of high-level programming languages.|
|<style> …. </style>||<script> ……</script>|
- JS ranks high in different indexes of the most popular programming languages.
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