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Hello everyone...I know what I'm about to ask is most likely an extremely elementary question but I'm starting to redo my company's website and have been reviewing the code in our existing site. I've come across the "CSS" tag. I've bought the "My Website is Better..." book but I'm having difficulty understanding exactly what CSSs are. Do I understand it correctly that they are basically a "template" that pages within a site defaultingly (new word) refer back to load the basics such as background, colors, fonts, etc... for each page? Sorry for the lameness of the question, I'm going to be relying on the forums alot.
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If your are unfamiliar with Cascading Style Sheets (CSS), then perhaps you would benefit from CoffeeCup's "Visual Site Designer"? It's great for the average level user. It will most likely allow you to accomplish your task without worrying about codes and scripts.

Good luck on your project.
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You have the idea. css can be part of the web page, or it can be an external file that a web page (or many web pages) are linked to. It is used for many things, but the basics are:
1- controling fonts
2- controling backgrounds
3- styalizing things like lists, headers, links
3- positioning things on the web page.

Some web pages will use several different .css files to control the entire page. The more you know about them, the more powerful they become.

If you are having trouble after a bit of reading up on them, I'm pretty sure that you could poste parts of it in the forum and someone may be able to answer a more specific question. Do a google on .css tutorial, and you will find many resources.
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