Cascading Style Sheets

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The W3C invented Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) in 1996 to increase the presentational sophistication and the accessibility of websites, and to eliminate the browser-specific markup that threatened to fragment the emerging web. In 1997, some browsers began to support parts of CSS-1, but the standard did not become truly usable until 2001. Today, with standards-compliant browsers dominating the market, there is every reason to use CSS to remove invalid markup from your sites, separate style from content, lighten the bandwidth of your pages, and increase the odds that people and devices will actually be able to access the sites you create.

Browser comparisons, charts, references:

To help guide you through the various browsers:

Want some CSS templates to help make life easier? Here are some to get you started:

Some older documents might prove useful as well: