An Inquiry Into Values - HTML with Style
An Inquiry Into Values
In tutorial 7 you learned how to use CSS font and text properties to alter the fonts and text layout in your HTML documents. However, I have left three questions unanswered:
First, when we introduced Cascading Style Sheets, I explained why they where called Style Sheets, but what does the Cascading part mean?
Second, when I talked about the possible values for the font and text properties, I mentioned "initial values," but didn't explain how these are calculated. What are the initial values of CSS properties?
Third, I used a number of units when discussing the possible values of CSS properties, but never explained what these units mean. So what's the difference between an em and an ex?
All of these and more questions will be answered in today's tutorial on CSS property values.
The topics we will discuss in this tutorial are the following:
Let's start with an explanation of cascading...