HTML and CSS Reference
An Introduction to CSS
Welcome to Jump Start CSS! This topic is an introduction to CSS that'll teach you the basics
so you can start sprucing up your web pages using Cascading Style Sheets (CSS), the industry
standard technology for formatting web pages.
For the most part, this topic will not serve as a theoretical source for the topics we'll be dis-
cussing—there are plenty of other resources for that. In this brief volume, we'll be focusing on
practical information. I'll be showing you, in rapid fashion, what the various aspects of CSS
are, and how you can use them to build web pages.
The Sample Project
In order to give you hands-on experience with CSS, this topic is centered around a sample pro-
ject that we'll be building together.
The sample project is a phony website called RecipeFinder. You can access a completed ver-
sion of that website by visiting http://spbooks.github.io/JSCSS1/ in any web browser.
We're going to take RecipeFinder from mock-up to development. The sample site's look is
based on a Photoshop design. Figure 1.1 shows you what it looks like.