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CSS Style Guide

 

This Style Guide explains the markup and design requirements for web projects, along with various standards and best practices.

projects authored in valid XHTML 1.0 Transitional and styled with valid Cascading Style Sheets will be described here. See the XHTML and CSS sections below for details. Additional sections of this Style Guide, coming soon, will provide information on writing for the web, naming and filing your documents, and other useful topics and guidelines.

XHTML: Guidelines & Benefits

Library projects must be authored in structural XHTML 1.0 Transitional. Page authors should follow accessibility guidelines in compliance with U.S. Law, and so that our site’s content will be made available to the widest possible number of people, browsers, and Internet devices. In addition, all XHTML must validate.

XHTML Guidelines
The rules of XHTML as compared to HTML—an easy transition
What is XML?
A brief introduction to the foundation of XHTML
XHTML Benefits
Four key benefits of converting from HTML to XHTML
XHTML Authoring Tips & Tools
Simplifying the work process—includes tips on thinking structurally, and tools for hand-coders and Dreamweaver

5. A floating element's top may not be higher than the top of any earlier floating or block-level element.

Similar to rule 4, this keeps a floated element from floating all the way to the top of its parent element. Thus, if a DIV 's first child element is a paragraph, followed by a floated image and then another paragraph, the top of the floated image can't be any higher than the top of the paragraph that precedes it. It is also impossible for a floated element's top to be any higher than the top of a floated users

XHTML Accessibility Tips
Making sure your pages can be read by all visitors, browsers, and devices
XHTML Validation
Ensuring interoperability by avoiding errors and sticking to standards

CSS: Style Sheets & Tips

Library projects must use valid Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) to control typography, color, and other layout elements. Style Sheets must be linked in a way that accommodates the capabilities of new and old browsers.

CSS Guidelines
Tips on authoring and linking to Style Sheets
Steal These Style Sheets!
Style Sheets for your use in Library projects
CSS Validation
Ensuring that your Style Sheets are error-free (same as XHTML validation)

A number of valid Style Sheets have been provided for your use. If you wish to create your own Style Sheets, please discuss your requirements with the Branch Library’s Web Coordinator.

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<FONT SIZE="n" FACE="name" COLOR="color">... </FONT>

Be careful about specifying fonts in the <BASEFONT> or <FONT>tag.  You can count on all browsers having the basic fonts--Arial,Courier and Times Roman--but browsers that don't have the font you specifywill simply substitute some other font, and the effect you want may bediminished or lost.  The <BASEFONT> or <FONT>tags can list multiple fonts in order of preference.  The list shouldinclude a generic font family as a last resort, e.g.
   <FONT FACE="Creepy, Times New Roman, serif">