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External Style Sheets

External style sheets requires the creation of a new file. External style sheets don't require the <style type="text/css">  </style> tags. Once you create the file you save it as filename.css

Following on from the previous examples your .css file should contain something like this

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So all we have to do now is link to the style sheet using the following syntax.
<link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" href="/PATH/TO/style.css"> which gets placed between <head>  </head> tags.

By placing the link in the head of all your pages your style sheet now controls the appearance of your whole site.

I can't think of anything to say against using external style sheets I use them all the time and have never had any trouble. I have seen other sites where they have perhaps removed the .css file which newer browsers ignore but Netscape 4x gives you an error page - you don't get the webpage instead you get an error message saying it can't find filename.css

That isn't really a style sheet problem more of a webmaster not paying attention problem :)

Now that we've taken care of the basics to get you started we will look at some common style elements you can control.

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