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Part III. Advanced Authoring > Chapter 13 . Style with Cascading Style - Pg. 163

163 Chapter 13 . Style with Cascading Style Beyond templates and Dynamic Shared Templates, there is another way of getting your Web pages to look as you wish: Cascading Style Sheets, or CSS for short. CSS is an offshoot of the underlying HTML code in all Web pages that is specifically used to set up the look and feel of Web pages. Style sheets are used to convey a lot of style information to a browser with as little data as possible. FrontPage will generate code that will do the same thing, but that code might be more robust than is needed. Also, CSS is supported by the World Wide Web Consortium, which means every browser on any platform should be able to use this code. FrontPage tends to generate code that works best only with Internet Explorer. In this chapter, you'll learn how to: · · · · Begin to use Cascading Style Sheets Build a Cascading Style Sheet document Assign a Cascading Style Sheet to an existing document Modify a Cascading Style Sheet Enabling Cascading Style Sheets There are two versions of CSS that you can use in creating pages: CSS 1.0 and CSS 2.0. CSS 1.0 is very good for page formatting, and it is widely used by many browsers. CSS 2.0 will actually let you designate element positioning on a page by pixel coordinates--something HTML could never do alone. But the catch is, not many browsers accurately use CSS 2.0 yet. Before you can create CSS pages, you will need to activate the functionality in Office FrontPage 2003.