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1. What is CSS?
CSS stands for Cascading Style Sheet and is basically a set of rules to describe the ways in which web pages and other HTML files are presented. They are used in websites, word documents and even eBooks. For more information check out

2. What is the difference between CSS and CSS3?
Generally speaking, CSS represents the previous versions of CSS, including the original CSS and CSS2. CSS3 is currently the latest version that comes with new sets of functions like combinator, selectors, pseudo-elements and properties. Most modern browsers support both CSS and CSS3.

3. Where can I use the CSS?
The places where you can use CSS are endless! Most people use them on the internet such as their personal homepages, as well as blogging websites like Blogger, Blogspot, Tumblr and Wordpress. CSS can also be used in a lot of other files, most namely those that ends with an X in their file extensions such as .docx.

4. Where do I put the CSS codes?
There are three ways to insert CSS codes into your document.

The first way is inline which means the CSS will go directly in the tag next to the elements (text, image, etc.) that you want to style.

The second way is internal. This is usually done by placing the CSS in the head section of the website between the <STYLE></STYLE> tags.

The final way is to link to it externally. The CSS will be saved in its own separate file and is called whenever a page is loaded. This is one of the most common ways.

5. Why won't my CSS show?
Make sure each of the properties end with a semicolon (the ";" symbol) and that the entire line is between two wiggly lines "{" and "}".

It is also very important that you make sure the element you apply the styles for is compatible. For example, <SPAN> usually does not support margin and padding top and bottom.

Also make sure that you choose correctly if you are using ID or Class.

6. How come the CSS works in FireFox but not in Internet Explorer, etc.?
The way how different browsers process CSS differs widely, and is one of the biggest problems web designers face. Make sure you are using the latest version of your browser and have properly researched the different CSS styles they support.

Most of the CSS codes generated on include codes for both Mozilla and normal CSS.