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HTML & CSS are very important aspects when it comes to creation of websites. First and foremost html on its own will prove to be a poor presenter of layout, thus you have to introduce CSS which will in turn provide you with the opportunity to format your web pages and give you the desired layout and styles. The purpose of CSS is to provide webmasters more control over page layout and display than HTML offers. With CSS you have a much better control over the layout and you can specify how exactly big a font will be, exactly where an element will be on a page, how the page will look like when printed and so much more.
CSS can also save you a lot of time, particularly when maintaining a large site. Also, the World Wide Web Consortium recommends that the web developers use CSS tags instead of HTML tags instead of HTML tags wherever possible.
Other than saving time CSS will also have various other advantages which will include, providing less codes which means less download time thus making pages load faster. Also, it provides easy maintenance. When changing the style of an element, you only have to make an edit in one place. Similarly, CSS will prove to have superior styles to HTML in that it has a much wider array of attributes than HTML.
To add onto that with CSS you only have to create one rule to effect the style each time you use an HTML element, whereas in HTML you have to code the attribute into each use of the element. Similarly with CSS you can change one file and have that change reflected on every page of your site, but with HTML, you have to find and make that change in every place on every page that you used that element.
However CSS will not apply to be the best in all aspects of web design and maintenance, hence HTML will also serve a great role as well and has some advantages too and they include, HTML being supported by all or almost all browsers. Certainly when CSS is facing a problem of browser incompatibility, HTML is compatible with almost all browsers, and as a result if you build a site with HTML, be sure it will appear on all the supported browsers around the world, as long as the programmer takes care to optimize the website for most commonly used browsers.
Another advantage is that HTML is free. You do not need to purchase any software for HTML, no plug-in are required and it means that you can save considerably on your website development cost. Similarly, you will find that most development tools support HTML, whether it is Dream weaver Front Page or any other programming tool, they will all most likely allow you to create HTNL based websites.
Another advantage of using HTML is that it is most search engine friendly. Creating SEO compliant using HTML is significantly easier than using any other programming language. An HTML website is easiest to read and access for search engine crawlers and this reduces crawling time and improves page load time.
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