Incorporating a stylesheet to your web sites would bring three benefits:
First, you can make a change once and watch it "cascade" through
your entire site. Second, you can exercise greater control over the appearance
of your web pages than you otherwise could. And third, you can make your
web site more accessible, as stylesheets can be adapted to the needs of
some resources on cascading style sheets:
You can assign colors to text or other elements, like the background
of table cells or the whole page. You can assign colors by name, such
as "red" or "cyan" or by hexadecimal number, like
"#009900." You should expect, however, that the same color will
look slightly different on different platforms, e.g., moving from Windows
an example of the code that would make a table with three
width="400" border="1" cellspacing="0"
<td bgcolor="blue"> </td>
<td bgcolor="yellow"> </td>
<td colspan="2" bgcolor="#009900"> </td>
And here is the table the above codes build:
So long as you ensure that visitors to your site will see the same fonts
that you do (such as embedding them in images or allowing them to be downloaded
along with your pages) you can use choices of fonts to customize the look
of your web pages. Paying attention to fonts can also add to the readability
of your site (as the first link below makes clear).
State Computing with Foreign Symbols
comprehensive guide to developing non-English Web
sites in the Penn State environment.
place to browse and purchase fonts, for Macintosh
large collection of shareware fonts.
for the now-defunct Scholars Press) eight public-domain
fonts for scholarly web and print publications: three
Hebrew/Aramaic fonts, two Greek fonts, a Syriac Estrangela
font, a font with Palestinian as well as Tiberian
vowel points, and a font that includes diacriticals
and other special characters that allow the representation
of numerous Indo-European, Semitic, and other languages.