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CSS or HTML which one is best for my site?

Discussion in 'CSS' started by logiseek, Jul 16, 2012.

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    I have a site named logiseek which was designed by using html now one of my friend is asking to redesign the site by using CSS he advised me to do this to load the site fast and he also told that it'll help to do better SEO. If anyone has any idea please help me.
    SEMrush
     
    logiseek, Jul 16, 2012 IP
    SEMrush
  2. deathshadow

    deathshadow Acclaimed Member

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    Uhm... unless you've used HTML 3.2 like it's still 1997, this is not a question of 'which one is best'; CSS is applied TO HTML... You still have to have HTML to say what things are (which is ALL the HTML should do) so the CSS can say what it looks like.

    Basically your question makes no sense -- unless your friend is pointing out (rightly so) that your site is built on decade or older methodologies, meaning zero graceful degradation, zero accessibility, nothing remotely resembling semantic markup, or the dozen other things we've made 'better' over the past 14 to 15 years.

    Question: This isn't referring to the accessibility train wreck CAD site is it? If so it already HAS some CSS, but has lots of outdated/nonsensical crud under the hood like tables for layout -- perfect candidate for throwing it out and starting over.
     
    deathshadow, Jul 17, 2012 IP
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    wizardofx Well-Known Member

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    CSS can make a world of difference. One thing is that you can change the look of your site
    with a few changes to the CSS file. Also, consider SSI for the same reason.

    wiz
     
    wizardofx, Jul 17, 2012 IP
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    ken.sweet Active Member

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    I think you must have used tables and inline css. An external css is always better and reduces the load. Use divs with external css and it will be good for you.
     
    ken.sweet, Jul 17, 2012 IP
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    Css would be better than HTML .
     
    margesh, Jul 17, 2012 IP
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    bonzoi Peon

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    #6
    CSS and HTML both are different.
    But use of CSS sounds well and good for your website as implementation of css is easier then html.
     
    bonzoi, Jul 18, 2012 IP
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    hotel001 Guest

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    html best is best my site both both are site look view the user.
     
    hotel001, Jul 18, 2012 IP
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    There are a lot of good reasons to use heading tags to define your HTML documents and provide structure. But many Web designers have gotten in the habit of not using heading tags, or using only one or two in a document, and using images, font tags, and styled text instead. But using heading tags can help you with SEO, with accessibility
     
    devjohndevon, Jul 18, 2012 IP
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    HTML is for structure, CSS is for style. They're used in conjunction with each other.
     
    ColourKraft, Jul 19, 2012 IP
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    Like other have said, it's not a question of which one is best, they are two totally different things and BOTH are essential for any web site.

    HTML is used to structure your pages into headers, paragraphs, images etc.

    Then you apply CSS to style your pages how you want - fonts, colors etc.

    I suggest you learn HTML first followed quickly by CSS.
     
    WebFerret, Jul 22, 2012 IP
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    If html is frame , the css is colored shirt put on that frame. HTML and CSS are necessary for your website .
     
    dmg68, Jul 22, 2012 IP
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    HTML are the bricks you use for the house and CSS is the paint and decoration. Is that analogy good enough for ya? :p
     
    eclapton, Jul 23, 2012 IP
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    CafaMagician80 Active Member

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    #13
    If the website is simple and doesn't have many pages, you can do all the styling in HTML but you'll still need CSS for the template (number and width of columns...)

    If the website is using the same style many times, it's better if the style is coded in external CSS because then you can change just 1 line of code instead of 100.

    Anyway, if you want to be a web developer, HTML and CSS go hand in hand and you should learn to use them both. BTW, your friend is wrong, CSS won't make the site load fast and it has nothing to do with SEO.
     
    CafaMagician80, Jul 26, 2012 IP
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    It is always better to go with CSS if you wish to make your site mobile enabled.
     
    bluegel, Jul 26, 2012 IP
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    Both have their own importance.For make a site, html is a basic thing. If we want to make our site attractive or decorative we should use CSS.
     
    meenakshicss, Jul 27, 2012 IP
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    I think and work html is best. html more tag available and css is part of html and word design.
     
    hotel001, Jul 27, 2012 IP
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    Raffkhan Greenhorn

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    Hahahaha, You are too late to use CSS. Many people use this to create site beautifully and SEO friendly.
    Blogger.com uses CSS, too. CSS is combined with HTML to create great Blog :cool:
     
    Raffkhan, Jul 28, 2012 IP
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    #18
    You should use both CSS and HTML to make your website user friendly and look professional.
     
    jhon prince, Aug 9, 2012 IP
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    I would always use CSS because you have much more freedom and options for styling the website. CSS will give the website a much more unique and appealing look. It is now expected to use CSS. Once you redesign the website, it will be easier to make any necessary changes in the future.
     
    ferrelm3, Aug 9, 2012 IP
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    goknicks Greenhorn

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    You should definitely use CSS. I learned CSS from the most random place, yourhtmlsource dot com..... it's a bit outdated but it'll show you the basics.
     
    goknicks, Aug 14, 2012 IP