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    Hello. I sure that al of you web enthusiast out there who have a pretty good grip on web design knows what is CSS, SSI, Perl, XML, DHTML, PHP , CGI, C++ .....

    The problem with me here is CSS. Since i've been using wysiwyg editors like Dreamweaver and Frontpage, i have almost stopped relying on the good'ol notepad. Yes, i do do some coding myself which can't be achieve throught a wysiwyg editor. I've always had problems with CSS. I only gotten a grip of some basic stuff like a:hover. It would be great if there was a tool for me to use to make generate CSS styles. Basically, what i am looking for is a application for generating CSS scripts. I personally use Dreamweaver. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
    Thanks in advance.

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    CSS is so simple and easy for the most part that a program isn't really necessary, and you'll be better off learning it on your own...

    Here's a VERY extensive tutorial:
    http://hotwired.lycos.com/webmonkey/...lesheet_guide/

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    Here is a a rather quaint program for generating CSS hover links:

    Chris' Magical Fill-In-The-Blank CSS Program

    A {TEXT-DECORATION: _____; COLOR: _____; FONT_FAMILY: _____; FONT-SIZE: _____;}
    A:hover {TEXT-DECORATION: _____; COLOR: _____; FONT_FAMILY: _____; FONT-SIZE: _____;}

    -----------------------------------------

    Its a pretty straightforward program. Fill in the blanks, copy and paste it into your webpage either incased in <style> tags in the header or linked in a css document like this:

    <link rel = "Stylesheet" href = "default.css">

    Chris

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    Oh well...maybe it's true - i''ve been too stupid....

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    Well, I would agree that CSS is easy enough to learn to do manually, but if you work in a production environment you'll want to produce it as quickly as possible, and I find TopStyle to be an excellent software.

    Look for it at http://www.bradsoft.com/

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    There is a free program for creating style sheets http://www.westciv.com/style_master/index.html. The beauty of the program is that next to each property is an explanation of the attribute and a warning for browser compatibility issues including Netscape 6.

    No offense to anyone else who has already posted, but CSS can get quite detailed. As CSS2 becomes fully realized, Web designers will have hundreds of choices in colors, fonts, backgrounds, layers, margins, borders, columns, positioning, pseudo class elements, and many, many more.

    Eventually, the plan is to have XML documents with multiple style sheets for Web browsers, TVs, cell phones, and other non-pc devices. Depending on what your using to view a given Web site, the correct style sheet will need to associated with it. For instance, the visibility element for graphics may have a hidden property for when viewed on non-pc devices.
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    Thanks a million westmich. Duckie too. To hel...no, erm, thanks for your comments aspen and TWTcommish.

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    Originally posted by westmich
    There is a free program for creating style sheets http://www.westciv.com/style_master/index.html.
    FYI - Just for those that are looking for this site, got a 'page not found' and maybe didn't delete the period at the end of the URL - click here http://www.westciv.com/style_master/index.html

    Thanks Much for the information about learning CSS and the link to the program to create style sheets. Every day I'm always learning something new...
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    Jim Tools may also help you with CSS and more. There are many different types of webmaster online generators including one for Generating Cascading Style Sheets(CSS) that you can find under HTML Tools: http://www.jimtools.com/html.html...
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    One correction - technically, 'StyleMaster' is a shareware program. Sorry about the period in the URL
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