What is Cascading Style Sheets3? How it differs from CSS2?

The concept of Cascading Style Sheets in web designing is developed to facilitate the need of creating responsive websites. The use of CSS technology in designing benefits in number of ways such as faster loading of pages, flexibility of design, increased risk management, optimized web pages, and lot of others.

As the technology is growing, professionals launch new version of CSS with some new additional features in the previous versions and/or making necessary improvements in the old features so to make the technology to match with the current web designing needs and standards. In the next sections, we will briefly understand the third version of Cascading Style Sheets.

The introduction of CSS3 brought the biggest change in the web-designing field and made it easy for designers of a web designing company in areas like New York to create an effective web design. The change that it brought was Modularization of Cascading Style Sheets that allows specifications to be completed quickly and efficiently. Mentioned below are major changes or new additions included in CSS3:

  • Combinator is the new feature introduced in the latest version. It is added to match the given element with sibling page design elements using a tilde combinator.

  • The previous version of this web design technology had “simple selectors”. In the third version, they are introduced as” a sequence of simple selectors”. This interesting feature is added to allow professionals to select the higher specific levels of the document.

  • Pseudo-Elements are added to facilitate effortless styling of page elements that is checked. Example of such elements is radio buttons or checkboxes. The version introduced “::” (double colons) to this convention.

  • CSS3 is launched with new background style properties that allow designers to layer numerous backgrounds using different elements such as image position, repeat etc. Besides, background-clip, starting point, size and style properties are introduced. CCS3 is featured with new ‘local’ value that allows scrolling the background with its content if the associated element has a scroll bar.

  • Properties like shadowing and wrapping for boxes are introduced.

  • Modules for creating grids and template layouts have been added to this version.

  • Changes have been made in the user interface module by featuring it with adding/designing elements.

  • The introduction of Ruby and Paged Media module provide support for different languages. It also provides flexibility style sheets by adding media queries.

This addition or changes in the previous versions allow designers to create an appealing website design.