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Multiple CSS Files for one website.

  • # February 5, 2009 at 11:52 pm

    Real quick question for ya’ll. I’m a new web designer and was wondering if having multiple CSS files (like 3-5) was common for a regular web site.

    Is it? How many is common? When I’m fiddling with designs I often make a css file for the home page, about, contact, etc…

    Any advice on this is much appreciated. Thanks!

    # February 5, 2009 at 11:57 pm

    What you’re suggesting (one for home, contact, etc) is extremely uncommon, if not unheard of.

    Some people may have 1-3 CSS files (main, lightbox, ie).

    You should never have different CSS files for different pages in the site.

    # February 6, 2009 at 12:41 am

    1-3 is common then?

    I was just wondering. I’m new so I was just making styles for all my pages. Thanks for the your input!

    # February 6, 2009 at 1:42 am
    "GreyFox135" wrote:
    1-3 is common then?

    I was just wondering. I’m new so I was just making styles for all my pages. Thanks for the your input!

    I wouldn’t necessarily say 1-3 is "common". 1 is common.

    Your ENTIRE site should essentially be in one stylesheet. Then you’ll have addons like a lightbox download that has a separate CSS file, or sometimes you’ll need a separate stylesheet for ie6.

    # February 6, 2009 at 2:36 am

    your whole site, every page’s id’s classes should be on the one CSS file.

    remember you can re-use Id’d on instance per page or if your going to have more instances of the same thing (I.E. links, all links should look the same) then use classes – style accordingly.

    you may have a style sheet for the web page screen, a CSS for Print, A CSS for maybe problematic IE6, if neccissary (hopefully not)

    let your coding work for you, don’t over code, it saves time and makes the site look uniform

    # February 7, 2009 at 7:29 pm

    Thanks for your replies guys! I really appreciate all your input.

    You guys are awesome!

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