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
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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 1:42 am
This reply has been reported for inappropriate content."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
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