Btec Business Level 3 Unit 3 P1

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P1 and M1 External The advantages of using external CSS is that if you have a large website and you needed to customise all of the pages then using an external CSS can save time because you can reuse the styles as many time as you want by linking the external sheet to the webpage you want to customise. For example if you had to make a website for a company and they asked you to create 30 pages for the website and to customise the webpages you used an external sheet. This is an advantage because if the company wanted you to change the design of the webpages then you can easily do this in the external sheet and you wouldn’t have to go through all of the webpages to change the style of each page. Another advantage is that the loading time will be cut down and the file size will be smaller as well. For the loading time having an external style sheet can reduce the time taken for the website to load up because there is less coding in the HTML because the style text is used in a different file. Also since the style text is in another file then the file size will be smaller than…show more content…
Also if you have a small number of styles, they can increase the complexity of your site. Finally another disadvantage of external CSS is that the style sheet can get large very quickly so eventually this will slow down the load time of your website. In the picture below, this is an example for what an external style sheet looks like. For this to work in the HTML, you would have to link the style sheet. To do this you would have to enter <link href="style.css" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css"> in the html. This will tell the computer how the website will look and it also tells it how what to find in order to get the style. So in the code, the href if the actual style sheet, rel means the relation which tells the computer what the file is as well as

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