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Why stylesheets?
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Stylesheets separate style from content

The content, along with tags indicating different kinds of meaning (headings, lists, emphasis), is placed in the HTML file. A separate stylesheet file controls the appearance of that content.

You can specify styles for a particular HTML tag

For example, you could specify the fonts for all headings.

You can be more specific

It is also possible to be more specific by using the class attribute in HTML, which allows you to control the appearance of some occurrences of an element independently of others.

The <div> tag lets you divide a page into larger areas, each of which can have its particular style.