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(Cascading Style Sheets)

Cascading Style Sheets sound kind of arty, don’t they? Well, in a way they are. Imagine them as the art studio of the internet; they’re the place where content gets turned from raw text, images, and commands through a Content Management System into the visual reality of the web pages we can see and use. Without CSS, the internet would be a pretty dull place to hang out. 

Cascading Style Sheets are a type of computer code called a ‘style sheet language’ that describes the way information is presented online. Along with Hypertext Markup Language (HTML) and JavaScript, they are a key technology in the functioning of the internet. They have a particularly important role in the way websites and web pages appear visually.

CSS is a technology that enables content to be separated and presented in very specific ways. This can include the use of different layouts, typography, shading, and colour. At a technical level, the correct use of CSS within a website’s architecture can improve the way we can access content on that website. It can also enable different web pages to share the same formatting, even if they are accessed on different devices, so a page can look the same whether you reach it on a desktop computer or a mobile phone. Whilst they might sound a bit like a weird piece of installation art, CSS are actually one of the most useful technologies within the structure of the internet, because they help create websites and apps that look great, and they also make them easier to use at the same time. 

At Modular we believe anyone can understand how websites, apps, and other digital technologies work if we talk about tech in plain English. The core technologies that underpin the World Wide Web can actually be quite fascinating if we switch off the jargon, grab a cup of coffee, and take a closer look.  

You can reach out to me for jargon busting advice or to pick my brains on whatever is causing you Tech Angst and confusion on 07584 652854 or email

Written by Emma Millington, Head of Customer Relations

Emma Millington

Emma Millington

Head of Customer Relations - Passionate about demystifying tech so we can all speak the same language

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