Introduction to CSS Part I
Manipulate Cascade, Specificity and Inheritance
CSS developers can use the concepts of inheritance, specificity, and the cascade to their advantage in the following ways:
- Use inheritance to avoid repeating styles. By setting styles on parent elements and allowing them to be inherited by child elements, developers can avoid repeating the same styles for multiple elements. This can make the stylesheet more concise and easier to maintain;
- Use specificity to override inherited styles. Developers can use specificity to override inherited styles and apply specific styles to particular elements;
- Use the cascade to control the order in which styles are applied: By carefully ordering styles in the stylesheet, developers can use the cascade to control the order in which styles are applied to elements. This can be useful for applying styles that depend on or override other styles;
- Use shorthand properties to make stylesheets more concise and efficient. Using shorthand properties, developers can set multiple styles for an element in a single rule, making the stylesheet more concise and efficient;
- Use a reset or normalized stylesheet to ensure consistency across different browsers and devices. A reset or normalized stylesheet can help ensure that styles are applied consistently across different browsers and devices. This can help avoid cross-browser inconsistencies and unexpected behavior.