[thelist] Re: [css-d] Pros and Cons of multiple style sheets

Stephen Rider evolt_org at striderweb.com
Thu Mar 24 12:46:46 CST 2005

I use multiple stylesheets for all but the simplest of websites.

For styles that apply to every single page in my site, I have a sheet 
called core.css.  For _most_ pages, I have default.css.  At the top of 
default.css is an @import of core.css.

If a page uses just the default styles, I @import default.css into the 
page (which in turn imports core.css).  If a particular section has 
different styles, the page links to <sectionname>.css, which imports, 
default.css, which imports core.css.  This can go further -- for 
example, a subsection might have it's own sheet, which calls the main 
section sheet, which calls default.css, etc. etc. ....)

It's extremely flexible and reasonably easy to maintain.  An added 
bonus is that any time I do change something, I know exactly at what 
scale the change will affect my entire site


On Mar 23, 2005, at 4:30 AM, Mark Carter wrote:

> Hi, I'm wondering whether it is advisable to split my long style sheet
> up into one main style sheet, and then have a separate style sheet 
> which
> is for those aspects specific to a particular group of pages of my 
> site.

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