How to Create a CSS Embedded Style Sheet

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Embedded style sheets appear in the style element in the head of an HTML page. Follow these 10 steps to create a CSS embedded style sheet.

  1. Start by creating a simple HTML file.
    <!DOCTYPE html>
    <html lang="en">
    <head>
    	<meta charset="UTF-8">
    	<title>Home Run Record</title>
    </head>
    <body>
    <h1>All-time Home Run Record</h1>
    
    <table>
    	<tr>
    		<th>Player</th>
    		<th>Home Runs</th>
    		<th>Team</th>
    	</tr>
    	<tr>
    		<td>Hank Aaron</td>
    		<td>755</td>
    		<td>Braves</td>
    	</tr>
    	<tr>
    		<td>Babe Ruth</td>
    		<td>714</td>
    		<td>Yankees</td>
    	</tr>
    	<tr>
    		<td>Barry Bonds</td>
    		<td>703</td>
    		<td>Giants</td>
    	</tr>
    	<tr>
    		<td>Willie Mays</td>
    		<td>660</td>
    		<td>Giants</td>
    	</tr>
    </table>
    </body>
    </html>
    	
    The result will look like this:Basic HTML
  2. Add the style block in the head of the page. Don't forget to include the type attribute.
    <style type="text/css">
  3. Add a rule for h1 elements as follows:
    h1 {
    	text-align: center;
    	font-size: 12pt;
    	color: #000099;
    	margin-bottom: 5px;
    	text-decoration: underline;
    }
    
  4. Add a rule for table elements that contains the following property-value pairs:
    table {
    	margin: 5px;
    	width: 290px;
    }
    
  5. Add a rule for th elements.
    
    th {
    	padding: 3px;
    }
    	
  6. Add a rule for td elements.
    
    td {
    	padding-left: 8px;
    	padding-right: 8px;
    	border: 1px solid #990000;
    	background-color: #ffffcc;
    }
    	
  7. Assign an id of "trHeader" to the first table row and add a rule for this id.
    
    #trHeader {
    	text-decoration: underline;
    	color: #990000;
    }
    
  8. Assign a class called "centerCell" to all of the center table data cells and add a rule for this class.
    
    .centerCell {
    	text-align: center;
    }
    	
  9. Add the closing </style> tag to the end of your style sheet.
  10. Add the class attribute with the appropriate class to the associated HTML tags to preview the changes, as follows:
    
    <body>
    	<div>
    	<h1>All-time Home Run Record</h1>
    	<table>
    		<tr id="trHeader">
    			<th>Player</th>
    			<th>Home Runs</th>
    			<th>Team</th>
    		</tr>
    		<tr>
    			<td>Barry Bonds</td>
    			<td class="centerCell">762</td>
    			<td>Giants</td>
    		</tr>
    		<tr>
    			<td>Hank Aaron</td>
    			<td class="centerCell">755</td>
    			<td>Braves</td>
    		</tr>
    		<tr>
    			<td>Babe Ruth</td>
    			<td class="centerCell">714</td>
    			<td>Yankees</td>
    		</tr>
    		<tr>
    			<td>Willie Mays</td>
    			<td class="centerCell">660</td>
    			<td>Giants</td>
    		</tr>
    	</table>
    	</div>
    </body>
    </html>
    
    The result will look like this:Embedded Style Sheets

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