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CSS History

CSS is needed when developing modern websites. Without the Cascading Style Sheets, the design and layout of current websites are tacky, plain at best. The birth of CSS started in the year of 1994. At the World Wide Web Consortium, Hakon Wium Lie and Bert Bos contributed to developing a method to style documents. Although the theory of incorporating a separate style sheet language within a web page wasn’t a revolutionary idea, “Hakon saw the need for a style sheet language for the Web” since there were none applicable for practical use at the time.

The syntax of CSS published.

In 1990, when Tim Berners-Lee published the syntax for the style sheets, it didn’t give each browser much of an option to “best display pages to its users.” Instead of letting the style sheet match each user, it gave out a strict method and a guide to the users’ browsers to display a specific page in that way. No matter how many windows sizing, the Web page display and the layout would stay the same throughout, when the Web pages were made popular by National Center for Supercomputing Applications with their Mosaic in 1993.  It was a step backward. Especially in terms of style, as it only allowed its users to change certain colors and fonts. Thus leaving not much configuration to be freed from the experience for the users.

 

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Later, one of the programmers for NCSA Mosaic, Marc Andreessen, co-founded a new browser called Netscape. He utilized his opinions on the NCSA Mosaic and put it to use in the Navigator. When the release of Netscape became public, Hakon published the first draft of Cascading HTML Style Sheets. This draft proposed a “simple mapping between HTML elements and presentation hints.” Unlike the initial release of Time Berners-Lee’s syntax for the style sheets, Hakon’s proposal “provided logic to make presentation decisions based on the user’s environment. For example, the Web page will display a situational display depending on the size of the user’s screen or the current date. Which was an ingenious method of keeping the theme of the Web page? Hence formatting the content size based on the user’s screen resolution. More commonly known today as responsive design.

Hakon’s proposal

In Hakon’s proposal for the Style Sheets, he stated why the style sheet functionality was insufficient. Håkon’s reasons were that the “current stylesheets are static; they seldom change within the lifetime of a browser process. This makes the visual environment sparse”, “the current stylesheets are implemented using platform-specific notations. While some may consider this to be a feature, it prohibits general mechanisms for passing styles over the web.” While it is very unthinkable to imagine what web pages would look like without style sheets, it was a real struggle for developers trying to convene a universal way for the web pages to follow.

A balance between reader and author

In Hakon’s ‘Cascading HTML style sheets proposal, Hakon says that the style sheet that he is proposing, the scheme is balanced because it provides the author and reader with the same notation for specifying style. While the Web page author desires to design their Web page with a distinct look and feel, the reader may have their preferences while viewing or surfing the Web. While Hakon’s proposal may not completely redefine the web designing community, it is a step towards the Web developing languages that balance the power struggle between the author and the reader like we have today.

Others besides Hakon

While Hakon’s stylesheet was being proposed, he was not the only one with the proposal in mind. Rob Raisch from O’Reilly & Associates also proposed. Raisch’s proposal remained as a “set of hints or suggestions to the renderer which might be used to display particular HTML objects in the fashion the author of a document originally intended.” Meaning that Raisch is making another Web page within a web page to match the suggestions for the readers to may or may not follow. Which gives power to the author and not the reader. In Raisch’s proposal, he states that the Web pages should look like this, but they can also look like this.

Hakon’s CSS stood out.

While two ways of viewing a web page are available, it doesn’t matter which way the reader prefers to view the Web page since there are only two ways to display it. Of all the details and power struggle between the author and the reader proposed by other people, the Cascade Style Sheet proposed by Hakon stood out since it took into account that Web pages are not a one-way street that either authors or readers have the power to make a Web page look the way they want; “but that their wishes had to be combined, or ‘cascaded.’”

Addressed the author-reader power struggle

Since the Cascade Style Sheet proposal by Hakon addresses the issue of the power struggle between the author and the reader, when the next World Wide Web conference in April 1995 came around, the Cascade Style Sheet was brought up a political debate on author-reader balance. The author represents argued that they had to be ultimately in charge in cases of “legal requirements on how warning labels have to be printed and the user should not be able to reduce the font size for such warnings.” While the reader side argued that because the readers have to take in the information given by the author and understand what is presented to them, the readers should have the last say.

W3C Founded

After the political debate and W3C was founded, the CSS1 was narrowly used, but the browser race has begun.

  1. The first browser to support CSS was Internet Explorer 3, which was released in August 1996.
  2. The second browser to support CSS was Netscape’s Navigator, version 4.0.
  3. The Navigator was trying to prevent IE3 from becoming the standard browser used by many people. Due to this hasty attempt, many CSS properties could not be used in Navigator 4. Unlike Netscape’s Navigator, version 4.0, Microsoft’s Internet Explorer 3 reliably supported most CSS properties given in the CSS1 specification.  But there was one exception – the box model. What Navigator did not implement CSS entirely but instead translated the CSS rules into bits and pieces of Javascript, which resulted in running multiple languages to support the CSS rule. If Netscape were successful with their Navigator version 4.0, then the web page authors would’ve had to write codes alongside the CSS.

Improvements in Internet Explorer

While Navigator failed to display CSS correctly, Microsoft continued to work to improve Internet Explorer. When Microsoft released IE4, they implemented a module named “Trident,” which “removed many of the limitations in IE3, but also came with its own set of limitations and bugs.” Although Internet Explorer did not fully support CSS1, it was capable of “dynamically changing stylistic properties,” which utilizes Dynamic HTML that is an integral part of CSS.

A collaborative effort in the success of CSS

When thinking about the modern-day Web pages, it is often overlooked how many hurdles people have overcome to publish something you can find today on the Web. Just by looking at the history of CSS, it is clear that many collaborations and efforts were put in place for this power struggle present in the past. While it was difficult for CSS to be fully implemented in the Web pages and browsers, CSS’s capabilities grew even more prominent once it happened. In CSS 1, the main properties regarded the manner of CSS Syntax, Color and background, font and text properties, Cascade, Pseudo Classes, and Box properties. Previously stated properties are just some basic features of the Web page we see today proposed and developed by many people to have CSS become the universal style sheet.

CSS Versions

By the time CSS 2.1 and CSS 3 rolled out, a lot more improvements were made. For example, in CSS 2.1, the progress made was: Selectors, Media Types, Box Model, Visual Effects, Generated Content, Tables, and Paged Media. As CSS1 paved the ground for CSS to stand, the focus became evident in the improvements made in later versions. Lastly, in CSS3, the properties improved were: MathML, Color L3, Name Spaces, Selectors L3, Media Queries, and Style Attributes, with Generated Content, Paged Media (improvement), Transforms, Transitions, Ruby, Grid Layout, Web Animations, and Selectors L4 currently being in the development.

CSS History Summary

While impressive Web pages today that utilize multiple languages show off CSS, the development for CSS is not yet complete. Although the next CSS level is not yet planned, we can still tell the Level 4 Selectors within the CSS3. Thanks to the developers and authors who implement the up-to-date CSS properties, the Web pages we see today aren’t plain or tacky at best.

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