January 26, 2020

Difference between CSS and CSS3

CSS stands for Cascading Style Sheets.

It is used to describe how HTML elements are to be displayed on the screen, on paper, in speech, or on other media.

CSS3 is the latest evolution of CSS and brings a lot of long-awaited novelties, like rounded corners, shadows, gradients, transitions or animations, as well as new layouts like multi-columns, flexible box or grid layouts.

With CSS3, the entire specification has been split into modules and each module moves towards becoming a standard at its own pace thereby having its own version.

A quick comparison between CSS and CSS3 can be found here. Learn more about the different CSS versions here. Learn more about the different CSS modules here.

In conclusion, CSS3 was a paradigm shift in the way CSS is developed and will be developed in future.

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