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WebReview.com's Style Sheet Reference Guide

By Eric A. Meyer

Trying to keep track of how well CSS works on different platforms can be a daunting task. What might work in Netscape for the Mac might not work in IE for the same platform or for Windows 95! Throw in keeping track of changing CSS standards and your head can really end up spinning.

The WebReview.com Style Sheet Reference Guide is intended to ease your pain and suffering by offering you a one-stop area for finding everything you need to know about CSS: support charts, basic information, and links to articles.

So, if you're using CSS for your site, we'd highly recommend that you bookmark this page and check back often so you can stay on top of all the details.

Browser Style Compatibility Charts

The Master List is the mother of all CSS (Cascading Style Sheet) charts, listing every aspect of the CSS spec and identifying how well it is supported by Netscape 4.x and Internet Explorer 3.x, 4.x, and 5.x for both Macintosh and Windows 95, and Opera 3.6 for Windows.

The CSS2 Selectors Chart is a new addition to the Reference Guide. Check out browser support for advanced selectors introduced in the latest CSS specification.

Browser Compatibility Chart Key
Use this key when viewing the Charts to help you unlock the secrets of the CSS standard.

Want a quick summary of how well browsers support CSS1? Check out the Leader Board, which boils down The Master List into percentage scores and tells you which browsers get it right-- and which ones don't.

(Looking for the Safe List or the Danger List? Sadly, they've been retired due to the high cost of maintaining them. It literally took more work just to produce the Safe List than is required to produce the Master Grid, CSS1 Glossary, and Bug Notes combined. It is possible that these resources will return in some form, but for now they are unavailable. We apologize for the inconvenience.)

Basic Information

Confused by something that seems basic and yet just doesn't make any sense? Take a peek at our CSS FAQ to see if your problem is addressed—and if not, ask our expert about it. You might just contribute to the future expansion of the FAQ!

For a quick tour of CSS1, try out an Overview of the CSS1 Specification, a list of each property in the CSS1 specification, including examples of how to code your styles.

CSS1 Support Chart | CSS2 Selector Support Chart | CSS FAQ | Glossary