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Brief Introduction To XHTML 
and CSS (Cascading Style Sheets) 

By John Alexander

Xhtml, or extensible hypertext markup language, is a revision of the standard 
HTML programming language. XHTML is now the preferred method for building 
a website in part because of it's browser compatibility.

Here is a brief xhtml and css overview:

CSS or cascading style sheets is another programming language that can
be used in conjunction with HTML. Adding CSS elements to your website
gives you the ability to easily add features and elements on just one page 
at a time or in just one section of a page.

You can customize the pages in your website one at a time or one group
can have consistent elements while another group of pages may have 
their own unique attributes. It's all up to the programmer and that is why
using CSS is such a popular idea, despite the learning curve.

XHTML was developed largely out of necessity and is now the preferred
programming code to use. It was developed by the W3C as a transition 
from HTML to the more browser friendly XHMTL and is now the official 
standard of the web.

When the web was just starting out there were only a few web browsers,
today there are many more options and it is important to make sure that
no matter what browser the user prefers they will be able to view the 
page the way they were intended to be displayed.

To find quality a xhtml and css tutorial your best bet is to start right online. 

You can do a search using the keywords "XHTML Tutorial" or "CSS  Tutorial", etc. You will no doubt find many sites that have such features.
From that point on it's is just a matter of finding the particular tutorial that will teach you the skills at your level.

If you are an absolute beginner than that is where you will start. If you are somewhat more advanced you can probably find a tutorial that will teach you a particular aspect of CSS or XHTML. Most sites will charge a fee, but it is usually a fairly small fee ( and it is often less expensive than it would be to go to your local community college and take a class).

In addition, you can go through an online class at your own pace. If you are in a hurry than you can go through more than one less in a day or week. It's really all up to you.

You will also need a basic idea of computing skills. Simple things like cut and paste. You can use the Notepad file that comes standard on most PC's or you can use the Text Edit feature. It's up to you just make sure you have one or the other ready to go before you start.

Remember, another option to consider if you don't do programming 
yourself, is to hire a programmer who already knows CSS. While 
some programmers are comfortable creating CSS, don't expect them 
all to be exactly right up to date with how CSS can be used to assist 
and benefit with SEO. There are so many functionality benefits to using 
CSS but if you hire a coder up to date on both SEO and CSS, you'll 
maximize your advantages.

Expanding your knowledge and learning more about the various elements 
that you can use to create a top notch website is as close as finding a 
xhtml and css tutorial. There are a lot of resources online. Just find the 
one that you like and that meets your needs and dive right in! With all of 
your studies and training, watch for classes that also help you grasp a 
fuller understanding of these processes.

About John Alexander:

John Alexander is Founder and Director of Search Engine Academy and he works together with his network of globally located 
Search Engine Academy SEO Trainers who teach hands-on SEO Certification Workshops in communities across Canada, The 
United States, Australia, Asia, in the United Arab Emirates. John also is a writer of the Free SEO Tip of the day which offers you 
literally hundreds of free SEO tips (one fresh SEO tip each day for free.)

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