I’ve been using a reset style sheet for years to smooth out browser inconsistencies but at the start of every project there was always a period of rework. A reset style sheet basically zeros out the styles set by a browser and gives you a blank slate to work with. But what if I don’t want a blank slate over and over again?
That’s where the default style sheet comes in. A default style sheet is zeroes out the styles of a browser but then defines default styles for common HTML elements. There are a few default style sheets out there but I’ve always found they didn’t default enough elements. The following link will take you to a zip file download containing my version of a default style sheet.
My thanks go out to the following:
- Eric Meyer for his reset style sheet.
- Jess Planck for his table styles.
- Particletree for their article Rediscovering the Button Element