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How Do Web Designers Use Inline CSS?

Have you noticed how do the web pages get their style and look?

How do those webpages look super stunning?

Web designer‘s community is already aware of it. But if you’re a newcomer to this field, this blog is just for you. Just grab the knowledge and apply it practically. Surprisingly, you’d love to do it again and again.

Let’s get start with what’s inline CSS.

What’s CSS?

A Cascading Style Sheet or CSS handles the style-factor of your website across various digital platforms. Have you noticed its image, font size and colours?

It’s an Australian website. The web-designer in association with the team of web development in Gold Coast employed uniqueness while designing its elements, like icons, box, images & text. HTML lets you create its layout. But it can’t give the webpage an extra-ordinary stylish look. If you want to do so, let the CSS style it for you.

What’s inline CSS?

Inline stands for ‘in a line’. To add uniqueness, this inline CSS proves the best technique. Before I share the secret of all CSS web designers, grab some guidelines of using it:

  1. Take all styling elements in an array (or in a row).
  2. This style is tag specific. You can add the word ‘style’ inside a tag like


  3. It’s a handy tool to style an individual element’s style of the webpage, like the background of the paragraph.
  4. The choice of styling would be wide, such as colour, font, font size, its height, background and so on. Therefore, you can beautify a specific element of your webpage like a piece of the pie.
  5. It is not meant for ‘one time change, applicable on all’. You can’t think of automatic execution of changes across all webpages with just one change in an individual element.

Let’s say, you want to change the colour and style of the font from blue Ariel to yellow Calibri of the banner text. And you intend to see changes emerge on all pages together. It won’t happen. You need to go across all pages one by one and make the changes. 

Wondering to know the how-to apply the unique style?  Let I disclose:

  • You should jot down all the points of styling.

Like this- background: blue; colour : red; font-size:30px; 


Here, you want to take blue background colour; font should reflect red in shade and its size should be 30 px.

Prefix the inline CSS with the word ‘style’.
Now, place all styles together in the tag.

When you run this command, the output window will display this result:


  • It’s the way to define individual styling of a tag.
  • This style wins the priority or you can say precedence when you end the styling with !important.
  • If you have given the browser this direction, it would give precedence to the styling parameters passed to a specific tag. It may be possible that external CSS or Internal CSS would be applied somewhere in the existing file. At that time, you can direct the browser to give priority to the important inline CSS.   It’s the easiest & quickest way to add separate style to the tag.
  • There would be no need to create a separate document, like External CSS file.
  • Internal CSS cannot be edited whenever you need to define a new styling attribute to any tag.


  • It can override the elements.
  • You can’t style multi-page website with it easily. It would be time-consuming effort.
  • If multiple pages have the same font size, colour and name, you need to change all separately. While doing so, the chances of skipping any page would be more prominent.
  • It’s next to impossible to style pseudo element and classes using this CSS.
  • Due to all these disadvantages, most of the web designers and web developers avoid using inline CSS.