XHTML, which stands for Extensible Hypertext Markup Language, is HTML defined as an XML application. As such, XHTML is a markup language that is similar to HTML but is stricter and expands its capabilities. Web pages that follow the syntax rules of XHTML are said to be "well-formed." XHTML became a World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) Recommendation on January 26, 2000 and it aims to replace HTML. XHTML is now a Web standard.

CSS, which stands for Cascading Style Sheets, was developed by the W3C. CSS allows full control over HTML by styling the HTML files, using various formatting features, graphics, etc. Consequently, web developers can separate the design of a Web site from its content.

Comparing XHTML and CSS, one could say XHTML structures the Web page while CSS styles it.

Piet Mondrian

Piet Mondrian

Click the image to the left to retrieve a project on Piet Mondrian. He, who was a famous painter of the 20th-century, introduced Neo-Plasticism. His influence in the graphic arts and design industry was remarkable.


css Zen Garden

Zen Garden

Click the image to the left to retrieve a project on Zen Garden, which is a website dedicated to individuals who want to experience the benefits of using Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) when building a website.

This project was prepared using the rules of Zen Garden; i.e., the main web page of Zen Garden was modified by rebuilding the CSS file and keeping unchanged the HTML file. Please note, some of the links of this project do not work; you have to go directly to Zen Garden in order to retrieve those web pages, because they are proprietary, and legally privileged of Zen Garden.


Silva Lima art

Silva Lima art

Click the image to the left to retrieve Silva Lima art, which an art painting site.