Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) is a simple design language released
in 1996, CSS describes how HTML elements are to be displayed on screen, paper,
or in other media.
CSS3 version introduced new features that allowed
developers to style HTML elements with less CSS code.
Easy to use
CSS3 allows developers to style HTML elements easier.
CSS3 is the latest version, hence it supports responsive
One of the CSS3 new features is the box-shadow property
that adds a shadow to an element. Instead of using multiple images around an
item, this property lets you add shadow with a short line of code.
Separate reusable modules
CSS3 can be breakdown into modules.
CSS3 also introduced new selectors in addition to the ones
in CSS2. Instead of applying IDs or classes for styling, developers can select
HTML elements according to their attributes.
Performance and speed
CSS3 is faster than basic CSS.
Animation and 3D transformations are supported
CSS3 is backwards-compatible with former CSS versions. It
means that CSS3 features work on web pages using older CSS. Browsers that
support CSS2 also represent the modifications with CSS3..
CSS3 supports HSL RGBA, HSLA and the gradient colors. i.e.
CSS3 provide codes for setting rounded gradients and
Text shadow and effects
CSS3 has many advance features like text shadows, visual
effects, and a wide range of font style and color.
One of the CSS3 properties called opacity makes elements
see-through or completely transparent.