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ASP Classic - Adding Style


Learn ASP Classic by building a web site from scratch.

Part II: Adding CSS and a Standard Layout.


What We Will Do

In this chapter we will:

  • Create a standard style sheet for the site

Create a Style Sheet

In your web folder (DemoASP), create a new CSS file named "Site.css".

Put the following code inside the CSS file:

Site.css

body
{
font: "Trebuchet MS", Verdana, sans-serif;
background-color: #5c87b2;
color: #696969;
}

#main
{
padding: 30px;
background-color: #ffffff;
border-radius: 0 0 4px 4px;
}

h1
{
font: Georgia, serif;
border-bottom: 3px solid #cc9900;
color: #996600;
}

The CSS file above defines the styles to be used used for

  • The HTML body element <body>
  • The HTML element with id="main"
  • The HTML heading element <h1>

Create an Include File

In your web folder (DemoASP), create a new file named "Footer.inc".

Put the following code inside the file:

Footer.inc

<p>&copy; <%=DatePart("yyyy",now())%> W3Schools. All rights reserved.</p>


Edit the Home Page

In your "DemoASP" folder, edit the file named "Default.asp".

Change the content to the following:

Default.asp

<!DOCTYPE html>

<html>
<head>
<title>ASP Demo</title>
<link href="Site.css" rel="stylesheet">
</head>

<body>

<div id="main">
<h1>Welcome to W3Schools</h1>
<h2>Web Site Main Ingredients</h2>
<p>A Home Page (Default.asp)</p>
<p>A Style Sheet (Site.css)</p>
<p>Include files (Header.inc, Footer.inc)</p>
<!-- #include file="Footer.inc" -->
</div>

</body>
</html>

Run example »

The home page above, is a copy of the home page from the previous chapter, with an added link to a style sheet (marked red), and an included footer.


Edit the About Page

To complete your work, do the same changes in About.asp:

1. Add a link to the style sheet.

2. Include the footer.


Congratulations

You have created your first ASP Classic site, with a main page (Default.asp), a common footer for all your pages (Footer.inc), and a common style sheet (Site.css).

In the next chapters of this tutorial, we will add a database to the web site. And finally we will add navigation.



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