• Try to avoid inline and embedded styles as much as possible.
  • Write your HTML first, then link to a style sheet. Trying to do both at the same time almost always results in confusing and messy code.
  • Create style rules for the “biggest” tags first: body (and, if necessary, html).
  • Try to create your style rules in the same order as the elements appear in the page: that is, body first, followed by h1, h2, etc.
  • Create rules that are true for the majority of content influenced by a particular element, such as p, then create rules for exceptions.