Why do you use inline CSS?
It is generally recommended to use external stylesheets for styling HTML elements. However, there are a few reasons why inline CSS maybe used is certain situations.
- Quick Styling: When you need to apply a quick, one-time style to a specific element on a single page, using inline CSS can be more convenient than creating a separate stylesheet.
- Specific Overrides: Inline styles can be used to override external or internal stylesheet rules for a specific element. This is useful when you want to make a targeted change to a particular element.
- Dynamic Styling: In some dynamic web applications, styles may need to be applied dynamically based on calculated server-side conditions. Inline styles can be generated and applied programmatically in those scenarios.
- Email Templates: In email templates, inline styles are often used to ensure consistent rendering where external stylesheets cannot be applied.
- Embedded Styles in HTML Emails: Some HTML emails include inline styles to ensure that the email content is displayed correctly across different email clients, as external stylesheets are often not supported.
- Specificity Requirements: Inline styles have high specificity, which means they can override styles defined in external stylesheets or internal styles. This can be useful when dealing with complex styles and specificity conflicts.
While inline CSS has its use cases, external stylesheets promote better organization, reusability, and easier maintenance of styles across multiple pages. The choice between inline and external styles depends on the specific needs and context of the project.