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Differences between CSS and PHP

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CSS: CSS stands for Cascading Style Sheet, it is a style sheet language used to shape the HTML elements that will be displayed in the browsers as a web-page. By using CSS, the website which has been created by using HTML will look attractive. Basically CSS gives the outer cover on any HTML elements. If you consider HTML as a skeleton of the web-page then the CSS will be the skin of the skeleton. The Internet media type (MIME type) of CSS is text/CSS.

Example: This example describes the use of simple CSS. CSS has been used with HTML inside the style tag.


            h1 {
                color: white;
                background-color: red;
            p {
                color: blue;
<p>A computer science portal for geeks</p>


PHP: PHP stands for Hypertext Preprocessor. PHP is a server-side, scripting language (a script-based program) and is used to develop Web applications. It can be embedded in HTML, and it’s appropriate for the creation of dynamic web pages and database applications. It’s viewed as a benevolent language with capacities to effectively interface with MySQL, Oracle, and different databases. The primary objective of PHP is to allow web developers to create dynamically generated pages rapidly.



// Here echo command is
// used to display content
echo "Welcome to GFG!"


Welcome to GFG!

Differences between CSS and PHP :

1.CSS represents the style and the appearance of content like font, color, margin, padding, etc. PHP is used for server-side programming which will interact with databases to retrieve information, storing, email sending, and provides content to HTML pages to display on the screen. 
2.It is developed by Hakon Wium Lie, Bert Bos. It is developed by Rasmus Lerdorf. 
3.It is very easy to learn.PHP is easy to learn but not as much as CSS. 
4.It does not provide responsive pages or websites. It provides responsive pages or website. 
5.Its codes are static.Its codes are dynamic. 
6.It is used for front-end developmentIt is used for server-side development. 
7.It can be used in a PHP file.It can’t be used in a CSS file. 
8.It currently working on CSS3 which is the latest version of CSS. It’s currently working on PHP7.0 which is the latest version of PHP. 
9.It works on the look of the website. It adds dynamic content to websites to make them look good.
10.Extensions of CSS are .CSS, .CSS3. Extensions of PHP are .php, .php3, .php4, .php7.

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Last Updated : 15 Sep, 2020
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