What is CSS?

Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) is a style sheet language used for describing the presentation of a document written in a markup language.Although most often used to set the visual style of web pages and user interfaces written in HTML and XHTML, the language can be applied to any XML document, including plain XML, SVG and XUL, and is applicable to rendering in speech, or on other media. Along with HTML and JavaScript, CSS is a cornerstone technology used by most websites to create visually engaging webpages, user interfaces for web applications, and user interfaces for many mobile applications.


CSS is designed primarily to enable the separation of document content from document presentation, including aspects such as the layout, colors, and fonts. This separation can improve content accessibility, provide more flexibility and control in the specification of presentation characteristics, enable multiple HTML pages to share formatting by specifying the relevant CSS in a separate .css file, and reduce complexity and repetition in the structural content. Separation of formatting and content makes it possible to present the same markup page in different styles for different rendering methods, such as on-screen, in print, by voice (via speech-based browser or screen reader), and on Braille-based tactile devices. It can also display the web page differently depending on the screen size or viewing device. Readers can also specify a different style sheet, such as a CSS file stored on their own computer, to override the one the author specified. Changes to the graphic design of a document (or hundreds of documents) can be applied quickly and easily, by editing a few lines in the CSS file they use, rather than by changing markup in the documents. The CSS specification describes a priority scheme to determine which style rules apply if more than one rule matches against a particular element. In this so-called cascade, priorities (or weights) are calculated and assigned to rules, so that the results are predictable. The CSS specifications are maintained by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C). Internet media type (MIME type) text/css is registered for use with CSS by RFC 2318 (March 1998). The W3C operates a free CSS validation service for CSS documents.
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"We decided to approach Upside Development after seeing some of their previous jobs, their design and finishes were aligned to what we were looking for: modern and clean with exquisite taste; after a couple of meetings with Rambod we decided to go with them and we did not regret it at all. We hired them to manage the whole process from design, permits and construction, from the beginning it was clear that they had a strong team of professionals and trades. We also decided to get their consultation services for the interior materials and design, I highly recommend it. They do not only have a great taste and think out of the box but also show a lot of commitment and empathy during the process. And lastly the construction team and trades, can't ask for better team. They are not only very knowledgeable but also easy to work with and friendly, they seem to have great relationship with all the trades which I believe was a crucial piece of this amazing project. We will be always grateful to everyone who was part of our home renovation project and we'll never be shy on recommending Upside Development."

David and Roxana, Richmond Project

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Upside-Built Home Of Murdoch Mystery's Yannick Bisson On Sale For $2,987,500

Why did Yannick and Shantelle Bisson decide to build their home? As described by Mr. Bisson to the Globe and Mail:

“We built exactly what we wanted,” Mr. Bisson said. “We got shared space for everybody, bright sun where we wanted it, privacy where we wanted it. … We made it into a 100-per-cent custom home.”

For a full photo gallery of the home, click here.

This East York gem, an Upside-built home, has been the residence for Murdoch Mystery's Yannick Bisson and his family since 2012. As one of the first contemporary rebuilds in the up-and-coming Woodbine neighbourhood, the contemporary style and modern-ranch aesthetic of the home was a groundbreaking addition to the area. Previously featured in Toronto Storeys, The Toronto Star, House & Home and CBC, Upside Development worked with the Bissons, Gordon Ridgely and interior designer Eric McClelland to create an open, spacious home with meticulous attention to detail, reflecting the personality, tastes and needs of the family. The family had begun the design journey with Ridgely and McClelland. Upside later joined the team with significant design contributions and insights as the building partner. Upside's Principal Rambod Nasrin brought a unique and fresh perspective to the plans...

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To get in touch with Upside regarding your next project, call us at 416-463-7433, or email us at build@upsidedevelopment.ca.

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The Immense Impact of Interior Design

Sitting in an exceptionally well-designed restaurant on King Street has me thinking about the valuable work my colleagues in the Interior Design industry are doing every day. You may have been to BARO, formerly known as Valdez. I call the mood Ossington meets King Street, Now Magazine called it “New York, or Chicago Inspired”, and it’s a place I immediately made a connection with.  The design philosophy is simplicity with a touch of class and flare. With its Spanish influence, the introduction of nature and overall elegance, they brought the vision home.  Toronto is changing and continues to change for the better. We are competing...

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Bungalow Residential Upgrade Rebuilds in Top Location

A stunning rebuild essentially replaced a two-bedroom, post-war bungalow on a 31x110-foot lot with a modern two-storey house by Upside Development.

With a modern black brick and cedar exterior, new technology and fittings and roughly 2,500 square-feet of living space that uses an unconventional arrangement of windows, eight to 10-foot ceilings and hardwood floors throughout, including the lower-level bedroom and media room to give a truly current look and premium living.

 


 

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Murdoch Home

Article written about Upside's latest project.

Just completed a 3 hour tour with Dave LeBlanc from Globe and Mail to see Murdoch's home, discussing contemporary architecture. 

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The Sell

Upside took an 800 sq. foot 1950's bungalow and turned it into a 2,400 sq. foot three bedroom contemporary home.

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Home Of The Week

Upside's recent project was featured in the Globe and Mail as the home of the week. Exciting news!

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Solar Panels

Solar panels are helping to reduce AC needs, while keeping the buildings cool!  

       

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Lofty Goals for Rebuilding

"He has set his sights on rebuilding and restoring old homes in Toronto's Leslieville district, in the same area as this century-old house on historic Ashdale Avenue. Purchased in November, 2010 for $394,000 as a home for himself and his young family, the house needed work."

                                    

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