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CSS Web Site Design

Course Summary

Eric Meyer reviews the essentials of using CSS to create a site, make minor changes, or do a complete overhaul.     

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    Course Syllabus

    1. Introduction
       What is CSS? 
       Design tour 
       Using the exercise files 
       Installing the Web Developer toolbar 
    2. CSS and XHTML
       XHTML essentials 
       CSS essentials 
       Embedded style sheets 
       Linking a style sheet 
       Linking to multiple style sheets 
       Using linked and embedded style sheets together 
       Using imported style sheets 
    3. Selectors
       ID selector essentials 
       Class selector essentials 
       Best practices for classes 
       Grouped selection 
       Descendant selectors 
       The sources of style 
       Making things important 
       Inheritance essentials 
       Making things really unstyled 
       User style sheets 
    4. Layout
       Box model essentials 
       Simple floating 
       Using float for layout 
       Fixing column drop 
       Clearing essentials 
       Float containment 
       Creating a navbar from a list 
    5. Adding Colors and Backgrounds
       Coloring text 
       Defining color in CSS 
       Coloring backgrounds 
       Applying background images 
       Manipulating the direction of background images 
       Positioning backgrounds 
       Background shorthand 
    6. Setting Typography
       Altering line height 
       Font style and weight 
       Sizing fonts 
       Using font families 
       Font shorthand 
       Justifying text 
       Vertically aligning text 
       Transforming text 
       Text decoration 
    7. Using Margins and Borders to Create White Space and Separation
       Margin essentials 
       Adding borders 
       Using negative margins 
       Margin collapsing 
    8. Creating Tables
       Styling tables and captions 
       Styling table cells 
       Styling a column with classes 
       Styling links inside table cells 
    9. Styling for Print
       Styling for specific mediums 
       Creating a print style sheet 
       Hiding layout for print 
       Styling for print 
       Complex styling for print 
       Creating a footer 
    10. Bringing It All Together
       Getting started 
       Setting global styles 
       Defining masthead and navbar colors 
       Layout of the navlink bar 
       Using columns 
       Setting content styles 
       Creating the sidebar boxes 
       Creating the sidebar form 
       Completing the sidebar 
       Making a table 
       Creating a footer 


Course Fee:
USD 25

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7 - 8 hours / week

This course is listed under Development & Implementations Community

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