Cascading Style Sheets

In this course, students will be introduced to the concepts, techniques, properties, and values of CSS in a sequence that reflects a typical "building up" of design rules. Students will first start with colors, since in many cases the colors you use for a site project will be dictated to you by the organization's existing color scheme. Color is also the simplest part of CSS, so it's a great place to get started. Students will then learn how to control typography using text and font properties. Typographical styles are important to establish before getting into the layout of content areas because the size and spacing of text will help define the size of your content sections. Students will then explore the layout-oriented styles of CSS, including margins, padding, and absolute and relative positioning. Once the layout has been established, students can apply the finishing touches on your design, which might include customizing cursors, links, and forms, creating alternate style sheets, and many other techniques.
Students should take ProTech's HTML 4.01: Web Authoring, Level 1 and HTML 4.01: Web Authoring, Level 2 or have the equivalent experience.
2 Day/Lecture & Lab
This course is designed for experienced HTML authors or Web designers/developers who want to use CSS to create more powerful, efficient, and standards-compliant Web sites.
  • Learn how to control color and typography.
  • Create style sheets that cascade according to established guidelines.
  • Design content sections using box properties.
  • Learn how to control your page layouts with positioning.
  • Enhance an existing design.
  • Create alternate style sheets and link your pages to them, in order to enhance the accessibility and functionality of your Web sites.
  • Controlling Color and Typography
  • Designing with the Cascade
  • Designing Content Sections
  • Controlling Layout with Positioning
  • Enhancing an Existing Design
  • Creating Alternate Style Sheets

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