Introduction to Cascading Style Sheets

Introduction to Cascading Style Sheets online course
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Introduction to Cascading Style Sheets

Style Sheets, better known as CSS, is a way take your plain HTML page to the next level and do things you cannot do with straight HTML. Utilizing CSS to style your site opens a new world of creativity for you and a more pleasant experience for your visitor.

This class is designed for someone with no CSS experience or knowledge and will take you through the basics and into some of the fun things that you can do when you use it. You will learn how to add color, round corners of objects like boxes, position elements just about anywhere on a page and a lot more.

You will leave the course with a good understanding and foundation in CSS allowing you to move into the more complex CSS3.

Applicable Job Roles: web designers, webmasters, web programmers, and web developers and mobile application developers.

Week 1: The Basics and the Tools
  • Understand the basics of CSS
    • syntax
    • selectors
    • precedence
  • Acquire the free tools to make your life with CSS easier and how to use them
  • Understand the difference between external, embedded, and inline styles
  • Learn how to attach a stylesheet
Week 2: Id, Class, Descendant and Grouped Selectors
  • Know how to create a CSS box model
  • Set properties
    • Width, height, overflow, padding, margin
  • Set and work with borders and their properties
  • Use descendant selectors effectively
Week 3: Positioning and Floating
  • Understand the differences between static, relative and fixed positions
  • Float elements
  • Z-index layering
Week 4: Display, Background, Text and Font
  • Understand how to set visibility
  • Understand 'overflow', what it is and how to handle it
  • Set background attributes such as color, image, position
  • Set font and text properties
  • Adjust line height
Week 5: Lists, Links and Navigation
  • Use CSS to style a list
  • Use CSS to style hyperlinks
  • Use CSS to style navigation bars
Week 6: Tables and Forms
  • Know how to setting table attributes
  • Add color to form fields
  • Use the nth-child selector
  • Align text within a table
  • Students should have completed Introduction to HTML (H101) or have experience that ensures they are comfortable with correctly formed HTML or XHTML. HTML will not be taught in this class.
  • Students must have webspace where they can post their assignments. Students will need to have at least two browsers installed on their computer. Current versions of Internet Explorer, Firefox, and Safari are recommended.
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Course Price
  • Member Price: $120 US
  • Non-Member Price: $220.00 US
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Additional Information:
Your place in the course is confirmed by your payment. Introductory courses are intended for students with no experience in the subject matter and are seeking beginner level training.

Refund Policy: Please read our "Terms and Refund Policy" before registering for this course.

Additional Cost: Book and software migh be required for the course. Read the Requirements and Book section for more information. Course fee does not include the book and software cost .

Start Date: Click on the Register Now button to process to the registration page. You will see the start date of the class on that page.

How eClasses Work:Instructors post lectures, reading selections, and hands-on assignments once a week in the online classroom. Students can discuss the assignments with the instructor and amongst themselves in the classroom area. This format has no set meeting time, which allows students to attend class at a time most convenient to them, yet still provides logically organized communication between class participants. Students can apply for the completion certificate after finishing the class. Web Study certificate is also available. Click on the Certificates link on the top navigation bar for more information.


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