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Adding CSS rules with inline media queries


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Creating a Responsive Web Design

with Chris Converse

Video: Adding CSS rules with inline media queries

Now we have all of the CSS rules in place for our large screen, in addition to all of the type styles, so if we come up here into our browser and start collapsing this down, we'll start seeing some of those CSS rules take effect. First is, as I close this down, you'll notice that the banner, having the background graphic aligned to the right, actually collapses down from the left-hand side. Even if I come over to the right-hand side of the browser and collapse this down, it always starts trimming from the left-hand side. You'll also notice that the promos down at the bottom are taking one-third of their individual space, because they're set to 33%, so you can see those condense down as well.
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  1. 7m 39s
    1. Previewing the final project
      4m 0s
    2. About the exercise files
      1m 15s
    3. Exploring the software you'll need to complete this course
      49s
    4. Beginning your project
      1m 35s
  2. 3m 45s
    1. What to expect with Design view in Dreamweaver
      2m 1s
    2. Accessing code for HTML and CSS in Dreamweaver
      1m 44s
  3. 9m 19s
    1. Planning your layout
      2m 47s
    2. Adding the main HTML containers
      1m 47s
    3. Adding the promo containers
      31s
    4. Adding links and the copyright
      1m 47s
    5. Adding sample content into the HTML containers
      2m 27s
  4. 8m 37s
    1. Creating and slicing multiple-sized banner images
      5m 53s
    2. Exporting content and template artwork
      2m 44s
  5. 7m 27s
    1. Linking CSS files for all screen sizes
      1m 42s
    2. Linking CSS files based on screen size with media queries
      2m 13s
    3. Enabling Internet Explorer 7 and 8 to understand HTML5
      1m 25s
    4. Setting the viewport scale
      2m 7s
  6. 9m 0s
    1. Adding the background pattern and the page container color
      3m 43s
    2. Styling the headings
      2m 17s
    3. Styling the body text and the links
      1m 15s
    4. Styling the footer
      1m 45s
  7. 9m 49s
    1. Understanding compound rules
      2m 58s
    2. Styling the promo links with a CSS sprite
      2m 48s
    3. Styling the promo text
      1m 26s
    4. Adding the promo images with CSS
      2m 37s
  8. 7m 46s
    1. Adding CSS rules for layout
      2m 8s
    2. Styling the header on large screens
      2m 34s
    3. Styling the article on large screens
      3m 4s
  9. 6m 29s
    1. Styling the navigation links
      2m 1s
    2. Styling the navigation for large screens
      1m 16s
    3. Positioning the navigation for large screens
      1m 37s
    4. Clearing the float for the promos
      1m 35s
  10. 2m 47s
    1. Adding CSS rules with inline media queries
      2m 47s
  11. 6m 0s
    1. Styling the header for medium screens
      2m 32s
    2. Styling the navigation for medium screens
      1m 10s
    3. Styling the promos for medium screens
      2m 18s
  12. 12m 7s
    1. Styling the header for small screens
      2m 27s
    2. Styling the navigation for small screens
      1m 12s
    3. Styling the navigation links for small screens
      4m 13s
    4. Styling the promos for small screens
      2m 57s
    5. Styling the footer for small screens
      1m 18s
  13. 13m 12s
    1. Additional exercise files for this chapter
      1m 4s
    2. Creating double-sized graphics for high-definition screens
      4m 45s
    3. Replacing the promo graphics with CSS media queries
      2m 42s
    4. Replacing the logo and banner graphics with CSS media queries
      4m 41s
  14. 35m 46s
    1. Additional exercise files for this chapter
      1m 7s
    2. Creating graphics optimized for printing
      3m 35s
    3. Including additional content for printed pages
      2m 0s
    4. Creating print-friendly CSS rules
      5m 14s
    5. Revealing hyperlink URLs for a printed page
      4m 28s
    6. Redefining the promo and footer styles
      2m 19s
    7. Background images vs. image tags
      1m 52s
    8. Image option one: Using background images
      5m 15s
    9. Image option two: Adding image tags
      6m 44s
    10. Adding CSS page breaks
      3m 12s
  15. 57s
    1. Where to go from here
      57s

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CSS Tutorials | Creating a Responsive Web Design
2h 20m Beginner Oct 04, 2012 Updated Feb 18, 2015

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Discover how to make your website more readable and efficient across various screen sizes and devices. Join author Chris Converse as he shares his own specialized techniques for creating a responsive site. The course takes the site from start-to-finish, from comping your ideas in Photoshop, to setting up the HTML page and containers, to styling established elements for small, medium, and large screens. In particular, Chris shows how to load images with CSS, reposition the nav bar for better viewing on mobile devices, and how to make the download time faster for small screens by providing multiple versions of your banner graphic and other images. Plus, learn how to replace graphics with high-resolution versions for Retina displays using CSS media queries.

This course was created and produced by Chris Converse. lynda.com is honored to host this training in our library.

Topics include:
  • Understanding your software needs
  • Planning your layout
  • Adding containers, content, and links
  • Creating and slicing multiple-sized banner images in Photoshop
  • Linking to CSS files with media queries
  • Setting the viewport scale
  • Styling headings, body text, and footers
  • Styling and repositioning navigation links
  • Swapping high-resolution graphics for Retina displays
Subjects:
Design Web
Software:
CSS
Author:
Chris Converse

Adding CSS rules with inline media queries

Now we have all of the CSS rules in place for our large screen, in addition to all of the type styles, so if we come up here into our browser and start collapsing this down, we'll start seeing some of those CSS rules take effect. First is, as I close this down, you'll notice that the banner, having the background graphic aligned to the right, actually collapses down from the left-hand side. Even if I come over to the right-hand side of the browser and collapse this down, it always starts trimming from the left-hand side. You'll also notice that the promos down at the bottom are taking one-third of their individual space, because they're set to 33%, so you can see those condense down as well.

But there is one additional rule I want to add to our footer. So you'll notice if I come down here and collapse the browser down, when the edge of the browser gets to the edge of the page container, notice that the copyright actually touches the edge of the browser. So what I want to do here is I want to create an inline CSS property so that we can still be on the large screen, but I want to have that footer just move away a little bit so it doesn't actually touch the edge of the browser. So to do this let's come back to our text editor. Let's come over to screen_layout_large.

After our nav a, let's hit a return, and we're going to create a rule for the footer inside of an inline media query. So we're going to start by typing an @media screen and (max-width: 990px). Then outside of the parentheses we're going to put our brackets. Let's hit a return.

Inside here we're going to put our rule for footer. So footer space, put in our brackets. We're going to put padding-left. We're going to set that to 20 pixels and then hit Save. So what this does is instead of bringing in a separate CSS file, we just have this footer rule inside of this media query. So this single rule will be enabled when our browser is under 990 pixels. So I'll choose File > Save. Let's come back out to our browser. Let's hit Reload. And if I come down here and collapse the browser down, as soon as we get with the 990 pixels, notice that the padding-left takes effect on the footer and the copyright symbol moves away from the left-hand side of the browser.

Now, with all of our large CSS rules in place, this is how the design will look for older browsers as well. So if we collapse this down, all of the properties will condense down, and we'll see exactly the same user experience in browsers that don't support media queries. So now what we're going to do for the remainder of the course is target small- and medium- screen-size rules and rearrange the layout based on the size of the user's screen.

Find answers to the most frequently asked questions about Creating a Responsive Web Design .


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Q: This course was updated on 12/12/2013. What changed
A: There is a brand new chapter, "Supporting High-Definition (Retina) Displays," and new exercise files containing higher resolution graphics.
Q: This course was updated on 02/18/2015. What changed?
A: In this update the author covers adding CSS rules to optimize your webpage for printing, in a new chapter called "Creating Markup and Styles for Print."
 
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