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Adding the main HTML containers

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Video: Adding the main HTML containers

Now to create our HTML containers, we're going to open up the index.html file in the myWebsite folder up in your chosen text editor. Now inside here, we have just a standard HTML document. We have the declaration here at the top. We have our HTML tag, which contains everything inside of the document. Then we have the heading area and then the body area. So for right now, we're going to focus on inside of the body area. Select this comment here that says "content goes here," delete that, and now let's create the containers for our layout.

Adding the main HTML containers

Now to create our HTML containers, we're going to open up the index.html file in the myWebsite folder up in your chosen text editor. Now inside here, we have just a standard HTML document. We have the declaration here at the top. We have our HTML tag, which contains everything inside of the document. Then we have the heading area and then the body area. So for right now, we're going to focus on inside of the body area. Select this comment here that says "content goes here," delete that, and now let's create the containers for our layout.

We're going to start by creating a div tag. We're going to set a class="page." Let's end that tag and then end the div. Let's split this open. This is going to be the main page container. Now inside here, we're going to create the individual containers to hold the content. We're going to start by creating a header element. This is an HTML5 element. Let's hit a few returns. Let's add an article element. That's another HTML5 element. Let's hit a few returns.

Next, we're going to create a div that's going to be our promo container. So type div. Let's set a class of promo_ container and the tag and the div. A few more returns. Another HTML5 element called nav. Let's end that tag. And then finally, one more element called footer. So right now, the HTML5 elements here are header, article, nav, and footer.

And then here we have the standard div, with the class of promo_container. Now that we have our outermost containers created, next we'll create the individual containers for each promo inside of the promo_container div.

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Creating a Responsive Web Design

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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. 57s
    1. Where to go from here
      57s

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