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In this hands-on course, James Williamson demonstrates the concepts that form the foundation of Cascading Style Sheets (CSS), including styling text, adding margins and padding, and controlling how images display. The course also explores the tools needed to work with CSS, the differences between embedded and external styles, how to use selectors to target elements, and what to do when styles conflict.
Well that's it for this title. I want to thank you so much for watching CSS Core Concepts and I hope you had fun exploring the fundamental concepts and syntax of CSS. If you want to dig a little deeper into the syntax, be sure to visit the W3C's CSS Current Work page. Here you will learn about the current status of the various CSS modules and will find links to the specifications themselves. Read through the specifications and become familiar with a proper syntax for authoring CSS. I also want to mention again some of the online tools that I find to be extremely helpful.
Adobe's Kuler site is a great tool for developing color palettes and exploring color definitions. The ultimate CSS Gradient Generator is also another very handy tool. Keeping current with the syntax behind CSS Gradients can be a bit daunting, as it is still being implemented. This tool not only gives you the syntax, but helps you with support for Internet Explorer as well. I also want to mention Font Squirrel again. If you're interested in using web fonts, Font Squirrel is a great resource to get fonts, learn about this technique and actually generate the syntax necessary to display web fonts on your site.
Speaking of web fonts, you might also want to visit Google's online font directory. This is a free service through Google that allows you to display web fonts from their directory right on your page. All you need to do is follow the instructions, copy a few lines of code and start using the fonts. To continue learning CSS, I recommend checking out the other CSS related titles in the lynda.com Online Training Library. We have a variety of CSS courses structured around both Authoring tools and general concepts, and the library continues to grow every single day.
Once again, thanks for watching. I hope you are inspired to be as passionate about learning and using CSS as I am. If you want to learn little bit more about me, you can visit my blog at www.simpleprimate.com, or you can follow me on Twitter where I am a little bit more active and my Twitter handle is @jameswillweb. Thanks very much and I'll see you next time.
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