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CSS enables you to control the look and layout of a web page much more precisely than you could with HTML alone, but it can be time-consuming to learn. In this workshop, expert developer Candyce Mairs makes styling a quick and easy process, walking you through the process of adding content to a web page and using CSS to position that content. Candyce explains CSS positioning concepts like the CSS box model, floats, and clears and demonstrates how HTML and CSS work together to create the look of your web page. By speaking the same language as the browser, you can learn to work with the browser to place content accurately and easily.
We are now going to take a look at Browser Extensions. What they are? And a few that I recommend you install within your browsers. S,o I'm right now on the CMairsCreate website in the Resources area, and I'm going to click on Browsers. Now, what I have on this page is a listing of quite a few features that can be installed as add-ons to your browsers. So, this entire listing on the left here is for Firefox, and the one on the right is for Google Chrome.
And each one of this is an additional add-on you can install that adds cool features to your browser. Above and beyond, what the browser would normally do. I'll show you one that I already have installed. And then, we're going to install a couple more. I tend to prefer to work in Firefox as my default browser. However, that does not mean that you need to. I just want to show you some extra features you can install within Firefox itself.
And one of them is this bottom left corner down here is called Colorzilla, and it's this one right here I've already installed it. If I click on it, what it does is give me a cross here, and allow me to put that cross here on any color. And if you look down along this Status Bar here, as I do that, you will see that it will show you the exact color where my cursor is located. Once I get to that area and get over the color I want, I can click on it, and it copies it to the clipboard.
So, if I wanted to match something, let's say this pink bubble here, on my website. I can put it into the browser, click on Colorzilla, and it shows me that particular color. Now, I can go right back into Dreamweaver and paste it because it's already copied to my clipboard. A very handy feature. And to get out of it, I just click it again, so you click to turn it on. As you can see, it's on right now and you click to turn it off. That is Colorzilla.
What I'm going to do is install this one here called the Web Developer toolbar. It's also available for the Chrome browser, Google Chrome. Now, you do need to be in the browser when you go to install the extension. So, I need to make sure that I'm in Firefox when I go to install the Firefox extensions. I'm going to click on the Web Developer toolbar. It will take me out to that specific page where I click Add to Firefox.
So, I'm going to click Add to Firefox, click Install now. And once that's done, I have installed Firebug and Web Developer. So, I'll go ahead and restart Firefox. When Firefox reopens, it will have these features installed. And this is just showing me all the different extensions I have set up. So I can close those up, and what you see right across the top here is the Web Developer toolbar.
So, it gives you all kinds of additional information about your web pages. You can even view the CSS. You can disable things. Quite a few different features available within that toolbar. The Firebug toolbar puts a little bug in the bottom right corner of your browser. If you click that, it opens up the Firebug console down here. And I'll take a look at that later. I just want to get that installed within my browser now. So, I can close up those two tabs, and I'm all set. Now, I like to have a little icon here.
That's a little easier for me to access those particular extensions. So in order to do that, I'm going to right-click just on the right side of Help. Go down to Customize, you can see that toolbar is installed. And if I scroll to the bottom here, each item you install gets a little icon. So, I'm going to click on that little wheel, and drag it up, right up at the top here just to make it easier for me to access those extensions.
So now, I can click on this one to open and close that Web Developer toolbar as needed. I can click on the book to open and close Firebug, a couple of very valuable Firefox extensions. So, feel free to take a look at the different extensions that are available for these two browsers. But that is how you install the Firefox extensions, specifically Firebug and the Web Developer toolbar.
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