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Defining masthead and navbar colors


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CSS Web Site Design

with Eric Meyer

Video: Defining masthead and navbar colors

Building on the state of things from the end of the previous video. We are going to add more styles to this particular stage of the Javaco. Here, I have ex1002.CSS opened up and we're going to start dragging in the first fragment for the second exercise. This is where we're going to start the masthead styles. What we have here is we're saying for the masthead give it a bottom margin and a little bit of top padding . The reason for that is to contain any margins of elements that might be inside of it, otherwise they would stick out of the top and do strange things and then set a background color. That's pretty straight forward and if we save that, I'm going to the web browser and reload and there were some minor changes there.
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  1. 14m 34s
    1. Welcome
      28s
    2. What is CSS?
      5m 34s
    3. Design tour
      2m 38s
    4. Using the exercise files
      1m 20s
    5. Installing the Web Developer toolbar
      4m 34s
  2. 25m 56s
    1. XHTML essentials
      3m 55s
    2. CSS essentials
      5m 17s
    3. Embedded style sheets
      2m 20s
    4. Linking a style sheet
      2m 19s
    5. Linking to multiple style sheets
      2m 20s
    6. Using linked and embedded style sheets together
      4m 21s
    7. Using imported style sheets
      5m 24s
  3. 57m 48s
    1. ID selector essentials
      6m 38s
    2. Class selector essentials
      4m 9s
    3. Best practices for classes
      4m 52s
    4. Grouped selection
      4m 2s
    5. Descendant selectors
      6m 44s
    6. The sources of style
      6m 38s
    7. Specificity
      8m 21s
    8. Making things important
      4m 32s
    9. Inheritance essentials
      5m 12s
    10. Making things really unstyled
      4m 2s
    11. User style sheets
      2m 38s
  4. 39m 3s
    1. Box model essentials
      7m 35s
    2. Simple floating
      5m 3s
    3. Using float for layout
      5m 5s
    4. Fixing column drop
      5m 35s
    5. Clearing essentials
      4m 20s
    6. Float containment
      6m 35s
    7. Creating a navbar from a list
      4m 50s
  5. 38m 3s
    1. Coloring text
      4m 13s
    2. Defining color in CSS
      8m 12s
    3. Coloring backgrounds
      6m 35s
    4. Applying background images
      4m 19s
    5. Manipulating the direction of background images
      2m 52s
    6. Positioning backgrounds
      7m 23s
    7. Background shorthand
      4m 29s
  6. 58m 28s
    1. Altering line height
      7m 32s
    2. Font style and weight
      5m 45s
    3. Sizing fonts
      9m 59s
    4. Using font families
      10m 38s
    5. Font shorthand
      6m 5s
    6. Justifying text
      4m 56s
    7. Vertically aligning text
      4m 22s
    8. Transforming text
      3m 49s
    9. Text decoration
      5m 22s
  7. 44m 40s
    1. Margin essentials
      14m 21s
    2. Adding borders
      6m 52s
    3. Padding
      9m 17s
    4. Using negative margins
      7m 19s
    5. Margin collapsing
      6m 51s
  8. 20m 38s
    1. Styling tables and captions
      5m 23s
    2. Styling table cells
      6m 30s
    3. Styling a column with classes
      4m 51s
    4. Styling links inside table cells
      3m 54s
  9. 30m 40s
    1. Styling for specific mediums
      4m 3s
    2. Creating a print style sheet
      6m 35s
    3. Hiding layout for print
      4m 11s
    4. Styling for print
      6m 34s
    5. Complex styling for print
      4m 37s
    6. Creating a footer
      4m 40s
  10. 37m 23s
    1. Getting started
      1m 11s
    2. Setting global styles
      4m 4s
    3. Defining masthead and navbar colors
      3m 27s
    4. Layout of the navlink bar
      3m 38s
    5. Using columns
      4m 49s
    6. Setting content styles
      1m 53s
    7. Creating the sidebar boxes
      5m 42s
    8. Creating the sidebar form
      3m 23s
    9. Completing the sidebar
      3m 29s
    10. Making a table
      3m 12s
    11. Creating a footer
      2m 35s
  11. 1m 28s
    1. Goodbye
      1m 28s

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CSS Web Site Design
6h 8m Intermediate Sep 12, 2006

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CSS gives Web designers control over the appearance of their web sites by separating the visual presentation from the content. It lets them easily make minor changes to a site or perform a complete overhaul of the design. In CSS Web Site Design, instructor and leading industry expert Eric Meyer reviews the essentials of CSS, including selectors, the cascade, and inheritance. The training also covers how to build effective navigation, how to lay out pages, and how to work with typography, colors, backgrounds, and white space. Using a project-based approach, Eric walks through the process of creating a Web page, while teaching the essentials of CSS along the way. By the end of the training, viewers will have the tools to master professional site design. Exercise files accompany the training videos.

Subjects:
Web Web Design
Software:
CSS
Author:
Eric Meyer

Defining masthead and navbar colors

Building on the state of things from the end of the previous video. We are going to add more styles to this particular stage of the Javaco. Here, I have ex1002.CSS opened up and we're going to start dragging in the first fragment for the second exercise. This is where we're going to start the masthead styles. What we have here is we're saying for the masthead give it a bottom margin and a little bit of top padding . The reason for that is to contain any margins of elements that might be inside of it, otherwise they would stick out of the top and do strange things and then set a background color. That's pretty straight forward and if we save that, I'm going to the web browser and reload and there were some minor changes there.

We'll bring in homelink. Now this is the styling of the a element that links to the homepage of the Javaco site. And that's what surrounds that the Javaco tea image, that's in the masthead. So with this, we actually want the whole masthead basically to be a link back to the home page, or at least a good little trunk of it, so we're going to take this a element and set it to be display blocks, so it's going to start generating a block box as though it were a div. A little bit of margin on the top and the bottom and the sides and some padding, which will, you know, obviously expand the area that's clickable, the padding and the content are all a sort of a clickable area and then we're going to put a background image into this hyperlink, into this a element that has the idea of home link. This is a little white curl that is going to go into the bottom right corner and not be repeated at all. So if we save that and go over to reload the white curl here is actually an image in the background of the hyperlink that surrounds this Javaco tea image and you can see the little white glove of magic, which is staying in place even as we move throughout this entire area. This is all just one great big hyperlink. So, the last thing we're going to do in this exercise is, for the navlinks here, for the navigation links, the navigation links are in an ordered list and ordered lists by default have margin padding that helps indent the list items and so forth. So what we're going to do is we're going to remove the margin and just set the padding so there's just a half an em of padding on the top and bottom, and then 3em of padding on the right and left. That will control the amount that the actual contents of the ordered list are indented from the left, if it ever got long enough in terms of content than the right padding, the 3ems of padding on the right will control where the line with rap. We're not going to run into that problem here, but that's the effect that would have.

This is how we set the background color and the foreground color and the once we save that and go back to Firefox and hit Reload, we get that effect, so at this point we can see that we have the green masthead, and we can see how far that goes and then there's this ordered lists of navigation links. It has purple background, and so, it also has a white foreground. The links of course, because they are links, stay blue, they don't change to white. We're going to affect what color they have and then, underneath that is the today's date, which we're going to, in a later step, pull up so that it sits next to the navigation links, but this is how far we've come.

The next step is to basically create the navigation bar with the dates on the right-hand side of it.

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