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Video: Embedded style sheets

In this video, what we're going to do is we're going to take this completely unstyled document and we're going to style it by means of an embedded style sheet. So what that means is, there is actually a style sheet that's embedded into the document. So if we take a look here, we can see that we have already in the document a style element. That would be style with the attribute type equals text/CSS. That is necessary to have for a style element. You need to have a type attribute and the type attribute value for a CSS style sheet needs to be text/CSS. So inside this element, we can put a style sheet, as short or as long as we care to. So what we're going to do with this particular embedded style sheet is we're going to go the file base.css, select the entire thing, I use Cmd+A, Ctrl+A that you use for select all, copy it, then close base.css and paste the entire style sheet into the style element.
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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

Embedded style sheets

In this video, what we're going to do is we're going to take this completely unstyled document and we're going to style it by means of an embedded style sheet. So what that means is, there is actually a style sheet that's embedded into the document. So if we take a look here, we can see that we have already in the document a style element. That would be style with the attribute type equals text/CSS. That is necessary to have for a style element. You need to have a type attribute and the type attribute value for a CSS style sheet needs to be text/CSS. So inside this element, we can put a style sheet, as short or as long as we care to. So what we're going to do with this particular embedded style sheet is we're going to go the file base.css, select the entire thing, I use Cmd+A, Ctrl+A that you use for select all, copy it, then close base.css and paste the entire style sheet into the style element.

So you can see that that's actually, now is inside the style element and if we scroll up quite a bit because it's a relatively sizeable style sheet, we find the beginning of the style element and then if we go back over to Firefox, and we hit Reload, there it is, this style sheet is applied to the document and makes it look all pretty just like we wanted to. So this is an embedded style sheet again because it is embedded into the document. This is not necessarily the best way to do this though.

What we have is, we have an entire style sheet that we stuck into this document and made this document quite a bit longer than it used to be. So, you know this is one way to include a little bit of, you know, small style sheet or if you had a template driven site, you could include the style sheet in every single page if you really fell like it, but that's not really very efficient. It would be better if you could have the style sheets in a different file and then just refer to it from your XHTML document, and that's what we're going to do in the next exercise.

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