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Exploring CSS Positioning

HTML editors


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Exploring CSS Positioning

with Candyce Mairs

Video: HTML editors

This CSS positioning course does not require any specific software to be installed, other than some form of HTML editor. And both Mac and PC operating systems do come with their own editors. But within the resources area on my website. Under HTML, I have a listing, of a variety of HTML editors, listed right here, that can be used in case you did not have an editor of choice at this point.
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  1. 1m 13s
    1. Welcome
      1m 13s
  2. 33m 20s
    1. Why CSS positioning?
      5m 50s
    2. HTML editors
      3m 18s
    3. Getting set up
      3m 39s
    4. Previewing pages in browsers
      3m 51s
    5. Customizing the HTML editor
      5m 32s
    6. Exploring browser variances
      5m 16s
    7. Browser extensions
      5m 54s
  3. 30m 33s
    1. HTML vs. CSS: Which does what?
      9m 55s
    2. HTML div tags
      4m 57s
    3. CSS properties
      6m 21s
    4. The CSS box model
      9m 20s
  4. 28m 46s
    1. Planning the page layout
      3m 47s
    2. Building the header box
      6m 23s
    3. Positioning with HTML
      3m 36s
    4. Positioning with CSS
      8m 21s
    5. Foreground vs. background content
      6m 39s
  5. 25m 44s
    1. Building the menu box
      5m 7s
    2. Adding the menu links
      4m 58s
    3. Formatting the menu with CSS
      6m 43s
    4. Positioning the menu with CSS
      8m 56s
  6. 21m 42s
    1. Adding the middle column
      6m 29s
    2. Creating a CSS rule for the column
      6m 20s
    3. Adding CSS rules for the column
      8m 53s
  7. 19m 49s
    1. Adding the right column and inserting images
      7m 33s
    2. Completing the right-column content
      4m 18s
    3. Formatting the right column using CSS
      7m 58s
  8. 26m 14s
    1. Understanding the float property
      6m 5s
    2. Applying the floats
      6m 1s
    3. Finishing the floats
      6m 24s
    4. Adding CSS properties to the right column
      7m 44s
  9. 30m 59s
    1. Setting up for background colors
      5m 49s
    2. Adding a footer
      8m 50s
    3. Adding the background colors
      7m 20s
    4. Positioning the footer
      9m 0s
  10. 16m 38s
    1. Comparing the web page to the graphic design
      6m 50s
    2. Adjusting the web page as needed
      4m 25s
    3. Adding the final touches
      5m 23s
  11. 2m 43s
    1. Closing thoughts
      2m 43s

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Exploring CSS Positioning
3h 57m Beginner May 24, 2012

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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.

Topics include:
  • Previewing pages in browsers
  • Customizing the HTML editor
  • HTML vs. CSS: which does what?
  • Building the header area
  • Adding the navigation menu
  • Positioning using a float
  • Adding background colors and images
  • Comparing the web page to the graphic design
Subjects:
Web Web Design video2brain
Software:
CSS
Author:
Candyce Mairs

HTML editors

This CSS positioning course does not require any specific software to be installed, other than some form of HTML editor. And both Mac and PC operating systems do come with their own editors. But within the resources area on my website. Under HTML, I have a listing, of a variety of HTML editors, listed right here, that can be used in case you did not have an editor of choice at this point.

Some of these editors are free. Others do require you purchasing that specific editor. So, let me just give you a brief mention of which are which. BBEdit is a program you can use on the Mac side. It's a bit more of an advanced version of what comes built in to the Mac side, which is TextEdit. So think of BBEdit as a step up from the built-in text editor within the Mac operating system. Bluefish is available for any type of operating system. This is a bit less GUI based, and more coding based. In other words, this HTML editor is an open source one that was built by programmers.

So if you're looking for more of an interface that you can use instead of hand coding, Bluefish has quite a few features, but I don't feel it's as extensive as some of the other editors. Coda is another popular one for the Mac and there's also Sublime Text. Now those are some of the basic HTML editors on the Mac side. And Dreamweaver is also available for the Mac side. Dreamweaver would be the most full featured HTML editor that you can purchase.

On the PC side, Bluefish is available. There is also Sublime Text which is an interesting editor you can take a look at. On the PC side, Notepad is built-in to the operating system. And if you want to expand upon Notepad, Notepad++ is a free version that adds to the capabilities of the basic Notepad editor built-in to Windows. Dreamweaver is also available for the PC, and what I'm going to be using for this course is an editor called CoffeeCup. And this particular link links to the free version of CoffeeCup. There is also a paid version that's a slight upgrade from the free version. So I will be using the HTML editor called CoffeeCup, the free version. So anybody can download and install whatever is necessary, in order to have an HTML editor and run through this course.

Course files are provided, so it's best to have an HTML editor, so you can go through the exercises with me. But that's a brief overview, and some HTML editor suggestions, so that you can walk through this course, right along with me.

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