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Exploring CSS Positioning

with Candyce Mairs

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Now that I have my project set up within CoffeeCup, the free HTML Editor version of CoffeeCup, what I want to do is set up the browsers. I want to be able to access those very quickly and easily within my web pages, so I'm going to set up the browsers. Whatever HTML editor you were using. You will want to make sure to set up the browsers that you plan to preview in as you create your webpages. So within CoffeeCup itself, there is this Glow area here. And if I click on that, there is a local preview.
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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

Previewing pages in browsers

Now that I have my project set up within CoffeeCup, the free HTML Editor version of CoffeeCup, what I want to do is set up the browsers. I want to be able to access those very quickly and easily within my web pages, so I'm going to set up the browsers. Whatever HTML editor you were using. You will want to make sure to set up the browsers that you plan to preview in as you create your webpages. So within CoffeeCup itself, there is this Glow area here. And if I click on that, there is a local preview.

And you can see, it does allow quite a few different browsers, whatever I want to install on my machine. Things are all grayed out now. And what I need to do is open up a page in order to have access to that. So, if I go over to File > New HTML Page, I can open up a brand new page. You can see this page does have some extra tags on it. So what I'm going to do is create a new page within here, as I just did.

Set this up in a little bit different way, and then preview in the browser. Now, let me set up my additional browsers first. So I'll just leave this one as untitled and unsaved and go up to the tools area. If I move down to Additional Browsers, I'm going to select the first one, and what this does is allow you to select the browser. And I think the easiest way to do that is to go out to my Desktop, and within my Desktop, I have a few of these browsers. So here is Google Chrome, and within this area, I also have Firefox. But let me set up Google Chrome.

All I do is double-click it, and what it does is directly open that particular file within that browser. So, you're looking at Google Chrome. Because this is an untitled document, I don't actually get a file name. I get a temporarily file that CoffeeCup created. Once I work with an actual saved file, it will show the name of the file up in this area. So Google Chrome has been set up, and what I can do is the exact same thing for any other browsers that I wish to. Now, that is how you can setup your browsers.

Now I can click on the Preview area under Local Preview. I can Test it With the Default Browser for this operating system. So if I click on that, it is going to go out to Firefox, because I have that set up as my default browser. So I can always get to Firefox using it as a default browser. I've also now set up Chrome as a separate browser. And I can go ahead and install all of the others in the exact same way. I can just click Additional Browser. Go out to wherever that browser is located and set them up. One last thing.

If you click on this, and look under Local Preview, you can see it does get assigned a shortcut. So I can always go directly from my page into that specific browser using the shortcuts. And every HTML editor you use has its own way to do this same thing. So make sure that you set up all of the default browsers for that specific HTML editor, so you can go back and forth between your pages and the browser easily.

So that is how I set up the browsers within CoffeeCup.

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