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Styling the article on large screens

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Now the next element we're going to target is going to be the article, so I'm going to scroll up here a little bit. So after header a.logo, let's add article, beginning and ending bracket. What we're going to do in here is set the padding. We're going to 60 pixels on the top, 20 on the right, 10 on the bottom, and 20 on the left. Let's choose File > Save. This is going to give us some padding around the content inside of the article. Let's come back out to our browser.

Styling the article on large screens

Now the next element we're going to target is going to be the article, so I'm going to scroll up here a little bit. So after header a.logo, let's add article, beginning and ending bracket. What we're going to do in here is set the padding. We're going to 60 pixels on the top, 20 on the right, 10 on the bottom, and 20 on the left. Let's choose File > Save. This is going to give us some padding around the content inside of the article. Let's come back out to our browser.

Let's reload our page. So no we'll see that space, that padding showing up around the article. We also have 60 pixels here at the top, because this is where we're going to position the navigation that's lower in the page, so we need to have a little bit of room between the article and the heading area. I'm going to leave the web browser open but come back to my CSS file. So after article, we're going to create another rule that's going to target the promo_container. So .promo_container, beginning and ending bracket. Here we're going to set padding as well: 0 pixels on the top, 0 on the right, 15 on the bottom, and 20 on the left.

Let's hit a return. promo_container .promo. This is going to target the individual promos inside of the promo container. Put in our brackets. Let's split that open. The first rule we're going to set inside of here is going to be our width. We're going to set that to 33%. Next, we're going to set a float of left. So these two rules combined are going to make sure that each promo is going to take up one-third of the available space, and they're going to allow our content to float to the right-hand side of each one, giving us that three-column effect. The next property for each promo, we're going to set background-position.

We're going to set zero pixels on the X and three pixels on the Y. This is going to position each one of the graphics down a couple of pixels so the top of the image will match the top of the x-height of our copy. And then we'll create one more rule: .promo_container .promo space .content. We're going to target the content divs inside of each one of the promos. What we're going to do inside of here is set padding. We're going to set 0 pixels on the top, 30 pixels on the right, 0 pixels on the bottom, and 70 pixels on the left.

This is going to make sure that the text inside of the content container doesn't get within 70 pixels of the left-hand side, so we can actually see the background-graphic showing without the type overlapping. At this point, let's hit File > Save. Let's come back over to our browser and let's hit reload. Now we'll see each of the individual promos is taking one-third of the available space. They're floating to the left of each other, giving us that column effect. And we can see that the text is now 70 pixels away from the left-hand-most edge of each individual promo, allowing us to see those background graphics.

So now with our article and promo areas styled, next we're going to start working on the styles for the navigation.

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Creating a Responsive Web Design

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  1. 7m 39s
    1. Previewing the final project
      4m 0s
    2. About the exercise files
      1m 15s
    3. Exploring the software you'll need to complete this course
      49s
    4. Beginning your project
      1m 35s
  2. 3m 45s
    1. What to expect with Design view in Dreamweaver
      2m 1s
    2. Accessing code for HTML and CSS in Dreamweaver
      1m 44s
  3. 9m 19s
    1. Planning your layout
      2m 47s
    2. Adding the main HTML containers
      1m 47s
    3. Adding the promo containers
      31s
    4. Adding links and the copyright
      1m 47s
    5. Adding sample content into the HTML containers
      2m 27s
  4. 8m 37s
    1. Creating and slicing multiple-sized banner images
      5m 53s
    2. Exporting content and template artwork
      2m 44s
  5. 7m 27s
    1. Linking CSS files for all screen sizes
      1m 42s
    2. Linking CSS files based on screen size with media queries
      2m 13s
    3. Enabling Internet Explorer 7 and 8 to understand HTML5
      1m 25s
    4. Setting the viewport scale
      2m 7s
  6. 9m 0s
    1. Adding the background pattern and the page container color
      3m 43s
    2. Styling the headings
      2m 17s
    3. Styling the body text and the links
      1m 15s
    4. Styling the footer
      1m 45s
  7. 9m 49s
    1. Understanding compound rules
      2m 58s
    2. Styling the promo links with a CSS sprite
      2m 48s
    3. Styling the promo text
      1m 26s
    4. Adding the promo images with CSS
      2m 37s
  8. 7m 46s
    1. Adding CSS rules for layout
      2m 8s
    2. Styling the header on large screens
      2m 34s
    3. Styling the article on large screens
      3m 4s
  9. 6m 29s
    1. Styling the navigation links
      2m 1s
    2. Styling the navigation for large screens
      1m 16s
    3. Positioning the navigation for large screens
      1m 37s
    4. Clearing the float for the promos
      1m 35s
  10. 2m 47s
    1. Adding CSS rules with inline media queries
      2m 47s
  11. 6m 0s
    1. Styling the header for medium screens
      2m 32s
    2. Styling the navigation for medium screens
      1m 10s
    3. Styling the promos for medium screens
      2m 18s
  12. 12m 7s
    1. Styling the header for small screens
      2m 27s
    2. Styling the navigation for small screens
      1m 12s
    3. Styling the navigation links for small screens
      4m 13s
    4. Styling the promos for small screens
      2m 57s
    5. Styling the footer for small screens
      1m 18s
  13. 13m 12s
    1. Additional exercise files for this chapter
      1m 4s
    2. Creating double-sized graphics for high-definition screens
      4m 45s
    3. Replacing the promo graphics with CSS media queries
      2m 42s
    4. Replacing the logo and banner graphics with CSS media queries
      4m 41s
  14. 57s
    1. Where to go from here
      57s

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