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User style sheets

From: CSS Web Site Design

Video: User style sheets

In this movie, we're just going to quickly look at how you would associate a user style sheet with your web browser so that it would be applied to any page you might visit. So here we have a copy of Javaco tea design. This is Safari. Every browser is a little different and actually Firefox makes this, and Mozilla makes this really difficult, but Safari makes it pretty easy and in Windows Internet Explorer you can do it pretty easily too. Here in Safari you call up the preferences and there are these various options, but under advanced there's style sheet, and you can pick other, to be able to browse the hard drive and you go and find a file like ex0311.css, choose that, and you'll notice that the page just changed. That's because the user style sheet has been applied.

User style sheets

In this movie, we're just going to quickly look at how you would associate a user style sheet with your web browser so that it would be applied to any page you might visit. So here we have a copy of Javaco tea design. This is Safari. Every browser is a little different and actually Firefox makes this, and Mozilla makes this really difficult, but Safari makes it pretty easy and in Windows Internet Explorer you can do it pretty easily too. Here in Safari you call up the preferences and there are these various options, but under advanced there's style sheet, and you can pick other, to be able to browse the hard drive and you go and find a file like ex0311.css, choose that, and you'll notice that the page just changed. That's because the user style sheet has been applied.

The contants of that user style sheet, you can actually see right here, what I'm saying is make all elements have a black foreground and white background, except for a elements, which we underlined and have a weight foreground and a black background and I've made all these importants as discussed in an earlier videos because I absolutely want these to apply. These are important to me as the user, I really want them to happen, so they are important to me so I marked them as being important, and here's the situation. This is what the page looks like and if we were to go to a different site and you say whatsoever, we'll pick lynda.com, again, there we go.

All the background images pretty much are switched off and all background color for that matter and links are being presented in the reverse text so anyone can do this just, you know, for a bit of a giggle to wonder around the Internet and see what sites look like with your own user style sheet applied but this again would be important for me or for anyone who is fully colorblind and needs to be able to distinguish links from the rest of the text, or who has some other form of a disability that they, that they need to overcome and if we direct a nonselected then, everything just goes back to normal.

Under Windows, in your preferences, what you need to look for is under General, the general preferences tab, there's an Accessibility button that you can add and in there, there's a place to browse your hard drive for a user style sheet, other then that difference basically, the effects are the same, it's just a difference in how you navigate your way through the preferences in Internet Explorer as opposed to Safari.

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CSS Web Site Design

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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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