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What you should know before watching this course

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Aside from your content, your site's navigation is probably the most important component of any site you'll build, so it's only natural that you're going to want to focus on learning navigation early in the process of learning web design. However, before we begin, I think it's important to discuss what you should know before going through these exercises. As I assume a certain level of knowledge of certain terms and concepts. First, make sure that you have a basic working knowledge of HTML. Although I do discuss properly structuring navigation, this course focuses on CSS, not HTML.

What you should know before watching this course

Aside from your content, your site's navigation is probably the most important component of any site you'll build, so it's only natural that you're going to want to focus on learning navigation early in the process of learning web design. However, before we begin, I think it's important to discuss what you should know before going through these exercises. As I assume a certain level of knowledge of certain terms and concepts. First, make sure that you have a basic working knowledge of HTML. Although I do discuss properly structuring navigation, this course focuses on CSS, not HTML.

So if you're brand new to web design, you will want to check out some of the introductory HTML courses that lynda.com has to offer first. I'll also go right into authoring the CSS, so a basic working knowledge of CSS, its syntax, and basic properties are recommended prior to watching this course. If you haven't worked with CSS before, I recommend starting with my CSS Fundamentals, CSS Core Concepts, and CSS Page Layout courses before tackling this one. Those courses are designed specifically for new web designers and many of the techniques and terminology that are used in this course are covered there.

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CSS: Styling Navigation

53 video lessons · 16384 viewers

James Williamson
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  1. 3m 8s
    1. Welcome
      42s
    2. What you should know before watching this course
      1m 12s
    3. Using the exercise files
      1m 14s
  2. 35m 25s
    1. Organizing menus with lists
      4m 26s
    2. Ensuring accessibility
      9m 3s
    3. Using the nav element
      7m 30s
    4. Creating block-level links
      3m 8s
    5. Lab: Structuring navigation
      4m 11s
    6. Solution: Structuring navigation
      7m 7s
  3. 48m 42s
    1. Exploring link style considerations
      9m 2s
    2. Using global link styles
      9m 56s
    3. Styling link states
      10m 57s
    4. Indicating external links
      10m 4s
    5. Styling image links
      8m 43s
  4. 52m 5s
    1. Stripping default list styling
      4m 34s
    2. Defining link dimensions
      6m 0s
    3. Setting link styling
      3m 36s
    4. Aligning links vertically
      4m 11s
    5. Controlling link spacing
      2m 30s
    6. Styling menus with borders
      2m 32s
    7. Creating rollovers
      4m 45s
    8. Restricting link styling
      3m 31s
    9. Lab: Creating a vertical menu
      11m 44s
    10. Solution: Creating a vertical menu
      8m 42s
  5. 54m 58s
    1. Stripping list styling
      3m 35s
    2. Displaying links horizontally
      6m 14s
    3. Clearing floats
      6m 12s
    4. Controlling link sizing and spacing
      3m 11s
    5. Styling links
      7m 16s
    6. Creating rollovers
      5m 52s
    7. Indicating current pages
      4m 43s
    8. Controlling cursor states
      2m 46s
    9. Lab: Creating horizontal menus
      6m 45s
    10. Solution: Creating horizontal menus
      8m 24s
  6. 55m 35s
    1. Overview of dropdown menus
      1m 17s
    2. Structuring submenus
      5m 56s
    3. Styling submenus
      6m 4s
    4. Creating submenu rollovers
      3m 28s
    5. Positioning submenus
      5m 43s
    6. Controlling submenu display
      5m 5s
    7. Creating persistent hover states
      5m 53s
    8. Animating menus with CSS transitions
      6m 29s
    9. Lab: Dropdown menus
      6m 51s
    10. Solution: Dropdown menus
      8m 49s
  7. 58m 7s
    1. Creating CSS-only buttons
      8m 39s
    2. Creating special effects for buttons
      4m 2s
    3. Enhancing buttons with gradients
      7m 40s
    4. Overview of CSS sprites
      3m 30s
    5. Using CSS sprites for icons
      14m 30s
    6. Styling block-level links
      8m 38s
    7. Lab: Enhancing navigation with CSS
      5m 26s
    8. Solution: Enhancing navigation with CSS
      5m 42s
  8. 6m 29s
    1. Additional resources
      6m 29s

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