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CSS for Developers

with Bill Weinman

Video: CSS for Developers: Welcome

Gives a working knowledge of CSS to web developers and coders who already have a firm grasp of XHTML/HTML and want to take their web sites to the next level.
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  1. 8m 30s
    1. Welcome
      1m 18s
    2. Using the exercise files
      1m 50s
    3. What is CSS
      3m 2s
    4. What do you need?
      2m 20s
  2. 17m 15s
    1. Exploring a simple document
      4m 35s
    2. Using an external style sheet
      4m 18s
    3. Creating your base styles
      4m 49s
    4. Examining a completely styled page
      3m 33s
  3. 8m 21s
    1. Understanding the three levels of CSS
      2m 8s
    2. Exploring the limitations of CSS
      3m 39s
    3. Browser support
      2m 34s
  4. 22m 21s
    1. Examining the three ways to apply style
      3m 47s
    2. Using the style attribute
      1m 56s
    3. Using the style tag
      5m 48s
    4. Using an external style sheet
      4m 59s
    5. Using the div tag to style block-level code
      2m 44s
    6. Using the span tag to style inline-level code
      3m 7s
  5. 49m 34s
    1. Understanding the parts of a style
      1m 22s
    2. Using comments and white space
      4m 1s
    3. Formatting statements
      4m 34s
    4. Selecting code with class selectors and ID selectors
      8m 30s
    5. Selecting behaviors with pseudo-selectors
      4m 54s
    6. Using descendant and attribute selectors
      5m 41s
    7. Understanding units and values
      3m 56s
    8. Understanding the content box model
      9m 29s
    9. Using the content box model with Internet Explorer
      7m 7s
  6. 19m 33s
    1. Choosing fonts
      8m 54s
    2. Changing text size
      4m 9s
    3. Modifying font attributes
      6m 30s
  7. 4m 57s
    1. Creating and formatting image borders
      3m 11s
    2. Wrapping text around images
      1m 46s
  8. 9m 57s
    1. Using color properties and values
      4m 36s
    2. Using background color and images
      5m 21s
  9. 15m 51s
    1. Using the border property
      5m 32s
    2. Modifying border styles
      4m 22s
    3. Using CSS level 3 border extensions
      5m 57s
  10. 23m 3s
    1. Formatting links using pseudo-selectors
      5m 39s
    2. Using text decoration to show links
      6m 35s
    3. Formatting links with sprites and unordered lists
      10m 49s
  11. 18m 37s
    1. Positioning content using absolute positioning
      6m 26s
    2. Understanding the position: Relative property
      1m 56s
    3. Positioning content using the float property
      4m 52s
    4. Using fixed positioning
      2m 28s
    5. Layering content by adjusting the z-index
      2m 55s
  12. 30m 20s
    1. Touring the finished site
      1m 35s
    2. Creating the contact button
      7m 15s
    3. Creating the menu buttons
      9m 27s
    4. Creating the column layout
      8m 47s
    5. Exploring a more complex example of sprites
      3m 16s
  13. 13m 4s
    1. Printing with CSS
      3m 16s
    2. Supporting separate style sheets for different browsers
      5m 20s
    3. Best practices
      4m 28s
  14. 36s
    1. Goodbye

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CSS for Developers is designed to give a working knowledge of CSS to web developers and coders who already have a firm grasp of XHTML/HTML and want to harness the power of style sheets to take their web sites to the next level. Instructor Bill Weinman reviews CSS fundamentals, including the benefits and limitations of the language, and then dives straight into creating styles. This course covers how to format text, images, and backgrounds; how to position elements on the page; and how to apply styles, both inline and via an external style sheet. CSS best practices and browser support issues are also addressed. Exercise files accompany the course.

Topics include:
  • Adding borders and backgrounds
  • Choosing fonts
  • Changing the color of elements
  • Working with sprites
  • Positioning with CSS
  • Creating a menu bar
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(Music playing) Hi! I am Bill Weinman and I would like to welcome you to CSS for Developers. In this course, I'll show what CSS is, how it works, and how to use it to create websites that work how you intend them to on a wide variety of platforms. I'll start by giving you an overview of CSS, so you can get started right away. The CSS Quick Start is designed to get you up and running quickly and with as little detail as necessary. I'll walk you through the levels of CSS, its major features and browser support, followed by a thorough explanation of the different ways to integrate CSS into your new and existing web pages.

Then we'll look at the details of CSS, the individual properties that support formatting, text, images and layout, along with the box model, positioning and even printing. Finally, I'll walk you through the process of creating a full website using CSS, a working case study with discussions of how and why to use each of these features in the real world. I've been a web developer since the early 90s and I have been following developments in CSS since its inception. I'm glad to be able to share the knowledge and experience I've gained, so that you can build better websites today.

Now, let's get started with CSS for Developers.

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Q: I want to use one style sheet for a header and a menu item, one for the body, and another for the footer. Can I use a Main.css document and import header.css, body.css, and footer.css?
A: The most common way to use multiple style sheets is to use multiple <link> tags in the HTML file. If you prefer to have one <link> tag you may use CSS @import rules to import style sheets. - Keep in mind that @ rules must come before any CSS statements in your style sheet. It may be a good idea to have a .css file dedicated to @import rules only. Be aware of CSS cascading rules. Whether you are using <link> or @import, styles defined later will override earlier styles..
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