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Adding CSS properties for content area

From: Create an Interactive Photo Gallery with jQuery and Dreamweaver

Video: Adding CSS properties for content area

Now that we've completed our markup, let's switch over to Design view. In the CSS Styles panel, let's come over to .page_container and let's edit that rule. We're going to come down to Box properties. We're going to set this to 960. We're going to set 0 for all of the padding. For the margin, we're going to set 20 pixels on the top. We're going to set auto for right and left so this will center in the page and, 0 for the bottom. I can click Apply to see the changes take effect and then click OK.

Adding CSS properties for content area

Now that we've completed our markup, let's switch over to Design view. In the CSS Styles panel, let's come over to .page_container and let's edit that rule. We're going to come down to Box properties. We're going to set this to 960. We're going to set 0 for all of the padding. For the margin, we're going to set 20 pixels on the top. We're going to set auto for right and left so this will center in the page and, 0 for the bottom. I can click Apply to see the changes take effect and then click OK.

Next, we're going to edit .gallery_credit. This is the upper left-hand corner. This where we're going to have our name. Let's go under the Box settings here, and so for credit we're going to set a width of 425. We're going to set Float left. We're going to set 0 for all the padding. Margin, we're going to set 0 on the top, 0 on the right, 10 on the bottom, and 15 on the left. Click Apply. I can see that change take place. Click OK. Let's set the .gallery_type.

Box properties for the type, 500 pixels wide. This will also float left. Padding, take off same for all, and set 4 the top, 0 for the right, bottom, and left. And for the margin, we're going to set 0 on the top, 0 on the right, 10 on the bottom, 0 on the left. Lastly, let's come over to the Block settings for here, and let's set Text-align to right. Click apply. Then we're going to say OK.

Next, let's open .gallery-top. Box properties here, we're going to set a height of 20 pixels. We're going to set 0 for all margin, 0 for all padding. Background settings, let's click Browse. I'm going to come into our myGallery folder, into images, into template, click on page_top, that JPEG. Click Choose. We're going to set no repeat.

We're going to set 0 on the X and Y coordinate. Click Apply. We can see that graphic pop into place. Let's click OK. Let's edit .gallery_content. Box properties in here, what we want to set is the padding. We're going to set 15 on the top, 0 on the right, at least 1 pixel on the bottom-- this way the repeating graphic will actually touch the page bottom div--and 0 on the Left.

Margin, we're going to leave all 0s. We're going to come over to Background. We're going Browse, select page_tile. This is going to be the graphic that's going to repeat vertically. On the repeat, we're going to say repeat on the Y axis, and we'll set a 0, 0 starting position. Click OK. Now let's come into .gallery_bottom. Box properties, set a height of 20, 0 margin, 0 padding. Background, choose Browse, page_bottom, click Choose, no repeat, 0 on the X and Y, click Apply, then say OK.

Let's come in and create a new rule. I am going to create a tag. We want to assign the body tag. Let's click OK. Here we want to set the background. We want to set the background color to black. Choose Apply. Let's come over to our Type settings. Let's just set type default color to white. Let's set our default size to 0.75 ems.

Our Font-family, we'll choose the Arial family set. Click Apply. Now I'll be able to see all the copy, and then let's click OK. Let's choose File > Save All. I am going to hit Option+F12 to preview this in a browser. Hit Reload, just to make sure the style sheets are in place. Let's open and close our window. I see that all of the gallery pieces are now centering inside that page content container. And we have the repeating graphic here opening up so that as we add more content in, this rounded corner box is going to stretch.

At this point, we're ready to start styling the divs that are inside of the main container.

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  1. 7m 51s
    1. Previewing the project across browsers and devices
      5m 32s
    2. About the exercise files
      2m 19s
  2. 9m 49s
    1. Renaming a series of files in Adobe Bridge
      3m 7s
    2. Using GREP for more intricate file renaming
      6m 42s
  3. 29m 5s
    1. Creating and linking HTML and CSS files
      1m 32s
    2. Save For Web & Devices in Photoshop
      7m 2s
    3. Creating empty CSS rules
      3m 55s
    4. Create, nest, and class DIV tags
      6m 0s
    5. Adding CSS properties for main container
      4m 0s
    6. Adding CSS properties for content area
      4m 28s
    7. Adding CSS properties for headings
      2m 8s
  4. 15m 55s
    1. Adding and linking the thumbnail images
      2m 32s
    2. Styling the thumbnail links with CSS
      5m 15s
    3. Downloading and adding jQuery to your project
      2m 42s
    4. Overriding the browser's default link behavior
      5m 26s
  5. 11m 10s
    1. Creating preview images from anchor links
      1m 52s
    2. Changing the preview when clicking thumbnails
      5m 59s
    3. Changing the caption when clicking thumbnails
      3m 19s
  6. 12m 0s
    1. Adding an image preload plug-in for jQuery
      2m 22s
    2. Setting a dissolve transition between previews
      4m 31s
    3. Implementing the preload functionality
      5m 7s
  7. 15m 20s
    1. Adding a lightbox plug-in for jQuery
      2m 2s
    2. Creating a custom function for lightbox properties
      7m 38s
    3. Setting links to activate the lightbox feature
      5m 40s
  8. 3m 40s
    1. Initializing the gallery on page load
      3m 40s
  9. 5m 11s
    1. Adding icons and styles to the zoom and contact links
      5m 11s
  10. 2m 41s
    1. Activating a gallery automatically in IE9 and IE10
      2m 41s
  11. 2m 43s
    1. Some ideas for further enhancements
      2m 43s

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