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Creating a layout template: sidebar area

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Video: Creating a layout template: sidebar area

Continuing with the building of our example website, we are going to fill in the default content and styles for the right- hand side of the content portion of the page in this lesson. So we have the beginning HTML and CSS files, from the Layout-right folder in the Exercise Files. So we'll go ahead and do the Save As and save these as template.html and beginning.css we'll save that as main.css.

Creating a layout template: sidebar area

Continuing with the building of our example website, we are going to fill in the default content and styles for the right- hand side of the content portion of the page in this lesson. So we have the beginning HTML and CSS files, from the Layout-right folder in the Exercise Files. So we'll go ahead and do the Save As and save these as template.html and beginning.css we'll save that as main.css.

So you are all set up there and we are going to go ahead and set up the contentRight portion of the page. This is actually pretty straightforward here and I put in a div id="sideBar". Like that and go ahead and put in a comment here. And then inside of the div we are going to put, just like we did in the other program, I'm going to put in h3 because we use h3's in the sidebar, Sidebar Here, and sidebar content will go here.

Go ahead and save that. As we load this up in the browser, drag our template file into the browser there, we see our sidebar content on the right-hand side of the page and that's because it's in this table cell here. So we have table row and we have two columns. We have this one and we have that one. So let's go ahead and format it now in the CSS. So this will go after the mainContent section.

Go ahead and put in a comment here. This is the sidebar. We'll start with the contentRight td and again this has a background-color. fff, which is white. This one here has a width of 265 pixels. Then we'll enter the sideBar div. This has same padding trick, this one set to 10 pixels. And then also has a border on the left-hand side.

Go ahead and save this. I'll show you in the browser what this border is all about. You look at our site here, you see this line there and you will notice that it doesn't go to the bottom of the page. It just goes to the bottom of the sidebar and so that's accomplished by having it via border left on the sidebar div. If we reload here, we see there's our border. So continue entering our styles here. There's our style for the paragraphs inside the contentRight context.

So font. font-size is a little bit smaller than it is in the mainContent. A little bit of spacing between the lines. The color is going to be a little bit off white. So I have a little bit of margin in between the paragraphs or after the paragraphs, but the paragraphs themselves will be flush up against this 10 pixel padding. Remember, we use h3 headings for the sidebar. Go ahead and copy the font-family from up here.

Headings are going to be this teal color that was selected by the designers. And we'll go ahead and enter those margins there and there we have it. We'll save and go take a look at it in the browser and there we go. That's our sidebar and that's what our sidebar looks like. It's little bit smaller, it's got the slightly gray color text and this teal color heading and there we have it. That's our formatting and our layout for the sidebar.

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XHTML and HTML Essential Training

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  1. 5m 10s
    1. Welcome
      1m 16s
    2. Using the exercise files
      1m 23s
    3. Choosing a text editor
      2m 31s
  2. 15m 46s
    1. Introducing HTML and XHTML
      2m 53s
    2. Understanding versions of HTML and XHTML
      2m 25s
    3. Exploring a simple XHTML page
      4m 47s
    4. Understanding the structure of an XHTML document
      2m 58s
    5. Understanding document containers
      54s
    6. Creating and using templates
      1m 49s
  3. 42m 4s
    1. Understanding how empty space is formatted in XHTML
      2m 42s
    2. Using paragraph tags
      2m 42s
    3. Aligning paragraphs
      2m 49s
    4. Understanding block-level and inline tags
      1m 24s
    5. Controlling line breaks and spaces
      5m 43s
    6. Formatting text with phrase element tags
      3m 28s
    7. Formatting text with font markup elements
      3m 24s
    8. Adding document structure with headings
      3m 25s
    9. Formatting quotations and quote marks
      2m 19s
    10. Preserving pre-formatted text
      1m 30s
    11. Selecting a typeface
      4m 33s
    12. Selecting a type size
      2m 11s
    13. Using ordered and unordered lists
      5m 54s
  4. 7m 48s
    1. Using inline images
      3m 17s
    2. Flowing text around an image
      2m 4s
    3. Breaking lines around an image
      2m 27s
  5. 22m 34s
    1. Working with hyperlinks
      7m 46s
    2. Using relative URLs
      3m 5s
    3. Specifying a base URL
      2m 4s
    4. Linking within a page using fragments
      4m 28s
    5. Creating image links
      5m 11s
  6. 22m 56s
    1. Introducing tables
      4m 37s
    2. Formatting tables with CSS
      8m 50s
    3. Aligning images with tables
      5m 7s
    4. Reviewing an alternative solution using CSS
      4m 22s
  7. 14m 31s
    1. Introducing frames
      7m 56s
    2. Hiding frame borders
      3m 15s
    3. Creating inline frames using iFrame
      3m 20s
  8. 20m 50s
    1. Introducing forms: part 1
      10m 37s
    2. Introducing forms: part 2
      7m 45s
    3. Using CGI with forms
      2m 28s
  9. 25m 42s
    1. Introducing CSS
      3m 11s
    2. Understanding levels of inheritance
      6m 10s
    3. Learning CSS syntax
      11m 23s
    4. Using units of measure in CSS
      4m 58s
  10. 1h 45m
    1. Comparing table layout and CSS layout
      1m 25s
    2. Exploring the finished web site
      2m 37s
    3. Building a document header
      8m 18s
    4. Placing a banner and a contact button
      8m 13s
    5. Laying out a main menu
      6m 55s
    6. Creating a layout template: main body area
      13m 31s
    7. Creating a layout template: sidebar area
      5m 17s
    8. Creating a layout template: footer content
      4m 46s
    9. Building a main home page: main body content
      11m 24s
    10. Building a main home page: sidebar content
      8m 52s
    11. Creating a page with a menu, graphics, and formatted links
      13m 26s
    12. Creating a page containing an ordered list
      6m 44s
    13. Creating a page containing video
      10m 45s
    14. Touring the finished site
      3m 45s
  11. 53s
    1. Goodbye
      53s

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