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Creating a custom ID style


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Creating an Online Resume: Hands-On Training

with Laurie Burruss

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If I scroll down to the bottom of the online resume, you can see that I've added a date. It's good to add a date to your online resume, so that the employer knows that it's current and up-to-date. You don't want to have an old online resume. But it should be styled a little bit differently than the rest of the body and the rest of the resume, so I can do that. Since it only occurs once in the entire page, I can use something called an advanced selector. I'll use an ID and attach it to the p tag. Let's go up for a moment to Split view, and if I select September 2009, you'll see over in Code view that it's simply in a p tag right now.
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  1. 9m 10s
    1. Welcome
      50s
    2. Using the exercise files
      4m 57s
    3. Creating a custom font list
      3m 23s
  2. 23m 7s
    1. Overview
      1m 52s
    2. Distributing your resume
      3m 29s
    3. Resume formats
      6m 43s
    4. Comparing good and bad resumes
      11m 3s
  3. 38m 0s
    1. Striving for fluidity, not rigidity
      5m 12s
    2. Font types, web-safe fonts, and font measurements
      10m 44s
    3. Principles of typography
      10m 35s
    4. Online resources and applications
      11m 29s
  4. 1h 26m
    1. Setting up the web site folder
      2m 46s
    2. Defining the web site
      3m 43s
    3. Setting up a custom workspace
      5m 26s
    4. Creating a new web page with resume content
      4m 56s
    5. Marking up header tags
      3m 53s
    6. Inserting tags for unordered lists
      3m 43s
    7. Inserting tags for definition lists
      3m 12s
    8. Formatting URLs
      5m 23s
    9. Creating and linking an external style sheet
      5m 9s
    10. Styling the body tag
      15m 31s
    11. Styling the header tags
      8m 6s
    12. Styling the paragraph tags
      4m 3s
    13. Styling an unordered list
      3m 48s
    14. Styling a definition list
      6m 1s
    15. Creating a custom class style
      4m 20s
    16. Creating a custom ID style
      3m 32s
    17. Applying a print-specific CSS layout
      2m 54s
  5. 52m 24s
    1. Creating a new document in Fireworks
      6m 15s
    2. Creating a background tile in Fireworks using Gradient Fill and Texture Fill
      5m 59s
    3. Slicing background tiles in Fireworks
      2m 37s
    4. Optimizing and exporting background tiles in Fireworks
      6m 12s
    5. Creating background tiles using online applications
      6m 5s
    6. Creating a page-like resume
      3m 50s
    7. Deleting unneeded CSS styles for this resume version
      1m 56s
    8. Adding a Wrapper div
      3m 33s
    9. Styling the Wrapper div
      8m 52s
    10. Controlling the vertical spacing
      1m 24s
    11. Zeroing out margins and creating a faux drop shadow
      5m 41s
  6. 1h 9m
    1. Setting up the HTML and CSS documents
      2m 15s
    2. Deleting unneeded CSS styles for the pro version
      1m 12s
    3. Creating the Header div
      3m 37s
    4. Creating the Content div
      2m 25s
    5. Creating the Sidebar div
      2m 20s
    6. Styling the Wrapper and Sidebar divs
      4m 56s
    7. Styling the Content div
      3m 7s
    8. Styling the Header div
      3m 33s
    9. Nesting a div tag inside the Sidebar div and styling the sidebar content
      6m 21s
    10. Inserting images to create rounded page edges
      4m 12s
    11. Styling images
      3m 59s
    12. Clearing floats
      3m 55s
    13. Creating font-size style for the Body tag
      2m 13s
    14. Fine-tuning resume styles
      4m 38s
    15. Adding a border to the Content div
      2m 38s
    16. Linking to a PDF
      4m 58s
    17. Organizing styles in the CSS panel and inserting comments in the style sheet
      4m 42s
    18. Creating and styling a print style sheet
      8m 56s
  7. 1m 33s
    1. Goodbye
      1m 33s

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Creating an Online Resume: Hands-On Training
4h 40m Intermediate Sep 24, 2009

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In Creating an Online Resume: Hands-On Training, interactive design professor and enthusiastic educator Laurie Burruss teaches how to produce an online resume—and create a first web site in the process. Laurie suggests structure and information needed to create a winning resume, and shows how to design the pages with simple typographic principles and effective layouts. She explains how to use Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) and control the design and structure of HTML documents through hands-on development. Exercise files with additional supporting materials accompany the course.

Topics include:
  • Creating a simple text document for use inside Dreamweaver
  • Formatting HTML tags with semantic or meaningful markup such as unordered and definition lists
  • Externally linking a Cascading Style Sheet to a web page
  • Creating and applying unique styles to XHTML documents using HTML tags, compound selectors, custom classes, and IDs
  • Creating tiling background images in Fireworks
  • Using the DIV tag in combination with CSS to create effective layouts that organize content
  • Applying principles of web typography
Subject:
Web
Author:
Laurie Burruss

Creating a custom ID style

If I scroll down to the bottom of the online resume, you can see that I've added a date. It's good to add a date to your online resume, so that the employer knows that it's current and up-to-date. You don't want to have an old online resume. But it should be styled a little bit differently than the rest of the body and the rest of the resume, so I can do that. Since it only occurs once in the entire page, I can use something called an advanced selector. I'll use an ID and attach it to the p tag. Let's go up for a moment to Split view, and if I select September 2009, you'll see over in Code view that it's simply in a p tag right now.

So I want to add something to this that will change it and we're going to do something called an ID. To do this, I'll go over to the CSS Styles panel, click on the New CSS Rule, and this time I'm going to choose Compound, and type in exactly what I want. I want to add something to the p tag and I want to make it an ID. In order to make it an ID you used the hatch mark. Remember the hatch mark is just a shorthand for saying 'by the name of' and then I'm going to give the ID a name, which is date.

So I'm saying, attach a style with an ID name of date to the p tag in this instance. Then I'll click OK. What I want to do is make the font italic. That will differentiate it from the rest of the online resume, which is all done in a normal style. Again, if I try to click Apply, I haven't applied this ID style or advanced selector to any item yet, so it's not going to show up, and then I'm going to go to Block and choose Text-align, and choose right, because I want it to shift to the right, and then I'll click OK.

Now there's two places where I can actually add an ID. I can actually select it in Design view like this and click on the ID drop-down menu in the Property Inspector and you'll see the date shows up there. That's the easy way. But sometimes you want to go right into the code and it's not that hard to do it. So don't be afraid to try this. If I click my I-beam into the

tag, hit Space and start to type the word or letters id. Notice that code hints pop-up and try to help me.

Dreamweaver understands I'm trying to type an attribute with an ID name. As soon as I see id highlighted in blue, I can click on my Enter key and Dreamweaver will end the code phrase for me. It attaches the equal sign and the double quotation marks. At this point, Dreamweaver lists all the IDs that I created so far. I've only created one ID in my style sheet, which is date, so I can select date. And again, as soon as it turns blue, I can hit the Enter key.

If I click on the Refresh button in the CSS Styles panel, it automatically updates it right over here and you can see that now the word September 2009 is in italic and it is text-aligned to the right. I'm going to go back to Design view, do a File > Save All, check this one more time in my browser and make sure this is what I want. So now I've essentially finished my online resume. It looks good in every way. I've added the date and I have differentiated the date from the rest of the online resume.

It's ready to go. I could send it up to a server right now and people would be able to access my online resume.

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