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In this movie I'm going to demonstrate how to create your own custom font list. You do this inside your CSS style sheet. I've already created an HTML document, and I have attached a CSS style sheet. I put them all in one folder and define the site. In order to create a style for the fonts, I'm going to create it for the body tag. So I'm going to click at the Tag Inspector, then come over to my CSS styles, and create a new rule. This is going to be based on a tag and as you can see this will automatically show up here, and it knows that I've already attached the style sheet called Customfontlist.css. I'll click OK.
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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 font list

In this movie I'm going to demonstrate how to create your own custom font list. You do this inside your CSS style sheet. I've already created an HTML document, and I have attached a CSS style sheet. I put them all in one folder and define the site. In order to create a style for the fonts, I'm going to create it for the body tag. So I'm going to click at the Tag Inspector, then come over to my CSS styles, and create a new rule. This is going to be based on a tag and as you can see this will automatically show up here, and it knows that I've already attached the style sheet called Customfontlist.css. I'll click OK.

The CSS Rule Definition dialog box always opens with Type as the first category. In this case I'm actually making a style for the Type category. I want to define what my font family is going to be. Dreamweaver ships with a number of pre- built very commonly used font families. As you can see, here are some of the ones that ship with Dreamweaver. But I want to make my own custom font list. In order to create your own custom font list, you come down to the bottom of the list, and click on Edit Font List.

This brings up another dialog box. It will show you all of the fonts that you have on your computer. But you want to make sure that you use the fonts that your targeted audience most likely will have on their own machines that they can use inside the browsers that they'll be using. The first font that I want to use is Trebuchet. Select down here and start to type that font name. As I start typing, it automatically starts looking for that in my font list and finds it right there.

So I can go ahead and click on that, and add it to one of my chosen fonts. The second font that I want is Helvetica. I'll go ahead and add that to the list. Notice that it didn't appear in my available font list, but I do know it exists on many, many machines. For my third font I'll type in Geneva, click on the button and add it to my font list. For my fourth font, I'll type in Arial. This one does appear in the list, so I'll click on that, and then add it. And finally for my fifth, Sans-serif, and then add it.

So I've created a font list that will search first on the user's desktop for Trebuchet, next Helvetica, third for Geneva, fourth for Arial, and finally a default Sans-serif. Whatever Sans-serif font that user has, go ahead and display that. Remember, it will look for these font in the order that I request, and Trebuchet is my most weighted or the font I would like the user to have selected on their desktop if they have that font on their computer. I click OK and now I have to select that custom list from the drop-down menu.

As you can see it will appear at the bottom of the font list. All of the Dreamweaver fonts that ship with the package will show up first and then your custom fonts will show up at the bottom. I can go ahead and click Apply to see how that will look at an HTML page and then click OK. So there we have it. I've now created a custom font list. If I double-click on the CSS style sheet, you can see that I've created the rule for that style. If you want you can copy and paste this into any of your CSS styles and then you'll be ready to go and use that style for your own projects.

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