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Inserting tags for unordered lists


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Creating an Online Resume: Hands-On Training

with Laurie Burruss

Video: Inserting tags for unordered lists

Lists are the next items we'll format and we'll use the Unordered List or the ul tag or what some people call bulleted lists to do that. There are a couple of places where we might want an unordered list. Now keep in mind once we start using styles, they may not look the way we think an unordered list looks, but there are reasons to use an unordered list. One is it's a tag that has a parent tag and a child tag and you can style the outside tag as well as the inside tag. We'll get into that more later.
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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

Inserting tags for unordered lists

Lists are the next items we'll format and we'll use the Unordered List or the ul tag or what some people call bulleted lists to do that. There are a couple of places where we might want an unordered list. Now keep in mind once we start using styles, they may not look the way we think an unordered list looks, but there are reasons to use an unordered list. One is it's a tag that has a parent tag and a child tag and you can style the outside tag as well as the inside tag. We'll get into that more later.

But another reason is it groups things together and emphasizes them again. So we have some lists in this resume that could use some of that styling or formatting. The first one is going to be the Academic Experience. I'm going to select those two lines and then I'll come down to the Properties Inspector and select the Bulleted List or the Unordered List. I'm going to switch to Split View, so you can see what that looks like with the HTML formatting. Notice that, just as I explained, there is a parent tag, the ul tag, which stands for Unordered List and there is an inside tag or the li tag for list item.

You can have as many list items as you want inside an unordered list and that makes it a great tag. You can style each line the way you want and then you can give the overall list a style as well. So scrolling down, there's a couple of other places where I might want to use an unordered list and it looks like in the Publications, that would be an appropriate place to use an unordered list, to group these tighter together and cluster them so they look as though they're part of the same group, but have separate meanings on each line.

So I'm going to select the Publication area and I'm doing it in Split View this time, so you can watch the update happen automatically in the code side. I'll click in the Properties Inspector on the Unordered List button, and again, right off the bat, Dreamweaver updates that code, replaces the p tag with the Unordered List tag. Remember, the Unordered List tag must go around all of the line text. Another thing you should be noting is that you have to have an opening and closing tag for everything that you do in HTML documents.

I'm going to scroll down and look a little further and see if there are any other place where I'd like to use an unordered list, check out the rest of my document and it looks good. At this point, we'd be ready to save. So now I'm ready to preview this website in the browser and make sure that these look very similar to what we do in Dreamweaver. We can never trust that Dreamweaver is emulating exactly what the browser experience is like. So I'm going to save or Command+S if you're on the Mac, come over here to the button for previewing in browser and choose Firefox.

As you can see that formatting is now showing up and it looks very similar to what we have inside of Dreamweaver. With each iteration of Dreamweaver, Dreamweaver has done a better and more accurate job of emulating what it looks like inside the browser. You should also be testing in multiple browsers. I'm going to close the Firefox window, come back into Preview in Browser and check it what it looks like in IE Explorer. If you're doing web design, you'll be looking at things in many, many browsers on both platforms, because your target audience may be using all kinds of operating systems, all kinds of monitors, and all kinds of browsers.

You have no control over what your user decides to use at the other end, looks good. So there are a couple of other kinds of lists that we can use and we'll explore those as we continue to format our HTML web resume.

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