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Styling images


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Creating an Online Resume: Hands-On Training

with Laurie Burruss

Video: Styling images

Before we go on and create the clear float, I want to make sure that these images don't move around and that they stay put and that the browser style sheets don't override anything we are doing with these images. So, I'm going to create a couple styles for both the Image tag and I'm also going to create two classes, Image Top and Image Bottom. So let's start out by doing that. Over in the CSS Style panel, click on New CSS Style. And this is going to be a tag and it's the Image tag. Now, if you were using more than one image in this online resume you might want to do this by using an ID for your image, because you wouldn't maybe want this style to be applied to all the images inside this webpage, but since I only have one kind of image, I'm going to apply this to my image style.
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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

Styling images

Before we go on and create the clear float, I want to make sure that these images don't move around and that they stay put and that the browser style sheets don't override anything we are doing with these images. So, I'm going to create a couple styles for both the Image tag and I'm also going to create two classes, Image Top and Image Bottom. So let's start out by doing that. Over in the CSS Style panel, click on New CSS Style. And this is going to be a tag and it's the Image tag. Now, if you were using more than one image in this online resume you might want to do this by using an ID for your image, because you wouldn't maybe want this style to be applied to all the images inside this webpage, but since I only have one kind of image, I'm going to apply this to my image style.

In the Box category, I'm going to make the Margin and Padding 0. That's zeroing it out again. And in the Width I want to make it 780 and the Box Height 20. I don't want it to be able to move around at all. Again, you may be asking where am I getting these numbers? The graphic itself is 780 pixels wide and it's 20 pixels tall. The width was determined by the width of the wrapper. If I click Apply, you really won't see any changes inside of Dreamweaver. But I'm doing this mostly to control what the browser style sheets might do.

Then I'm going to create two classes. So, I'll go back to the CSS Style panel, click on New CSS Rule and this first class is going to be for the Image Top. I'm going to type imgTOP. And because I have set class, watch as I click OK. That will appear with the period, and remember the period means that this is a class. Again, I'll select the Box category, and I want the webpage now to move away from the top of the viewport of the browser.

So in Margin, I'm going to put 25 pixels and click Apply. Nothing happens. Why does nothing happen? Because this is a class and we have not applied the class to this image yet. We are just going to create both classes first and then I'll apply those classes to those images. Let's create the second class. Come over to the CSS Styles panel. Click on New CSS Rule. Again, we're going to create a class and this one is going to be called image img, bottom Bot. I like to keep my names very short, very meaningful, because misspelling can be the rue of a web designer.

Choose the Box category in the CSS Rule Definition dialog box. I want to work on the margin for the imgBot. I'm going to deselect Same for All. I want the Top to be 0, Right and Left should be 0, but the Bottom I want it to be 50 to move it away from the bottom of the viewport window of the browser. And then for Padding I'm going to choose Same for All. Again, if I click Apply you'll see no update because I haven't applied the class to any tags yet, so I'll click OK. So, if I come up to the top, and select the image and I go down to my Properties Inspector, over here in the class box in the drop-down menu, I'll see image top and that moves the page down 25 pixels.

Let me scroll down to the bottom and click on the image at the bottom and again choose Class > imgBot and that moves us away from the bottom. Let's go ahead and do a File > Save All and make sure that moving the page away from the top and bottom of the viewport works in Firefox. Yeah. That looks good. Again, we're looking for space, breathing room, vertical spacing. Giving an overall look and feel, so that it feels uncrowded by using negative and positive space, but not too spacey, looking like we don't know what we were doing.

So, we still have this mistake down here where the flow isn't working right and we're going to create a clear float to solve that problem. I'm going to close out of Firefox and get ready to work on my clear float.

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