Join James Williamson for an in-depth discussion in this video Backgrounds, part of Learning CSS.
- [Voiceover] It's hard to overstate just how important…the background property is to web design.…This one simple property allows us…to add visual sophistication and style…to even the most basic content.…Take this sample webpage.…Here it is with just the browser's default styles displayed.…Now if I turn on its CSS, you can see…the very dramatic difference:…same content, just worlds apart…in terms of look and feel.…Now of course, there's more going on here…than just the background property,…but all the images, accents, and defined regions…are made possible by using backgrounds.…
The background property and its related syntax…can get fairly complex, certainly too complex…to cover in a five minute movie.…So instead of delving too deep into the syntax itself,…I want to talk a little bit about what…the background property can do…and why it's so important for you…as a designer to focus on learning all you can…about how backgrounds work.…First, let's focus on exactly how the background…of an element is defined.…You'll often hear the background property…
CSS Fundamentals covers the basic concepts, terminology, and techniques you need to read and write CSS. It's for people who want a big-picture overview before taking hands-on courses. Author James Williamson explains how CSS affects text, borders, backgrounds, and images; how CSS works with HTML; and how the W3C's evolving CSS specification impacts designers. He also reviews some of the most popular CSS editors and frameworks and lists online tools and resources for further study.
- What is CSS?
- Basic selector types
- Using CSS with HTML
- How browsers render CSS differently
- Exploring CSS specifications
- Checking browser support
- Working with fonts
- Understanding the box model
- Adjusting margins and padding
- Positioning elements
- Basic CSS layout concepts
- Media types and media queries
- Working with CSS frameworks and CSS grids
Skill Level Beginner
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1. CSS Basics
2. CSS Specifications
3. Common CSS Concepts
4. CSS Resources
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