Join James Williamson for an in-depth discussion in this video Browser rendering differences, part of CSS Fundamentals.
- One of the most frequent questions…I get from my students is,…"Why does my design look this way in Browser X…"while looking another way in Browser Y?…"I mean, if the pages are structured the same…"and they're both using the same CSS,…"shouldn't they look the same?"…Well, in a perfect world, they would.…Unfortunately, the world of web browsers…is far from perfect.…The reason browsers render pages differently…has everything to do with something we call…a rendering engine.…Every browser has its own rendering engine…that it uses to parse your code…and determine how it's supposed to display.…
Since most browsers developed independently of each other,…there are multiple rendering engines.…Each one has slightly different parsers,…preferences, and policies to determine…how your content is rendered.…As a designer, it's important to understand…which rendering engines are used…for various browsers and how they differ…when laying out pages and content.…That doesn't mean that you have to memorize…every layout engine there is.…
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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