CSS: Frameworks and Grids

with James Williamson
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CSS: Frameworks and Grids
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Have you wondered if using a CSS framework will speed up your site development? In this course, senior author James Williamson introduces the types of frameworks available—including the most popular choices among working web developers—and provides an honest assessment of the pros and cons to using a framework. He guides you through downloading a framework, setting up a directory structure, and building a framework-based site, such as structuring the HTML and working with forms. A separate chapter explores layout grids, often included with CSS frameworks, which provide a simple system for laying out page content.

Topics include:
  • Understanding boilerplates, grids, and frameworks
  • Choosing a framework
  • Building your own framework
  • Crafting a deployment strategy
  • Modifying files
  • Customizing typography and color
  • Filling in framework gaps
  • Exploring grid-based syntax
  • Nesting grids
  • Using mobile grids
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Hi, I'm James Williamson, Senior Author here at lynda.com, and I want to welcome you to CSS: Frameworks and Grids. In this course, we're going to examine how using frameworks can help speed up site development and create more consistent code. First, we'll explore exactly what CSS-based frameworks are and when it's appropriate to use them. We'll then discuss how to choose a framework that's right for you and take a look at some of more popular frameworks and grids. From there, we'll go hands-on as we examine how to integrate your framework into the process of building sites.

Finally, we'll tackle how using a CSS grid system can control page layout and the pros and cons of using them. CSS frameworks aren't right for everyone or every project; however, in the right circumstances they can dramatically speed up the prototyping and site development process. So if you have ever wondered if CSS frameworks are right for you, grab a beverage, and let's get started.

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