Join James Williamson for an in-depth discussion in this video CSS Resets, part of CSS Fundamentals.
- [Voiceover] One of the terms…that you'll probably come across…from time to time, as you become…more familiar with CSS is the term CSS Reset.…A CSS Reset is simply the term used to describe…a collection of styles that designers use…to deal with the browsers default style sheets.…As we discussed a little earlier,…all browsers have a default style sheet…that will be applied to the page,…if they're not overwritten by the author's styles.…Using a CSS Reset, a designer can essentially…nullify those styles, and start from scratch…without having to worry about what effect…the browser's default styles might have…on their own designs.…
For the most part, there are a couple…of basic properties that most CSS Resets…establish a baseline for.…Those are margins, padding, borders,…font-size, and line-height.…Now, I said for the most part,…because there are many different…variations of CSS Resets out there,…and some of them are considerably…more complex than others.…To use a reset, you simply add your baseline…styles to the top of your main style sheet.…
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
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1. CSS Basics
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4. CSS Resources
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