Join James Williamson for an in-depth discussion in this video Reading CSS specifications, part of Learning CSS.
- [Voiceover] As a web author,…reading through a W3C specification…can be a very tedious task.…If you've ever wondered why that is,…there's actually a really simple explanation for it.…Specifications are written for implementors,…not authors.…In the case of CSS,…it means that specifications describe in detail…how browser manufacturers,…or other user agents should implement the syntax…contained within the spec.…Now often, this will feature detailed parsing information,…error handling and syntax rules.…
You know the very nature of these documents…creates a fundamental disconnect…between a W3C specification and most web authors.…So I want to take a moment…and go through a CSS specification with you,…discuss it's structure, and how it's organized,…examine the areas that authors should be concerned with…and the areas that you can maybe safely ignore…and discuss how to read the syntax…that tells you how to properly format your CSS.…So I want to take you on a tour…of the CSS Fonts Module Level 3 specification…and if you want to follow along with me,…
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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