Join James Williamson for an in-depth discussion in this video What is the box model?, part of Learning CSS.
- No matter what the topic,…you can always find a handful of core concepts…that are critical to understanding the subject properly.…For CSS, the box model is certainly one of those concepts.…Without understanding the box model,…almost every task related to the physical relationships…of elements would be more difficult.…If, on the other hand,…you have a thorough grasp of the box model,…tasks like page layout become much easier.…So, what is the box model?…Well, the box model is the term used…to describe the rules surrounding the physical properties…of all HTML elements.…
If that makes you go, huh?…Well, think about it this way,…every single element on your web page…is considered to be in a rectangular box.…The properties of this box,…its width, height, padding,…and margin define not only the size of the element,…but also the how it relates to the elements around it.…So, yeah, it's pretty important.…First, let's cover the basics.…The properties that make up the box model.…Now here we have a nice visual representation…
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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