Join James Williamson for an in-depth discussion in this video Controlling shorthand notation, part of Managing CSS in Dreamweaver.
One of the most efficient practices in CSS is the use of shorthand notation…for certain properties.…Rather than writing four separate properties for top, right, bottom, and left…margin, for example, you can write a single margin property and cut down the…code required throughout your CSS, considerably.…If you hand-code, you're likely to handle the creation of shorthand notation yourself;…however, if you use Dreamweaver's Visual CSS tools, you can control how…Dreamweaver handles shorthand notation by setting some quick CSS preferences.…
And you can see that we have a rule on our style sheet, a list item selector.…It's written incredibly and efficiently, as you can see as I scroll through this.…So, we have padding all the way around.…We have margin all the way around, and we have font-family and font-size, and we…have a lot of borders going on here.…We have borders top, right, bottom, and left, background color, image, position, repeat.…Okay, so anybody that would create code by hand understands that this is…
- Building a CSS-friendly workspace in Dreamweaver
- Creating style sheets visually
- Hand-coding styles
- Working with code hinting
- Organizing style sheets with color coding and sections
- Writing global classes
- Eliminating style conflicts
- Deploying styles
- Dealing with browser compatibility issues
Skill Level Intermediate
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1. Using Dreamweaver's Tools and Panels
2. Organizing Style Sheets
3. Reusing Styles
4. Deploying Styles
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