Join Paul Trani for an in-depth discussion in this video Understanding CSS, part of Creating a First Website in Dreamweaver CC 2014.
…Once you have the fundamentals of HTML down, it really helps to understand CSS,…because CSS is so powerful.…In fact, what is CSS?…It stands for Cascading Style Sheets.…The operative word here is style, because, really,…it's a language that's used to describe the design of the HTML.…So it's going to affect the design and…all of those various visual properties of that HTML content.…So it gives you full control over the design.…
But not only that, those visual properties can be separate from the actual content.…So it really makes it easy to use and…manipulate knowing that your style is separated from your actual content.…For example, you could have this h1 tag.…It doesn't matter where it is.…But separate from that,…you'll have that h1 CSS style with all those various properties.…So I can change my properties.…Whatever those tags are, it will apply those properties to it.…Now, the CSS advantages are, the fact that it can be internal or…external from an HTML page.…
Now, this is great to have this CSS external.…In fact, in a CSS file,…
Author Paul Trani begins with brief introductions to HTML and CSS. Then you'll learn how to create a basic webpage, add text and images, and style the content with CSS. Paul then shows how to add navigation and links between pages, integrate video and social media (such as a Twitter feed), and create a contact form. The course also covers making sure your layout is "flexible" (i.e., that it resizes to fit mobile devices), testing your site, and uploading it to the web.
- Understanding the Internet and websites
- Adding HTML content to a webpage
- Styling content with CSS
- Creating navigation
- Adding more pages
- Creating a flexible layout
- Adding video and animations from Edge Animate
- Linking to other pages and websites
- Creating a contact form
- Creating a responsive site for mobile devices
- Uploading and testing the website