Join James Williamson for an in-depth discussion in this video Learning CSS, part of Introduction to Web Design and Development.
- CSS stands for Cascading Style Sheets…and unlike HTML, it's a presentation…language, not a markup language.…While that means that the syntax is totally…different from HTML, it doesn't necessarily…mean that it's any harder to learn.…In fact, I'd actually say it's…a bit easier to learn than HTML.…The basics of CSS are pretty simple.…Style sheets are made up of rules that control…the styling and positioning of HTML elements.…Each rule is made up of selectors which are used…to target HTML elements and declarations,…which contain properties and values that the…browser then uses to style the element.…
In this case, the p is an element selector…and it tells the browser to target all…paragraphs in the current document.…After the selector, there is a declaration block…that's defined by the use of these curly braces.…Inside those are properties that tell…the browser which font to use, what size…the text should be, and its color.…As you can see, a colon separates the properties…and their values, and then a semicolon is used…
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- What is web design?
- What is a web designer?
- Learning to code
- Choosing a web host
- Working with a CMS
- Exploring how websites are structured
- Choosing your framework or software
- Designing with standards and accessibility in mind
Skill Level Beginner
1. Exploring Web Design
2. The Field of Web Design
3. Getting Started
4. Exploring Tools
5. Learning Web Design
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