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085501 - Cascading Style Sheets (Second Edition):

Cascading Style Sheets (Second Edition)

Course Specifications

Course number: 085501
Software: Windows (95, 98, 2000, Me, or XP) or Mac OS (8.6, 8.6.1, 9.x, or X).
Course length: 2.0 days

Course Description

Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) is an important component of successful Web design. It is integrated into HTML 4.0, so to create valid HTML 4.0 pages you should use CSS to control your colors, typography, and layout schemes, rather than the HTML style-oriented tags and attributes of previous versions of HTML.

In this course, you will be introduced to the concepts, techniques, properties, and values of CSS in a sequence that reflects a typical “building up” of design rules. You will first start with colors, since in many cases the colors you use for a site project will be dictated to you by the organization's existing color scheme. Color is also the simplest part of CSS, so it's a great place to get started. You will then learn how to control typography using text and font properties. Typographical styles are important to establish before you get into the layout of content areas because the size and spacing of your text will help define the size of your content sections. You will then explore the layout-oriented styles of CSS, including margins, padding, and absolute and relative positioning. Once you have established your layout, you can apply the finishing touches on your design, which might include customizing cursors, links, and forms, creating alternate style sheets, and many other techniques.

Course Objective: You will learn how to use Cascading Style Sheets to design and develop Web sites.

Target Student: Experienced HTML authors or Web designers/developers who want to use CSS to create more powerful, efficient, and standards-compliant Web sites.

Prerequisites: To ensure your success, we recommend you first take the following Element K courses or have equivalent knowledge:
  • HTML 4.01: Web Authoring, Level 1 (Second Edition)
  • HTML 4.01: Web Authoring, Level 2 (Second Edition)
Delivery Method: Instructor led, group-paced, classroom-delivery learning model with structured hands-on activities.

Hardware Requirements

  • A Pentium-class machine with a minimum processor speed of 233 MHz.
  • At least 32 MB of RAM (64 MB recommended).
  • An 800 x 600 or higher resolution monitor set to High Color (16-Bit) or higher. A resolution of 1024 x 768 is strongly recommended (a higher resolution will provide much-needed screen space in which to work).
  • A working connection to the Internet (recommended).
  • A networked or standalone printer.

  • A PowerPC, G3, or G4 with a minimum processor speed of 266 MHz.
  • At least 32 MB of RAM (64 MB recommended).
  • An 800 x 600 or higher resolution monitor set to High Color (16-Bit) or higher. A resolution of 1024 x 768 is strongly recommended (a higher resolution will provide much-needed screen space in which to work).
  • A working connection to the Internet (recommended).
  • A networked or standalone printer.

    Software Requirements

    • Windows 95, 98, 2000, Me, or XP.
    • Netscape 6.2 (or higher) installed with default settings. You can download this browser for free at http://www.netscape.com.
    • Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0 (or higher) installed with default settings. You can download this browser for free at http://www.microsoft.com.

    • Mac OS 8.6, 8.6.1, 9.x, or X.
    • Netscape 6.2 (or higher) installed with default settings. You can download this browser for free at http://www.netscape.com.
    • Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.1 (or higher) installed with default settings. You can download this browser for free at http://www.microsoft.com.

    Performance-Based Objectives

    Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
    • learn how to control color and typography.
    • create style sheets that cascade according to established guidelines.
    • design content sections using box properties.
    • learn how to control your page layouts with positioning.
    • enhance an existing design.
    • create alternate style sheets and link your pages to them, in order to enhance the accessibility and functionality of your Web sites.

    Course Content

    Lesson 1: Controlling Color and Typography
    Topic 1A: Create an Embedded Style Sheet
    Topic 1B: Apply Color
    Topic 1C: Comment Your Code
    Topic 1D: Modify Text Styles
    Topic 1E: Modify Font Styles
    Topic 1F: Create a Linked Style Sheet


    Lesson 2: Designing with the Cascade
    Topic 2A: Create Class Styles
    Topic 2B: Create ID Styles
    Topic 2C: Create Contextual Styles
    Topic 2D: Target Styles to Elements with Specific Attributes
    Topic 2E: Create Style Sheets that Cascade
    Topic 2F: Import Style Sheets
    Topic 2G: Create Inline Styles


    Lesson 3: Designing Content Sections
    Topic 3A: Control Margins and Padding
    Topic 3B: Create Borders
    Topic 3C: Control Element Dimensions
    Topic 3D: Create Floating Elements
    Topic 3E: Control Content Overflow


    Lesson 4: Controlling Layout with Positioning
    Topic 4A: Controlling Layout with Absolute Positioning
    Topic 4B: Create a Fixed, Multi-column Layout
    Topic 4C: Create a Fluid, Multi-column Layout
    Topic 4D: Control Layout with Relative Positioning
    Topic 4E: Control the Display of Layered Elements
    Topic 4F: Apply Fixed Positioning


    Lesson 5: Enhancing an Existing Design
    Topic 5A: Customize Cursors
    Topic 5B: Customize Link Styles
    Topic 5C: Customize Forms
    Topic 5D: Display and Manipulate Background Images
    Topic 5E: Customize Lists
    Topic 5F: Create Generated Content


    Lesson 6: Creating Alternate Style Sheets
    Topic 6A: Create Accessible Style Sheets
    Topic 6B: Apply User-Defined System Fonts and Colors
    Topic 6C: Create a Print Style Sheet


    More Information
    SKU 085501S3
    Days Of Training 2.0
    Course Number SELECT
    Page Count 272
    Product Type Print Courseware
    Isbn 075803511X
    Publication Date 2002-06-05 00:00:00
    Secondary Category Web Design