CSS: Introduction

2 Day Course
Hands On
Code MT020

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Overview

This course is designed for those with some experience of HTML or XHTML who need to gain an understanding of the latest web design techniques which separate presentation from mark-up through cascading style sheets (CSS).

By the end of this two day course, you will have the necessary skills to split mark up from presentation, have gained a thorough grasp of standards compliant design and have the knowledge to style web page elements with CSS.

The course will also address CSS best practice guidelines and provide you with the platform to an become an accomplished CSS user.

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STANDARDS COMPLIANT MARK UP (3 topics)

  • HTML, XHTML and XML
  • Converting and moving to XHTML
  • Browser issues and standards compliance

CLEAN, STRUCTURED PAGES (5 topics)

  • XHTML syntax, options and versions
  • Structuring XHTML pages
  • Removing presentational elements
  • Working with the DOCTYPE
  • Understanding natural language declarations

STRUCTURING CONTENT (8 topics)

  • Headings and sub headings
  • Creating paragraphs
  • Working with special characters
  • Creating line breaks
  • Creating horizontal rules
  • Numbered (ordered) lists
  • Unnumbered (unordered) lists
  • Creating a basic input form

INTRODUCTION TO CSS (7 topics)

  • Separating content from presentation
  • The difference between CSS and Mark up
  • What can CSS do?
  • CSS structure (syntax)
  • Inserting styles (inline, embedded or external)
  • The cascade order
  • Using Class, Span and ID

STYLING TEXT (4 topics)

  • Specifying font size and colour
  • Specifying font alignment
  • Creating hover effects
  • Keeping track of links

STYLING FORMS (4 topics)

  • Properties of input elements
  • Grouping form elements together
  • Formatting text in forms
  • Changing the appearance of buttons

CREATING A PRINT PAGE (5 topics)

  • Showing and hiding elements
  • Altering layout
  • Changing font and font size
  • Showing or hiding link information

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