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In this course, you'll be introduced to the concepts, techniques, properties, & values of CSS in a sequence that reflects a typical “building up” of design rules.


 
Course Outline
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.

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

Course Outline Unit 1: Controlling Colour and Typography
· Create an Embedded Style Sheet
· Apply Colour
· Comment Your Code
· Modify Text Styles
· Modify Font Styles
· Create a Linked Style Sheet

Unit 2: Designing with the Cascade
· Create Class Styles
· Create ID Styles
· Create Contextual Styles
· Target Styles to Elements with Specific Attributes
· Create Style Sheets that Cascade
· Import Style Sheets
· Create Inline Styles

Unit 3: Designing Content Sections
· Control Margins and Padding
· Create Borders
· Control Element Dimensions
· Create Floating Elements
· Control Content Overflow

Unit 4: Controlling Layout with Positioning
· Controlling Layout with Absolute Positioning
· Create a Fixed, Multi-column Layout
· Create a Fluid, Multi-column Layout
· Control Layout with Relative Positioning
· Control the Display of Layered Elements
· Apply Fixed Positioning

Unit 5: Enhancing an Existing Design
· Customize Cursors
· Customize Link Styles
· Customize Forms
· Display and Manipulate Background Images
· Customize Lists
· Create Generated Content

Unit 6: Creating Alternate Style Sheets
· Create Accessible Style Sheets
· Apply User-Defined System Fonts and Colors
· Create a Print Style Sheet
Prerequisites & Certificates
Pre-Requisites

Certificates offered

Certificate of completion


Cancellation Policy
Our cancellation/reschedule policy requires notification at least 10 business days before the class start date for a full refund. Please note that you are responsible for notifying NTG of your inability to attend class or you will be invoiced for the full payment.

Should you need to cancel in less than 10 business days before the start of the class, you will be given a 100% credit towards a future class that must be taken within 6 months of the start of the original class. If you are not able to reschedule to a future class, you will be charged 50% of the upfront registration fee.

Classes are subject to cancellation by NTG up to two weeks prior to the class date. It is important to keep this in mind before you purchase a non-refundable airline ticket.


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I liked the pace and the "teach then try" style that was used. It was engaging, we weren't listening to long sets of info then trying to remember it and it made the day fly by. I also retained more as I was instantly engaged with trying the skills myself.
Reviewed by 2016
Todd McCall is a passionate, well-informed and thoughtful instructor. His course exceeded my training needs and his commitment to experiential learning is superb! I will definitely take another class if he is the instructor.
Reviewed by 2014
Andrew was a great instructor!
Reviewed by 2014
Good course, absolutely satisfied
Reviewed by 2013
This was a good course to learn the essentials of Captivate as a software program.
Reviewed by 2012
The instructor was great and followed the curriculum as per Adobe's book but Dreamweaver is a beast of a software with a high learning curve. I found that this course just scratched the surface and taught me the basics and that I would need more practice and learning to create a simple website with ease. This is not a criticism of the course really but I felt I would personally benefit from a slightly slower pace and an extra day. I didn't know that at the time as I seemed to follow the instructor's instructions well and it seemed to make sense in the classroom but once I got home I felt a little stuck!
Reviewed by 2011
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