Advanced CSS Development

Explore the basics of responsive web design and ways to improve front-end performance.
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  • Lectures 17
  • Length 1.5 hours
  • Skill Level Intermediate Level
  • Languages English
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Published 8/2014 English

Course Description

This course covers intermediate / advanced topics in CSS and front-end performance. We’ll first take a look at how to improve the performance of our applications several techniques, like optimizing our images or minifying our CSS and Javascript files. We’ll also take a look at responsive web design, which is a big topic in the industry and allows us to target our websites for multiple devices, like phones and tablets, as well as desktop computers, without having to create multiple versions of the same site. Finally, we’ll take a look at SASS, or syntactically awesome stylesheets, which are another way to write CSS. It’s a CSS preprocessor. So what we’ll be doing is writing our code in SASS and then compiling it into CSS.

Course Includes:

  • 17 videos with over 70 minutes of lectures and explanations.
  • 5 external resource files.
  • 2 exercises to help you become proficient with advanced CSS techniques.

What You'll Learn:

  • Front End Performance
  • SASS: Syntactically Awesome Style Sheets
  • Integrating SASS with Your Project
  • Responsive Web Design
  • Media Queries gallery
  • Progressive Enhancement with Modernizr
  • Bootstrap Front-End Framework
  • And More!

What are the requirements?

  • Recommended Courses:
  • Introduction to CSS Development
  • Introduction to HTML
  • Getting Started as a Web Developer

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Understanding and creating response web sites and applications.
  • Working with SASS: Syntactically Awesome Style Sheets.
  • Improving front-end performance.

Who is the target audience?

  • Intermediate to Advanced CSS Developers

What you get with this course?

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30 day money back guarantee.

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Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.


Section 1: Introduction
Section 2: Front End Performance
Front End Performance
Section 3: SASS
Introduction to Sass
3rd Party Tools
Integrating Sass with Your Project
Section 4: Responsive Web Design
Introduction to Responsive Web Design
Building a Responsive Site
Getting Started with Modernizr
Progressive Enhancement with Modernizr
1 page
Section 5: Bootstrap Front-End Framework
Introduction to Bootstrap
Starter template
Grid system
1 page
Section 6: Conclusion
Course Conclusion

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Instructor Biography

RefactorU LLC, Accelerates the learning of aspiring creative technologists.

Based in Boulder, Colorado, RefactorU accelerates the learning and development of the world's aspiring creatives, makers, and technologists. RefactorU empowers individuals to reinvent themselves to meet the needs of today's technology-driven economy while building lifelong professional networks for the future.

RefactorU offers on-campus and self-paced courses in full-stack web application development, data science, and other 21st century skills. RefactorU's Instructors Include:

Chris Rolfs

Chris is a game developer and designer with substantial experience in front and back-end web development as well as web and desktop game design and development. Chris is the current Instructor for RefactorU's online courses, and spends his daylight hours being a rockstar Front End Engineer at Facebook.

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