Introduction to CSS Development

Cascading Style Sheets, or CSS, is how we control what a website looks like, including colors, layouts, fonts, and more!
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  • Lectures 25
  • Contents Video: 2 hours
    Other: 2 mins
  • Skill Level Beginner Level
  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 8/2014 English

Course Description

This course covers the basics of CSS. CSS is one of the major components in web development and web design. It allows us to control how our site and/or application will look. With CSS, we can control things like the layout, colors, and font sizes.

We’ll cover the basics of CSS, including how it works, how to make changes to the visuals of your site, and even get into some semi-advanced techniques for controlling your content.

Course Includes:

  • 9 external resource files
  • 5 practice exercises to help you master the basics

What You'll Learn:

  • CSS Terminology
  • Units
  • Inline Styles
  • Style Tags
  • CSS Files
  • Basic Selectors
  • IDs and Classes
  • Combination Selectors
  • Pseudo Selectors
  • Starter Rules
  • Basic Layout: Block, Inline, Inline-Block, Float, Clear
  • Advanced Layout: Absolute, Relative, Fixed
  • Centering Techniques: Inline, Horizontal Margin, Vertical
  • Normalize
  • Clearfix
  • Block Formatting Context
  • Architecture
  • CSS Specificity
  • Reusability
  • Maintainability
  • Modularity
  • Scalability
  • Semantics
  • And More!

What are the requirements?

  • Recommended Courses: Getting Started as a Web Developer and Introduction to HTML.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Course Goal: Learn the basics of CSS
  • Implementing CSS
  • Basic style and layout for sites
  • Understanding CSS architecture for scalability

What is the target audience?

  • CSS beginners
  • CSS intermediate developers looking to expand their knowledge of the basics.

What you get with this course?

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30 day money back guarantee.

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Lifetime access.

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Desktop, iOS and Android.

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Certificate of completion.

Curriculum

Section 1: Introduction
Introduction
00:30
Section 2: Terminology
Terminology
02:25
Units
06:56
Section 3: Your First CSS
Getting Started
01:19
Inline Styles
01:09
Style Tag
02:32
CSS File
01:55
Section 4: Selectors
Basic Selectors
02:06
ID and Class
01:23
Combination Selector
00:47
Pseudo Selector
02:42
CSS Diner
1 page
Section 5: Starter Rules
Starter Rules
10:02
Section 6: Basic Layout
Block, Inline, Inline-Block, Float, and Clear
09:35
Section 7: Advanced Layout
Absolute, Relative, and Fixed
17:07
Section 8: Centering Techniques
Inline
03:47
Horizontal Margin
02:09
Vertical
05:09
Section 9: Normalize and Clearfixes
Normalize
04:39
Clearfix
03:26
Block Formatting Context
06:31
Section 10: Architecture
Specificity
06:52
Reusability, Maintainability, Modularity, Scalability, Semantics
15:32
Section 11: Excercises
Exercises
1 page
Section 12: Conclusion
Course Conclusion
00:40

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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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