Web Development with Cascading Style Sheets

Course specifications

Course number: 077 930

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Course length: 1 to 2 days

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Course description

Overview: This course is designed for students who want to learn how to use Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) to develop and design Web sites. Students will learn how to use all the features of the CSS-1 specification, and a few features of CSS-2. Students will explore browser workarounds and sound development principles along the way. Upon completion of this course, students will be able to identify style sheets of various types, customize styles, apply positioning properties, control background appearance, and create styles that break down gracefully

Prerequisites: This course is designed for the student who is a savvy computer user, is comfortable using the Internet, and is experienced with HTML. We do not provide basic computer, Internet, or HTML concepts in this book. A student who isn't familiar with basic computer terminology, or who hasn't used the Internet or HTML will probably want to first take the following Ziff-Davis Education courses:

Windows 95/98/NT: Introduction

Introduction to Internet Explorer or Netscape Communicator

HTML 4.0: Level 1

HTML 4.0: Level 2 (optional)

Delivery method: Instructor-led, group-paced, classroom-delivery learning model with structured hands-on activities.


Performance-based objectives


Course content

Lesson 1: Introduction to Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)

Lesson 2: Creating Rules

Lesson 3: Conflicting Rules: The Cascade

Lesson 4: Text and Font Properties

Lesson 5: Applying Colors and Backgrounds

Lesson 6: Box Properties

Lesson 7: CSS Positioning

Lesson 8: Design and Usage Techniques