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Introduction to CSS

Course number: WEBD-CGI001

This CSS training class teaches students to use Cascading Style Sheets to format HTML pages.

Target Student

This course is intended for students who are experienced using HTML and are ready to learn CSS.

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Understand the benefits of CSS
  • Avoid using deprecated tags and attributes.
  • Use CSS syntax.
  • Use <div> and <span> tags appropriately.
  • Understand most of the common properties and their values.
  • Create custom CSS cursors.
  • Style links with CSS to create “CSS Buttons”.
  • Work with borders, margin, and padding (the box model).
  • Style tables with CSS.
Course Outline
Crash Course in CSS
  • Benefits of Cascading Style Sheets
  • CSS Rules
  • Selectors
  • Precedence of Selectors
  • The Cascade
  • Creating an Embedded Style Sheet
  • Creating an External Style Sheet
  • Adding Inline Styles
  • Media Types
  • <div> and <span>
  • Divs and Spans
  • Units of Measurement
  • The Inherit Value
  • @import
CSS Fonts
  • Font – the old way
  • Font-family
  • Font-size
  • Font Family and Font Size
  • Font-style
  • Font-variant
  • Font-weight
  • Font Style, Font Variant and Font Weight
CSS Text
  • Letter-spacing
  • Word-spacing
  • Line-height
  • Text-align
  • Text-decoration
  • Text-indent
  • Text-transform
  • Vertical-align
  • White-space
  • Text Properties
Colors and Backgrounds
  • About Color Values
  • Color
  • Background-color
  • Background-image
  • Colors and Backgrounds
Custom Cursors
  • Cursor Styles
  • Custom Cursors
  • Using Custom Cursors
CSS and Links
  • Pseudo-classes
  • CSS Button Links
  • Modifying Links
Borders, Margins and Padding
  • Getting Started
  • Borders
  • Margin
  • Padding
  • Borders, Margin and Padding
Styling Tables with CSS
  • A Review of HTML Table Syntax
  • Styling a table

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