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Advanced CSS

Advanced CSS

Overview

Course code: 
WB2019
Duration: 
2
Time Unit: 
Day(s)
Overview: 

In this two day advanced CSS training class, students will learn to use CSS to format forms, create list-based navigation, do advanced page layouts, and create stunning background effects. Students will also learn about CSS coding conventions and shorthand properties.

Topics

Topics: 

1. Positioning and Visibility

Element Flow
Position
Positioning
Z-index
Display
Visibility
Float
Clear

2. Advanced CSS Page Layout

Resetting Styles
Full Width Layouts
Two-column
Three-column
Positioning the Headings
Fixed Width Layouts
A Recommendation on Positioning
Other Methods of Layout

3. CSS Shorthand Properties

What is CSS Shorthand?
Benefits of Using CSS Shorthand
Shorthand Margins and Padding
Shorthand Border and Outline
Shorthand Backgrounds
Shorthand Fonts
Shorthand Lists

4. CSS Lists as Hierarchical Navigation

Menus as Lists
CSS Horizontal Menu
CSS Vertical Menu
CSS Dynamic Menus
Assessibility

5. CSS Background Tricks

Rounded Corner Boxes
Fixed-width Rounded Corner Boxes
Mountaintop Corners
Tabbed Navigation
Drop Shadows
CSS Sprites

6. Laying out and Styling Forms with CSS

Laying out the Questions
Creating the Form
Reset Revisited
Styling the Form
Expanding the Form

7. CSS Best Practices

Considerations
Use CSS
Use External Style Sheets
ID the Body
Use CSS Shorthand
Combine CSS Rules
Use a CSS Reset
Use the “LoVe HAte” Rule
Use the HTML Lists for Navigation Menus
Avoid CSS Hacks
Use a CSS Compressor
Use a Master Style Sheet

8. Browser-compatibility Issues

Quirks Mode
Controlling Browser Modes
Design Strategy
Internet Explorer Conditional Statements
Common Browser Bugs / Issues
Positioning Legends
Double-Margin Bug
Float-Width Bug
3-Pixel Gap Bug

Prerequisites

Prerequisites: 

Experience in HTML and basic CSS

Audience

Audience: 

Students who want to advance their current CSS skills