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Use Acclaimed Video Lessons and Best-Selling Book Side by Side to Master CSS Fast!
A $180 value, this package gives you instant skills, answers, and solutions from more than seven hours of video LiveLessons—plus even deeper insights from the world’s most practical CSS2 Web development tutorial!
- LiveLessons DVD with 7+ Hours of Video Instruction
- The Industry’s best CSS Tutorial Book, with 24 Hands-On, Step-by-Step Lessons
About the LiveLessons DVD
Start building state-of-the-art CSS Web sites right now!
This one-of-a-kind video package gives you instant skills, answers, and solutions from more than five hours of quick, easy DVD video LiveLessons.
Expert Web developer Christian Montoya teaches you CSS2 the right way—hands-on, and step-by-step! These video lessons focus on exactly what you need to know to master new skills fast and put those skills to work immediately. Simply place the DVD video in your computer’s DVD drive, and begin mastering CSS the easy way!
Watch and learn how to create new style sheets, and take total pixel-level control over your Web pages. Then, building on the basics, master cascading, inheritance, lists, forms, frameworks, grid-based design, and more. Create powerful, accessible layouts and sites…troubleshoot misbehaving CSS and browser incompatibilities…even create style sheets for iPhones and other mobile phones!
For even more practical guidance, turn to Sams Teach Yourself CSS in 24 Hours by Kynn Bartlett. With 24 easy, practical, hands-on lessons, it’s the only CSS book you’ll ever need!
About the Author
Christian Montoya is a Social Game and Web Developer. He has created ad management software and led site design and user interface design teams. Montoya holds a B.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Cornell University College of Engineering, Ithaca, NY. He is currently the project lead for Blueprint, (http://blueprintcss.org/). Kynn Bartlett (Fullerton CA) has taught thousands the basic principles of good Web design through online courses and his participation in W3C technical working groups, the HTML Writers Guild, and the Web Standards Project education FAQ. He is a frequent speaker at conferences and provides consulting for businesses and government agencies.
Table of Contents
1. Introduction to CSS - 15 min.
a. What is CSS?
b. Browser Support
c. References and Tools for Learning CSS
2. CSS Basics - less than 15 min.
a. CSS Syntax
b. Using IDs and Classes
c. Understanding Inheritance and Cascade
3. Colors, Text and Images - 20 min.
a. The CSS Color Model
b. Images and Backgrounds
c. Text Styling and Font Families
4. Layout, Positioning and The Box Model - 30 min.
a. CSS Units of Measurement
b. The Box Model
c. Display Types, Positioning and Z-Index
5. Presenting Data With Tables and Lists - 30 min.
6. Frameworks and Grid-Based Design - 30 min.
a. Resetting CSS
b. Grid-Based Layouts
7. Tips and Tricks for Column Layouts - 30 min.
a. Faux Columns and Borders
b. Fluid Layouts Techniques
c. Preventing Float Drops and Other Pitfalls
8. CSS Sprites - 30 min.
a. Sprites and The Sliding Doors Technique
b. Navigation Bars and Tabs
c. 3D Buttons
9. Quick-Fire Walkthroughs - 1 hour (3 Designs from Mock-Ups)
10. Browser Testing - 30 min.
a. Testing Every Common Browser
b. Preventing Common Problems
c. Tips and Tricks for IE 6
11. Alternate Stylesheets for Print, Mobile and iPhone - 30 min.
Book Table of Contents
Part I: Introduction to Cascading Style Sheets
Getting Started with CSS
Browser Support for CSS
Using CSS with HTML
Part II: Core Principles of CSS
The CSS Box Model
Cascading and Inheritance
Part III: Styling Text with CSS
Fonts and Font Families
Text Colors and Effects
Backgrounds and Background Colors
Part IV: Layout with CSS
Borders and Boxes
Box Sizing and Offset
Absolute and Fixed Positioning
Page Layout in CSS
Part V: Mastering Cascading Style Sheets
Web Design with CSS
Accessibility and Print Media
User Interface and Generated Content
Troubleshooting and Browser Hacks
Appendix A: Replacing Presentational HTML with CSS
Appendix B: Glossary