CSS Basics: A Crash Course in Cascading Style Sheets, with Janine Warner

Learn when to use internal vs. external style sheets, the best uses for the various selector types, and how the basics of CSS are the same for everything from WordPress blogs to Dreamweaver web sites.

Whether you are completely new to CSS or you are just trying to master the basics, Janine's crash course will get you up to speed quickly. Learn when to use internal vs. external style sheets, the best uses for the various selector types, and how the basics of CSS are the same for everything from WordPress blogs to Dreamweaver web sites.

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Course Lessons:

Lesson 1: Introduction (Duration 02:11)

Janine Warner introduces herself and talks about what she will cover in this course

Lesson 2: Understanding CSS (Duration 10:13)

Separating content from style and getting the fundamentals of using CSS

Lesson 3: Editing CSS in Dreamweaver (Duration 09:46)

Reviewing the Dreamweaver interface and where the most important features are located

Lesson 4: Comparing Internal, External, and Inline Styles (Duration 11:39)

Locating and identifying the various types of style sheets

Lesson 5: Creating Styles with the Class Selector (Duration 12:34)

Class styles are the most versatile. This lesson starts with directions on creating a new CSS rule

Lesson 6: Creating Styles with the ID Selector (Duration 12:47)

Use these unique styles to style the building block elements of your web pages

Lesson 7: Creating Styles with the Tag (or Element) Selector (Duration 10:42)

In this lesson, learn how to use CSS to style the body and header tags of your web pages

Lesson 8: Combining Style Rules to Create Compound Styles (Duration 13:51)

CSS gives users the ability to combine more than one selector when creating a style

Lesson 9: Creating Styles for Links (Duration 13:25)

Use different styles for your links when they first load on the page, when they are clicked, after they are visited, and more

Lesson 10: Using Floats to Align Elements (Duration 09:12)

Aligning images and other elements to the left and right sides of the page using float element

Lesson 11: Inserting Divs and Centering a CSS Layout (Duration 05:49)

A couple of the basics of creating a custom CSS layout

Lesson 12: Editing Dreamweaver CSS Layouts (Duration 12:33)

Dreamweaver comes with a collection of ready-made CSS layouts

Lesson 13: Conclusion (Duration 00:35)

Thanks for following along. be sure to check out other Kelby Training courses for more information

Meet Your Instructor: Janine Warner

Janine Warner's best-selling books and videos on web design have won her an international following and earned her speaking and consulting engagements around the world. Since 1996, she's written more…

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