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CSS Training Course - Advanced

In this advanced CSS training course you will learn high-end techniques for using Cascading Style Sheets to apply visual formatting to your HTML documents. Designed for intermediate to advanced users of CSS, it provides you with skills to add style to links, lists and nav bars, and conduct advanced formatting. You’ll also learn to apply styles to forms and data tables, and to manage CSS for use in multiple documents.

What you’ll learn in this CSS training course:

  • Structuring and managing CSS efficiently
  • Applying visual formatting techniques to your HTML pages
  • Using background colors and images with their CSS properties
  • Styling links, lists, forms and tables effectively
  • Incorporating advanced CSS to control page layout
 

Please call 800-851-9237 to schedule this training course.

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CSS Training Course - Advanced Topics covered

The topics covered in this advanced CSS training course are separated into eight modules. These provide course participants with advanced CSS training, providing skills needed to apply advanced formats with CSS and CSS3. The topics covered include:

Lesson 1: Structuring CSS Code

  • IDs and class names
  • Naming your elements
  • IDs or Classes?
  • Divs and spans
  • Microformats
  • Different versions of HTML and CSS
  • Document types and browser modes
  • Validation

Lesson 2: Managing CSS Styles

  • Common selectors
  • Pseudo-classes
  • The universal selector
  • Advanced selectors
  • Child and adjacent sibling selectors
  • Attribute selectors
  • The cascade and specificity
  • Specificity
  • Using specificity in your style sheets
  • Adding a class or an ID to the body tag
  • Inheritance
  • Planning, and maintaining your styles
  • Applying styles to your document
  • Removing comments and optimizing
  • Style guides

Lesson 3: Visual Formatting using CSS

  • Box model review
  • IE and the box model
  • Margin collapsing
  • Positioning review
  • The visual formatting model
  • Relative positioning
  • Absolute positioning
  • Fixed positioning
  • Floating
  • Line boxes and clearing

Lesson 4: Using CSS Backgrounds

  • Background image basics
  • Rounded-corner boxes
  • Fixed-width rounded-corner boxes
  • Flexible rounded-corner box
  • Multiple background images
  • border-radius
  • border-image
  • Easy CSS drop shadows
  • Box-shadow
  • Opacity
  • CSS opacity
  • RGBa
  • PNG transparency

Lesson 5: Adding Style to Links

  • Simple link styling
  • Fun with underlines
  • Simple link embellishments
  • Fancy link underlines
  • Visited-link styles
  • Styling link targets
  • Highlighting different types of links
  • Highlighting downloadable documents
  • Creating links that look like buttons
  • Simple rollovers
  • Rollovers with images
  • Pixy-style rollovers
  • CSS sprites
  • Rollovers with CSS 3
  • Pure CSS tooltips

Lesson 6: Using CSS to Style Lists and Nav Bars

  • Basic list styling
  • Creating a basic vertical nav bar
  • Highlighting the current page in a nav
  • Creating a simple horizontal nav bar
  • Creating a graphical nav bar
  • Sliding door tabbed navigation
  • CSS image maps
  • Flickr-style image maps
  • Remote rollovers
  • Definition lists

Lesson 7: Styling forms and tables with CSS

  • Styling data tables
  • Table-specific elements
  • Summary and caption
  • thead, tbody, and tfoot
  • col and colgroups
  • Data table markup
  • Styling the table
  • Adding the visual style
  • Simple form layout
  • Useful form elements
  • Form labels
  • Embellishments
  • Required fields
  • Accessible date input
  • Multicolumn check boxes
  • Submit buttons
  • Form feedback

Lesson 8: Using CSS to create page layout

  • Planning your layout
  • Setting the foundations
  • Centering a design using margins
  • Float-based layouts
  • Two-column floated layout
  • Three-column floated layout
  • Fixed-width, liquid, and elastic layout
  • Liquid layouts
  • Elastic layouts
  • Liquid and elastic images
  • Faux columns
  • Equal-height columns
  • CSS 3 columns
  • CSS Frameworks vs. CSS Systems

Previous experience writing CSS and HTML is required along with an understanding of all topics covered in the introductory CSS course before enrolling in this advanced CSS training.

You will receive a comprehensive course manual for this class developed by the instructors at AGI. AGI instructors have authored many books on HTML and CSS.

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AGI's team of experienced instructors are led by the design and usability expert and best-selling author of more than 20 books including Creative Cloud for Dummies, Creative Suite for Dummies, and Photoshop Digital Classroom. Classes are led by experienced professionals who have extensive professional and training experience, and also work in our consulting practice areas and as practicing professionals. For Federal agencies, American Graphics Institute classes are offered under GSA contract 47QTCA19D003Y.

CSS Training Course - Advanced rating: 5 stars from 6 reviewers
"We had AGI deliver a private advanced CSS training for the three of us from our organization. The instructor, Todd, was able to customize the class agenda to the topics we were most interested in learning. We managed to precisely fill up the 2 days, and we got to everything we wanted to cover and everything he wanted to cover as well. Todd provided a ZIP file with everything he covered which is good for future reference. We are already enrolled in a Responsive Web Design course later this month as a follow-up to this class." -

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