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CSS Training Course - Introduction

In this Introduction to CSS training course you will learn how to leverage the power of Cascading Style Sheets to separate structure from content in your HTML documents. You’ll learn how to use selectors, cascading and inheritance with confidence. Designed for beginning users of CSS, this course will teach you to style text and position content, while at the same time gaining a better understanding of how CSS work.

What you’ll learn in this CSS training course:

  • Fundamentals and anatomy of a CSS
  • Using selectors, cascading and inheritance successfully
  • Styling text with CSS
  • Inserting and controlling background images
  • Incorporating CSS to position content on an HTML page

CSS Training Course - Introduction Course Dates

All classes in Boston, New York City, and Philadelphia start at 9:30 a.m. and end at 4:30 p.m.
and are led by a live instructor in the same classroom with you.
All online classes are led by a live instructor and run from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time.

Course Title Course Dates Course Location Fee Register
CSS Training Course - Introduction
American Graphics Institute
Online
Live instructor-led class online
$695.00
CSS Training Course - Introduction
American Graphics Institute
Boston
American Graphics Institute
AGI Training Boston
120 Presidential Way
Woburn, MA 01801
$695.00
CSS Training Course - Introduction
American Graphics Institute
New York
American Graphics Institute
AGI Training New York
21 W 46th St.
New York, NY 10036
$695.00
CSS Training Course - Introduction
American Graphics Institute
Philadelphia
American Graphics Institute
AGI Training Philadelphia
101 West Elm Street,
Conshohocken, PA 19428
$695.00
CSS Training Course - Introduction
American Graphics Institute
Online
Live instructor-led class online
$695.00
CSS Training Course - Introduction
American Graphics Institute
Boston
American Graphics Institute
AGI Training Boston
120 Presidential Way
Woburn, MA 01801
$695.00
CSS Training Course - Introduction
American Graphics Institute
New York
American Graphics Institute
AGI Training New York
21 W 46th St.
New York, NY 10036
$695.00
CSS Training Course - Introduction
American Graphics Institute
Philadelphia
American Graphics Institute
AGI Training Philadelphia
101 West Elm Street,
Conshohocken, PA 19428
$695.00

CSS Training Course - Introduction Topics covered

The topics covered in this introductory CSS training course are separated into eight modules. These provide course participants with the foundational skills needed to create and format webpages using CSS and HTML. The topics covered include:

Lesson 1: CSS Training Course: Introduction class topics

  • Fundamentals of CSS
  • Advantages of Using CSS
  • How to Write CSS
  • Your First CSS-Enabled Document

Lesson 2: CSS Anatomy

  • Rules
  • Selectors
  • Declarations
  • Values
  • Keywords
  • Strings
  • Length and Measurement
  • Number
  • Colors
  • Including CSS in a Document
  • Including an Embedded Style Sheet
  • Linking to External Style Sheets
  • The Importance of Good HTML
  • Doctypes and Quirks Mode

Lesson 3: Understanding Selectors

  • Class and ID Selectors
  • Class Selectors
  • ID Selectors
  • The Universal Selector
  • Descendant Selectors
  • Pseudo-Classes 5
  • Dynamic Pseudo-Classes

Lesson 4: Cascading and Inheritance

  • The Cascade in Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)
  • The Specificity of a Selector
  • !important Rules
  • Inheritance

Lesson 5: Styling Text with CSS

  • Setting Font Faces
  • Font Families
  • Italic Text
  • Bold Text
  • Small Caps Tex
  • The font-size Property
  • Absolute Font Sizes
  • Relative Font Sizes
  • Length and Percentage Font Sizes
  • The font Shorthand Property
  • The font Properties
  • Line HeighT
  • Controlling Spacing between Letters
  • Controlling Spacing between Words
  • Indenting Text
  • Horizontally Aligning Text
  • Decorating Text
  • Transforming CASE
  • Controlling White Space

Lesson 6: Styling backgrounds using CSS

  • Background Colors
  • Background Images
  • How Background Images Repeat
  • Positioning Background Images
  • Mixing Background Position Values
  • Controlling Position
  • Using the Center Keyword
  • Fixing a Background Image in Place
  • Background Shorthand

Lesson 7: Using CSS to Position Content

  • Margins
  • Margins with multiple values
  • Margin Collapsing
  • Horizontally Aligning Elements
  • border-width
  • border-style
  • border-color
  • Border Shorthand Properties
  • Padding
  • Setting Dimensions
  • width
  • height
  • auto Values for width and height
  • Percentage Measurements
  • Quirks Mode in Internet Explorer
  • Minimum and Maximum Dimensions
  • Overflowing Content
  • Floating Content
  • Floating Box Model
  • Canceling Floated Content
  • Float Bugs in IE 6
  • Vertically Aligning Content
  • Subscript and Superscript Text
  • The top, middle, and bottom Keywords
  • Percentage and Length Value
  • Vertically Aligning Table Content
  • Absolute Positioning
  • Relative Positioning
  • Fixed Positioning
  • The z-axis and the z-index Property
  • The IE 6/IE 7 z-index Bug

Lesson 8: Creating Complete Layouts with CSS and HTML

  • Creating the Page with HTML
  • Styling Text and Custom Fonts
  • Building the Layout
  • Gradient Backgrounds

No previous experience with CSS or HTML is required. This is an introductory CSS course.

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.

CSS Introduction
In this Introduction to CSS training course you will learn how to leverage the power of Cascading Style Sheets to separate structure from content in your HTML documents. You’ll learn how to use selectors, cascading and inheritance with confidence. Designed for beginning users of CSS, this course will teach you to style text and position content, while at the same time gaining a better understanding of how CSS work.

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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.