How CSS training helps you
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Cascading Style Sheets, or CSS, regulates how documents appear on web pages. Style sheets provide control over text, colors, layout, and many other factors that impact the design and layout of a webpage. Learning CSS is increasingly important in the modern workplace, as more job functions require the ability to either create or edit online content. CSS training can help those in sales, marketing, communication, and technical writing positions as they may all be expected to edit or produce web pages. Of course web designers and web developers need to learn CSS, but work that was once left in the control of these roles may now completed by those who don’t work in design or development.
Learn CSS to improve efficiency
Learning CSS reduces the time needed for revisions of any page or element on a page. Want to change the color of the text? Looking to modify the space between a picture and caption? Would you prefer a headline align to left instead of the center of the screen? These formatting adjustments are controlled by CSS. With a little training and practice, they can be modified quickly without needing to call a designer or submit a ticket to a web professional.
Learn CSS to keep pages updated
Even the most effective page designs require CSS revisions. Compatibility with new devices and device screen sizes, or updating designs to work with revised browsers or current design trends are all reasons to learn CSS. With CSS you can further optimize pages for smartphones and tablets. Because CSS only affects style, and not content on pages, you can safely make revisions without worrying that page content may inadvertently be edited or removed. Changes to CSS do not impact the content on the page, only the design and appearance of the content.
Knowing CSS allows any professional to more quickly make edits or design new pages, providing flexibility to adapt business needs. CSS training is available in Boston, Philadelphia, and also as an online course.
About the author
Christopher Smith is president of American Graphics Institute. He is the co-author of Adobe Creative Cloud for Dummies and more than 10 other books on design and digital publishing. He served as publisher and editor of the Digital Classroom book series, which has sold more than one million books on topics relating to InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, After Effects, Premiere Pro and other Creative Cloud apps. At American Graphics Institute, he provides strategic technology consulting to marketing professionals, publishers designers, and large technology companies including Google, Apple, Microsoft, and HP. An expert on web analytics and digital marketing, he also delivers Google Analytics classes along with workshops on digital marketing topics. Christopher did his undergraduate studies the at the University of Minnesota, and then worked for Quark, Inc. prior to joining American Graphics Institute where he has worked for more than 20 years.