Web Design Foundations 3: CSS Basics

Web Design Foundations 3 : CSS Basics

Title: Web Design Foundations 3 : CSS Basics
Location: MadLab
Description: Web Design Foundations is a four part modular course aimed at anyone who wants to learn about how the Web works
Date: 14-05-2012
Start Time: 18:00
End Time: 21:00

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Web Design Foundations is a four part modular course aimed at anyone who wants to learn about how the Web works from the very basic beginnings and be taken step by step, in a friendly informal style, up to the point where they know how to build a basic modern best practices web site and put it online. This includes a bit of theory, but it largely focuses on getting your hands dirty with code (such as HTML and CSS), and learning how it REALLY works.

Web Design Foundations 3 : CSS Basics

This course looks at looks at Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) in detail, the language used to add styling and layout to your HTML content. In this session you will learn fundamental CSS theory such as the box model, the cascade and specificity, how to effectively style your paragraphs, lists, tables, forms, navigation menus and other content, and the basics of layouts using floats and positioning. This session also covers some CSS3 features: shadows, border radius, CSS3 selectors and more.

What you need to be familiar with

The Web Design Foundations course assumes no knowledge beyond basic competency with computers, and a familiarity with using the Web. It is suitable for beginners. If you want to start the course part way through, you should understand the contents of the previous sessions first.

If you are a complete novice, please look into Web Design Foundations 1 : Introduction to the Web, and web design or Web Design Foundation 2: HTML Basics

The course is also suitable for those with previous web development experience who want to update their skillset to modern best practices.

Equipment you’ll need

  • Yourself. Refreshments will be provided.
  • A laptop of some kind. Mac, Windows or Linux is fine.
  • A decent text editor (Recommendations listed in Signup Document below)

Costs & Times

£100 for the full course.
You will receive an electronic copy of the teaching materials, software, and programmes we write on a USB stick.

This course is broken up into two Monday evenings (17th & 24th October) for 3 hours per workshop.

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