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Website Design Using CSS Course

(4.84 out of 5) 347 Student Reviews

About the Course

During this 2 day course, participants will learn how to use CSS to control the appearance of text, images, forms, and tabular data. Exercises include building navigation systems, testing designs in different browsers, replace table-based pages with fixed-width and liquid CSS, and create switchers that provide user options.

Who should do this course?

This course is ideal for anyone who has become frustrated with table-based page design and/or needs the benefits and advantages provided by designing with XHTML+CSS. Upon successful completion of the course, students should be able to develop flexible websites quickly, with consistent design and optimal performance.

Prerequisites

Participants should have completed the Introduction to HTML course or have equivalent knowledge prior to commencing this course.

Course Details

Course Dates

  • Sydney Class Dates

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    Level 11, 32 Walker Street, North Sydney , NSW 2060

    04 - 05 Oct 18 Thu - Fri
    31 Oct - 01 Nov 18 Wed - Thu
    29 - 30 Nov 18 Thu - Fri
    07 - 08 Jan 19 Mon - Tue
    05 - 06 Feb 19 Tue - Wed
    05 - 06 Mar 19 Tue - Wed
  • Melbourne Class Dates

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    Level 12, 379 Collins Street, Melbourne , VIC 3000

    11 - 12 Oct 18 Thu - Fri
    08 - 09 Nov 18 Thu - Fri
    04 - 05 Dec 18 Tue - Wed
    09 - 10 Jan 19 Wed - Thu
    05 - 06 Feb 19 Tue - Wed
    06 - 07 Mar 19 Wed - Thu
  • Brisbane Class Dates

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    Level 6, 371 Queen Street, Brisbane , QLD 4000

    20 Sep 18 Thu
    23 - 24 Oct 18 Tue - Wed
    27 - 28 Nov 18 Tue - Wed
    10 - 11 Jan 19 Thu - Fri
    12 - 13 Feb 19 Tue - Wed
    26 - 27 Mar 19 Tue - Wed
  • Canberra Class Dates

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    Level 2, 10 Moore Street, Canberra , ACT 2601

    29 - 30 Nov 18 Thu - Fri
    20 - 21 Feb 19 Wed - Thu
    09 - 10 May 19 Thu - Fri
    30 - 31 Jul 19 Tue - Wed
    24 - 25 Oct 19 Thu - Fri
  • Adelaide Class Dates

    19 Young Street, Adelaide , SA 5000

    Classes scheduled on demand in Adelaide

    Please Join our waitlist and we'll notify you when a new class is scheduled or contact us to disucss your training needs.

  • Perth Class Dates

    Level 1, 140 St Georges Terrace, Perth , WA 6000

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Course Units

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Unit 1: Intro to CSS

  • Defining Styles with CSS
  • CSS Selectors
  • CSS Properties

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Unit 2: Basic Text Styling

  • Specifying font sizes and families correctly
  • Controlling the appearance of hypertext links
  • Styling individual words rather than paragraphs
  • Specifying the line-height (leading) of text
  • Indenting and centering text
  • Controlling the appearance of lists
  • Removing page margins
  • Adding comments to a CSS file

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Unit 3: CSS and Images

  • Adding borders to images
  • Wrapping text around an image without using the HTML align attribute
  • Setting a background image with CSS
  • Positioning background images
  • Creating a background image that remains stationary when the text scrolls
  • Placing text on top of an image

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Unit 4: Navigation

  • Replacing image-based navigation with CSS
  • Using lists to create a navigation menu
  • Using CSS to create rollover navigation without images or JavaScript
  • Making a horizontal menu using CSS and lists
  • Creating button-like navigation using CSS

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Unit 5: Tabular Data

  • Adding borders to tables without using the HTML border attribute
  • Displaying table rows in alternating colors
  • Changing a table row’s background color on hover

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Unit 6: Forms and User Interfaces

  • Styling form elements using CSS
  • Applying different styles to fields
  • Controlling white space and line breaks
  • Using different colored highlights in select menu
  • Highlighting the form field that the user clicks into

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Unit 7: Browser and Device Support

  • Testing a site in different browsers
  • Testing for browsers on different operating systems
  • Installing multiple versions of Internet Explorer
  • Hiding CSS from Netscape 4
  • Hiding CSS from other browsers
  • Understanding Internet Explorer’s Quirks Mode
  • Creating a print style sheet
  • Using alternate style sheets
  • Making a style sheet switcher
  • Using alternate style sheets without duplicating code

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Unit 8: CSS Positioning and Layout

  • Deciding when to use a class and when to use an ID
  • Inline element display as if it were block-level, and vice versa
  • Margins and padding in CSS
  • Stopping the next element moving up when you use float
  • Aligning elements left and right without using a table
  • Setting an item’s position on the page using CSS
  • Cent ring a block on the page
  • Creating a liquid, two-column layout (menu on the left, content on the right)
  • Reversing this layout and putting the menu on the right
  • Creating a fixed-width, centered, two-column layout

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Training Packages

HTML and CSS Package

$ 1155 incl GST

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Duration

3 days

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Web Design Package - Level 1

$ 3267 incl GST

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Duration

9 days

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Course Reviews

(5.00 out of 5) Emily S [ 11 September, 2018 ]
Great to start from the very basics and build on skills over the 2 days. I'm a big picture thinker so love getting all the history and background to CSS.
(5.00 out of 5) Zoe [ 09 August, 2018 ]
As there were only 2 of us we did so much extra work it was awesome and very valuable. Many thanks to Linda for taking us through CSS.
(5.00 out of 5) Greg W [ 09 August, 2018 ]
The course was excellent and I like the style of continual hands on after a concept is explained for re-enforcement.
(5.00 out of 5) Erika W [ 24 July, 2018 ]
Fantastic course, brilliant instructor! Thank you so much Linda, thank you for your patience and great advice!

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