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Website Design Using CSS

(4.83 out of 5) 302 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.


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

Quick Facts

$ 990 incl GST

Duration: 2 Days

Max. Class Size: 10

Avg. Class Size: 5

Level: Beginners

Times: 9.00am to 5.00pm approx

Course Dates

23-24 May 17Tue - Wed

15-16 Jun 17Thu - Fri

20-21 Jul 17Thu - Fri

17-18 Aug 17Thu - Fri

25-26 Sep 17Mon - Tue

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

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01-02 Jun 17Thu - Fri

27-28 Jun 17Tue - Wed

27-28 Jul 17Thu - Fri

22-23 Aug 17Tue - Wed

21-22 Sep 17Thu - Fri

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Level 12
379 Collins Street,
Melbourne , VIC 3000

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08-09 Jun 17Thu - Fri

19-20 Jul 17Wed - Thu

17-18 Aug 17Thu - Fri

09-10 Oct 17Mon - Tue

20-21 Nov 17Mon - Tue


C/O Support Technology
Level 6, 371 Queen Street,
Brisbane , QLD 4000

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10-11 Jul 17Mon - Tue

03-04 Oct 17Tue - Wed

19-20 Dec 17Tue - Wed

14-15 Mar 18Wed - Thu

07-08 Jun 18Thu - Fri


C/O Atlas Business Services
Level 1, 33 Ainslie Place,
Canberra , ACT 2601

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This course is currently upon demand in Adelaide


C/O The International Visualisation Centre (IVC)
19 Young Street,
Adelaide , SA 5000

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This course is currently upon demand in Perth


C/O Saxons Training Facilities
Level 1, 140 St Georges Terrace,
Perth , WA 6000

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Course Units

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Unit 1: Intro to CSS

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  • Defining Styles with CSS
  • CSS Selectors
  • CSS Properties

Unit 2: Basic Text Styling

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  • 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

Unit 3: CSS and Images

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  • 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

Unit 4: Navigation

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  • 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

Unit 5: Tabular Data

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  • 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

Unit 6: Forms and User Interfaces

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  • 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

Unit 7: Browser and Device Support

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  • 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

Unit 8: CSS Positioning and Layout

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  • 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


HTML and CSS Package

$ 1155 incl GST

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3 days

Web Design Package

$ 3300 incl GST

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10 days

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(4.30 out of 5) Loretta S [ 06 April, 2017 ]
Kieran is an excellent trainer. He takes the time to explain concepts very well and in plain English, and always makes time to answer questions.
(4.80 out of 5) Ben S [ 23 February, 2017 ]
The pace of learning was great! Cath is incredibly knowledgeable and easily addresses all manner of questions.

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(5.00 out of 5) Yvonne M [ 23 February, 2017 ]
Excellent course. Learning a lot with CSS and explained expertly. Cath explained everything easily and the examples were brilliant for me to understand. Recommend this instructor to everyone. Thank you so much for a great course Cath.
(5.00 out of 5) Tania M [ 21 November, 2016 ]
Cath is a wonderful teacher and I have found the course invaluable. Her explanations are full, complete and knowledgeable. I would take any of her classes.

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