Online Class: Introduction to CSS

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Course Description

Ever wonder how the latest website designs are made? Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) are the main coding files used to lay out a website and its design. CSS 3 is the latest in styling standards, and it brings several new properties and declarations you can use to make your website design more easily created. CSS is currently the only standard in website design that plugs directly into your HTML, even the latest HTML 5 standards. With CSS 3 and HTML 5, you can create the latest interactive pages for your website viewers. 
This course shows you how to create CSS classes from a beginner's level to a more intermediate level. It starts off with basic HTML declarations, properties, values and how to include a CSS style sheet with your HTML code. For those of you who are new to CSS and HTML, we show you step-by-step how to create a CSS file and include it in your HTML code, even if you use a cloud server for your hosting.

We show you how to position your elements, lay out your elements relative to your documents, and style your HTML using predefined CSS values. We introduce you to the common CSS styling that you'll need when you start off designing your pages. If you want to get to know CSS and website design, this course is meant for you, and it can be used by anyone who hasn't even seen one line of CSS code yet. We focus on the latest CSS 3 and HTML 5 standards, so you get the latest when coding your website pages instead of focusing on older code.

Course Requirements

There are no pre requisites. Anyone over the age of 13 is welcome to join this course. It is recommended though that individuals have some basic computer programming knowledge. 

Course Topics

Lesson 1: Introduction to CSS: Why Use CSS?

Lesson 2: CSS Syntax

Lesson 3: HTML 5 and CSS

Lesson 4: Set Up Web Pages with CSS

Lesson 5: Styling Text, Font, and Properties

Lesson 6: Styling Page Backgrounds

Lesson 7: Styling Lists in CSS

Lesson 8: Using CSS Classes and IDs

Lesson 9: Using Borders and Height and Width CSS Properties

Lesson 10: CSS Pseudo Elements

Lesson 11: Positioning Elements

Lesson 12: Validating CSS and HTML

Course Materials

No additional course materials required to complete this course. 

Grading Policy

A brief 10 pt. quiz will follow each lesson. Students will successfully complete this course with 70% or better.

Learning Outcomes

By successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
  • Define CSS.
  • Demonstrate using basic CSS syntax.
  • Demonstrate set up web pages with CSS.
  • Demonstrate using CSS for styling text, font, and properties.
  • Demonstrate using CSS for styling page backgrounds.
  • Demonstrate styling lists in CSS.
  • Demonstrate using CSS classes and IDs.
  • Demonstrate using borders and height and width CSS properties.
  • Demonstrate using CSS pseudo elements.
  • Demonstrate positioning elements with CSS.
  • Demonstrate validating CSS and HTML, and
  • Demonstrate mastery of lesson content at levels of 70% or higher.

Assessment Guide

Assessment Points
Exam 110
Exam 210
Exam 39
Exam 410
Exam 510
Exam 610
Exam 710
Exam 89
Exam 910
Exam 1010
Exam 1110
Exam 129
Final Exam58
Total Points:175

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