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In the course CSS Fundamentals participants learn to use Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) for the layout and style of HTML Web pages. CSS determines how HTML elements are displayed in the browser. Typically CSS styles are included in separate CSS Style sheets and HTML pages refer to these style sheets. Different HTML pages in a Web Site can thus be linked to a single style sheet, making it easy to adjust the styling at a central point.
The course CSS Fundamentals starts with an explanation of the basic principles of CSS. This includes how CSS selectors select HTML elements based on ID or class attributes or their position in the hierarchy of the page and then apply styling to them.
Next the CSS syntax is treated in more detail on the basis of the layout of text with colors, fonts and backgrounds. The cascading aspect of CSS and the inheritance concept is also covered.
Attention is also paid to the CSS Box Model. While laying out an HTML page, the rendering engine of the browser represents each element as a rectangle according to the CSS Basic Box Model with a margin, padding and an outline.
The course program also describes how CSS can be used to control the layout of the page. Elements have default block or inline display values but this can be changed with CSS. Other CSS layout attributes such as float or overflow are discussed as well.
Then it is treated how CSS can control the representation of tables, list and grids. Attention is paid to the various gap properties that are used.
Finally a number of advanced applications of CSS are covered, such as applying round corners, working with shadows and color gradients. 2D and 3D transformations with CSS3 are also discussed in this respect.
The course CSS Fundamentals is designed for persons who wish to learn the usage of CSS for the styling of Web Pages.
To join this course is no specific skills or knowledge is required.
The concepts are treated with the help presentation slides. A demo Web site is used to clarify the concepts. Attention is also paid to hands-on exercises. The course material is in English. The course times are from 9.30 up and to 16.30.
Participants receive an official certificate CSS Fundamentals after successful completion of the course.
Module 1 : CSS Intro
Module 2 : Text and Fonts
Module 3 : CSS Box Model
What is CSS?
Styling in Place
Internal Style Tag
External Style Sheets
What is Cascading?
Checking Browser Support
Working with Fonts
Font Style and Size
Font Web Safe
Basic Box Model
Module 4 : CSS Layout
Module 5 : Tables and Grids
Module 6 : CSS Advanced
Block Level Elements
Units of Measurement
width and max-width
Position and Overflow
CSS Rounded Corners
All our courses are classroom courses in which the students are guided through the material on the basis of an experienced trainer with in-depth material knowledge. Theory is always interspersed with exercises.
We also do custom classes and then adjust the course content to your wishes. On request we will also discuss your practical cases.
The course times are from 9.30 to 16.30. But we are flexible in this. Sometimes people have to bring children to the daycare and other times are more convenient for them. In good consultation we can then agree on different course times.
We take care of the computers on which the course can be held. The software required for the course has already been installed on these computers. You do not have to bring a laptop to participate in the course. If you prefer to work on your own laptop, you can take it with you if you wish. The required software is then installed at the start of the course.
Our courses are generally given with Open Source software such as Eclipse, IntelliJ, Tomcat, Pycharm, Anaconda and Netbeans. You will receive the digital course material to take home after the course.
The course includes lunch that we use in a restaurant within walking distance of the course room.
The courses are planned at various places in the country. A course takes place at a location if at least 3 people register for that location. If there are registrations for different locations, the course will take place at our main location, Houten which is just below Utrecht. A course at our main location also takes place with 2 registrations and regularly with 1 registration. And we also do courses at the customer’s location if they appreciate that.
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