Lynda.com - CSS Web Site Design with Eric Meyer (repost)

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Lynda.com - CSS Web Site Design with Eric Meyer (repost)

Lynda.com - CSS Web Site Design with Eric Meyer (repost)
2 CDs | 834MB | Total duration 6hr 08min | PC and Mac | RS

A CSS video tutorial by Eric Meyer, the ultimate CSS guru himself! The best video tutorial available on CSS, from beginner to advanced level. Includes all excercise files.

CSS gives Web designers control over the appearance of their web sites by separating the visual presentation from the content. It lets them easily make minor changes to a site or perform a complete overhaul of the design. In CSS Site Design, instructor and leading industry expert Eric Meyer reviews the essentials of CSS, including selectors, the cascade, and inheritance. The training also covers how to build effective navigation, how to lay out pages, and how to work with typography, colors, backgrounds, and white space. Using a project-based approach, Eric walks through the process of creating a Web page, while teaching the essentials of CSS along the way. By the end of the training, viewers will have the tools to master professional site design. Exercise files accompany the training videos.

Table of contents

1. Introduction
Welcome 0:28
What is CSS? 5:34
Design tour 2:38
Using the exercise files 1:20
Installing the Web Developer toolbar 4:34

2. CSS and XHTML
XHTML essentials 3:55
CSS essentials 5:17
Embedded style sheets 2:20
Linking a style sheet 2:19
Linking to multiple style sheets 2:20
Using linked and embedded style sheets together 4:21
Using imported style sheets 5:24

3. Selectors
ID selector essentials 6:38
Class selector essentials 4:09
Best practices for classes 4:52
Grouped selection 4:02
Descendant selectors 6:44
The sources of style 6:38
Specificity 8:21
Making things important 4:32
Inheritance essentials 5:12
Making things really unstyled 4:02
User style sheets 2:38

4. Layout
Box model essentials 7:35
Simple floating 5:03
Using float for layout 5:05
Fixing column drop 5:35
Clearing essentials 4:20
Float containment 6:35
Creating a navbar from a list 4:50

5. Adding Colors and Backgrounds
Coloring text 4:13
Defining color in CSS 8:12
Coloring backgrounds 6:35
Applying background images 4:19
Manipulating the direction of background images 2:52
Positioning backgrounds 7:23
Background shorthand 4:29

6. Setting Typography
Altering line height 7:32
Font style and weight 5:45
Sizing fonts 9:59
Using font families 10:38
Font shorthand 6:05
Justifying text 4:56
Vertically aligning text 4:22
Transforming text 3:49
Text decoration 5:22

7. Using Margins and Borders to Create White Space and Separation
Margin essentials 14:21
Adding borders 6:52
Padding 9:17
Using negative margins 7:19
Margin collapsing 6:51

8. Creating Tables
Styling tables and captions 5:23
Styling table cells 6:30
Styling a column with classes 4:51
Styling links inside table cells 3:54

9. Styling for Print
Styling for specific mediums 4:03
Creating a print style sheet 6:35
Hiding layout for print 4:11
Styling for print 6:34
Complex styling for print 4:37
Creating a footer 4:40

10. Bringing It All Together
Getting started 1:11
Setting global styles 4:04
Defining masthead and navbar colors 3:27
Layout of the navlink bar 3:38
Using columns 4:49
Setting content styles 1:53
Creating the sidebar boxes 5:42
Creating the sidebar form 3:23
Completing the sidebar 3:29
Making a table 3:12
Creating a footer 2:35



About the Author
Eric Meyer has been working with the Web since 1993. He is the principle consultant for Complex Spiral Consulting. A graduate of and former webmaster for Case Western Reserve University, Eric is also an Invited Expert with the W3C CSS&FP Working Group, and he coordinated the authoring and creating of the W3C’s CSS1 Test Suite. He often speaks at conferences on the subjects of CSS, Web design, Web standards, and Web browsers, and how they all intersect. He is the author of Eric Meyer on CSS: Mastering the Language of Web Design (New Riders), Cascading Style Sheets: The Definitive Guide (O’Reilly), Cascading Style Sheets 2.0 Programmer’s Reference (Osborne/McGraw-Hill), and the well-known CSS Browser Compatibility Charts. Eric lives in Cleveland, Ohio, which is a much nicer city than most people have been led to believe.


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