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HTML/CSS for Designers, Part 2: CSS Basics

with expert John Wiley & Sons

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Course at a glance

Release date 2/28/2015
Level Beginner
Runtime 1h 9m
Closed captioning N/A
Transcript N/A
eBooks / courseware Included
Hands-on labs N/A
Sample code N/A
Exams N/A

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Course description

HTML & CSS for Designers is a seven part learning series that will introduce you to creating web pages using the programming techniques for HTML and CSS. You will be introduced to HTML and CSS then you’ll learn how to work with Images, and create Tables, Forms, Labels, and Menus. You‘ll learn about the importance of creating a web page with Page Layout and Navigation in mind. A web page that is easy to use will help to continue to drive traffic to your site.


This course assumes very little familiarity with HTML & CSS. This course is part of 7 courses; HTML & CSS for Designers: Introduction; HTML & CSS for Designers: CSS Basics; HTML & CSS for Designers: Images; HTML & CSS for Designers: Tables and Forms; HTML & CSS for Designers: Labels and Menus; HTML & CSS for Designers: Page Layout; and HTML & CSS for Designers: Navigation. Please be sure to view the courses in order if you are new to the material.

Meet the expert

Our Creative Design courses are presented by experts from Wiley Publishing. Wiley is a global provider of knowledge and knowledge-enabled services that improve outcomes in areas of research, professional practice, and education. They are the publisher of award-winning journals, encyclopedias, books, and online products and services.

Course outline

CSS Basics

IDs & Classes (22:30)
  • Introduction (00:10)
  • Add Styles (04:55)
  • Spans (03:17)
  • ID Style (04:32)
  • Class Style (01:18)
  • Group CSS Rules (03:57)
  • Classes & Groups (04:10)
  • Summary (00:10)
CSS Style Sheets (23:46)
  • Introduction (00:10)
  • Descendent Selectors (05:01)
  • More Descendents (02:27)
  • Link External Style Sheet (02:49)
  • External Style Sheet (03:07)
  • Introduction to CSS Specificity (01:10)
  • Which Style "Wins?" (00:40)
  • !Important Declaration (00:39)
  • Style Locations (00:38)
  • Avoid Inline Styles (00:52)
  • Specificity (05:59)
  • Summary (00:10)
Fonts & Colors (23:05)
  • Introduction (00:10)
  • Font Families (05:07)
  • CSS Font Stack (01:55)
  • Sizing Text (04:44)
  • Override Headings (03:58)
  • Introduction to CSS Colors (00:44)
  • Color Keywords (01:07)
  • RGB & Hexadecimal (05:07)
  • Summary (00:10)