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Overview

CSS is a must-know for today’s web designer. But it can be a confusing and difficult topic for those new to the field…rules, properties, style sheets, overrides…how does it all work? Well in this feature-packed DVD, award winning trainer Geoff Blake takes you from the very beginning, where you’ll learn about the fundamentals of CSS, how it interacts with XHTML, and what’s even possible with CSS, all the way through controlling page content like graphics, menus, and footers — plus you’ll discover some awesome techniques to pull off advanced table formatting. From there, it’s on to style sheets. You’ll learn not only how to manage external style sheets, but how to work with multiple style sheets for maximum efficiency and control. Lastly, you’ll learn about the cascading effect of CSS — one of the toughest concepts to understand in CSS. Here you’ll really master the topic and understand the various concepts and how to easily troubleshoot problems. Strap yourself in and get ready, it’s time for Ten Ton CSS Fundamentals!

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Introduction

Welcome To Ten Ton CSS Fundamentals!

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Chapter 1: Getting Started!

The Basics: Understanding How CSS Works

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00:07:58

Anatomy Of A CSS Rule

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00:02:40

CSS Property Reference

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00:04:16

Getting Set Up and Creating A Style Sheet

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00:11:04

Chapter 2: Getting Started With The Three Primary CSS Rule Types!

The Three Fundamental CSS Rule Types

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00:06:10

Getting Started With HTML Selectors

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00:10:45

Creating Class Selectors

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Applying Class Selectors, Part One

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Applying Class Selectors, Part Two

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00:04:39

ID Selectors

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00:09:39

Additional Properties and Introducing CSS Shorthand

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00:12:51

Chapter 3: Formatting Page Content!

Formatting Graphics

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00:10:56

Creating A Floating Sidebar

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00:11:20

Controlling Table Formatting With CSS, Part One

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00:10:41

Controlling Table Formatting With CSS, Part Two

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00:09:28

Technique: Advanced Table Formatting

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00:30:21

Creating An Alert Message

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00:08:46

Constructing A Quick Page Layout

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00:07:22

Technique: Creating A Sticky Footer

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00:08:59

Creating A Menu From An HTML List

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00:12:12

Setting The Menu's Hyperlink Formatting

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00:04:42

Chapter 4: Style Sheets!

Moving Rules From An Internal Style Sheet To An External Sheet

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00:07:08

Making Changes To An External Style Sheet

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CSS Comments And Gettin' Your Style Sheet Organized

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00:09:59

Applying An Alternate Design

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00:05:24

Applying Multiple Style Sheets

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00:11:38

Importing Style Sheets Into External Style Sheets

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00:06:27

Technique: Creating A Printer-Friendly Style Sheet

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00:08:03

Inline Styles

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Chapter 5: Understanding The Cascading Effect Of CSS!

Cascading, Part One: Introducing The Idea Of Cascading

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Cascading, Part Two: Understanding Overrides And How Rules Combine Together

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00:07:38

Cascading, Part Three: Understanding How Style Sheets Cascade

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A Quick Note On Cascading External Style Sheets

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Task: Take The Cascading Quiz

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00:04:47

Using Firefox's Firebug Plugin

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00:07:17

Resolving Conflicts With Dreamweaver

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00:06:10

Using !Important

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00:03:56

Chapter 6: Wrapping Up!

Thanks For Watching

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Closing Credits

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