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Mastering CSS

Video Description

Get to grips with CSS best practices to create modern, responsive, and retina-ready websites

About This Video

  • Understand the role of CSS in responsive web design

  • Write modular, reusable CSS for better management of stylesheets

  • Learn everything there is to know about creating a multi-column layout and menu using floats

  • Explore web fonts, icon fonts, SVG, and techniques used to support HiDPI devices

  • In Detail

    CSS is a deceptively simple presentation language that has significantly developed over the last few years. Frontend developers need to keep style sheets manageable and organized by taking a modular approach to building a website. They can either wrestle with it, or learn how to master it in order to easily apply layouts and styles with precision.

    This web development video course has been designed to help you build your knowledge of CSS and master one of the most valuable tools in modern web design.

    We start off with a brief review of the foundations of CSS by using a good text editor to automate your authoring and set up a CSS baseline. We then move on to creating a layout with floats and a functioning menu with dropdowns, taking a modular-organized approach to CSS. We’ll also go into detail about CSS3 properties such as transforms, transitions, and animations. By the end, you’ll have an understanding of responsive web design, web fonts, icon fonts, and techniques used to support retina devices; all things a modern frontend web developer must know.

    We deep dive into a lot of details of CSS in this course, from creating a modern looking ghost button and a big call-to-action button to the supposedly difficult and scary SVG. Mastering CSS will arm you with all the knowledge, tips, and tricks you need to make you stand out in the world of developing complex, responsive, feature-rich web applications.

    Table of Contents

    1. Chapter 1 : Mastering CSS
      1. The Course Overview 00:06:07
      2. The Anatomy of a Rule Set and the Three Types of Style Sheets 00:06:57
      3. The Box Model and Block versus Inline Elements 00:06:27
      4. Text Editors 00:06:52
      5. CSS Reset 00:07:52
      6. Chrome Dev Tools 00:04:57
      7. Renaming Elements: Classes and IDs 00:06:33
      8. Descendant Selectors 00:05:54
    2. Chapter 3 : Creating a Page Layout with Floats
      1. Floats Introduction – Flowing Text around Images 00:05:08
      2. Creating a Multicolumn Layout 00:05:39
      3. Solving the Problems of Floats 00:07:24
    3. Chpater 4 : Creating Buttons with Modular, Reusable CSS Classes, and CSS3
      1. Creating Buttons with Modular CSS 00:05:17
      2. Multiple Classes 00:04:43
      3. Specificity Rules 00:07:42
      4. Transitions 00:06:45
      5. Transforms 00:07:01
      6. Styling a Call to Action Button 00:05:24
      7. Gradients 00:03:47
    4. Chapter 5 : Creating the Main Navigation and Drop
      1. Starting the Navigation 00:06:46
      2. Using Pseudo Classes 00:05:44
      3. Absolute Positioning 00:05:20
      4. Building the Drop-down 00:07:44
      5. CSS Animations (Part 1) 00:06:19
      6. CSS Animations (Part 2) 00:07:46
      7. Finalizing the Navigation 00:07:18
    5. Chapter 6 : Becoming Responsive
      1. Fluid Grid 00:11:14
      2. Flexible Images 00:08:18
      3. Media Queries 00:09:38
      4. Mobile Menu 00:10:54
      5. Viewport Meta Tag 00:03:23
    6. Chapter 7 : Web Fonts
      1. The @font-face Property 00:04:17
      2. Font Kits and Font Services 00:06:24
      3. Google Web Fonts 00:04:38
      4. Subscription Font Foundries 00:06:15
      5. Icon Fonts 00:10:41
    7. Chapter 8 : The Workflow of HiDPI Devices
      1. 2x Images 00:06:03
      2. The JavaScript Approach 00:07:14
      3. 1.5x Images 00:04:32
      4. Background Images 00:06:06
      5. SVG 00:10:09
    8. Chapter 9 : Wrapping Up
      1. Next Steps 00:11:08
      2. Conclusion and Links 00:06:32