Sams Teach Yourself Video Learningis the easiest way to learn a new technology.
Self-Paced--Learn on your own time, at your own pace
Visual--Video lessons clearly explain key concepts and show you exactly what to do
Learn By Doing--Interactive, hands-on learning labs so you can apply what you learn right away
Quick and Efficient--Each individual lesson is no longer than 10 minutes
Modular--Bite-sized lessons let you jump in anywhere
In just 10 minutes or less, each short video lesson clearly explains key concepts, terms, and techniques. You can stop, start, pause, or replay any part of the video you want, as often as you want, until you really understand everything in the lesson.
And then you get to try it yourself in a unique interactive learning lab that helps you begin to develop real live programs that you can use on your own website.
After you’re done, take a quick, fun quiz to test what you’ve learned before going on to the next lesson.
Learn how to...
Design and create eye-catching web pages
Customize your pages with Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)
Position images, columns, and headings on a page
Format text, data tables, links, and media
Publish your pages to a web server
Create online forms
Enhance your site with dynamic content
On the DVD...
Four hours of video lessons with interactive labs and quizzes
A simple WYSIWYG web page editor for Windows, Mac, and Linux
An easy-to-install package to set up a web server learning environment on your own computer
The jEdit programming editor for Windows, Mac, and Linux
Source files for all the examples and learning labs
How to Watch the Videos
All that’s needed to watch the video lessons in this kit is a basic computer equipped for DVDs and the web:
A Windows, Mac, or Linux PC with a DVD drive that can read data DVDs.
A web browser, such as Microsoft Internet Explorer, Safari, or Mozilla Firefox.
The Adobe Flash Player plugin, which allows you to view Flash videos in your browser. If you can watch videos on YouTube, you should be all set.
Once you’re sure you’ve got everything, you’re ready to get started:
1. Insert the DVD from this package into your DVD drive on your computer.
Note: Make sure you’ve put the DVD in your computer’s DVD drive. The DVD will not run on a computer’s CD drive, nor will it work in a DVD player designed for plugging into a TV for watching movies.
2. If the DVD main interface does not automatically start up, navigate to the DVD folder on your computer and double-click on the icon or file named Start( start.exeon Windows or start.appon Mac OS X).
3. To watch the videos, choose the lesson you want to start with from the list of lessons on the left side of the window, and then click the Play button in the player window on the right side.
How to Use the Learning Labs and Take the Quizzes
After each video is complete, you can optionally work through the Learning Lab exercises and take a short (not too hard) quiz to help assess what you’ve learned in that lesson. The Learning Lab exercises in this course require you to create and save HTML and CSS files using a text or web page editor, which you can then view off your computer hard disk in a web browser.
The quizzes after the exercises are relatively short and painless. After you make your choice, the program will tell you immediately if you’re correct or wrong. Your answers are not stored or compiled, so you can take the quizzes as often as you like, and guessing won’t count against you.
Setting Up Your Learning Environment
The accompanying DVD contains a complete software toolkit with everything you’ll need to complete the course’s examples.
You can install this software by clicking the Install Software and Supportlink on the opening screen of the DVD’s main interface, or by navigating to the DVD in your computer’s file browser and running the file named Software( Software.exein Windows or Software.appin Mac OS X).
Sams Teach Yourself HTML and CSS Video Learningis organized into four parts. Each part has six lessons, and each lesson is designed to be completed in 10 minutes or less.