Advanced CSS Training

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In this advanced CSS training class, students will learn to use CSS to format forms, create list-based navigation, do advanced page layouts, and create stunning background effects. Students will also learn about CSS coding conventions and shorthand properties.

  1. Positioning and Visibility
    1. Element Flow
    2. Position
    3. Positioning
    4. Z-index
    5. Display
    6. Visibility
    7. Float
    8. Clear
  2. Advanced CSS Page Layout
    1. Resetting Styles
    2. Full Width Layouts
      1. Two-column
      2. Three-column
    3. Positioning the Headings
    4. Fixed Width Layouts
      1. Two-column
      2. Three-column
    5. A Recommendation on Positioning
      1. Other Methods of Layout
    6. Laying out a Page - The power of float
  3. CSS Shorthand Properties
    1. What is CSS Shorthand?
      1. List of CSS Shorthand
    2. Shorthand Margins and Padding
    3. Shorthand Border and Outline
    4. Shorthand Backgrounds
    5. Shorthand Fonts
    6. Shorthand Lists
    7. Using Shorthand
  4. CSS Lists as Hierarchical Navigation
    1. Using Lists as Vertical Navigation
    2. Using Nested Lists as Navigation
    3. Using Lists as Horizontal Navigation
    4. Using Lists as Drop-Down or Fly-Out Navigation
    5. Using a List to Create a Navigation Menu
  5. CSS Background Tricks
    1. The State of Rounded Corner Boxes
    2. Fixed-width Rounded Corner Boxes
    3. Relative-width Rounded Corner Boxes
    4. "Mountaintop" Corner Boxes
    5. Tabbed Navigation
    6. Drop Shadows
    7. Replacing Text with an Image
    8. Using Backgrounds
  6. Laying out and Styling Forms with CSS
    1. Laying out the Questions
    2. Creating the Form
    3. Reset Revisited
    4. Styling the Form
    5. Expanding the Form
  7. CSS Best Practices
    1. Review some of recommended CSS Best practices
  8. Browser-compatibility Issues
    1. Quirks Mode
    2. Internet Explorer Conditional Statements
    3. Common Browser Bugs / Issues
    4. Fixing the Box Model Bug

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