CSS3 for Web Designers and Developers

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This CSS3 for Web Designers and Developers training class is intended for web designers and developers already familiar with cascading style sheets. This course will expose students to new features in CSS3. Students will learn to leverage the power and efficiency of this most recent version of CSS, learning how to use new selectors and pseudo elements; new font, color, and layout techniques; transforms, transitions, and animations; media queries for presenting on mobile devices; and more.

  1. The Power of CSS
    1. Doing More with Less
    2. A First Example
    3. Challenges
    4. Next Up
  2. Introducing CSS3
    1. What is CSS3?
    2. The History of CSS
    3. Browser Support
    4. HTML5
  3. Selectors and Pseudo Classes
    1. Attribute Selectors
    2. The Target Pseudo-Class
    3. UI Element States Pseudo-Classes
    4. Negation Pseudo-Class
    5. Structural Pseudo-Classes
  4. Fonts and Text Effects
    1. Fonts on the Web
    2. Font Services
    3. The @font-face Rule
    4. Text Shadow
    5. Word Wrapping
  5. Colors, Gradients, Background Images, and Masks
    1. Color
    2. The Opacity Property
    3. Backgrounds
    4. background-origin, and background-size
  6. Borders and Box Effects
    1. Image Borders
    2. Rounded Corners
    3. Box Shadow
  7. Transitions, Transforms, and Animations
    1. Transitions and Transforms
    2. Transitions
  8. Layout: Columns and Flexible Box
    1. Layout: Columns and Flexible Box
    2. Flexible Box Model
  9. Vendor Prefixes
    1. What Are Vendor Prefixes?
    2. Maybe They Ain't So Bad
    3. Strategies
  10. Embedding Media
    1. Video Formats
    2. Styling Video
  11. Accessibility Features
    1. Web Accessibility
    2. The CSS3 Speech Module
  12. Media Queries
    1. Targeting Widths and Devices with CSS3 Media Queries
    2. Responsive Images and the viewport Metatag
  13. Implementing CSS3 in the "Real World"
    1. Stuff That Ain't (Strictly) CSS, but Sure Is Useful
    2. jQuery
    3. HTML5
    4. Modernizr
    5. Preprocessors
    6. Frameworks and Grid Systems
  14. Going Forward/Additional Resources
    1. What's Next?
    2. Online Resources
    3. Get Involved

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