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Mastering CSS – Second Edition

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

Course Description

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.

Learning Outcomes

Master the fundamental CSS concepts, such as the box model, the anatomy of a rule set, and the types of style sheets
Take advantage of the Chrome developer tools to troubleshoot CSS
Explore some of the most solid techniques used to solve the problems of floats, such as the clearfix hack
Rename elements with classes, use descendant selectors, and understand specificity rules
Become proficient with CSS3 properties such as transitions, transforms, gradients, pseudo classes, and animations
Leverage the power of absolute, relative, static, and fixed positioning techniques
Delve into modular, reusable, and scalable CSS for more organized and smaller style sheets
Understand media queries and the other fundamentals of responsive web design
Get creative with the @font-face property, font kits, Google Web Fonts, subscription font services, and icon fonts
Display the workflow for HiDPI (retina) devices using 2x images, 1.5x images, JavaScript approaches, and SVG

Pre-requisite

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.

Who is this course intended for?
If you know a little bit about CSS but struggle with floats, or creating tricky UI elements such as a dropdown menu, and you want to expand on your knowledge of CSS to learn responsive web design, web fonts, SVG, retina techniques, icon fonts, and other advanced-level topics, this is the course for you.


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Packt Publishing
Packt Publishing

Packt has been committed to developer learning since 2004. A lot has changed in software since then - but Packt has remained responsive to these changes, continuing to look forward at the trends and tools defining the way we work and live. And how to put them to work.

With an extensive library of content - more than 4000 books and video courses -Packt's mission is to help developers stay relevant in a rapidly changing world. From new web frameworks and programming languages, to cutting edge data analytics, and DevOps, Packt takes software professionals in every field to what's important to them now.

From skills that will help you to develop and future proof your career to immediate solutions to every day tech challenges, Packt is a go-to resource to make you a better, smarter developer.


Class Curriculum


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Frequently Asked Questions


When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.

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