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Online Formatting Web Pages with CSS - I

Subject Matter


A thorough introduction to the standard of web presentation: Cascading Style sheets (CSS) and how it applies and used in both HTML page and XML documents.

Course Name


Online Formatting Web Pages with CSS - I

Why This Course?


This course introduces the fundamentals of Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) and their role in separating the content of web pages (HTML page and XML documents) from their presentation. The course provides learners with a firm understanding of how CSS work and how they are deployed to format and style web pages. It also prepares them to  quickly start formatting their web pages with separate CSS stylesheets. Among the topics covered are the CSS box model, the Cascading Effect, Text CSS properties,  Font  CSS  properties, Styling links, Styling tables, and Styling lists.  Emphasis is on getting started quickly and on applying the  various properties in typical web development projects.

This class is taught entirely online. Learners need to supply own computer and Internet connection. Each learner is expected to provide own copy of the reference book used throughout this course.


Online Environment Requirements


This is an instructor-led asynchronous online course delivered with our Online Learning Environment (OLE) and/or our Online Practice Environment (OPE). Dedicated instructors structure, schedule, and facilitate class activities. The active participation of each learner is required for a successful learning experience. Learners are expected to complete a variety of activities:

bulletRead and view information resources,
bulletParticipate in class discussions,
bulletInteract with fellow learners and the instructor,
bulletPerform exercises as assigned,
bulletComplete assigned projects, and
bulletSummarize their learning at the end of the learning week.

To be able to participate as an active learner, you must meet these prerequisites:

bullet Basic familiarity with the web environment
bulletAccess to the Internet using HTTP protocol
bulletWeb browser. Preferably Internet Explorer 5.5 or above
bulletAbility to read print and online documents
bulletAbility to type responses and to post to the Online Learning Environment (OLE) or to the Online Practice Environment (OPE)
bulletAllocation of at least 20 hours per week for completing the activities of this online course

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Reference Book


  Bartlett, Kynn (2002).  SAMS Teach Yourself CSS in 24 Hours. Indianapolis, Indiana. Sams Publishing. ISBN: 0-672-32409-1

Note that this Reference book is used for both of these courses:

Online Formatting Web Pages with CSS - I
Online Formatting Web Pages with CSS - II

You only need to obtain it once if you are interested in both courses.


Course Objectives


This course teaches concepts and principles of Cascading Style Sheets (CSS). After concluding this course, learners will be capable of:
bulletDefine what CSS are
bulletDescribe the relationship between CSS, HTML, and XML and how they  are used together
bulletDescribe the benefits of CSS
bulletExplain different browser support for the CSS standard
bulletExplain how CSS is used with HTML pages
bulletDescribe how CSS rules are specified
bulletExplain the syntax of CSS rules
bulletClassify the different selectors of CSS rules
bulletClassify the different declaration of CSS rules
bulletDefine what is meant by the Box Model of CSS
bulletExplain how the Box Model of  CSS works
bulletExplain how CSS rules cascade
bulletDescribe the role of CSS inheritance
bulletDemonstrate using the Font properties to format HTML pages
bulletDemonstrate using the Text properties to format HTML pages
bulletDemonstrate using the Color and Background properties to format HTML pages
bulletApply CSS Box properties (margins, borders, padding)
bulletApply CSS formatting to HTML links
bulletApply CSS  formatting to HTML list
bulletApply CSS formatting to HTML tables


Who Should Attend?


Computer professionals including information architects, Web developers, designers, programmers responsible for designing, and building web applications and pages using the CSS technology.



Familiarity with and working knowledge of HTML.


Delivery Mode


Online Instructor-led in a community-of-practice environment.



bullet Learning is focused on real-situation problem solving
bullet Learn-by-doing course design philosophy
bullet Clear explanations of concepts and principles
bullet Emphasis on getting started quickly
bullet Many examples and worked out samples
bullet Online Learning Environment (OLE) always accessible during class period
bullet Online Practice Environment (OPE) accessible 24/7 during class period
bullet Learning Tools (LTs) supporting the learning process
bullet Browser and platform independence
bullet Reference materials and job aids provided
bullet OLE is accessible from any location even across firewalls
bulletNo specific lab setup or configuration needed. Our OLE & OPE provide everything we need to deliver the class. All the students need are an Internet connection and a web browser

Class Duration


3 weeks online.

An Online week begins on Thursday of one calendar week and ends on Wednesday of the following calendar week.

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