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Online Formatting Web Pages with CSS - II

Subject Matter


Advanced Concepts, principles, and procedures of Cascading Style sheets (CSS) positional properties for layouts, CSS properties for printing, and how CSS are used  with XML and JavaScript. This course is a follow-up to the Online Formatting Web Pages with CSS - I.

Course Name


Online Formatting Web Pages with CSS - II

Why This Course?


This course covers advanced topics of the CSS technologies and how it is used with other web technologies like XML and JavaScript. Topics covered include the position properties of  CSS and how they are used to layout web pages, CSS properties  for printing, how to script styles with JavaScropt, and how CSS and XML could be used together. The course uses a hands-on project-oriented instructional strategy to build knowledge and skills needed to utilize the CSS to its fullest potential.

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 advanced topics in Cascading Style Sheets (CSS). After concluding this course, learners will be capable of:
bulletExplain the meaning of CSS position properties
bulletExplain what fixed positioning mean
bulletExplain what relative positioning mean
bulletExplain what absolute positioning mean
bulletDescribe how floating contents could be implemented with CSS
bulletDescribe the layering in CSS 
bulletExplain how the overflow and clip properties work
bulletExplain how the CSS position properties could be used for layout
bulletExplain how CSS could be used for the print media
bulletDescribe how print pages could be defined with the @page
bulletExplain how print page breaks are set with CSS
bulletDescribe the relationship between CSS and JavaScript
bulletDefine what is meant by Dynamic HTML
bulletExplain how JavaScript could be used to set dynamic styles
bulletExplain how XML and CSS could compliment each other
bulletLink CSS stylesheets to XML documents
bulletApply CSS rules to XML documents


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 and  CSS. This prerequisite could be acquired through the Online Formatting Web Pages with CSS - I.


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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