Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)

Course Overview

Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) is the technology used to add styles to web pages. Discover how CSS works and learn how to code internal and external style sheets which enable you to implement style changes in a single web page or throughout an entire web site. Learn how to layout web page structure using CSS instead of tables. Discover advanced formatting options such as word, character and line spacing. Control the appearance of hyperlinks and create navigation button effects. Setup style sheets for printing from browsers to hide elements and formatting not favorable to a printed page.
A working knowledge of HTML is a prerequisite for this course.

Note: Some browsers do not support all CSS properties.


Course InformationRelated Training

Duration: One-Day Course
Platform: Windows and Macintosh
Fee: Call for information

We recommend one to eight people for this course.

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Language Overview: Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)

Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) is a style sheet language used to specify the look and formatting of web pages. CSS is designed primarily to enable the separation of HTML from document layout and formatting.
Using CSS can enable the web developer improve content accessibility, provide more flexibility and control in the specification of presentation characteristics, enable multiple pages to share formatting, and reduce complexity and repetition in the structural content (such as by allowing for tableless web design). CSS can also allow the same markup page to be presented in different styles for different rendering methods, such as on-screen, in print, by voice (when read out by a speech-based browser or screen reader) and on Braille devices. While the author of a document typically links that document to a CSS stylesheet, readers can use a different stylesheet, perhaps one on their own computer, to override the one the author has specified. CSS specifies a priority scheme to determine which style rules apply if more than one rule matches against a particular element. In this so-called cascade, priorities or weights are calculated and assigned to rules, so that the results are predictable.

Users: Creative, Design, Web Development, IT and Admin Professionals who are as well as anyone who needs to create, maintain and edit corporate or personal websites, Intranets, Web-based communications such as newsletters and email promotions.