It is time to take your web designing skills to the next level with Cascading Style Sheets (CSS). They are a way to control the look and feel of your HTML documents in an organized and efficient manner. With CSS you will be able to: Add new looks to your old HTML Completely restyle a web site with only a few changes to your CSS code Use the "style" you create on any webpage you wish! A stylesheet can, and should be, completely separate from your HTML documents. When you have mastered CSS and HTML, you will be able to separate your web site's design and formatting (CSS) from the content (HTML). Before you begin the CSS Tutorial we suggest that you check to see you meet the following recommendations: You have used HTML in the past You know the basic HTML tags and vocabulary. If you said no to one of the above, we recommend that you check out our HTML Tutorial before taking on CSS. Report a Bug or Comment on This Lesson - Your input is what keeps Tizag improving with time!
Experiments with cascading style sheetshands on css tutorialThis tutorial teaches CSS using both hand-coding and Style Master for Windows. You can also follow it using instructions for Style Master for Mac OS X. By working through the exercises you will learn all about CSS for text styling and page appearance including layout, and create a stylish looking page like this. If you want to learn CSS by hand-coding alone, simply work through all the exercises and code examples and skip all the specially styled Style Master instructions. Style Master is a CSS editor which includes full support for hand-coding. 1. The Introduction tells you who this tutorial is for and how it works. 2. What style sheets are and how they work. 3. You'll need to make sure you've got the right tools for the job before we get started. 4. Here's where you really get started by creating a style sheet, and then an HTML document which links to it. 5. Create your first style sheet rules and learn some of the basic properties. 6. See some more ways of styling text. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11.
cssdog.com :: Learning Cascading Style Sheet in simple and easyFront Page - css-discussSelectutorial: Tutorial introductionIntroduction This tutorial focuses on how to use selectors to build a simple page layout. As part of the process, we will style different instances of the same element to demonstrate how rules can be written to target specific instances of an element without affecting the rest of the page. The layout This is a 3-column liquid layout which will show all columns at equal heights - with a different color in each column. There are many ways to style 3-column layouts. Navigating the tutorial Throughout the tutorial, the red buttons will take you to the the next step, and the blue buttons will take you to a sample of that step. You can also use the top strip navigation which will allow you to go back and forward between steps. Finished sample » Go to Step 1 »
70 Expert Ideas For Better CSS Coding | CSSAdvertisement CSS isn’t always easy to deal with. Depending on your skills and your experience, CSS coding can sometimes become a nightmare, particularly if you aren’t sure which selectors are actually being applied to document elements. An easy way to minimize the complexity of the code is as useful as not-so-well-known CSS attributes and properties you can use to create a semantically correct markup. We’ve taken a close look at some of the most useful CSS tricks, tips, ideas, methods, techniques and coding solutions and listed them below. And what has come out of it is an overview of over 70 expert CSS ideas which can improve your efficiency of CSS coding. We’d like to express sincere gratitude to all designers who shared their ideas, techniques, methods, knowledge and experience with their readers. Update (29/05/2007): Brazilian-Portuguese translation of the article2 is also available. 1.1. 1.2. 1.3. Keep containers to a minimum. 1.4.
css Zen Garden: The Beauty in CSS DesignCSS TutorialCSS - Introduction to Cascading Style Sheets - Web Design LondonCascading Style Sheets is a technology that has been around for several years. It's a great way to assign style properties to HTML elements in your web pages, and offers several significant benefits over the old way of putting style information directly into HTML tags. Benefits of CSS CSS is flexible Styles can be written in one place (separate style sheets) and assigned to HTML elements through class or ID properties. CSS is Lightweight Using CSS (like class=”main-nav”) creates far smaller HTML files than writing style into every HTML tags (like border=”1″ cellpadding=”3″ cellspacing=”1″ backgroundcolor=”#ffc”). CSS helps separate style from content Keeping your style definitions separate from your content and content-structure makes it possible to re-purpose the same content for different media. CSS for Web Design: Contents Introduction to CSS Beginner’s introduction to Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) Inheritance and Cascading Styles in CSS Block vs Inline display style in CSS Other CSS resources
15 CSS Properties You Probably Never Use (but perhaps should)The author's posts are entirely his or her own (excluding the unlikely event of hypnosis) and may not always reflect the views of Moz. After writing 5 HTML Elements You Probably Never Use (but perhaps should), I thought creating something similar for CSS was in order. These are all CSS level 2 properties but some of them don't work in all browsers, so make sure and test things out before putting them into use. 1. clipclip: rect(5px, 40px, 45px, 5px) From iBloom Studios A good way to visualize the clip attribute is if you take a piece of paper with a rectangle cut out of it and place it on top of a photo (just like using a Photoshop layer mask). They've got a lengthy article all about clip and some examples of it in use. 2. From Macromedia 3. text-shadowtext-shadow: color, x-coordinate, y-coordinate, blur radiustext-shadow: #000000 10px -5px 1px From Quirksmode: The text-shadow declaration allows you to create a text shadow; i.e. a slightly moved, slightly blurred copy of a text.