On-line CSS Tutorials

on Monday, May 4, 2009

I mentioned in a training last week that a good way to learn about Cascading Style Sheets is simply to type a property and "CSS" into a search engine (e.g. "font size CSS") and follow one of the million returns you get to a tutorial. You learn how to manipulate attributes as you need them.

For more in-depth tutorials, I'm going to recommend four sites.

Listorial (http://css.maxdesign.com.au/listutorial/) is a great resource for learning how to "tame" your lists and get them to do what you want. Lots of step-by-step tutorials on lots of different kinds of lists. I really like this site.

They also have am associated site called Floatorial (http://css.maxdesign.com.au/floatutorial/) that offers a similarly formatted set of tutorials on floating images, columns and text.

The World Wide Web Consortium, or W3C (http://www.w3.org/) can be thought of as the "gatekeepers" of web standards for HTML and CSS. They have tutorials for both HTML and CSS (http://www.w3.org/2002/03/tutorials). This is probably the best resource for learning about specific properties and their attributes in CSS.

A List Apart (http://www.alistapart.com/) offers more advanced articles on web design in general, but if you use their search feature, you'll find many useful resources concerning CSS.

Finally, we have a "Writing HTML and CSS from the Ground Up" course available on-line (http://www.coopext.colostate.edu/comptrain/cohtm.shtml) which consists of five one hour Connect sessions on HTML and CSS basics.


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