Posts Tagged ‘css’

In the first part of this series, we discussed some fundamental concepts pertaining to CSS typography. Now we are going to cover some excellent techniques, tips, tricks and best practices for dealing with typography on websites.

This is the second part of a three-part series of guides on CSS typography that will cover everything from basic syntax to best practices and tools related to CSS typography. [read]


Web Design Fundamentals is a survey of Web design and development techniques and technologies, fundamental concepts, terms, and best practices involved in professional web design. Instructor James Williamson examines popular web development tools, server-side software solutions, content management solutions, and cloud-based software, providing a high-level overview of the world of Web publishing.

Topics include:

  • Understanding web page technologies, such as HTML, JavaScript, CSS, and Flash
  • Exploring the different disciplines of web design
  • Reviewing industry standard design tools such as Dreamweaver, Coda, Flash, and Photoshop
  • Organizing web content
  • Making web content accessible
  • Comparing server-side solutions such as PHP, ColdFusion, .NET, and JSP
  • Creating interactive content with AJAX and Flash
  • Registering domains and hosting sites

Web Design Fundamentals with James Williamson

CSS for Developers is designed to give a working knowledge of CSS to web developers and coders who already have a firm grasp of XHTML/HTML and want to harness the power of style sheets to take their web sites to the next level. Instructor Bill Weinman reviews CSS fundamentals, including the benefits and limitations of the language, and then dives straight into creating styles. This course covers how to format text, images, and backgrounds; how to position elements on the page; and how to apply styles, both inline and via an external style sheet. CSS best practices and browser support issues are also addressed. Exercise files accompany the course.

Topics include:

  • Adding borders and backgrounds
  • Choosing fonts
  • Changing the color of elements
  • Working with sprites
  • Positioning with CSS
  • Creating a menu bar

CSS for Developers


CSS tutorials

Faster, Easier Web Builds with CSS

Posted: November 8, 2008 in Design
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Web development is a competitve market and with the state of the
economy being the way it is some designers are practically given away
their hard work just to drive some cash flow.

Over the years, most of my web development has be re-builds – a job
that I first bid for come back after their nephew blew it.
Unfortunately, with cash being short many of satisfied with little
johnny’s builds.  So, how do we, “professionals” compete and still make
a living?

I hoping one way is using Eric Meyer’s CSS  Web Design Software – Sculptor.
I just downloaded it.  The reviews have been strong so I’m taking a
chance.  It seems to be a good starting point that will save time,
making professionals more competitive in tough financial times.

As I start playing around with it, I’ll let you all know.

And as always – if you’re in need of graphic, video or web work :: 3 Penguins Design.