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HTML and CSS Level 2

Skill Level 2

$325 • one day (6 hours)
meets 9:30am–4:30pm

Not currently scheduled. However, custom training and consulting are available: contact us for rates and information.

Class Description

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Due to demand, we're looking at scheduling this class in August 2018. Contact us for specifics.

Our HTML & CSS Overview class (or your own experience) has begun your journey with HTML5 and CSS3 and their related technologies. Now, you want to go deeper, leveraging those skills and new ones to achieve your design ideas.

This intermediate-level class is a continuation of our level one classes for those of us who want to build sites and ePubs with up-to-the-minute technology, and still want to have yesterday's browsers display perfectly usable content for our sites' visitors. To do so, we will examine current best practices for using some of the new technologies ("APIs"), testing for feature compatibility and providing fallbacks, and using graphics like SVG.

When you leave the classroom to try the techniques you learned, be sure to have the ability to test in browsers and platforms that you may not own:

We use browserstack and modern.ie

How ready is your browser? Want to try another? Here are some:

On the cutting edge? Try these:

who should take this class?

what we cover—in detail

(always customized for the students attending)

Understanding, and using, the HTML5 Boilerplate
A walk-through of this fine gift from the web-building community
Leveraging some of the new APIs (e.g., geolocation, localStorage)
We'll look at a few examples of these abilities long-sought by web designers
Form validation
easily check that a web form is filled out to your specifications
Using other stylesheet languages and preprocessors like Sass
We'll demo the use of one of these languages so you can see how it simplifies CSS authoring
Video and audio
How to get these working in all browsers
Tricks to feed old browsers good code
Using brilliant scripts (supplied in class) to get old browsers to do these new tricks
  • Animation and Transitions
  • Multiple background images
  • Gradients
  • Drop shadows
  • Messing with the Box Model
  • New units of measurement
  • Exercise exacting control over element size
  • Text control & effects
  • Using SVG (Scalable Vector Graphics) reliably
  • 3D Perspective
Using (not writing!) scripts: modernizr and jquery, in particular
When even CSS3 is not quite enough, we can turn to javascript libraries
Q & A—anytime!

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This is a "Level 2" class

Level 2: For students comfortable with the basics, but in need of deepened insight into more challenging features and/or application of them

Required Knowledge: The following (or equivalent experience) is Required:

Not required, but may be useful before taking this course:

All of our classes require basic computer skills.

Not currently scheduled. However, custom training and consulting are available: contact us for rates and information.


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