Web Design Academy

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Web Design Academy

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Zero to Hero Web Design

Course Outline

Overview

HTML & CSS (includes HTML5 Elements)

Adobe Dreamweaver Training DurbanThis class provides you with the concepts and skills to use HTML effectively. You get hands-on practice working with basic through advanced techniques to get the most out of your experience. First we go through the basics of using Adobe Dreamweaver. You will learn the basics of coding for web design, beginning with HTML and CSS. We use Adobe products for all our courses. For this course you will use Adobe Dreamweaver and Adobe Fireworks.

Adobe CS6 Training DurbanThis class also provides the web professional with the ability to control the rendering, e.g. fonts, colours, leading, margins, typefaces, and other aspects of style of a Web document without compromising its structure using Cascading Style Sheets. Using common desktop publishing terminology, Cascading Style Sheets makes it easy for professional as well as untrained designers to make use of its features.

Who is this course for?

People new to Web design that desire a deeper understanding of HTML & CSS, and the new standards of web design.

Assumed Knowledge

We will assume little or no prior knowledge of HTML and CSS in this course but you should have a basic working knowledge of either the Windows or Mac.

What you will learn

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HTML Subjects

Introduction

  • The World Wide Web
  • Client Side vs. Server Side
  • The web technologies
  • Evolution of the World Wide Web
  • What is Web 2.0
  • Workings of HTTP
  • The fundamentals of the web
  • What is AJAX?
  • The W3C
  • Web Standards
  • Web Accessibility

Browsers

  • What is a Browser?
  • Browser Wars
  • Netscape to Chrome
  • Browser Statistics
  • A Modern Browser
  • Cross-Browser compatibility issues
  • Internet Explorer 6 issues
  • Mobile Browsers

The Syntax

  • A self-closing tag.
  • block vs. inline
  • Site Architecture
  • File & Folder Management
  • Site definition
  • Naming conventions
  • Defining assets

The DOCTYPE

  • The Different DOCTYPE’s
  • What is a DOCTYPE
  • HTML5 DOCTYPE
  • The DTD
  • XML declaration issue
  • XHTMLising your code
  • Document Object Model
  • HTML5 Default options

The HEAD

  • Adding Meta tags
  • Keywords, Descriptions and Refresh
  • The Character Set
  • HTML Comments
  • Script Tag

The CSS in HTML

  • Deprecated Style tags
  • Linking to CSS
  • Defining Media type
  • &

The BODY

  • HTML tags & elements
  • Deprecated tags
  • Semantics in the language
  • Page Structure
  • Headings & Paragraphs

Semantic Tags

  • Ordered & Un-Ordered Lists
  • Nested Lists
  • Data Types and Definitions
  • Special Characters
  • adding title attribute
  • using < address >
  • cite, dfn, var, abbr
  • and it’s semantics
  • code, kbd, samp and pre
  • Quoting in HTML
  • bold, strong, italic and emphasis

Tables

  • Table headers
  • Accessibility in Tables
  • Nesting Tables
  • Adding Captions
  • Merging columns and rows

Web Images

  • GIF vs JPEG vs PNG
  • What the future holds
  • SVG and Canvas
  • When to use what image format?
  • Image attributes
  • Alternate text for Accessibility
  • Figure Captioning

Hyperlinks

  • The anchor tag
  • Jump links to an ID
  • relative & absolute links
  • server side relative linking.
  • open new tabs
  • Linking to an email address

Forms

  • The < form > tag < /form >
  • Text fields
  • Setting Accessibility labels
  • Text Area
  • Check boxes
  • Drop-down lists
  • Radio buttons
  • Radio Groups
  • Upload a file
  • Fieldset & accessibility
  • Submit & Reset buttons
  • Javascript form onclear

HTML5 in Forms

  • email, url, date, week input types
  • time, datetime, month input types
  • number, range and search input types
  • tel & color input type
  • list, autofocus and required attributes
  • multiple, pattern and autocomplete
  • min, max and step

HTML5 Video

  • Browser Codecs
  • encoding in H264
  • encoding in Ogg Theora
  • encoding in VP8
  • Using the < video >tag < /video >
  • A Fallback system for legacy browsers

Publishing

  • Buying a Domain
  • Buying hosting space
  • File transfer Protocol
  • Uploading files to a server
  • Testing online

CSS Subjects

CSS Introduction

  • HTML Structure and Content, CSS Presentation
  • Advantages of CSS
  • Creating and Using Style-Sheets
  • CSS Rules: The Basic Syntax
  • Case, Whitespace and Comments in CSS
  • The CSS Standards
  • The Scope Of CSS
  • Browser Support for CSS

CSS Boxes and CSS Selectors

  • The CSS Box Model
  • CSS and Logical HTML Structure
  • Styling Boxes: Borders, Margins and Padding
  • The IE Box Model and Quirks Mode
  • IE Box Model Workarounds
  • Using IE6 Standards Mode
  • Specifying CSS Distances
  • Problems with Absolute Units: pixels and point sizes
  • Using Proportional Units: em, ex and percentages
  • Formatting Box Edges Differently
  • Shorthand Syntax for Sets of Edges
  • Using Margins and Padding Effectively
  • Collapsing Vertical Margins on Paragraphs
  • Using Negative Margins on Boxes
  • Background Images on CSS Boxes
  • Grouping Elements with HTML Classes
  • Styling Multiple Elements Similarly (Selector Grouping)
  • Block Boxes and Inline Boxes
  • Block Box Behaviour
  • inline Box Behaviour

Text Formatting in CSS

  • Text Formatting
  • Typefaces, Alternatives and Defaults
  • Text Size — a Serious Usability Issue
  • Font Characteristics
  • Setting and Using Space Within Text
  • Formatting Blocks of Text
  • Using Arbitrary Inline Tags:

More CSS Selectors and Selection

  • Using HTML Element IDs in CSS
  • Using CSS Descendant Selectors
  • Descendant Selector Examples
  • Child, Sibling and Pseudo-Class Selectors
  • Why You Need To Know Them
  • Browser Support and CSS Hacks
  • Distinguishing and Setting Link States
  • Link, Visited, Hover, Active, Focus
  • Modularising CSS Style-Sheets
  • Simpler Management, Less Effort, More Control
  • Embedded CSS Styles in HTML Documents
  • How and When to Use Them (Rarely).
  • Distinguishing Print, Screen and other Output Formats
  • Special Issues in CSS for Print

CSS Positioning

  • Choosing the Right CSS
  • Technique for Positioning Blocks
  • The Position Property, Floats, Margins (inc. Negative and Auto), etc
  • Static Positioning and Normal Flow
  • Absolute Positioning Outside Normal Flow
  • Relative Positioning — Not What You May Expect!
  • Fixed Positioning Outside Normal Flow
  • Relative Absolute Positioning
  • Absolutely Positioned Blocks in Relatively Positioned Containers
  • Floating Boxes with the CSS float property
  • Page Layout Using Absolutely Positioned Blocks

More on CSS Page Layout

  • Alternative Methods of CSS Positioning
  • Centring Blocks
  • Styling Lists
  • Redefining the Behaviour of Inline and Block Elements
  • Hiding and Revealing Blocks
  • Table Formatting in CSS
  • Styling Table Cell Borders
  • Page Layout with Table Display Properties

Cascade, Precedence, Specificity and Inheritance in CSS

  • Taking Control: Ensuring that CSS Rules Interact in the Way You Want
  • Combining Styles: Different Types, Origins, Importance, Specificity and Order
  • Examples: Combining Rules
  • Cascading and Cascade Order
  • Resolving Style Conflicts By Origin
  • Resolving Style Conflicts By Importance
  • Resolving Conflict By Selector Specificity
  • Resolving Conflict By Order
  • Non-CSS Presentational Hints
  • Property Inheritance

CSS Layers and Translucency

  • Different Forms of Layered Presentation in CSS
  • Layering with the z-index Property
  • Different Methods for Creating Translucency Effects
  • The CSS3 opacity Property
  • opacity Example
  • Fixed Attachment Backgrounds in Layers
  • background-attachment Example
  • Transparency and Semi-transparency with Alpha-Blended PNG
  • PNG Translucency Example and Sample Code
  • Pseudo-Transparency with JPG Positioned Backgrounds
  • JPG Pseudo Transparency Example

Using CSS in the Real World

  • Deploying CSS
  • CSS Formatting Versus HTML Formatting
  • Achieving a Balance
  • Standard Tags and Semantic Markup
  • Usability
  • Readable Pages
  • Screen Size and Fluid Design
  • Text Size, Including Internet Explorer Quirks
  • Table Layout and CSS Positioning
  • Table Layout and CSS Positioning as Alternatives
  • Combining Table Layout with CSS Positioning
  • CSS Browser Support
  • Testing Websites
  • Using Test Suites and Multiple Browsers
  • Cross-platform Testing in Single-platform Environments
  • CSS Help and Advice
  • Authorative Sources versus Web Myths and Gossip
  • Free Lifetime Support

Here’s what you get with your registration

Course Materials

We typically supply detailed course notes or a reference text, or in some cases both. Either way, we try to provide sufficient supporting material so that you can return to your work place with sufficient confidence to permit further learning.

We look after our students:

We provide water, coffee & tea

Support

There is nothing worse than leaving a course and feeling left on your own. We like to ensure our customers have all the support and backup they need which includes 90 days unlimited support by phone or email. You also get lifetime support through our Resource Centre.

You also get

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