Have you just begun your journey into Web development? This course will introduce you to the basics of Web design and teach you how to style your Web site for a professional look and feel.
The Microsoft team and experts from the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) will guide you step-by-step in using the latest Web standards to structure your content and presentation like a professional. In this course, you will explore numerous CSS features to help you control the look and feel of your site such as colors, fonts and layout. By the end of the course, you should understand all the fundamental elements of CSS and how to use them effectively.
It is recommended that you are at least a little familiar with HTML before taking this course, but we will be providing you with the HTML code when necessary.
Module 1: Getting started with CSS
What is CSS?
Why is CSS important?
Module 2: Building CSS rules
Building a CSS rule
Attaching CSS to HTML using selectors
Applying styles using CSS properties
Module 3: Specific HTML targeting with CSS selectors
Using HTML classes and IDs
Module 4: Layout and positioning
The basics of layout
Module 5: Designing your Web site for your audience
MOOCs stand for Massive Open Online Courses. These arefree online courses from universities around the world (eg. StanfordHarvardMIT) offered to anyone with an internet connection.
How do I register?
To register for a course, click on "Go to Class" button on the course page. This will take you to the providers website where you can register for the course.
How do these MOOCs or free online courses work?
MOOCs are designed for an online audience, teaching primarily through short (5-20 min.) pre recorded video lectures, that you watch on weekly schedule when convenient for you. They also have student discussion forums, homework/assignments, and online quizzes or exams.