Learn CSS step by step
This website is all about CSS, a key tool in web design. In case you’re not familiar with CSS: CSS is the sister technology to HTML that is used to style your web pages. The details are in the tutorial, but for now we can say that CSS can make your web pages look great!
Written with beginners in mind
As with all my writing, I tried to make this web design tutorial on CSS as easy as possible to follow. Instead of a boring-nerd centric style, I’ve used more of a conversational style.
This tutorial website is like anything else in life; you get back what you put into it. So if you really want to learn how to design great looking pages, resist the temptation to stop halfway to use a web design program like FrontPage or Dreamweaver. By finishing the tutorial you will gain a big advantage over all the others out there that gave up!
Don’t get me wrong, this stuff isn’t that hard; it’s just that some people are really lazy!
How this website is set up
The website has 3 major sections:
- The introduction to CSS
We cover the basics and show you a few neat tricks.
- A complete CSS tutorial
We get down and dirty here giving you a solid foundation in CSS so you can use it in your own web design work right away!
- Additional CSS Resources
Supporting articles on CSS web design and a link takes you to an active CSS forum where you can ask any questions you may have.
Once completed, you will have taken the next step towards total nerd glory with these articles on creating a pure CSS web page. Not just CSS styling, but CSS positioning too, that means no tables required!
Once completed, you will be creating pages in sophisticated ways that 99% of web designers don’t even consider! Needless to say, you will have an advantage over the competition. All this is 100% standards compliant and should work in 99% of browsers being used today.
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August 1, 2014
Many K12 teachers are now being asked to teach web design for the first time. This presents a challenge since few teachers have professional web design and development experience. I was approached about two years ago by a couple of schools who needed a way to more easily teach web design. Luckily, I had been […]
June 6, 2014
I had a student recently ask about the learning process in CSS, specifically she was concerned about the occasional steep learning curve in some aspects of the language. My answer: CSS can be challenging in the beginning …. it is not the most intuitive language and I’ve been personally critical of it for many years. […]
April 26, 2014
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