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Three Course Options to Learn Beginners CSS

Friday, January 23rd, 2015

If you are interested in learning beginners CSS, I have three course options for you … each one with it’s own style of teaching.

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Learning Advanced CSS Selectors

Tuesday, January 20th, 2015

Hi!

There many ways you can apply CSS to HTML tags – I am talking about the many CSS selectors. The basic selectors are:

– class selectors
– ID selectors
– tag selectors

I assume you know what selectors are, because you’ve either done my basic CSS tutorial (found on this site,) or you’ve done my beginners web design video course, found on Webmentor.org. So I won’t get into the details in this article. Instead, I just want to quickly talk about the advanced CSS selectors you have to choose from – for instance:

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10 Years of CSSTutorial!

Friday, January 9th, 2015

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It has been over ten years since I launched csstutorial.net way back in 2004 – time flies!

Time for a new Skin!

I’ve been so busy with other projects, that I haven’t had the chance to update the look and feel of the site for a long while. No worries though, the information is all good, since CSS hasn’t changed.

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CSS Video Training

Tuesday, January 6th, 2015

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Hi,

I just launched our new video training site Webmentor.org. Besides courses on HTML, HTML5, JavaScript and PHP, we also great courses on CSS.

What makes Webmentor.org standout, is the fact you can actually contact the creators of the courses! That’s me, Santo and Ben.

… It’s the next best thing to having a mentor standing beside you.

Check out our CSS courses.

Thanks,
Stefan Mischook

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Fullscreen Background Images with CSS3

Monday, September 8th, 2014

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Hi!

Check out our free video on using CSS3 to add fullscreen background images to a web page.

Thanks!

Stefan Mischook
csstutorial.net

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Teaching Web Design in High School

Friday, August 1st, 2014

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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 were looking for tools to help teach web design. Luckily, we had been building a web app that would more than just help.

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Tips on Learning CSS

Friday, June 6th, 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. […]

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How to Teach CSS Effectively

Saturday, April 26th, 2014

Hi! This blog post is for teachers teaching web design and programming … but if you are learning HTML and CSS (or any other language) many of these tips will be helpful to you too. Let’s start with a teaser: 1. Start with an Easy Language: Don’t use hard to understand languages like Java, C#, C++ […]

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CSS and Web Design Certification

Tuesday, February 25th, 2014

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Hi!

Some of you may know that the Studioweb training system is now being used by community colleges, K12 schools and career centers in the US and Canada to train and certify students in CSS, HTML, JavaScript and PHP.

We are now offering to same training and certification for the public at academy.studioweb.com

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Making Web Pages Printable Using CSS

Friday, October 4th, 2013

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One of the classic problems with websites, is that they don’t print very well. That means that page elements (text, images, etc.) don’t line up, unwanted images and navigation links get printed – you basically have very little control, in terms of how your web pages look when they are printed.

What is the solution!!

The ‘old-school’ way, was to create separate ‘printable’ pages – this is a big waste of time! Instead, with the power of CSS, you will only need to make a few simple additions to your web pages and they will be printer friendly.

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