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 […]
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. […]
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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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.
You keep updating your CSS stylesheet but the browser loads the old one from cache and so when a returning visitor loads the site, the layout gets screwed up. This is basically a CSS caching problem.
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Teaching CSS, Web Design and Programming Made Simple:
What makes this system interesting is what it does for teachers: