October 6

posted Oct 6, 2011, 1:13 PM by Peter Knowles   [ updated Oct 7, 2011, 1:14 PM ]
Yesterday you got a taste of CSS coding. If you haven't finished working your way through the four pages of introduction below
continue that now.

If you have finished with all 4 of those pages, it's time to review a few key terms and rules of CSS before starting to put it to the test. 

To help you learn the CSS terms, download a template from Google Docs called "CSS Terms" and fill it out.

If you can do it (or any of it) from memory from yesterday's reading, that's great. 

See what you can remember, then feel free to use the websites above to complete the sheet. 

After you complete the sheet of terms, share it with Mr. Knowles, and he'll send back a link to an online quiz to check your understanding. 

While you wait for the quiz, you might want to visit a site called CSS Zen Garden to see how powerful CSS can be in structuring HOW your content is displayed on a web page. Take a look at all the different pages there. Using CSS alone (they all use exactly the same HTML code), they look completely different, and most of them are pretty impressive. (take a look at the code behind the page of one you like to see how it is done).