You'll start with the very basics of CSS: box model, colors, selectors and combinators, and specificity. Then gradually move through more intermediate topics - styling text, positioning, Z-index and stacking contexts, gradients, borders, and then to more advanced topics such as transforms, transitions, animations, flexbox, and CSS grid. Some features are only available in modern browsers (Chrome, Edge, Safari, and Firefox), but information about IE11 compatibility is included where possible.
There is a lot of discussion about how hard CSS is, and how intimidated some people are by it, but it doesn’t have to be this way. Modern CSS uses a logical and understandable approach to break down and clearly explain the ins and outs of CSS.
What You'll Learn
- Work with the syntax of CSS selectors and calculate specificity
- Use styling techniques, fonts and text styling
- Review custom properties (variables)
- Explore the different ways an element can be transformed
- Use animating elements with CSS transitions
- Position elements using Flexbox layout
- Understand the basics of responsive design
Anyone who has some experience with HTML, and some CSS, but might not be familiar with some of the newer concepts like flexbox or grid. Also, those looking for a refresher in those areas.
Chapter 2: CSS Selectors
Chapter 3: Basic CSS Concepts
Chapter 4: Basic Styling
Chapter 5: Backgrounds and Gradients
Chapter 6: Text Styling
Chapter 7: Layout and Positioning
Chapter 8: Transforms
Chapter 9: Transitions and Animations
Chapter 10: Flexbox
Chapter 11: Responsive Design
Chapter 12: CSS Grid
Chapter 13: Wrap Up