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Building Responsive Web Applications with CSS3

Learn how to build accessible and responsive web applications featuring a rich UI that performs across the widest possible range of internet-capable devices.  In this training course, you gain the skills to design WCAG-compliant and responsive content by creating collapsible navigation, content, data tables and forms.  You will employ modern, mobile-first design techniques leveraging typography, flexbox, CSS3 functions and pseudo-selectors, and explore CSS integration with modern JavaScript frameworks like Angular and jQuery.

Learning Objectives

You Will Learn How To

  • Design Accessible Web Sites using industry standard Accessibility Guidelines
  • Create Responsive Layouts that adapt to any device size or operating system
  • Leverage Web Typography and modern, responsive units of measure
  • Capture user input with responsive and accessible forms and data tables
  • Implement SASS via Ruby CLI and create a Bootstrap 4 design template
  • Manage CSS within popular MVC and DOM frameworks like Angular and jQuery

Pre-Requisites

Requirements:

  • HTML experience at the level of:    
    • Course, Developing a Website

Software:

  • All versions of CSS are covered in this course with careful attention to CSS3

Course Content

Course Outline

Introduction to Cascading Style Sheets

  • Formalise relationship between HTML, JavaScript and CSS
  • Define Modern Browser and Web Accessibility
  • Develop reusable classes
  • Leverage the CSS Inheritance Model
  • Optimise your code with Embedded and External CSS
  • Update your browser with development assets

Styling the CSS Box Model

  • Style HTML container box properties
  • Leverage differences between block and inline elements
  • Manipulate colour and transparency
  • Develop global and consistent style resets

Selecting DOM Elements and Attributes

  • Target DOM elements and attributes for style
  • Make selections based on DOM hierarchy
  • Select based on DOM element behaviour
  • Chain selections and apply CSS functions

Positioning with Accuracy and Consistency

  • Manipulate static, absolute, relative and fixed position rules
  • Float and clear floated containers
  • Apply flexible box model techniques
  • Explore CSS columns and grids

Web Typography

  • Distinguish font from typeface and apply font properties
  • Apply text, letter and line properties
  • Employ web fonts

Accessible and Responsive Forms and Data Tables

  • Explore regional interpretations of Accessibility
  • Create accessible and responsive forms based on WCAG
  • Leverage and extend HTML5 for validation
  • Build accessible and responsive data tables based on WCAG

Templating with SASS, LESS and Bootstrap

  • Qualify strengths of CSS preprocessing frameworks
  • Install Ruby and SASS on Windows and create a SCSS document
  • Compile SCSS to CSS and investigate alternative pre-processing tools
  • Leverage Bootstrap 4 CSS library

Styling DOM and MVC JS Frameworks

  • Animate DOM content with pure CSS
  • Add menu toggles with JavaScript
  • Manage CSS selector syntax with jQuery and Angular
  • Implement responsive and infinite scrolling

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