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Suggested: 6 hours/week...
Available languages

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Skills you will gain

Web DesignStyle SheetsCascading Style Sheets (CCS)Web Development
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Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.
Flexible deadlines

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Hours to complete

Approx. 18 hours to complete

Suggested: 6 hours/week...
Available languages

English

Subtitles: English...

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
Hours to complete
5 hours to complete

Week One: Getting Started with Simple Styling

Welcome to Introduction to CSS3! In this course you will learn how to style your pages by taking advantage of the power of CSS3. We will focus on both proper syntax (how to write your styling rules) and the importance of accessibility design (making sure that your style enhances your site, not make it harder to navigate). It is so important that you jump in ready to make mistakes and typos in this course. The only way you will really understand the material is to practice typing it in on your own as often as possible....
Reading
8 videos (Total 80 min), 8 readings, 2 quizzes
Video8 videos
01-02 Cascading Style Sheets16m
01-03 Colors9m
01-04 Styling Your Text12m
01-05 Code Together9m
01-06a Display and Visibility - Part 111m
01-06b Display and Visibility - Part 27m
01-07 Optional -- Homework Description4m
Reading8 readings
Syllabus10m
Resources10m
Help us learn more about you!10m
Building Your First Web Page10m
Early coding3m
Code Placement5m
Homework One Description10m
Peer Review1m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Styling Syntax and Theory26m
Week
2
Hours to complete
5 hours to complete

Week Two: Advanced Styling

Colors and fonts are just the start to styling your page. The nice thing about starting with these properties is that they are usually very straightforward to implement. You pick a color and boom - instant, expected results. This week we move on to new properties that tend to require a little bit of tweaking to get the desired results. In particular we will talk about the Box Model, background images, opacity, float, columns, visibility, and designing for different browsers....
Reading
8 videos (Total 79 min), 9 readings, 3 quizzes
Video8 videos
02-02 Code Together8m
02-03 Styling Links and Lists11m
02-04 Advanced Selectors12m
02-05 Browser Capabilites11m
02-06 Code Together7m
02-07 Designing For Accessibility6m
02-08 Optional - Homework Description6m
Reading9 readings
Resources1m
Coding Together1m
Supplemental reading on complex selectors20m
Shorthand rules5m
Browsers6m
Code Together2m
Background Images and Opacity6m
Optional - The importance of headings10m
Homework Two Description8m
Quiz2 practice exercises
Optional Practice Quiz: Review26m
Advanced Selectors Quiz32m
Week
3
Hours to complete
1 hour to complete

Week Three: Psuedo-classes, Pseudo-elements, Transitions, and Positioning

Have you ever noticed on a web page that some links are blue and others are purple, depending upon if you have clicked on the links? How is it possible to style some anchor tags and not others? This week you will learn how to style pseudo-classes (e.g. a link that has been visiting, an element that has the mouse hovering over it) and pseudo-elements (e.g. the first-letter of a heading, the first line of a paragraph). These elements are not difficult to style, but do require careful coding. It is also the first step to adding simple animation to your site. We end this week with the subject of positioning -- how to get elements to stick to a certain part of your page. Think about annoying pop-up ads. How do the programmers get them to stay RIGHT IN THE MIDDLE OF THE SCREEN despite the fact that you keep trying to scroll them away....
Reading
5 videos (Total 29 min), 5 readings, 1 quiz
Video5 videos
03-02 Transitions5m
03-03 Transforms5m
03-04 Code together - Transitions4m
03-05 Positioning10m
Reading5 readings
Resources1m
OPTIONAL READINGS - Transitions, Transforms, and Animation2m
Positioning2m
Why not a Peer Assignment this week?1m
Some Fun Links1m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Final Quiz18m
Week
4
Hours to complete
3 hours to complete

Week Four: Putting It All Together

This week I am going to do some code review. I will show you how I used pseudo-classes and pseudo-elements to style a table. Then I give you a demonstration of three different navigation bars that utilize different styling options. We will want to step back and talk about how these different options may affect the accessibility of our site. The final step to completing this course is the completion of the peer-graded project. You will have the chance to demonstrate the ability to follow styling guidelines while still putting your own personal touch on the project. Just remember, you need to validate your work for proper syntax and accessibility....
Reading
7 videos (Total 34 min), 3 readings, 1 quiz
Video7 videos
04-02 Creating Navigation Menus3m
04-03 Accessible Navigation7m
04-04 Creating Navigation Menus 23m
04-05 Creating Navigation Menus 35m
04-06 Optional - Homework Description6m
04-07 Conclusion2m
Reading3 readings
Resources1m
OPTIONAL: A Change to the Accessibility of Headings2m
Final Project Description7m
Hours to complete
15 minutes to complete

Where To Go From Here?

If you would like to do more now that you have finished this course, I have a few recommendations. The most important thing is that you continue to practice your skills and always have "something" that you are working on....
Reading
4 readings
Reading4 readings
Coursera Options1m
CodeAcademy - other badge tutorials2m
Meetups2m
Post-course Survey10m
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Top Reviews

By AFDec 26th 2015

Excellent course! Well paced and the course really builds skills in using CSS3! Highly recommend this course to anyone looking to get a good grounding in CSS or who wants to go over the basics again.

By MSApr 12th 2018

I have learned SO much in this class. I am making web sites, writing code, making mistakes, and solving problems.\n\nThis is the most practical class I have taken on Coursera. I HIGHLY recommend it!

Instructors

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Colleen van Lent, Ph.D.

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Charles Severance

Associate Professor
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About University of Michigan

The mission of the University of Michigan is to serve the people of Michigan and the world through preeminence in creating, communicating, preserving and applying knowledge, art, and academic values, and in developing leaders and citizens who will challenge the present and enrich the future....

About the Web Design for Everybody (Basics of Web Development and Coding) Specialization

This Specialization covers how to write syntactically correct HTML5 and CSS3, and how to create interactive web experiences with JavaScript. Mastering this range of technologies will allow you to develop high quality web sites that, work seamlessly on mobile, tablet, and large screen browsers accessible. During the capstone you will develop a professional-quality web portfolio demonstrating your growth as a web developer and your knowledge of accessible web design. This will include your ability to design and implement a responsive site that utilizes tools to create a site that is accessible to a wide audience, including those with visual, audial, physical, and cognitive impairments....
Web Design for Everybody (Basics of Web Development and Coding)

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