Smart Styling for the Web
This intermediate-level course in web design and development takes visual form and actions to greater depth.
Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) and client-side scripts have transformed the look of the web, giving designers and developers outstanding control of website presentation and behaviour across many devices from desktop PCs to mobile phones and tablets.
The short course is designed for students who have some experience of designing and building web pages using HTML such as that provided by the ''Website in a Weekend' course.
Students will have experience and competence in using Microsoft Windows, files and folders, HTML and CSS.
During the weekend course students will undertake exercises to develop their understanding and confidence with the core concepts of web development using standards based methods and tools.
Participants are asked to bring an external storage device, e.g. USB stick, for this short course in web design and web development.
SATURDAY 26 JANUARY 2019
9.00am What is a stylesheet?
Separating presentation and style from structure and content.
11.00am Units of measurement; selectors; classes and IDs
1.30pm Page layout; wireframes; positioning and shorthand notation
3.30pm Cascade and text formatting; style conflicts; inheritance and specificity
5.00pm Day One ends
SUNDAY 27 JANUARY 2019
9.00am Colour notation and opacity; background images; radial and linear gradients
11.00am Embedding videos; formatting and validating forms
3.30pm Styling for mobile devices, an introduction
5.00pm Course ends
Tuition (includes tea/coffee): £176.50
Baguette lunch (both days): £9.80
Glenn Clarkson is a web developer and photographer who runs a web design and development business. His career has been in publishing and technology for the media, defence and IT industries.
Mrs Lesley Clarkson
Director of Studies
Dr Cezar Ionescu is Associate Professor of Data Science with the Oxford University Department for Continuing Education. His main interests include functional programming, correctness of scientific computing and machine learning algorithms, and the role of computing science in education.
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