CSS is a powerful language for creating and controlling your website’s presentation, but it’s more of a visual language than a traditional coding tool. With this video workshop, you’ll quickly learn how to solve a wide range of style issues with CSS, whether you’re a web designer just starting to code, an experienced developer looking to refresh your skills, or a student looking to get into web design.
UX designer Adrian Mendoza starts with the basics and then adds layers of code and complexity as the course progresses. Along the way, you’ll learn how to create a non-functional spec, build a style guide, and develop page templates.
Get an overview of CSS with a basic demo
Set up your programing environment and organize your files
Learn the basic CSS types and explore CSS syntax
Create a non-functional spec: a document based on business decisions that affect coding
Build a style guide for color, font styles, links, padding, margins, borders, and backgrounds
Develop a page template with Div styles, layouts, and buttons
Code and test your CSS for cross-browser compatibility
Optimize CSS and minimize your code for performance
Adrian Mendoza has spent more than 20 years working in design and user experience. Founder of Mendoza Design, he has consulted on a variety of user experience for web and mobile projects.
Adrian’s career is highlighted by over twenty years of design and user experience work. His first studio, Synthesis3, worked with several Palm OS software companies in creating their brand for both a web and retail presence. His current business, Mendoza Design, specifically focuses on delivering user experience design for clients. Adrian has consulted on a variety of user experience for web and mobile projects ranging from orange juice to international airports. Additionally, he is a cofounder of Marlin Mobile whose focus is on creating tools to measure the performance of mobile user experiences. He has taught visual design at Suffolk University, Harvard University, The University of Southern California, and Massachusetts College of Art. His focus has been on creating a narrative using digital media. Adrian earned his BA with honors from the University of Southern California, and his Master’s from the Harvard Graduate School of Design. He is the Author of a new mobile UX book.