Mastering MEAN Web Development: Expert Full Stack JavaScript
Publisher: Packt Publishing
Final Release Date: June 2016
Run time: 4 hours 15 minutes

Get to grips with CSS best practices to create modern, responsive, and retina-ready websites

This web development video course has been designed to help you build your knowledge of CSS and master one of the most valuable tools in modern web design.

We start off with a brief review of the foundations of CSS by using a good text editor to automate your authoring and set up a CSS baseline. We then move on to creating a layout with floats and a functioning menu with dropdowns, taking a modular-organized approach to CSS. We’ll also go into detail about CSS3 properties such as transforms, transitions, and animations. By the end, you’ll have an understanding of responsive web design, web fonts, icon fonts, and techniques used to support retina devices; all things a modern frontend web developer must know.

We deep dive into a lot of details of CSS in this course, from creating a modern looking ghost button and a big call-to-action button to the supposedly difficult and scary SVG. Mastering CSS will arm you with all the knowledge, tips, and tricks you need to make you stand out in the world of developing complex, responsive, feature-rich web applications.

Who this course is for

If you know a little bit about CSS but struggle with floats, or creating tricky UI elements such as a dropdown menu, and you want to expand on your knowledge of CSS to learn responsive web design, web fonts, SVG, retina techniques, icon fonts, and other advanced-level topics, this is the course for you.

What you will learn from this course

  • Master the fundamental CSS concepts, such as the box model, the anatomy of a rule set, and the types of style sheets
  • Take advantage of the Chrome developer tools to troubleshoot CSS
  • Explore some of the most solid techniques used to solve the problems of floats, such as the clearfix hack
  • Rename elements with classes, use descendant selectors, and understand specificity rules
  • Become proficient with CSS3 properties such as transitions, transforms, gradients, pseudo classes, and animations
  • Leverage the power of absolute, relative, static, and fixed positioning techniques
  • Delve into modular, reusable, and scalable CSS for more organized and smaller style sheets
  • Understand media queries and the other fundamentals of responsive web design
  • Get creative with the @font-face property, font kits, Google Web Fonts, subscription font services, and icon fonts
  • Display the workflow for HiDPI (retina) devices using 2x images, 1.5x images, JavaScript approaches, and SVG
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