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Creating Styles with CSS3 and Styling Text

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CSS3 has a range of styling options for text and list presentation. In this course, you will learn how to use rule sets to create styles, how to group and apply styles, and how to apply styles for effective content display.

Target Audience
Web developers who want to learn CSS3 syntax, create styles and style sheets, and how to use CSS3 to style text


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Lesson Objectives

Creating Styles with CSS3 and Styling Text

  • start the course
  • introduce CSS3 and demonstrate how styles can be applied to content
  • describe user agent stylesheets and override them with a CSS Reset
  • demonstrate how to use a rule set to apply a CSS style
  • describe how CSS styles are inherited and cascaded
  • describe how to implement inline CSS styles and discuss their drawbacks
  • implement internal CSS styles
  • reference external CSS style sheets
  • describe basic CSS selectors including the universal, type and id, and class selectors
  • group CSS selectors using child and sibling combinators
  • use CSS attribute selectors to apply styles based one or more of an element's attributes
  • describe CSS pseudo-classes, reasons for their use, benefits and drawbacks, and use pseudo-classes to apply styles
  • describe CSS pseudo-elements, reasons for their use, benefits and drawbacks, and use pseudo-elements to apply styles
  • modify the specificity of a CSS selector
  • use the CSS3 font face rule to apply a web font face
  • use CSS properties to style text
  • use CSS properties such as direction, text-align, text-indent, text-spacing, and word-spacing to position text
  • use CSS text decoration (including level 3 shorthand)
  • use CSS pseudo selectors to style the first letter or line of a paragraph
  • use CSS to style lists
  • use CSS to create custom bulleted lists
  • practice styling text with CSS3
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