Sams Teach Yourself HTML and CSS: Video Learning Starter Kit (Sams Teach Yourself Video Learning)

Sams Teach Yourself HTML and CSS: Video Learning Starter Kit (Sams Teach Yourself Video Learning)
Authors
Sams Publishing
ISBN
0672330598
Published
14 Jun 2009
Purchase online
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Sams Teach Yourself Video Learning is the easiest way to learn a new technology. Self-Paced--Learn on your own time, at your own pace Visual--Video lessons clearly explain key concepts and show you exactly what to do Learn By Doing--Interactive, hands-on learning labs so you can apply what you learn right away Quick and Efficient--Each individual lesson is no longer than 10 minutes Modular--Bite-sized lessons let you jump in anywhere In just 10 minutes or less, each short video lesson c

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Sams Teach Yourself Video Learning is the easiest way to learn a new technology.

  • Self-Paced--Learn on your own time, at your own pace
  • Visual--Video lessons clearly explain key concepts and show you exactly what to do
  • Learn By Doing--Interactive, hands-on learning labs so you can apply what you learn right away
  • Quick and Efficient--Each individual lesson is no longer than 10 minutes
  • Modular--Bite-sized lessons let you jump in anywhere

In just 10 minutes or less, each short video lesson clearly explains key concepts, terms, and techniques. You can stop, start, pause, or replay any part of the video you want, as often as you want, until you really understand everything in the lesson.

And then you get to try it yourself in a unique interactive learning lab that helps you begin to develop real live programs that you can use on your own website.

After you’re done, take a quick, fun quiz to test what you’ve learned before going on to the next lesson.

Learn how to...

  • Design and create eye-catching web pages
  • Customize your pages with Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)
  • Position images, columns, and headings on a page
  • Format text, data tables, links, and media
  • Publish your pages to a web server
  • Create online forms
  • Enhance your site with dynamic content

On the DVD...

  • Four hours of video lessons with interactive labs and quizzes
  • A simple WYSIWYG web page editor for Windows, Mac, and Linux
  • An easy-to-install package to set up a web server learning environment on your own computer
  • The jEdit programming editor for Windows, Mac, and Linux
  • Source files for all the examples and learning labs

How to Watch the Videos

All that’s needed to watch the video lessons in this kit is a basic computer equipped for DVDs and the web:

  • A Windows, Mac, or Linux PC with a DVD drive that can read data DVDs.
  • A web browser, such as Microsoft Internet Explorer, Safari, or Mozilla Firefox.
  • The Adobe Flash Player plugin, which allows you to view Flash videos in your browser. If you can watch videos on YouTube, you should be all set.

Once you’re sure you’ve got everything, you’re ready to get started:

1. Insert the DVD from this package into your DVD drive on your computer.

Note: Make sure you’ve put the DVD in your computer’s DVD drive. The DVD will not run on a computer’s CD drive, nor will it work in a DVD player designed for plugging into a TV for watching movies.

2. If the DVD main interface does not automatically start up, navigate to the DVD folder on your computer and double-click on the icon or file named Start (start.exe on Windows or start.app on Mac OS X).

3. To watch the videos, choose the lesson you want to start with from the list of lessons on the left side of the window, and then click the Play button in the player window on the right side.

How to Use the Learning Labs and Take the Quizzes

After each video is complete, you can optionally work through the Learning Lab exercises and take a short (not too hard) quiz to help assess what you’ve learned in that lesson. The Learning Lab exercises in this course require you to create and save HTML and CSS files using a text or web page editor, which you can then view off your computer hard disk in a web browser.

The quizzes after the exercises are relatively short and painless. After you make your choice, the program will tell you immediately if you’re correct or wrong. Your answers are not stored or compiled, so you can take the quizzes as often as you like, and guessing won’t count against you.

Setting Up Your Learning Environment

The accompanying DVD contains a complete software toolkit with everything you’ll need to complete the course’s examples.

You can install this software by clicking the Install Software and Support link on the opening screen of the DVD’s main interface, or by navigating to the DVD in your computer’s file browser and running the file named Software (Software.exe in Windows or Software.app in Mac OS X).

Sams Teach Yourself HTML and CSS Video Learning is organized into four parts. Each part has six lessons, and each lesson is designed to be completed in 10 minutes or less.

On the PDF Booklet:

Before You Begin

About HTML and CSS 1

About the Video Lessons 2

Who This Video Learning Kit Is For 3

What’s on the DVD 3

How the Course Is Organized 4

1: Using This Video Learning Kit

How to Watch the Videos 7

How to Use the Learning Labs and Take the Quizzes 9

Setting Up Your Learning Environment 9

2: Web Basics Refresher

Workings of the Web 11

Writing Web Pages in HTML 24

On the DVD

Part I: Web Page Basics

Lesson 1: Introduction to HTML

Lesson 2: Creating Your First Page

Lesson 3: Adding Text and More

Lesson 4: Linking Text and Documents

Lesson 5: Adding Your Own Style

Lesson 6: Creating Lists

Part II: Web Page Graphics, Forms, and Media

Lesson 7: Creating Tables

Lesson 8: Using Graphics

Lesson 9: Mapping Images

Lesson 10: Creating Frames

Lesson 11: Building Online Forms

Lesson 12: Using Sound and Video

Part III: Creating and Applying

CSS Styles

Lesson 13: Web Site Design Basics

Lesson 14: Using CSS Rules

Lesson 15: Using CSS Shorthand

Lesson 16: Selectors in Action

Lesson 17: Applying Styles

Lesson 18: Getting to Know the

CSS Box Model

Part IV: Styling Text, Links, and Images with CSS

Lesson 19: Adding Background Images

Lesson 20: Styling Text

Lesson 21: Styling a Flexible Heading

Lesson 22: Styling a Round-Cornered Heading

Lesson 23: Styling Links

Lesson 24: Positioning an Image and Its Caption

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