Course Content and Outcome Guide for CAS 215 Effective Summer 2015

Course Number:
CAS 215
Course Title:
Cascading Style Sheets - CSS
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Course Description

Introduces complex Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) that format web pages according to industry and accessibility standards, work in multiple browsers, and separate content from presentation. Includes creating interactive websites using CSS and CSS3. Recommended: CAS 206, CAS 111D or equivalent HTML coding skills; placement into RD 115 and WR 115. Audit Available.

Intended Outcomes for the course

Upon successful completion of this course, student will be able to:

  1. Use Adobe Dreamweaver and/or HTML editor to create complex style sheets following current accessibility, professional and/or industry standards.
  2. Use critical thinking skills to create and apply complex CSS to enhance the format and style of a website.

Outcome Assessment Strategies

Grading of this class will be based on completion of project(s) developed individually or as part of a team.

Assessments may include:

  • Completion of a multi-page web site implementing extensive CSS techniques
  • Tests or quizzes

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

Themes, Concepts, Issues

  • Thorough coverage of basic through advanced CSS concepts and techniques

Competencies, Skills
Students will publish, test and debug web sites incorporating advanced CSS techniques such as:

  •  Selectors: Type, class, ID
  • Embedded, in-line and external style sheets
  • Specificity
  • Cross-browser coding
  • Best practices in CSS
  • Separating structure from presentation
  • Inheritance
  • The Cascade
  • CSS lists
  • Navigation menus
  • CSS tables
  • Margins and borders
  • Typography
  • Styling links
  • Styling for printing and devices
  • Multi-column layouts
  • Dynamic HTML