Portland Community College | Portland, Oregon

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.  (For detailed information, see the Course Content and Outcome Guide ).

Credits:
4.00

Distance Education: Web Course Information

CRN 34400

From the Instructor:
This is a completely online course, using Desire2Learn.

Your Instructor

Will Mahoney-Watson
Email: william.watson16@pcc.edu
Telephone: 971-722-3800

Course Specific Requirements:

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. (For detailed information, see the Course Content and Outcome Guide).

Prerequisites

  • CAS 206, CAS 111D or equivalent HTML coding skills
  • Placement into RD 115 and WR 115
  • You are expected to know:
    • how to create a web site consisting of multiple pages with links, images, tables, and forms using a web-page editor such as Komodo Edit or Notepad++.
    • how to upload pages with FTP
    • Note: You may use Dreamweaver in CODE-VIEW only. You will not learn the code if you let your editor write the code for you. Dreamweaver users must also know how to manage their sites properly. 

This course will be very difficult if you do not have this experience.

Course Outcomes

After completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Use Adobe Dreamweaver and/or an 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.

Course Competencies and Skills

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

  • Selectors: Class, ID, Type
  • Embedded, In-line and External style sheets
  • Specificity
  • Cross-browser coding
  • Best practices in CSS
  • Inheritance and Cascades
  • Transitions, Animations, & Transforms
  • CSS Lists and Tables
  • Margins and Borders
  • Typography
  • Styling Links
  • Responsive Web Design

Required Textbook

Textbook

CSS3: The Missing Manual 3rd Edition by McFarland (ISBN: 978-1-449-32594-7)

This text is available at the Campus bookstore or online.

Required Software and Other Materials

  • Internet access
  • Multiple Browsers
    1. Firefox
    2. Chrome
    3. Install either Internet Explorer or Safari as appropriate for the platform you are using at home
  • An HTML editor such as Dreamweaver, Komodo Edit, Notepad++ or one of your choice. The Week 1 Assignment has more information on this.
  • Optional: USB flash drive or cloud storage
Web Technical Requirements:
Please be sure to read the Technical Requirements for this delivery mode.
Students with Disabilities:
Students with disabilities should notify their instructor if accommodations are needed to take this class. For information about technologies that help people with disabilities in taking Web based distance learning classes please visit the Office for Students with Disabilities website.
Web Prerequisite | Start Guide for Online Learners:
Before you take your first online class at PCC, you must complete the start guide for online learners. The start guide will help you decide if online classes are right for you. Once you complete the start guide, you will be eligible to register for online classes. To learn more, go to http://www.pcc.edu/osg
Registration:
To register, you need the CRNs (ex. 22398) of your selected classes.
Fees:
Please note that for many courses, additional fees may apply.
Textbooks:
To find textbooks, you need the CRN, Campus, Term & Course Number (ex. BA101).
CRN Campus / Bldg / Rm Time Days Dates
 
34400 WEB » - 22-Jun-2015 thru 29-Aug-2015
Instructor: Will A Mahoney-Watson
Notes: CSS 3. Class runs for 10 weeks.
Tuition: credit Fees: $20.00
For information, contact Sylvania