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Web Development Level 2

CSS Classes New York City

In this training you’ll learn how to use CSS for more complex page layouts. You’ll learn about best practices as you gain a deeper understanding of CSS selectors and the various CSS properties available.

You’ll create multi-column layouts using floats and inline-block. Gain a deeper understanding of how block and inline elements work. Master the positioning of elements (relative, absolute, fixed) and target elements with advanced CSS selectors. Learn about newer CSS3 transitions, transforms, and animations as well as create parallax scrolling effects using only CSS.

The course workbook can be completed in any code editor. In class, you can use either Sublime Text or Dreamweaver in Code View.

  • Learn to write media queries to create websites that work across multiple devices.

  • Build multi-column layouts using a number of different techniques.

  • Learn how to code fixed navigation for desktops, but stacked navigation for a better mobile experience.

  • Optimize form styling with advanced CSS selectors.

  • Replace text with images to get elegant graphics and maximum SEO.

  • Use CSS Transforms and Transitions to hide, show and animate elements.

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Price: $975 Click for Discounts

  • 18 hours of Hands-On Training
  • Custom Written Workbook Included
  • Mac or PC
  • In New York City and Live Online

We Literally Wrote the Book!

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To make the perfect class we had to write our own workbooks which are included with each class.

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What You’ll Learn

Section 1
Minimalist Blog: The Box Model


  • Using normalize.css
  • Setting page defaults with CSS
  • Scaling down hi-res images to fit the browser width
  • Constraining the width of content
  • The box model: adding padding, margins, & borders
  • Visualizing the box model in Chrome’s DevTools
  • Fixing spacing issues around images
Minimalist Blog: Streamlined CSS


  • Setting a scalable default line-height using a ratio
  • Grouping selectors using a comma separator
  • Numeric font-weight: beyond normal & bold
  • Adding a background image to the h1
  • Using shorthand with three values
Creating Columns with Float


  • Creating a 2-column layout with float
  • Solution #1: using the clear property
  • Adding a border between the columns
  • Solution #2: setting the overflow property to hidden
Introduction to Media Queries


  • Finding an appropriate breakpoint
  • Anatomy of a media query
  • Using a media query to create an alternate layout
  • Max-width media queries
  • Sizing down the headings on smaller screens

Section 2
The Display Property: A Deep Dive


  • Display types: block, inline, & inline-block
  • Styling the header & footer navigation the DRY way
  • Changing the display property to increase tappable area
  • Displaying the navigation side-by-side on wider screens
  • Using inline-block as an alternative to float
The Position Property: The Key to Complex Layouts


  • The static value & the normal document flow
  • A nostalgic wanderer: the relative value
  • The absolute value
  • The dynamic duo: relative parent, absolute child
  • The fixed value
Creating a Fixed Header


  • Moving the Contact list item to the navbar’s far right
  • Creating a fixed header on wider screens
  • Positioning a background image next to the FAQ
Image Replacement


  • Replacing HTML text with CSS background images
  • Removing text with negative text-indent value
  • Using overflow: hidden;
  • Removing text with a zero height
  • Creating a fluid image container by using proportional top padding
Section 3
CSS Sprites


  • What are Sprites?
  • Creating Sprites
  • Image Replacement
Background Gradients & Transparent Colors


  • Specifying colors are RGB
  • Adding transparency (alpha) to colored backgrounds with RGBA
  • CSS background gradients
Multi-Column Layout


  • 3-column layout using inline-block
  • Nested CSS Selectors
CSS Selectors


  • adjacent
  • first-of-type
  • first-child
  • last-child
  • last-of-type
  • nth-child
  • child selector
  • :before and :after
Section 4
Attribute Selectors


  • Attribute selector syntax
  • Caret (^) Operator
  • Dollar ($) Operator
  • Asterisk (*) Operator
Form Styling


  • Using an attribute selector to target inputs
  • Overriding default form element styling
Clearing Floats


  • The CSS Clearfix class
Sizing Typography


  • Working with REM
  • REM versus EM

Section 5
CSS3 Shadows


  • Box shadow
  • Text shadow
  • z-index
Hiding & Showing Elements


  • display: none;
  • Visibility
  • Opacity
CSS Transitions


  • Transition-Property
  • Transition-Duration
  • Transition Shorthand & the Transition Stack
CSS Transforms


  • The Scale Transform
  • The Rotation Transform
  • Transitioning Transforms
Section 6
You are Here Indicator


  • Navigation page marker
  • CSS Shapes
CSS Responsive Scrolling Techniques Part 1


  • Initial Page Styling
CSS Responsive Scrolling Techniques Part 2


  • Creating an animated CSS transition for a YouTube video
CSS Responsive Scrolling Techniques Part 3


  • Animating the panorama
  • Making the layout responsive

Why Train With Noble?

27 Years of Experience

Noble Desktop has been teaching computer graphics and web development since 1991. In all those years we have perfected the craft of teaching. If students get hung up on any issue, we tweak the class to make it work better. Every instructor uses the same time-tested curriculum we have developed. Ask around: Noble Desktop has a stellar reputation for exceptional computer graphics training.

Our Teaching Method is Better

We don't ask you to simply "follow along," copying what the instructor does. Instead we ask you to focus 100% attention on the lesson at hand. Only after the lesson do you then put into practice what you have learned by working on a computer with our step-by-step workbooks. This "learn, then practice" method results in the student learning and retaining much more than traditional "follow along" classes.

We Wrote the Book Ourselves

Most of our classes include a custom training workbook written by our top instructors. Take it home with you: with step-by-step exercises and power-user keyboard shortcut guides, it’s like having a refresher course right on your desk. We wrote the book ourselves because we couldn't find any book that was good enough. Now our books are being used by other schools and training centers worldwide.

We Provide Computers, Mac or PC

Since when did training centers expect you to "bring a laptop"? Noble Desktop has always had classrooms full of computers, Mac and PC. Each computer is loaded with software and has a 19-inch monitor. The next time you are asked to "bring a laptop," ask why you aren't being provided a computer. Noble Desktop always has up-to-date equipment in our state-of-the-art classrooms.

Not Just Anyone Can Teach

All our instructors are working professionals who bring on-the-job experience to the classroom. But we don't just let anyone teach a course. How many experts do you know who can't teach? We've learned to audition and test our instructors. Only after they have been through our screening process will they be put in front of students. And they are required to use our time-tested curriculum, assuring a positive learning experience for all our students. Read our instructor bios.

Money-Back Guarantee

We’re the only school to offer an unconditional money-back guarantee. If within the first half of the class you don’t absolutely love it, we’ll give you a full refund. Please note any request needs to be made before the halfway point of any class.

We Are NY State-Licensed, and Adobe Authorized

When looking at a computer training school, check to see if they are NY State-licensed. Any school in New York should be licensed by law. Noble Desktop follows state-issued guidelines for curriculum development and teacher licensing. Adobe Authorized means our instructors have passed the rigorous Adobe Certification Exam, and that we follow Adobe's quality-control standards.

Our Students Love Us! 2200+ Testimonials and Counting

We offer our guarantee because we think we’re the best—but don’t take our word for it. Ask more than 2200 industry professionals who have enjoyed our classes and are putting what they learned to use on the job. Read their testimonials.