Cascading Style Sheets
Course Number: WT 213
Transcript Title: Cascading Style Sheets
Created: May 7, 2014
Updated: May 21, 2021
Total Credits: 4
Lecture Hours: 30
Lecture / Lab Hours: 0
Lab Hours: 30
Satisfies Cultural Literacy requirement: No
Satisfies General Education requirement: No
Grading options: A-F (default), P-NP, audit
Repeats available for credit: 0
Introduces the use of external Cascading Stylesheets (CSS) to format web pages that comply with industry and accessibility standards, work in multiple browsers, and adapt to a variety of screen display sizes. Includes established CSS terminology as well as CSS3 innovations, applying graceful degradation and progressive enhancement to provide improved aesthetics and usability for the web user. Prerequisites: WR 115, RD 115 or equivalent placement test scores; WT 106 or WT 206. Audit available.
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
- Create and link external stylesheets to format web pages that are easy to maintain and update, separating the HTML content from the presentation style.
- Apply aesthetic design skills to select styles for colors, fonts, and other properties to create an optimal web user experience.
- Follow CSS best practices to create web pages that are accessible and that scale for viewing on a wide range of electronic devices.
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, assignments.
Texts and Materials
CSS, The Definitive Guide, by Eric Meyer and Estelle Weyl
Course Activities and Design
The determination of teaching strategies used in the delivery of outcomes is generally left to the discretion of the instructor. Here are some strategies that you might consider when designing your course: lecture, small group/forum discussion, flipped classroom, dyads, oral presentation, role play, simulation scenarios, group projects, service learning projects, hands-on lab, peer review/workshops, cooperative learning (jigsaw, fishbowl), inquiry based instruction, differentiated instruction (learning centers), graphic organizers, etc.
Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)
Outcome #1: Create and link external stylesheets to format web pages that are easy to maintain and update separating the HTML content from the presentation style.
- Linking and exporting
- Defining external style
- Stylesheet Contents
Outcome #2: Apply aesthetic design skills to select styles for colors, fonts, and other properties to create an optimal web user experience.
- Web page graphics
Outcome #3: Follow CSS best practices to create web pages that are accessible and that scale for viewing on a wide range of electronic devices.
- WebAim Best Practices
- Specifying document language
- Content linearization
- Navigating content using links and form controls, headings, landmarks, page sections, paragraph and page elements, “skip navigation” links,
- Hiding Content