CSS the big bad wolf

Up to this point in my life I have the capability of designing a…wait for it…a single page site! Schweeeet! So that just entails me slotting html codes onto a Dreamweaver html page and linking my pictures and thumbnail images into a table so that when I click the thumbnail, a bigger version of my photo pops up! That was a mouthful. That was phase 1. Phase 2 involves creating a multipage site, which includes links to various other pages linked to your site. Moving swiftly along I am now venturing into this dark and dreary alley called CSS. What is that you may ask? I’ll tell you…

CSS stands for Cascading Style Sheet. Too vague? Well look at a web page…

Besides just putting information on a site, there is a layout with a header and buttons which leads you to various other pages on the site.  These pages also have layouts – where the content is positioned, where the header is positioned, where the pictures go, where the side-bar goes etc. CSS with coding allows this layout and format to be set up so that you have multiple pages with various pieces of information or images etc. On Dreamweaver I have learnt to make templates, which is the basic markup I will use to tag my multiple pages and link them to one another, then moving on I will create a CSS style sheet. The CSS sheet will apply to all my pages that use the template as a basis as long as I attach the style sheet to the template. I can then manipulate the positioning and style of every tag.


About nicobaleng

My paradoxical love for the web is feeling immense freedom while confined to a seated position behind a desk. This is what the world wide web has to offer. Learning about the latest technological toys or playing around with programs sounds like nerds-play, but once you start exploring, the pc monitor in front of you becomes less and less intimidating. Tracked and documented I will share the journey of an average Joe like me, moving up toward achieving a black belt in web design! KAPOW!

Posted on September 1, 2011, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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