Week 5

Monday * Jan. 31

Layout and positioning in CSS; the Box Model.

DUE 9 a.m. Monday (via e-mail): Exercise 4

READ Cederholm, Chapters 3 and 8

Make sure you understand how padding and margins differ before you come to class today. Pay attention to the browser issues.

EXAMINE 40 Creative Design Layouts

Review points from Cederholm for this week:

Notes * * *

For your Portfolio, you will need to create at least two different page layouts -- usually the home page has a different appearance than the interior pages. You might decide to have more than two layouts (although your navigation must be consistent throughout). Regardless, it's important that you get the hang of DIVs and how to create bulletproof page layouts once and for all.

If you create your layouts from scratch, then YOU are in control. If you copy or adapt someone else's layout, you never really know what you've got or how it works.

These are our last classes about CSS. We are ready to start Flash. However, your CSS skills will acutely affect your Portfolio grade, so DON'T make the mistake of thinking you are finished with CSS. You're not!

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