Want to learn CSS but don't have time to read a book? You can learn with the help of the online video tutorials posted here.

CSS Video Crash Course

In this course with 8 online video lessons, you'll learn CSS from scratch, in less than 3 hours.

  1. An Introduction to CSS (16:30)
    In this introductory video tutorial, you`ll learn about how CSS changes the way you design web sites.
      • Understand basic CSS terminology: selectors, properties, and rules.
      • Choose whether to code using inline, embedded, or external styles.
  2. CSS Selectors 1 (21:33)
    CSS selectors let you specify one or more elements to receive a particular style, while leaving the rest of the page unchanged.
      • Override the default style of any HTML tag with your own look.
      • Single out individual elements in your pages to style separately.
  3. CSS Selectors 2 (16:55)
    This third lesson continue with more complex things about selectors.
      • Create new types of HTML elements to receive special styles.
      • Add dynamic effects such as hyperlink mouseover styles.
  4. Text Properties 1 (19:16)
    In this and the next video tutorial you`ll learn about the properties that control the look of text. Colors, fonts, and other special effects.
      • Take complete control of fonts, colors, alignment, and indentation.
      • Apply and combine italic, bold, and small-caps effects to any HTML tag.
  5. Text Properties 2 (13:34)
    It continues with more CSS properties that control the look of text.
      • Experiment with line, word, and character spacing to achieve a unique look.
  6. Inheritance (11:02)
    This lessons explains the power and the limits of the special inherit property value.
      • Distinguish between inherited and noninherited properties.
      • Use inheritance to cut down on repetitive code in your style sheets.
  7. The Cascade (23:45)
    Cascading is the process that controls how multiple rules in your style sheets can apply properties to a single element in the page.
      • Control the priority of your CSS rules with selector specificity.
      • Understand the "!important" modifier, and why you should avoid it.
  8. What`s Next? (9:45 mins)
    Complete your knowledge of the many CSS properties with a good reference, you`ll find out where good resources can be found to build your CSS expertise.
      • Learn tricks from the work of CSS experts.
      • Take full advantage of Dreamweaver`s CSS support, and that of free tools like Firebug.

- This course is offered for free, by:   sitepoint.com/videos/videocss1/

Daily Test with Code Example

Which attribute specifies the HTTP method (GET, POST) used to submit the form-data?
action method value
<form action="script.php" method="post"> ... </form>
Which CSS property allows to add shadow to boxes?
background-image box-shadow border-radius
#id {
  background-color: #bbfeda;
  box-shadow: 11px 11px 5px #7878da;
Which function removes the first element from an array?
pop() push() shift()
var fruits = ["apple", "apricot", "banana"];
alert(fruits.length);           // 2
Indicate the function that can be used to check if a PHP extension is instaled.
function() filetype() extension_loaded()
if(extension_loaded("PDO") === true) echo "PDO is available."
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