American River College

Professor Carol Leever

Cisw 304 Cascading Style Sheets

Time Offered: Fall 2017 Online 2nd 8 weeks. Orientation starts Oct 12
Prereq: CISW 300 Coreq: None
Book: Recommend but not Required: HTML and CSS: Visual QuickStart Guide, by Elizabeth Castro and Bruce Hyslop. ISBN-10: 0321928830 | ISBN-13: 978-0321928832 | Edition: 8
Note: This course will be using HTML 5.
Office: Liberal Arts 133
Office Hours
Wed: 4-4:50pm
Thu: 4-5:50pm

This course continues the study of technical aspects of standards-based Web design for experienced students and Web professionals. Topics include the separation of content from presentation, dynamic user interaction, and designing for alternative devices using Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) in combination with Extensible Hypertext Markup Language (XHTML).

  • describe the differences among versions of CSS, including issues of cross-platform compatibility.
  • utilize proper CSS syntax for developing internal and external style sheets.
  • differentiate between the class and id attributes, and determine which should be used for a specific situation, and apply it appropriately.
  • combine selectors to refine style definitions for a group of elements and/or contextually to one or more elements when used together.
  • apply CSS Positioning (CSS-P), to position and layer objects on multiple web pages.