American River College

Professor Carol Leever

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Cisw 304

Oct 12


Read Syllabus on course page. Login to Web Site. Read Orientation Material. Take Syllabus Quiz.

  • Syllabus Quiz (Mar 20)
  • Class Notes
  • Orientation

Oct 16

Index page setup.

Create your Index Page and examine CSS resources. Note: the Putty video is from my CISW 300 class, so it is referencing an assignment not related to you.

  • Index Page (Oct 23)
  • Video: FTP
  • Video: Putty

Oct 23

CSS and Fonts:

Differences between Inline, Embedded and External Stylesheets. Understanding the Font Attribute and using relative measurements for small-screen devices. Using Classes.

  • Three Types of CSS (Oct 30)
  • Video 1: Types of Styles
  • Video 2: Class and Ids
  • Video 3: Fonts

Oct 30


Using Border properties on elements and positioning them using floats, box-sizing and margins and padding.

  • Boxes (Nov 6)
  • Video 1: Borders
  • Video 2: Float

Nov 6

Backgrounds and Pseudo Elements

Using background images and background layering effects. Adding rule exceptions and using pseudo classes and pseudo elements to control the layout of a page.

  • Backgrounds and Pseudo (Nov 20)
  • Homework ZIP
  • Pseudo Classes
  • Video 1: Backgrounds
  • Video 2: Pseudo Elements

Nov 13

Spring Break -- NO Class


Nov 20

Navigation and menu bars. Tables.

Dealing with Element Displays and creating Menus.

  • Menu Page Layout (Nov 27)
  • Video 1: Display
  • Video 2: Menu part 1
  • Video 3: Menu part 2
  • Video 4: Menu part 3

Nov 27

Positioning and site architecture.

Object positioning and three-dimensional positioning using transform, z-index, absolute and relative measurements.

  • Puzzle (Dec 4)
  • *Puzzle File
  • Video 1: Transformation
  • Video 2: Positioning
  • Video 3: Design Overview

Dec 4

Final Exam. Make certain you give yourself enough time to complete the test.

  • Final Exam (May 11)

Dec 11

End of the Semester, final due by midnight!

Back up your accounts on the Power Server. You'll be locked out of them at the end of the semester.