This course covers CSS best practices and techniques for styling and structuring forms. Author Ray Villalobos explains how forms work, best practices for structuring HTML, new additions to forms in HTML5, and how to style individual elements. The course discusses how to use CSS to style traditional and custom elements and reviews browser discrepancies, custom elements, and custom fonts and how to style for different types of user feedback. Advanced CSS layouts and design patterns and issues specific to styling for handhelds are also covered.
Join James Williamson, as he shows you how to create elegant menus, links, and buttons that help visitors navigate your site faster and more intuitively. The course covers creating structured navigation that is accessible and clean, styling links, and building horizontal and vertical menus with rollover effects. The last chapter reveals how to create stylish buttons with special effects and CSS sprites.
With robust and ever-increasing browser support, it is now possible to take advantage of expressive CSS3 capabilities across modern browsers. In this course, Joseph Lowery explores the possibilities of the new coding options, which animate well over 50 different properties automatically or interactively, and how they open the door to enhanced user experiences. This course covers the range from simple to complex transitions, including 2D and 3D transforms, and illustrates how transitions are expedited in various web authoring tools, as well as Dreamweaver. The course also contains a start-to-finish interactive slideshow project that allows you to practice and see the transitions and transforms immediately in action.
Take a tour of a workflow that optimizes CSS code for easier navigation, organization, and readability. In this course, author Justin Seeley covers best practices for writing CSS in an easy-to-read format, commenting code, developing a table of contents, and adopting other methods that help produce "cleaner" code. The course also contains tips for speeding up development with some online tools and simplification techniques.
Do you believe that great user experience is a competitive advantage, and want to learn how to design your own product? Ever had a great idea for a web or mobile app, but didn’t really know how to start? Or are you wasting a lot of time and money on freelancers that aren’t producing the results you’re expecting? This step by step course takes you from the idea stage into creating a simple and intuitive user experience blueprint. There is no theory involved, and no use of design jargon. In this course, I demonstrate how I move from the idea stage and through the various steps of designing the user experience, then I provide you with actions to follow at the end of each step. No creative skills needed, and no design tools required. Just a pen and paper or a whiteboard and markers, and you’re all set to go. By following the simple steps provided in this course, you’ll create your user experience in one week!
This course teaches web design beginners how to turn their design in Photoshop into a fully functioning web site in Dreamweaver. Sue Jenkins shows how to create mockups, slice, and optimize web graphics, and build a site using the Dreamweaver HTML and CSS templates. The course also covers how to customize HTML and CSS to style and position content, test and validate code, and use FTP to transfer finished site files to a host server. Postlaunch site maintenance is also discussed so that designers can keep their web sites up to date. Exercise files are included with the course.
In this course I will be taking you on a journey of getting to know Laravel 3, a young and beautiful PHP framework with a vibrant and supportive community. You will learn what Laravel framework is, how to get it up and running on local and cloud environment, the structure of applications and what Laravel could be used for (along with real life examples that are already out there on the internet). In the course we will develop a simple Blog application and a more challenging Twitter-like application called Critter.
In this course, author Joseph Lowery shows how to build a mobile WordPress site in Adobe Dreamweaver. The course explains how to prepare a site to go mobile, optimize a site's styles for tablets and phones, and implement a full mobile redesign. The course also covers working with WordPress child themes, integrating media queries, incorporating screen-optimized graphics, designing for touch screens, and working with orientation changes. Exercise files accompany the course.
In this course, author Joseph Lowery shows how to create a robust WordPress-based site using Dreamweaver. The course lays out the essentials of planning a site, explains how to implement custom sidebars, and demonstrates building page templates. The course also explains how to integrate PHP functionality and extend the WordPress database.