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Tech Skills and Software Trainings

State Library resources to help you improve with tech skills and specific software.

Modern Web Development with HTML5 and CSS

In this Modern Web Development with HTML5 and CSS training course, expert author Rachel Andrew will teach you about modern HTML5 and CSS, showing you how to style content and build simple, responsive layouts. This course is designed for the absolute beginner, meaning no prior experience with HTML or CSS is required.

CSS Grid Layout: 5 Practical Projects

CSS has grown from a language for formatting documents into a robust language for designing web applications. Its syntax is easy to learn, making CSS a great entry point for those new to programming. Indeed, it's often the second language that developers learn, right behind HTML. One of CSS's new features is the Grid Layout Module, which enables complex layout designs that previously would have been very difficult to achieve. In this book, we'll examine five projects that use grid layout.

CSS in Depth

This instantly useful book is packed with creative examples and powerful best practices that will sharpen your technical skills and inspire your sense of design. You'll gain new insights into familiar features like floats and units, and experiment with emerging ideas like responsive design and pattern libraries. Bottom line: this book will make you a better web designer and your apps will look fantastic!

CSS Pocket Reference

When you’re working with CSS and need an answer now, this concise yet comprehensive quick reference provides the essential information you need. Revised and updated for CSS3, this fifth edition is ideal for intermediate to advanced web designers and developers. You’ll find a short introduction to the key concepts of CSS and alphabetical summaries of CSS selectors and properties. You’ll also discover information on new properties, including grid, flexbox, clipping, masking, and compositing

Making sense of the new CSS layout

Flexbox and Grid offer powerful layout methods for the Web. However, to make best use of them, you must familiarize yourself with some new core concepts. Rachel Andrew demystifies the new CSS layout methods so you can fully benefit from their power.

CSS: The Missing Manual

CSS lets you create professional-looking websites, but learning its finer points can be tricky—even for seasoned web developers. This fully updated edition provides the most modern and effective tips, tricks, and tutorial-based instruction on CSS available today. Learn how to use new tools such as Flexbox and Sass to build web pages that look great and run fast on any desktop or mobile device. Ideal for casual and experienced designers alike.

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