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Learn to Code with The HTML Show: Episode 5—Intro to CSS

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Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) are an integral complement to the structure of HTML. HTML without CSS is like a bread sandwich: Technically, it can get the job done, but it’s not gonna be enjoyable. CSS is what makes web pages look good.

One you’ve grasped the basic building blocks of HTML, follow along as Launch Academy Co-Founder Dan Pickett walks us through the very basics of CSS syntax. We’ll focus on stylizing the text of a web page, covering everything from font size to font color and weight. (Don’t worry: Deep dives into more advanced CSS elements will be covered in later episodes.)

Just like with HTML, Mozilla Developer Network (MDN) is a one-stop shop for everything you need to know about CSS. Here you’ll find documentation highlighting the endless styling possibilities available through CSS.

Episode 5 Learning Objectives:

  • Use the style attribute
  • Implement basic CSS syntax to affect styling changes on a web page
  • Adjust text styling using CSS
  • Modify styles using the Chrome Inspector
  • Draw conclusions on why using the style attribute is actually a design problem

Let’s code!

Review Previous Lesson: Watch Lesson 4

Keep Coding: Watch Lesson 6

Lauren Alworth is a former member of the Launch Academy marketing team.

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