CSS Cross-Country

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Code School online courses
Code School is all about learning through hands-on experience. Delve into the fundamentals of design, like learning about color theory through interactive videos and challenges. Those apps you see on your smartphone? The next one could be designed by you. Explore mobile web design with professor Jason VanLue, who is living proof that learning by doing really works, as he is a self-taught designer and is head of the design team at Code School and Envy Labs. In addition to online classes, yo...
Code School is all about learning through hands-on experience. Delve into the fundamentals of design, like learning about color theory through interactive videos and challenges. Those apps you see on your smartphone? The next one could be designed by you. Explore mobile web design with professor Jason VanLue, who is living proof that learning by doing really works, as he is a self-taught designer and is head of the design team at Code School and Envy Labs. In addition to online classes, you can also learn through screencasts, where industry experts such as Google and Pearson record what is happening on their computer screen, guiding you through the basics all the way to advanced techniques. Follow their skill “paths”, earn points, and win badges to become an expert in HTML, JavaScript, iOS, and more. Code School's knowledgeable professors, hands-on courses and interactive videos and challenges can help you master any field.

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Explore the fundamentals of CSS, and review all the web-styling tools needed for front-end efficiency.
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Kvzb

None/10 starsCompleted
5 years, 2 months ago
After a few years of using CSS as one of my main professional tools, this course was more about consolidating knowledge acquired around scattered sources and while working on various projects. It fulfilled this purpose well, and I managed to learn a few extra bits of skill. This would be a godsend for beginners, and I still recommend it for accomplished designers.
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Soyburgers

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5 years, 2 months ago
As someone teaching themselves CSS, HTML and javascript, I find these courses invaluable. Although I was already fairly familiar with much of what the course covered, the bits I did learn were so practical that I groaned when I realized how much simpler it would have made my styelsheets if I had been aware of them previously. If you are teaching yourself CSS I would highly recommend this course, if you are anything like me you may have totally neglected learning some very simple and practical things that you would otherwise not even be aware of.
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thejones

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5 years, 2 months ago
Worth the ca$h money. I like the layout of these courses.
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efetherston

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5 years, 2 months ago
Well done and well organized course on the basics of CSS.
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sma92176

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5 years, 2 months ago
This course was great for someone who has had a need to brush up a little on more current css methods! Awesome! Not boring and presented in a really useful, engaging way. That jingle.......
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HearMeRoR

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5 years, 2 months ago
First, let me thank you for the hard work that goes into creating an online class like this - the teachers, Code School team, and everyone else deserves a huge thank you for the incredible job you are doing. Thank you for empowering a new generation of coders. That said, I'm a person with zero CSS experience and I was hoping for a bit more context about the language and it's structure (similar to what was done at the beginning of Rails for Zombies). I frequently found myself pausing the video and Googling or replaying just to get an idea of what was going on and why. Furthermore, the examples didn't have the sense of building on one another and ultimately yielded an aesthetically questionable results. I understand there is a lot of ground to cover and it can be difficult, but both the above mentioned elements would contribute to the sense of accomplishment and of developing transferable skills. Despite the few drawbacks, the course w... First, let me thank you for the hard work that goes into creating an online class like this - the teachers, Code School team, and everyone else deserves a huge thank you for the incredible job you are doing. Thank you for empowering a new generation of coders. That said, I'm a person with zero CSS experience and I was hoping for a bit more context about the language and it's structure (similar to what was done at the beginning of Rails for Zombies). I frequently found myself pausing the video and Googling or replaying just to get an idea of what was going on and why. Furthermore, the examples didn't have the sense of building on one another and ultimately yielded an aesthetically questionable results. I understand there is a lot of ground to cover and it can be difficult, but both the above mentioned elements would contribute to the sense of accomplishment and of developing transferable skills. Despite the few drawbacks, the course was certainly helpful and I'm grateful for your collective effort.
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mindgraffiti

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5 years, 2 months ago
For anyone who wants to refresh their CSS skills or dive into the basics of positioning, this is the perfect place. Chock-full of the best methods for solving common problems (such as better element clearing and scaling images) and in-depth articles to learn more about each aspect of CSS.
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Beijer

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5 years, 2 months ago
Even though I knew alot of CSS, this course refreshed my knowledge and helped me learn some new things and techniques.
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JAH2488

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5 years, 2 months ago
As an experienced web developer, there was little new ground covered in this course, but the review was still extremely useful! A few of these techniques had never occurred to me, especially in the later levels. More importantly, I feel that a course such as this is a great foundation for those who are learning CSS for the first time and will help them avoid bad habits and headaches the rest of us have gone through.
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thisismonica

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5 years, 2 months ago
After taking this course I feel very confident with my CSS skills. I already knew some CSS but wasn't very familiar with concepts like pseudo classes, pseudo elements or specifity. I've picked up many tricks that I can't wait to use on real projects. This course answered all the questions I had about CSS!
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ore

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5 years, 2 months ago
Good pointers for learning more.
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hebe

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5 years, 2 months ago
Great stuff, refreshed some old CSS knowledge and learn some new tricks.
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micheycards

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5 years, 2 months ago
Great
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Alightedness

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5 years, 2 months ago
Very, very cool.
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byronanderson

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5 years, 2 months ago
This is exactly the introduction to CSS concepts that I needed. Very straightforward and helpful presentations. The only thing I can say is that mentioning Sass earlier, and trying to introduce a workflow similar to what the series exercises are based off of- instant feedback. I use livereload to automate reloading the page every time I write to a css file. For CSS concept learning, however, this is ideal.
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diegomarcolan

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5 years, 2 months ago
Very nice course!
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devosvictor

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5 years, 2 months ago
The css cc course was very interesting. I hope the other courses are the same
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Joshua Warchol

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5 years, 2 months ago
CSS Cross-Country does a reasonable job of covering a very broad topic in the time available for a single CS course. The UI mechanicals are tight and effective, showing the continued refinement of the CS platform. Some of the challenges took a bit longer to submit than I expected (up to 10 seconds it seemed). I attribute this perhaps to the load of other students, or the CSS testing system took longer to init. In any case, each challenge was completed and there were no visible errors or other problems. Good job on QA! I found a few of the challenges somewhat hard to understand on the first reading. The formation of the challenge directives were precise, but they were phrased in a designer dialect that my developer brain had trouble groking on first take. Sort of like understanding Canadians. I felt like this course should come after an equivalent to "Try Ruby", aka Try CSS. I found myself having to go grab a CSS reference to look up ... CSS Cross-Country does a reasonable job of covering a very broad topic in the time available for a single CS course. The UI mechanicals are tight and effective, showing the continued refinement of the CS platform. Some of the challenges took a bit longer to submit than I expected (up to 10 seconds it seemed). I attribute this perhaps to the load of other students, or the CSS testing system took longer to init. In any case, each challenge was completed and there were no visible errors or other problems. Good job on QA! I found a few of the challenges somewhat hard to understand on the first reading. The formation of the challenge directives were precise, but they were phrased in a designer dialect that my developer brain had trouble groking on first take. Sort of like understanding Canadians. I felt like this course should come after an equivalent to "Try Ruby", aka Try CSS. I found myself having to go grab a CSS reference to look up some properties that were needed in the challenges but not or barely discussed in the videos. Perhaps some sort of reference could be included in the UI? I'm talking about the order of args in shorthand notations, etc. The videos were fine, but Nick and Aimee didn't seem as comfortable presenting as some of the previous courses' authors did. I bet as they make more courses they'll loosen up and get into a groove. The examples were effective, and I benefited from the diagrams showing float wrapping, margin collapsing, etc. The jokes and references in the course made me wonder if anyone at Envy Labs has been skiing or seen snow ;-)
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