Week 2: Jazzing It Up!

What really makes a webpage work? Well a lot of things, but mostly it’s about how it looks.

That was the focus of Week 2 was on the layout of a webpage and how to style it. During Day 3, Day 4, and Day 5, we developed our understanding of how the styling of the web pages actually work.

Day 3

Ever wonder what it took to make a website look beautiful? It’s probably the CSS.

Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) is a style sheet language used for describing the presentation of a document written in a markup language.

One way that CSS is used to add style and flair to the browser window is allowing elements on the page to “float”. No, not literally in the air around you (which is what I thought when I first heard it, I’ll admit). It is apart of the process of getting content into a position on the device screen. Floating items is a traditional way of laying out content that works in all browser (across platforms).

Day 4

Today was the day of learning Git Commands. Git is a version control system for tracking changes in computer files and coordinating work on those files among multiple people. So you can make changes to something on a separate branch versus making the changes to the main document. If you like the changes that were made you can go ahead and merge them together once you figure out if they work. Can I say this was my first time hearing or even seeing Git and what it does? So, for sure I was confused. Kurt was prepared for making us take it step by step. We even got to play a version of “Where In the World is Carmen Sandiego?” using the git commands.

Day 5

Kurt came in today with a plan for us all. We would learn Media Queries in the CSS stylesheet and practice our own sites. So using a media query is used to define different style rules for different media types/devices.

 

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