CSS Rules and Browsers

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Introduction

This lesson will explore the actual syntax of Cascading Style Sheet (CSS) rules, how to write them from scratch, and the parts of a CSS rule. The specific concept of "cascading" CSS sheets (why we call it "cascading") will be explored, as well as how the browser will handle multiple CSS style sheets. A web page at www.w3schools.com will be used which is changed as needed, so this lesson plan must be adapted as that web site is changed due to adoptions of new CSS models, changes in browser statistics, etc. THIS LESSON CANNOT BE LAMINATED IN PLASTIC AND USED AS IS FOR THE NEXT 5 YEARS...

Lesson Time

2 class periods of one hour each
2 Hours

Industries / Subjects / Grades

Industries / Pathways
  • Information and Communication Technologies Information and Communication Technologies
Grade Levels
  • 10
  • 11
  • 12

Objectives and Goals: The students will be able to:

Standards

California's 2008 CTE Standards (2)

Related Instructional Objectives (SWBAT...)

  • Identify the 4 ways a webpage is presented.
  • Write a CSS rule with the correct syntax (the correct spelling and grammar, so to speak)
  • Identify which browsers are popular today and briefly explain what has happened over the last 5 years in browser popularity. Explain why this is important to know for a web designer.

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