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Intermediate CSS Tutorial

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Date and Time: 
June 9, 2011 - 9:30am - 12:00pm
Social Sciences and Media Studies Lab 1303-4
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Intermediate CSS Flyer (pdf)

Designed for those with basic knowledge of Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) and HTML, this hands-on, lab-based tutorial will provide an in-depth exploration of CSS for purposes of positioning, page layout, navigation/user interface design, cross-browser compatibility, and more. Topics to be covered include:

  • Review of CSS fundamentals
  • Positioning elements: floats, alignments, clears; divs, ids, and classes
  • Multi-column, single-column,  and font size variability 
  • Menus and navigation:  lists as menus; accessibility issues and solutions
  • Different CSS for different delivery:  desktop, mobile, print, and more
  • What’s in store:  HTML 5, CSS 3, and ARIA


This workshop is free and open to all UCSB campus employees.  Registration is limited to 50 participants.  Pre-registration is required.  Sign up online at (log in with your UCSBNetID and search for "Intermediate CSS").  For questions, send email to


Rain Breaw has been a Web developer since 1998. She has taught Web design and development at UMass Lowell, NY State Community Colleges, and Vassar College.  Rain is most interested in standards compliance/accessibility and the open source world; she sees open source and Web accessibility as two powerful tools for world-wide social and technological advancement.  She is one of the managers of the Los Angeles Drupal User Group.  Rain's company, SunRain Productions, was founded in 2005; clients have included the League of Women Voters of California, Stand Up 2 Cancer, and the UCLA School of Public Affairs.

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