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About this Course

This is an introductory course that is mainly intended for serious computer hobbyists, IT students, and IT professionals. The free online textbook for this course is Sams Teach Yourself JavaScript in 24 Hours, Third Edition. You should begin by reading the complete Introduction to the book.

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Lesson 18. Working with Style Sheets

In this lesson you will learn:

  • Why style sheets are needed
  • How to define Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)
  • How to use a style sheet in a document
  • How to an external style sheet file
  • How to use JavaScript to change styles dynamically


Reading Assignments

Read the following sections from your free online textbook:

Offsite Style and Substance
Offsite Defining and Using CSS Styles
Offsite Using CSS Properties
Offsite Creating a Simple Style Sheet
Offsite Using External Style Sheets
Offsite Controlling Styles with JavaScript

Learning Activities

  1. Use this search box to refine and expand your understanding of new terms and concepts in the reading assignments.

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  1. offiste01.jpg (430 bytes) Visit the hands-on Workshop: Creating Dynamic Styles.
  2. offiste01.jpg (430 bytes) Review the lesson Summary.
  3. Test your understanding with the following items:
Offsite Q&A
Offsite Quiz
Offsite Exercises

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