CIS89A - 8. More CSS Functions

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More CSS Functions

Fonts are important design elements and need to be included via the CSS embed function. Pages can be designed to be printed as documents. Although they may not be used often, there are several more CSS display tricks worth knowing.

Learning outcomes

  • include specific fonts within the page
  • format web pages for printing
  • explore additional CSS presentation features


  • embed, transition, transformation, animation, filter

Reading guide

  • Where do fonts come from?
  • How are fonts included in the page information
  • Why would anyone want to print a web page?
  • What are some of the additional display options available with CSS?


Coding project title and required elements

  • cis89morecss1 * include 2-3 additional fonts * format a page for printing * demonstrate transitions, transformations, animations and filters.

  1. Review the Keywords and Reading guide questions at the top of this page. These will help you look for important ideas in the rest of assignments for this module.

  2. Read chapters 15. How to work with fonts and printing and 16. How to use CSS3 transitions, transforms, animations, and filters in the textbook.

  3. More CSS Functions - In a new coding project, demonstrate requirements using all the appropriate elements and tags within your project. Publish your HTML file.
  4. Submit the web address of your coding project to the More CSS Formatting assignment.
  5. Post a link to your coding project and any comments or questions about the assignment to the More CSS Formatting discussion.

  6. Personal information - As a online technology user, you are always at risk of being the target of someone who is trying to take your personal information. Detecting online scams and 'phishing' by employing recognized tools and techniques is important. To gauge your personal risk, and find tips for lowering it, take the Identity Theft Quiz: A Quiz for Consumers.

  7. Web Literacy - PARTICIPATE - In the Web Literacy framework description, review the skills in the PARTICIPATE group. What skills you don't have yet or need to work on? Look it up. In the Web Literacy - PARTICIPATE discussion, post a link to a resource that improved your understanding and skills in these areas.

  8. Success Skills - Make it - Creativity and Innovation. Is it possible to learn to be creative or innovative? Many authors think so and provide some suggestions for getting those creative juices flowing. Review 2-3 articles from Success skills - Make it. Pick one article you would recommend from the selection list. Find another article online that would be appropriate to add to the selection list. Post a link and a brief summary of the reasons for each of your selections to the Success Skills - Make it discussion.

  9. Programming - the functionality of a web site can be extended by adding some programming, usually in Javascript.
    * If you are new to programming, write your first computer program. Hour of Code - Learn the basic concepts of Computer Science with drag and drop programming. This is a game-like, self-directed tutorial. Learn repeat-loops, conditionals, and basic algorithms.
    * If you have some programming experience, learn the basics of JavaScript programming while creating fun drawings with your code. An introduction to JavaScript by Khan Academy - Video, step-by-step tutorials.
  10. In the Programming discussion, write a brief description (2-3 sentences) of your Hour of Code experience. Which tutorial did you do? Do you have any prior programming experience? Would you recommend this activity to others?

  11. Tech's Moral Void (audio podcast) - Lawyers and doctors have a code of ethics. Teachers have them. Even journalists have them. So why not the tech sector, the people who create and design our very modes of communication? Coders and designers make products that allow to us communicate with each other, across cities and nations and borders. As these giants grow at breakneck speed, and the chaos of their unfettered impact becomes more obvious, the call is coming for a reckoning. Contributor Tina Pittaway explores whether the time has come for tech to reckon with its moral void. Listen to the podcast. What are two key points that stand out to you? How does this impact you as a global citizen and internet user? Hoe does it impact you as a web developer? Is this new information to you? Post your reply to the Tech ethics podcast discussion. Review the post of 3 others. Post at least one question to another post that will help your understanding of the issues.

  12. Group Project groups discussions - Review the posts in your group discussion. Are you working as a group? Contribute to the tasks. Suggest other tasks and activities that would be appropriate for online group work.

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  • chapters 15. How to work with fonts and printing and 16. How to use CSS3 transitions, transforms, animations, and filters
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  • Hour of Code - Write your first computer program - Learn the basic concepts of Computer Science with drag and drop programming. This is a game-like, self-directed tutorial starring video lectures. Learn repeat-loops, conditionals, and basic algorithms.
  • Hour of Code - Javascript - An introduction to JavaScript by KhanAcademy - Learn the basics of JavaScript programming while creating fun drawings with your code. Video, step-by-step tutorials
  • CodeAcademy - write code and see the results right away.
  • Eloquent JavaScript A Modern Introduction to Programming - an introduction to the JavaScript programming language and programming in general. Originally written and published in digital form, includes interactive examples and a mechanism for playing with all the example code. This version is released under an open license.
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