Beginning Python

Get to grips with CSS best practices to create modern, responsive, and retina-ready websites

This web development video course has been designed to help you build your knowledge of CSS and master one of the most valuable tools in modern web design.

We start off with a brief review of the foundations of CSS by using a good text editor to automate your authoring and set up a CSS baseline. We then move on to creating a layout with floats and a functioning menu with dropdowns, taking a modular-organized approach to CSS. We’ll also go into detail about CSS3 properties such as transforms, transitions, and animations. By the end, you’ll have an understanding of responsive web design, web fonts, icon fonts, and techniques used to support retina devices; all things a modern frontend web developer must know.

We deep dive into a lot of details of CSS in this course, from creating a modern looking ghost button and a big call-to-action button to the supposedly difficult and scary SVG. Mastering CSS will arm you with all the knowledge, tips, and tricks you need to make you stand out in the world of developing complex, responsive, feature-rich web applications.

Who this course is for

If you know a little bit about CSS but struggle with floats, or creating tricky UI elements such as a dropdown menu, and you want to expand on your knowledge of CSS to learn responsive web design, web fonts, SVG, retina techniques, icon fonts, and other advanced-level topics, this is the course for you.

What you will learn from this course

Table of Contents

  1. Python Basics
    • The Course Overview and Installing Python
    • Setting Up a Programming Environment
    • Variables
    • Introduction to Types
    • Basic Operators

  2. String Manipulation
    • Introduction to Strings
    • String Functions
    • Advanced String Manipulation
    • String Formatting
    • User Input

  3. Lists
    • Introduction to Lists
    • List Methods
    • Advanced List Methods
    • Built-in List Functions
    • 2D Arrays and Array References
    • List Slicing

  4. Conditionals
    • Control Flow
    • Comparison Operators
    • Else and Elif
    • and, or, and not
    • Conditional Examples
    • Mini Program

  5. Loops and Iterables
    • For Loop
    • While Loop
    • Iterables
    • Loops and Conditionals
    • Prime Number Checker

  6. Functions
    • Function Basics
    • Parameters and Arguments
    • Return Versus Void Functions
    • Working with Examples
    • Advanced Examples
    • Recursion
    • Recursion Examples

  7. Modules
    • Import, as, and from
    • Python API and Modules
    • Creating Modules
    • Modules and Testing

  8. Python and Picture Manipulation
    • Installing PIL/Pillow
    • Basics of Using PIL/Pillow
    • Picture Manipulations
    • Custom Picture Manipulation
    • Wrapping Up

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