University of California, Davis
Beyond Basic CSS: Typography, Color, Effects, & Animation
University of California, Davis

Beyond Basic CSS: Typography, Color, Effects, & Animation

Taught in English


Gain insight into a topic and learn the fundamentals

William Mead

Instructor: William Mead

Intermediate level
Some related experience required
10 hours to complete
3 weeks at 3 hours a week
Flexible schedule
Learn at your own pace

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There are 4 modules in this course

Welcome to the course! In this first module, we will start talking about typography. It is often said that 90% of web design is typography, so understanding the basics of how type communicates and how the styling and organization of written content affects the message and speaks to your audience is super important. Let’s get started!

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12 videos1 reading1 assignment2 discussion prompts

Welcome to the second module! In this module we will look at some more advanced features of web fonts and see how type designers are taking the field of digital type to the next level. We will also dive more into color, color theory, and the practice of using color in your digital products. There are also exciting developments for the use of color on websites through CSS that we will explore.

What's included

12 videos1 assignment1 discussion prompt

Welcome to the third module! In this module we will continue to work with color by exploring gradients, as well as other effects such as drop shadows and repeating background patterns. You will follow this up by creating a whole website using the techniques learned so far in the course, putting it all together, and hosting it on GitHub.

What's included

16 videos1 assignment1 discussion prompt

Welcome to the fourth and final module! In this module you will learn how to create animations in CSS. You will use transitions, 2d and 3d transformations, as well as keyframes to create sophisticated animations for the web. Along the way, you will learn about easing and how to use a few positioning properties to help construct sophisticated animations that could be included in your web pages.

What's included

20 videos1 assignment2 discussion prompts


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