Course Description

RISD CE web design course in cascading style sheets (CSS)

Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) is the preeminent presentation language of the web allowing designers to effectively separate form and content, while reinforcing their control over a site's published appearance. With the introduction of CSS3 and HTML5 standards, the web is becoming a much more stable and robust platform for designers, whose work must now stretch from traditional desktop browsers to an ever-widening array of mobile devices. In this course, students become familiar with CSS as a tool through lectures and exercises in a project-based learning model. Our approach will include understanding the logic of CSS so we can anticipate likely changes in CSS standards. Students can expect their resulting webpages to be more structurally sound, as they demonstrate the qualities that have long been associated with inspired design.


Applies Towards the Following Certificates

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Online, Asynchronous
Jan 08, 2024 to Feb 18, 2024
Contact Hours
Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
Tuition non-credit $455.00 Click here to get more information
Drop Request Deadline
Jan 29, 2024
Transfer Request Deadline
Nov 07, 2023 to Jan 03, 2024
Withdrawal Request Deadline
Jan 08, 2024 to Feb 18, 2024
Necessary Supplies

Students are responsible for purchasing their own art supplies, equipment, software subscriptions, and/or books. For most classes, the cost is under $125 (estimate). A supply list will be available on the course site in Canvas at least 30 days prior to the first day of class.

Once you have received your enrollment confirmation and logged in to Canvas, navigate to Upcoming Courses on the left-hand side of your dashboard. Supplies will be listed on your course homepage under the supplies heading. Some or all of your course supplies are available at the RISD Store.

Section Notes
  • This course requires access to Visual Studio Code. Please visit the Visual Studio Code website to check "minimum system requirements" for your computer before registering.
  • OR This course requires access to BBEdit. Please visit the BBEdit website to check "minimum system requirements" for your computer before registering.
  • OR This course requires access to Notepad++. Please visit the Notepad++ website to check "minimum system requirements" for your computer before registering.
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