Online CSS Flexbox Course

Advanced CSS

Looking to take your CSS to the next level? In this online CSS course, you'll learn how to utilize flexbox, a new set of CSS properties that easily adapt to different screen sizes and different sizes of content, providing limitless, robust ways to structure page content, and design navigation, column-based layouts, even sticky footers! Working with an expert instructor, you'll study how to how to use flexbox with scalable vector graphics (SVG) and CSS3 animation, adding interactive and creative power to your Web graphics.

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Coding with flexbox

Create responsive flexbox layouts with powerful CSS techniques

Instructor-Led Course

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Creative Projects

Stretch your skills, grow your portfolio

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Self-paced and scheduled programs available
Course Outline
Preview course topics and assignments.

1 - Getting Started with Flexbox

Back when the original CSS (Cascading Style Sheets) specification was written in 1994, smart phones, tablets, and Internet TVs hadn't been invented. How will CSS adapt to a multiscreen future? Lesson One has solution: an emerging set of CSS properties called flexbox. The lecture begins with an exploration of what flexbox is and what kinds of design problems it solves. You'll learn how to use flex container properties to design the major elements on a page. Then you'll explore the benefits of using SVG images to create efficient, high resolution, animated graphics.

2 - Flexbox in Action

It's time to fine-tune flexbox layouts using flex item properties. Flexbox allows you to create layouts that produce consistent results for different screen sizes - even if your content varies from page to page. Lesson Two explores how to define the size of each flex item and create layouts that reorder elements depending on the user device. As you'll discover, nesting your flex containers can help you achieve complex layouts and smoothly integrate page content with other standard elements such as navbars, columns, and sticky footers.

3 - Production and PostCSS

In order to produce your flexbox sites, you need to know how to add prefixes to make your site work in back-level browsers. In Lesson Three, you'll learn how add vendor prefixes to make flexbox accessible in as many browsers as possible. Using an automated task runner tool called Grunt, we can concatenate and minify our files so they load super fast. Learning to use this software will open up a world of possibilities: adding browser prefixes, concatenation, minification, and optimization. You'll wrap up the course with an expanded look at the many options for SVG animation.

Project - SMB client logo and site

Course Objectives
Building skills? Here’s an overview of what you’ll learn in this course:
  • Define what flexbox is and what it is used for.
  • Make flexbox sites and SVG images accessible for older browsers if needed.
  • Use flex container properties to create flexible layouts.
  • Define the benefits of using SVG images compared to other image types.
  • Create an SVG image and animate it for the Web using CSS3 transitions
  • Use flex item properties to size and align content.
  • Use mobile queries and CSS to adapt layouts for mobile devices.
  • Use flex shorthand to write more compact code.
  • Use order settings to arrange the display order of flex items.
  • Use nested flex containers to create complex layouts.
  • Use flexbox to create navigation bars, 2 and 3-column layouts, and sticky footers.
  • Explore some creative applications for SVG animation.
  • Explore the benefits of using Grunt for Web production.
  • Install Grunt software and project files.
  • Use Grunt to concatenate and minify JavaScript and CSS files, add browser prefixes and fallbacks for rem units, and optimize GIF, JPEG, and PNG images.
Course Registration

Interested in this course? Scheduled and self-paced enrollment options are available. Ask Admissions about taking this course as part of a degree or certificate program.

Course LevelClasses startRegistration FeeTechnology FeeTuition
Degree course
1.5-credit course, 7 weeks
Jan, May, Aug$200$50/semester$375/credit
Vocational course
30 hour course, 3 months access
Enroll today, start tomorrow$50$25/course$334
* Registration fees are nonrefundable after 5 days from enrollment. All tuition includes a digital materials fee for updates to course or program content.

Software and Supplies

To take this course you'll need:

  • Computer with Internet connection.
  • Adobe Photoshop or equivalent digital imaging program.
  • Experience in coding HTML and CSS.

Who’s Teaching

Course developed by Piper Nilsson

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The instructors have top credentials and experience and are always there to offer a new perspective, as well as valuable coaching and mentoring. - Myriam Keaton, Associate Degree in Graphic Design.

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