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Creating & Using a Class Selector

  • We are going to take a look at a class selector and learn when this type of selector should be used
  • We have a page in our website that contains a listing of specials that are being offered and we want to highlight a portion of the tour description
  • This is a good example of when to use a class, use a class when a tag cannot do what you want
  • Create a new page called specials.html and give it a title of Travel Specials
  • Open specials.txt from the text folder, copy the text and paste it onto our web page
  • Set the first line of text as an H1, and the 2nd paragraph an H2
  • Attach the styles-screen.css style sheet to the page, we will be adding new rules to this style sheet
  • We will duplicate our H1 rule in order to create a new CSS rule for the H2 tag
  • Select the H1 tag, right click and choose Duplicate
  • Change the tag to an H2 and modify the font-size to 1.4em
  • Select the external style sheet in the Sources panel
  • Create a new class called specials by clicking the + in the selectors panel and type .specials
  • Classes require a dot in front of them
  • Set the following styles for your specials:
    • Font-family: Constantia, Lucida grouping within Dreamweaver
    • Font-size: 1.1em
    • Color: #996600
  • Once a class has been created, it must be applied to the content
  • To apply the class, select the text and choose the class name from the properties panel
  • You can use a class as often as you like within a web page

Creating & Using a Class Selector

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  • Intro 0:00
  • Refresh 0:46
  • Basic Paste From .txt to .html 1:27
    • Title
    • Header 1 and Header 2
  • CSS Designer 3:00
    • Adding External Style Sheet
    • Conditional Usage
    • Adding h1 to External Style Sheet
  • Modifying to Create h2 4:10
    • Duplicate Tag
    • Rename Tag
    • Re-size
  • Highlighting Partial Area of <p> 5:40
    • Class Selector
    • Create New Class Selector
    • Naming Class Selector
    • Assigning Properties
  • Defining Class 8:46
    • Select Content
    • Properties
    • Class Section
  • Adjusting Class Properties 9:19
    • Bold
    • Applying Class