June 25, 2008

June Meeting Report:
The Cascade

At our June meeting, we talked about the "cascade" in cascading style sheets. We looked at the different ways of applying styles to a page and how the cascade determines which of conflicting styles is applied to an element.

We reviewed browser default styles and how a user can change those default settings. We then looked at inline, embedded, linked, and imported styles. Where styles conflict, the more specific style sheet will prevail, though the priorities can be reversed by adding "!important" to a style declaration.

I posted a test file at the Sample Pages section of the website (look at the bottom of the page). You can download a zipped folder that contains the page and three style sheets. Open the page in an editor to play with the style definitions and understand how the cascade works. For more help, try HTML Dog which has a number of tutorials.

June 11, 2008

June 14 Meeting Announcement

The next meeting of the PACS CSS Workshop will be held this Saturday, June 14, at 9-10 am. We are meeting on the second Saturday due to the school schedule. This meeting is the last until September.

The agenda is still being worked on. There are a couple of topics that ought to fit into the session so that we do not run over to next year.

And speaking of next year, we will have an exciting announcement, if you have not already heard, about where PACS will meet next year.

There is the usual wide range of meetings scheduled for this month, including a very timely presentation at the Web Design SIG on Microsoft's Silverlight. Check the PACS website for more information.