|About the Book|
Learn CSS for Squarespace is a short, seven chapter introduction to working with CSS on the Squarespace platform. The book takes you to the point of being able to colorize your text and make a few other customizations by injecting your own CSS rulesMoreLearn CSS for Squarespace is a short, seven chapter introduction to working with CSS on the Squarespace platform. The book takes you to the point of being able to colorize your text and make a few other customizations by injecting your own CSS rules into your Squarespace website. Youll also learn to make unwanted design elements go away. All but one example is presented in the context of a page or blog post created on Squarespace itself.Following are the seven chapters in this book:• Introduction – Learn why this book matters, and how it came to be. Understand your own contribution to getting the most from what follows.• Chapter 1: Grasping HTML – Theres no way around it. Writing style rules in CSS requires knowledge of HTML. You dont need to be an expert, but you do need to comprehend the general syntax patterns and common tags that youll encounter.• Chapter 2: Comprehending CSS – Begin to explore CSS. Learn some ways to target specific HTML elements from style rules in CSS, and how and where to inject CSS into your sites design.• Chapter 3: Colorizing and Decorating Text – Some of the safest changes you can make when just starting out are to add some color to your text, and to decorate it with effects such as bold, italic, and underline.• Chapter 4: Controlling Visibility – Make it go away! Learn to hide or eliminate unwanted design elements from your chosen template.• Chapter 5: Reacting to Display Size – Dont overlook the tablet and phone views. Media queries are the secret to CSS rules that change in response to changing display sizes.• Chapter 6: Formatting Regions on a Page – Specify background colors and spacing for block-oriented components such as paragraphs, headings, and div elements.• Chapter 7: Reflowing the Layout – Tread carefully, but you can sometimes take block elements in vertical list and make them flow left-to-right for good effect.Squarespace provides excellent template designs and plenty of settings by which to customize fonts and colors and images and headings. Yet all that’s not enough. It’s really not. The good stuff lies just beyond the drag and drop. Successful Squarespace sites require that extra bit of panache, and knowing your way around HTML and CSS is the secret that gets you beyond the built-in templates to something distinctive you can call your own.This is not a hold-your-hand tutorial. The author assumes you can create an account and learn to drag and drop on your own. You’ll also be expected to go beyond just this one book and avail yourself of the many useful resources in other books and on the web that are the same ones referenced by professional designers. Making CSS modifications in Squarespace is a careful dance between your own knowledge of HTML and CSS, and what you know about what might be possible and that you can learn to do. Approach the learning of CSS as a journey. Do for today, and learn for tomorrow.Audience: Learn CSS for Squarespace is for Squarespace customers wanting to learn enough about HTML and CSS to be able to make simple changes to their site designs that go beyond what their template’s designer thought to allow for. Readers are not expected to have more than rudimentary knowledge of HTML and CSS syntax. Readers are however, expected to have ambition and a good attitude toward problem-solving. Those readers will come away with a grasp of what can be done through CSS, and a good foundation upon which to build future knowledge.