We’re really excited here at SitePoint. Practical CSS, the second online training course from CSS guru Russ Weakley, was launched this week. The good news is that it’s not too late to join the party!Russ’s previous course, CSS Live, was extremely well-received, and we think Practical CSS is even better. Plus, at just $19.95, it won’t break the bank.

Note: Who is Russ Weakley?

As co-chair of the Web Standards Group, Russ has a passion for assisting developers in their learning. He wrote the book Teach Yourself CSS in 10 Minutes, runs his own design company, and is a natural at explaining complex code in a way that’s easy to understand.Sign up to Practical CSS

What will you learn?

You’ll learn how to build a real-world CSS layout from start to finish, including:

  • resets and global styles
  • grid-based layouts
  • images and markup
  • absolute and relative positioning
  • the sliding doors technique

… and much more.

How does it work?

Lessons become available each day over the next two weeks, starting right now; however, as with all our online courses, you can either choose to follow along at the designated time or tackle the lessons at your own pace. Personally, we like to take our laptop to the balcony upstairs and soak up some sun. Or perhaps you’d prefer a tub of Baskin Robbins and a seat by the pool? It’s your choice.Read more about how an interactive training course on sitepoint.com works.

Who is the course for?

If you’ve never used CSS or are a little rusty, Russ’s CSS Live course may be a better place for you to start. But if you have a good understanding of the basics, then jump on in with Practical CSS and get coding.Sign up now!Happy learning!


Please note, although Russ is an Aussie with an Aussie accent, if you’re signing up to this course to see croc wrestling or to improve your BBQ skills, you will be disappointed—apologies for that. Courses focusing on these subjects are a possibility, if Russ can make it through the filming!

Holly Jones
Holly Jones is SitePoint's course advisor. She has a background in launching websites for companies such as BBC Worldwide and Lonely Planet and is currently working on a top secret project that will launch early next year.

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