Lesson 01

Resourcefulness is a key ingredient to successful Web development. Often that means being able to get exactly the information you need when you need it. As you may have discovered, guessing rarely works, or at least takes a very long time!

To help with that, I've provided a folder of goodies we'll use and explore, when appropriate, throughout the course. For now, your assignment is simply to download them and get them to a handy place on your computer. They're all in a single folder that I've zipped for easy download.

Hopefully you know the downloading drill by now. Right-click the link below and choose Save Target As or Save Link As or Download Linked File As, depending on your browser. Choose where you want to put the Zip file (I'll leave that to you), and click Save.


Once you have the Zip file on your system, unzip it using whatever method is available to you. In most versions of Windows, you can right-click the downloaded file's icon and choose Extract All. On most Macs, you can open Zip files simply by double-clicking them. If you have an older Mac, you may need to download a program for unzipping files. You can get a free trial version of a program for doing this called StuffIt by visiting www.stuffit.com/win/expander/index.html. (After a 30-day trial, you'll be asked to pay $30 to continue using it.)

Feel free to explore the contents of the folder. But don't worry if you're not sure what everything is. We'll use the various resources as appropriate throughout the course.

I would also like you to take a look at the Web sites in the Supplementary Material section for this lesson. They provide quick references to CSS properties and other useful resources. You'd be wise to bookmark them or add them to your favorites for those times when you need a quick reference to all the CSS properties available.


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