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
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
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