Learning Objectives:

You will be able to describe how search engines work.

You will be able to create an External Style Sheet that controls your HTML page.

You will be able to create a style that links a background image.


Post:  A Post Movie Review and make sure the page is linked to the homework page.

Post: The most interesting thing you can do with CSS under Discussions > Resources in Canvas

Google: Yourself and see if you can find info the web has on you.

Read:  Chapter 8 & 9  in your book

Review: CSS W3schools Cover CSS outline to CSS Tables

Watch: Search Engine Video

Watch: John Oliver explains Net Neutrality

Watch: More CSS in Webpages


Post: Movie Review on your webspace and make sure it links off of your homework page.

Reminder: Post your articles on Canvas under the Weekly Articles on the Discussion Board Section.

Your homework page needs to have all the links set up for class

Validation link: <p> <a href="https://validator.w3.org/check?uri=referer" referrerpolicy="no-referrer-when-downgrade"><img src="images/valid-html5.png" alt="HTML Valid"/></a>

Topics Covered:

How Search engines work:

Bots or Web crawlers gather the Web pages for the Search Engines.

Search Engines are very fast and powerful databasesWikipediaGoogle, Bing and Yahoo

Cool new Google tool for those who don't know how to Google.

Google Yourself, a phone number, a web site, a politician

Advanced Search With Google

Google Scholar is handy for writing research papers

Search tips for Google:

define: find definitions for a word define:html

Flight: search the cost of a flight: phoenix to denver

site: search only within a specific site site:www.paradisevalley.edu

"set of words" search for exact set of words, quotes or phrases "live long and prosper"

filetype: find a type of file: GIF, JPG, DOCX filetype:jpg

.. get ranges of numbers, dates, or prices 2000..2013

word * word find other combinations of words between words creative * writing

- word search for jon storslee, but NOT Mark storslee - Mark

+ word find exact words - no synonyms or plurals +peace + freedom


CSS review:

selector {property: value;}

Various Selectors used by CSS

Internal Styles:


body { background-image: url("suns.jpg"); font-family:arial;}

h3 {color: #FF0000;}

p { font-size: 150%}



External Styles:

External Styles are linked Example: <link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" href="file-name_of_stylesheet.css" />

on the style sheet: (note no style tag)

h3 {color: #FF0000;}

p { font-size: 150%}


Inline styles:

Inline styles (avoid if possible) are placed inside the tag (element) as an attribute!

Example: <p style="font-family: arial; font-size:1.1em;">


The CSS Box Model:

CSS Box Method

This model defines how the Style will impact the content.

Content is the information you provide between the tags.

Padding is the space between the border and the content.

Border is a line you can place around the content.

Margin is the space between the border and the end of the screen

W3schools HTML & CSS

CSS of a Webpage

Responsive Design using CSS

Cool things you can do with CSS3 by Creative Can


css path for background



CSS, link, internal styles, external styles, selector, property, value


Dr. Jon Storslee
Phone: 602-787-6734

HTML Valid

Paradise Valley Community College 
18401 N. 32nd Street Phoenix, AZ 85032