This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to develop cascading style sheets (CSS) that are attached to a markup language document, in order to externally define, and control, styles to enhance and achieve commonality between web documents.  It applies to individuals who are required to layout and ensure consistency of appearance between web pages.

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Vocational and further education (TAFE)
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Assessment tasks will be designed to reinforce and extend knowledge and skill competence within set and controlled parameters in accordance with each unit's learning outcomes and performance criteria requirements, including the setting of work based practical application tasks designed to provide evidence of competence outcomes, within periodic and scheduled timelines. Students will be expected to demonstrate the following required skills: - develop a website style and format, using cascading style sheets (CSS), to user requirements; - lay out page elements, using CSS; - test web pages in a variety of browsers, and; - validate the CSS against industry standards. Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge:- discuss standard web and CSS design principles; - identify and describe the application of the following to CSS: - hypertext transfer protocol (HTTP); - hypertext mark-up language (HTML); - extensible hypertext mark-up language (XHTML); - industry standards for web design, and; - recognise a range of internet browsers.

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