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CSS Learning Path
Learn CSS, from Laying Out Websites to Performant Animations

CSS is rich in capabilities and is more than simply laying out pages! Replace costly JavaScript with CSS.

Total time: 37 hours, 30 minutes

Core Coursework

Take these in order
Prerequisite: There are no prerequisites for this learning path, but you should have some familiarity with computers and the Internet
Editor's Note
Without CSS, the internet would be a dull place to browse. Use CSS to add layout and visual style so your websites are functional and beautiful!

Getting Started with CSS

Jen Kramer

Jen Kramer

AnnieCannons
Get to know CSS in the right way without the fluff. You'll style text, build navigation bars, headers/footers, add icons, and more!
3 hours, 19 minutes CC
Getting Started with CSS
Editor's Note
Reinforce your CSS fundamentals and go beyond the basics by applying modern styling techniques to a variety of responsive layouts.

CSS Foundations

Fast-track your CSS learning to build professional, responsive websites. Master core concepts and practical layouts with Flexbox and Grid through engaging hands-on exercises.
3 hours, 56 minutes CC
CSS Foundations
Editor's Note
An essential part of building a website is laying out the design. Jen teaches you to modern techniques for implementing designs using CSS Grid, Flexbox, Subgrid, Container Queries, and responsive images.

Ultimate CSS Grid & Layout Techniques, v3

Jen Kramer

Jen Kramer

AnnieCannons
CSS Grid is the most important tool in a modern web developer's toolkit for laying out web pages. Learn advanced techniques including subgrid, container queries, and responsive images through hands-on CodePen exercises.
6 hours, 21 minutes CC
Ultimate CSS Grid & Layout Techniques, v3
Editor's Note
Put your CSS knowledge to practice building three variations of the same website. Each variation increases in complexity and allows you to think through a solution to each approach.

Practical CSS Layouts

Jen Kramer

Jen Kramer

AnnieCannons
Learn to code complex layouts with CSS Grid and Flexbox and tackle real-world exercises like styling buttons, audio players, hamburger menus, and lists.
8 hours, 58 minutes CC
Practical CSS Layouts
Editor's Note
CSS Animations are incredibly powerful and a crucial part of web design. They communicate intent and provide added context.

CSS Animations and Transitions

Learn CSS transitions, animations, custom properties, data attributes, choreography, animation states, layout animations, and reactive animations with a little bit of JavaScript.
4 hours, 14 minutes CC
CSS Animations and Transitions
Editor's Note
Broaden your vocabulary with more HTML elements and CSS properties. Complex CSS selectors make your styles more resilient and reusable.

Intermediate HTML & CSS

Jen Kramer

Jen Kramer

AnnieCannons
Learn modern CSS selectors like :is(), :where(), and :has() and discover new HTML elements and CSS Selectors that you might not know!
5 hours, 37 minutes CC
Intermediate HTML & CSS
Editor's Note
Reinforce your CSS skills with this project-based course by coding five challenging layouts.

CSS Projects

Jen Kramer

Jen Kramer

AnnieCannons
Looking to practice your CSS skills? Work through five distinct projects to practice writing semantic HTML, mobile-first designs, media queries, and CSS layout techniques.
5 hours, 1 minute CC
CSS Projects
Editor's Note
You now have all the tools necessary to take on the most challenging CSS designs. Dig deeper into CSS and learn additional techniques with the optional courses below.

Elective Coursework

Optional, take in any order

Design for Developers

Become self-sufficient for the entire process from concept to design to implementation. Learn the creation & execution of complete front-end experiences!
Design for Developers

SVG Essentials & Animation, v2

Learn how to build and optimize SVG – the scalable graphics format for the web that can achieve impressively small filesizes for fast-loading websites!
SVG Essentials & Animation, v2

Tailwind CSS

Learn Tailwind CSS‘s utility-first approach for responsive, and customizable web designs. Master themes, layers, responsive breakpoints, dark mode, and more to create maintainable and visually appealing user interfaces!
Tailwind CSS

Sass Fundamentals

This Sass programming course will empower your CSS practices and help you master styling complex applications while keeping the styles readable and maintainable.
Sass Fundamentals

Design Systems with React & Storybook

Design components with Figma, and then learn to code your components in React, and document them for your teams with Storybook.
Design Systems with React & Storybook

Dynamic CSS with Custom Properties (aka CSS Variables)

Create reusable components without any JavaScript dependencies needed – with only vanilla CSS! Master CSS custom properties AKA CSS variables.
Dynamic CSS with Custom Properties (aka CSS Variables)

Responsive Web Typography v2

Learn how to implement web fonts and create a modern, scalable web typography system to give the best reading experience for desktop and mobile devices!
Responsive Web Typography v2

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