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MERLOT II


    

Peer Review


Cascading Style Sheets, Level1

 

Ratings

Overall Rating:

3.33 stars
Content Quality: 4 stars
Effectiveness: 2 stars
Ease of Use: 2 stars
Reviewed: Dec 09, 2001 by Information Technology Editorial Board
Overview: This site was developed by the World Wide Web consortium to provide a complete, authoritative resource for Cascading Style Sheets (CSS). It is an excellent reference source. The page is written in the style of traditional ?official? consortium documents. This is a highly technical document for serious Web developers only.
Learning Goals: Reference Material. To define and give examples of how to use Cascading Style Sheets on Web pages.
Target Student Population: Experienced Web designers who want to know exactly how CSS works rather than just relying on Web editors. As typical of consortium documents, it is written for the technologically minded.
Prerequisite Knowledge or Skills: Web programming background. Knowledge of HTML and Web design.
Type of Material: Reference Material
Technical Requirements: Browser

Evaluation and Observation

Content Quality

Rating: 4 stars
Strengths: As an official publication of the Web Consortium, this learning object provides THE definitive specifications for Cascading Style Sheets (CSS).
Concerns: It is best used as reference materials.

Potential Effectiveness as a Teaching Tool

Rating: 2 stars
Strengths: Includes all concepts. Included an extensive glossary of CSS terminology.
Concerns: Only a resource document for someone knowing what they are looking for

Ease of Use for Both Students and Faculty

Rating: 2 stars
Strengths: Organized as a resource document. A complete, official guided to style sheets.
Concerns: Is one large document. This would not be easy to use in an introductory class.No interactivity or pedagogy apparent.