Introduction to HTML

Introduction to HTML online course
Course Name

Introduction to HTML

Have you always wanted to build a webpage? Or have you been assigned the task of managing the company's web presence and don't know where to begin? Maybe you have just been away from it for awhile and need a refresher. Then this is the class for you.

This course will take you through the basics of HTML from the beginning, introduce you to Cascading Stylesheets (CSS) and teach you a bit about the latest version of HTML; HTML5. You'll leave with a strong foundation in HTML and CSS which will enable you to move on to more advanced classes and more technical HTML/CSS challenges.

Applicable Job Roles: web designers, webmasters, web programmers, and web developers and mobile application developers.

Week 1: Intro to HTML - what is it? Basics of FTP and the document structure.
  • Understand what HTML is and how to structure an HTML document
  • Understand the role and importance of the DOCTYPE declaration
  • Effectively use META tags and information (including information for assistive technologies and search engines)
  • Be able to use an FTP program to transfer files to a web server
Week 2: Text, Links and Lists
  • Understand basic content layout coding
  • Understand how hyperlinks work
    • Know how to create hyperlinks
    • Know how to create anchor links
  • Understand how lists work and be able to use them in a webpage
    • Ordered list
    • Unordered list
    • Nested list
  • Understand and use special characters in an HTML document
Week 3: Tables, Images and Accessibility
  • Code a table with rows and columns
    • Combine rows or columns within a table
  • Insert images into a webpage
    • Understand the importance and construct of 'alt' tags
  • Understand what 'accessibility requirements' means and how to address it
    • Coding for screenreaders
    • Validating your code
    • Checking for contrast
Week 4: Forms
  • Understand the structure of forms
  • Be able to create forms that can return the responses via email
  • Experiment with using the HTML5 DOCTYPE
    • Validate your form for user entry using HTML5
    • Using the 'placeholder' attribute
Week 5: Basics of CSS & the HTML5 DOCTYPE.
  • Understand basic CSS
  • Create CSS classes and id's.
  • Be able to use CSS to style a web page
  • Be able to link to an external style sheet
Week 6: Final Project
  • This lesson incorporates all 5 of the previous lessons and you will be creating a functional web site.
  • Students must have webspace where they can post their assignments. You need to avoid webspaces that support banner ads or popup adds as this adds code to your pages. If you do not have webspace, try your ISP first as many provide a small amount of space with your monthly fee. If yours does not, there are a number of free services that are available on the net. A good place to look for free webspace is at or the Free Site at
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Course Books
Course Price
  • Member Price: $120 US
  • Non-Member Price: $220.00 US
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Additional Information:
Your place in the course is confirmed by your payment. Introductory courses are intended for students with no experience in the subject matter and are seeking beginner level training.

Refund Policy: Please read our "Terms and Refund Policy" before registering for this course.

Additional Cost: Book and software migh be required for the course. Read the Requirements and Book section for more information. Course fee does not include the book and software cost .

Start Date: Click on the Register Now button to process to the registration page. You will see the start date of the class on that page.

How eClasses Work:Instructors post lectures, reading selections, and hands-on assignments once a week in the online classroom. Students can discuss the assignments with the instructor and amongst themselves in the classroom area. This format has no set meeting time, which allows students to attend class at a time most convenient to them, yet still provides logically organized communication between class participants. Students can apply for the completion certificate after finishing the class. Web Study certificate is also available. Click on the Certificates link on the top navigation bar for more information.


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Before you register for this class, please read carefully the Outline, Prerequisites, Requirements, Books, and Refund Policy sections.

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