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HTML and CSS for Beginners Course

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Course objectives

  • Understand the role and purpose of HTML
  • Be able to utilize basic document structure for HTML 4.01
  • XHTML and HTML5
  • Articulate the sections of an HTML document
  • Utilize tags for basic text markup
  • Use Cascading Stylesheet Language to specify text look and feel
  • Create unordered lists
  • Create ordered lists
  • Use CSS to customize tables
  • Create internal, external hyperlinks
  • Change Hyperlink appearance with CSS
  • Place images in an HTML document
  • Place Audio Content in a Document using HTML5
  • Place Video in a Document using HTML5
  • Create Interactive Forms to Collect User Data
  • Use new HTML 5 Form Input Options
  • Understand Divs and Spans
  • Understand how the box model is used for CSS layout
  • Create a multicolumn page layout using CSS

OpenSesame Description

HTML and CSS are the building blocks of the internet; every website uses them. If you do any work on the internet, whether blogging, social media work, or even just sending email, knowing HTML and CSS can give you a degree of control over your web work you’ve never experienced before.


After taking this course you’ll be able to understand how websites are constructed and even be able to read the HTML code used to make some of your favorite sites look the way they do! Specifically this course teaches the HTML and CSS you need to know for today’s web (HTML 4.01 and XHTML) and prepares you for the new wave of websites using HTML5.

Course Description

There isn't a web site out there-- whether it be WhiteHouse.gov, IBM.com or the site for your local high school-- that isn't written in HTML. If you do any level of web development-- from editing pages on a Wordpress site to designing original pages from scratch, understanding and being able to code in HTML and CSS can_give you a level of control, and power over your designs that you've never experienced before._This course helps you learn the html and css you need to know now (versions 4.01 and XHTML) as well asprepares you for the future with coverage of HTML5. In this course, designed, authored and hosted by master trainer Mark Lassoff, you will learn HTML and CSS, including everything you need to create a creative, quality and sound web site. Almost four hours of video instruction in punctuated lab exercises where you apply the very skills taught in the course. With an instructor available to answer your questions, and course with both wide coverage of HTML and CSS topics and deep discussion of those topics, there is no better or faster way to learn HTML and CSS for Beginners!

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Language

  • English

Course Features

  • 3 hrs 52 min
  • Audio Narration
  • Video

Target Audience

  • Everyone

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sarah.eadie

HTML/CSS Foundation in an Afternoon

Complete beginner? Need a refresher? This course addresses both needs. HTML and CSS is a must, even in non-programming skills. In this LearnToProgram.tv lesson, Lassoff breaks down all the skills you need -- whether you're creating a personal website or tweaking webpages for work. I especially appreciated the way Lassoff takes learners from start to finish. Before you write one line of code, he helps you select a text editor, &c.

david.glow

Adequate HTML Primer

This course is a set of videos from learntoprogram.tv to guide users through actual coding of simplistic web pages using HTML (4.01, very few elements of HTML5 are covered). It also does some very basic formatting using Cascading Style Sheets (CSS), but the CSS topic is very light.

I was eager to look at the course since I have been working with Flash and Rapid Authoring Tools for so long, I felt my HTML (and certainly CSS) were getting rusty, and I hadn't coded with HTML5.

This is a sound beginner's course for HTML and CSS. HTML 4.01 is covered adequately, but I felt the coverage of CSS and HTML5 are very light, so if those are focus areas for you, this may not be the best fit.

What works for the course:
Plain and simple: You code. Mark, the host, offers a very nice freeware tool to facilitate coding, and you follow along using the tool to code pages (you can do all exercises in any text editor, but the tool is very good with writing clean, organized code, so I do recommend using it). Mark does explain all steps done thoroughly. Anyone passively watching the video will get very little out of it. Those coding along with Mark will get quite a bit out of it.

What didn't work for me:
Navigation controls were very scarce. I had to take this course in a few sittings, the the only way to jump to a section was a "next" button to move through several sections in a linear fashion. I also missed something stated once or twice and wanted to rewind the video a few seconds for a repeat- this was not possible.

The text size on the screen was a bit tough to read. Since the code lessons center around text, something more unmistakably readable would have been a good choice.

An orientation video where you literally code exactly what is shown on screen with some very good guidance narration (contextualizing) is adequate, but I think a "try this next thing on your own" with a debrief or review delivered in the same manner, could have changed this from a pure "monkey see monkey do" training to a "learn, try, post-action review" opportunity. Both types of training could be offered with little change to format.

Finally, there were a few examples that used media files that weren't provided. For example, there was one exercise where standard bullets would be replaced with a graphical star for use as a bullet in a list. The star graphic was not provided with the training. Why? Even if learners taking the course could create such a graphic, it may not match the size and layout of the course example. This is important because both influenced tweaks made to the HTML code to get the letters within the list to line up appropriately with the bullet.

Overall, however, this course does the job- at a entry level. You code HTML pages by following the instructor. That's what the course is truly designed to do and it delivers.

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