Hypertext Markup Language (HTML) is used to render all web applications from the simplest to the most complex. Web development tools such as Dreamweaver and FrontPage allow users to design a web page visually and then convert the design into HTML statements. While an entire web page can be designed this way, situations that require customization or special functionality usually require the developer to work directly with individual HTML statements. So, it is important to know how HTML works. This course introduces HTML “building blocks” and allows participants to build a website step-by-step. Topics covered include web development tools, text formatting, page formatting, images, lists, links, tables, introduction to CSS, xHTML, HTML validation, and limitations of HTML.
This course will appeal to a wide variety of people, but specifically those who would like a step-by-step description of the basics. There are no prerequisites for this course and it is assumed that students have no prior programming skills or IT experience. The course will culminate in a small final project that will require the completion of a very simple page with links and images. The focus of this course is on the basics, not appearance. You can see a sample final page at http://intro-webdesign.com/html5-plain.html.