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Web Development Level 1

Build Websites with HTML5 & CSS3

In this coding class you’ll learn how to develop websites with HTML and CSS, the coding languages used to create webpages. We focus on best practices for structuring the content of your webpages with HTML and then styling the content with CSS.

Once you have the basics under your belt, you'll move on to real-world page layout. You’ll learn text and link styles, centered page layout, background images, CSS-based navigation, forms, uploading files via FTP, and much more. We will provide you with the content and prepared images for use in these projects but this training will give you hands-on practice coding websites from scratch all the way through uploading them to make them live.

The course workbook can be completed in any code editor. In class, you can use either Sublime Text or Dreamweaver in Code View.

  • Learn how to layout pages with shared CSS for a unified look as well as an optimized workflow.

  • Learn best practices for fluid layouts that work across devices.

  • Create impactful layouts with full background hero images, colorful social media icons, and a clear call-to-action.

  • Learn to create and style forms.

Upcoming Classes

Price: $975 Click for Discounts

  • 18 hours of Hands-On Training
  • Custom Written Workbook Included
  • Mac or PC
  • In New York City and Live Online

We Literally Wrote the Book!

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To make the perfect class we had to write our own workbooks which are included with each class.

Can’t take a class? Our workbooks are the next best thing.

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What You’ll Learn

Section 1
Coding Basics: Intro to HTML Syntax


  • The HTML, Head, Title, & Body Tags
  • Headings, Paragraphs, & Lists
  • Strong & Em Tags
  • The Doctype Declaration (DTD)
  • The Lang Attribute
  • The Meta Tag & the Unicode Character Set
Coding Links


  • Anchor Tags & Hrefs
  • Linking to Other Websites
  • Linking to Pages Within a Website
  • Opening a Link in a New Browser Window
Adding Images


  • The Break Tag
  • The Image Tag & Source Attribute
  • Using the Width, Height, & Alt Attributes
  • Using Horizontal Rules

Section 2
Intro to Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)


  • The Style Tag
  • Tag Selectors
  • Class Selectors
  • Font-Size, Font-Family, Color, & Line-Height Properties
  • Hexadecimal Shorthand
  • The Span Tag
The Div Tag & Basic Page Formatting


  • Creating Divisions with the Div Tag
  • Setting a Div Width
  • CSS Background-Color
  • Adding Padding Inside a Div
  • Centering Content
  • CSS Borders
  • CSS Shorthand & the DRY Principle
Using Browser Developer Tools


  • Opening the DevTools in Chrome
  • Editing HTML in the DevTools Elements Tab
  • Enabling, Disabling, & Editing CSS in the DevTools
  • Using DevTools to Fine Tune Your CSS
HTML5 Semantic Elements


  • The Outline Algorithm
  • The Header, Nav, Aside, & Footer Elements
  • Understanding Articles & Sections
  • The Main Element
  • The Figure & Figcaption Elements
  • Validation
Fluid Layout & Max-Width


  • Making Images Fluid
  • Divs for Presentational Style
  • Assigning IDs to Divs
  • Assigning Max-Width to Content
Section 3
Revolution Travel: Real World Layout


  • Organizing Content into Semantic Sections
  • Adding Images
  • Tagging Headings
The Box Model


  • What is the Box Model?
  • Setting Div Width
  • Fixing a Display Issue in Internet Explorer
  • Setting Page Defaults for Font Styles
  • Padding & Margin Spacing
Floats & Images


  • Adding a Hero Image
  • Fluid Images
  • Floating Images
  • Class Selectors
  • Margins
Coding Links: Images, Email, & Named Anchors


  • Anchor Tags & Relative URLs
  • Wrapping Links Around Images
  • External Links (Using the Target Attribute)
  • Spambot-Resistant Email Links
  • Links Within a Page
Section 4
Styling Links


  • Styling the Anchor Tag
  • The :link, :visited, :active, & :hover Pseudo-Classes
  • LoVe/HAte: Ordering Link Styles
Styling the Navigation


  • Semantically Correct Navigation
  • Overriding Default List Styles
  • CSS Navigation Styles
  • Using Descendant Selectors
Shared CSS & Centering Content


  • Moving Embedded Styles into an External CSS File
  • Sharing Styles Across a Site
  • The Text-Align Property
  • Centering Divs
Setting the Viewport Meta Tag


  • The Viewport Meta Tag
  • Device-Width
  • Initial-Scale
  • Maximum-Scale

Section 5
HTML & CSS Wireframe


  • Stacking Sections
  • Linking to an External Stylesheet
  • Using DevTools to Unpack the Box Model
CSS Background Images


  • HTML Images vs CSS Background Images
  • Background-Position
  • Background-Repeat
  • Background-Size
Fun with Fonts


  • How to Use Google Fonts
  • Safe Fallbacks in the Font Stack
  • Improving Line-Height and Margin for Legibility
Hipstirred Layout: Fine Tuning with Box Model


  • Removing Default Page Margin
  • Setting a Max-Width
  • Outer and Inner Wrappers
  • The Difference Between ID and Class Selectors
Section 6
CSS Buttons & Floats


  • Styling Semantically Correct Navigation
  • Floats for Layout
  • Float Insert Position
  • Simple CSS Buttons
  • CSS Border-Radius
  • Reusing Class Selectors
Hipstirred: Hi-Res Images


  • Retina or HiDPI Graphics (@2x Images)
  • Setting HTML & CSS Size to Half the Image's Native Size
  • Hardware Pixels vs Reference Pixels
Uploading to a Live Website via FTP


  • What is FTP?
  • Using an FTP Client
  • Going Live
Form Basics


  • The Form Tag
  • The Input & Label Elements
  • Name & ID Attributes
  • The Button Element
  • Styling the Form

Why Train With Noble?

27 Years of Experience

Noble Desktop has been teaching computer graphics and web development since 1991. In all those years we have perfected the craft of teaching. If students get hung up on any issue, we tweak the class to make it work better. Every instructor uses the same time-tested curriculum we have developed. Ask around: Noble Desktop has a stellar reputation for exceptional computer graphics training.

Our Teaching Method is Better

We don't ask you to simply "follow along," copying what the instructor does. Instead we ask you to focus 100% attention on the lesson at hand. Only after the lesson do you then put into practice what you have learned by working on a computer with our step-by-step workbooks. This "learn, then practice" method results in the student learning and retaining much more than traditional "follow along" classes.

We Wrote the Book Ourselves

Most of our classes include a custom training workbook written by our top instructors. Take it home with you: with step-by-step exercises and power-user keyboard shortcut guides, it’s like having a refresher course right on your desk. We wrote the book ourselves because we couldn't find any book that was good enough. Now our books are being used by other schools and training centers worldwide.

We Provide Computers, Mac or PC

Since when did training centers expect you to "bring a laptop"? Noble Desktop has always had classrooms full of computers, Mac and PC. Each computer is loaded with software and has a 19-inch monitor. The next time you are asked to "bring a laptop," ask why you aren't being provided a computer. Noble Desktop always has up-to-date equipment in our state-of-the-art classrooms.

Not Just Anyone Can Teach

All our instructors are working professionals who bring on-the-job experience to the classroom. But we don't just let anyone teach a course. How many experts do you know who can't teach? We've learned to audition and test our instructors. Only after they have been through our screening process will they be put in front of students. And they are required to use our time-tested curriculum, assuring a positive learning experience for all our students. Read our instructor bios.

Money-Back Guarantee

We’re the only school to offer an unconditional money-back guarantee. If within the first half of the class you don’t absolutely love it, we’ll give you a full refund. Please note any request needs to be made before the halfway point of any class.

We Are NY State-Licensed, and Adobe Authorized

When looking at a computer training school, check to see if they are NY State-licensed. Any school in New York should be licensed by law. Noble Desktop follows state-issued guidelines for curriculum development and teacher licensing. Adobe Authorized means our instructors have passed the rigorous Adobe Certification Exam, and that we follow Adobe's quality-control standards.

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We offer our guarantee because we think we’re the best—but don’t take our word for it. Ask more than 2200 industry professionals who have enjoyed our classes and are putting what they learned to use on the job. Read their testimonials.