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Web Development Level 1

Web Development Training NYC

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.

Learn to Code

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.

  • 18 Hours
  • Mac or PC provided
  • Book included
  • Free retake

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What You’ll Learn

  • Start learning how to build websites by hand coding HTML5 & CSS3
  • Create multi-page websites with text, images, & more
  • Learn how to style with CSS
  • Upload your files using FTP to make the site live
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Web Development Level 1 Class Syllabus

What You’ll Learn

Section 1
Coding Basics: Intro to HTML Syntax

Topics

  • 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

Topics

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

Topics

  • 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)

Topics

  • 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

Topics

  • 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

Topics

  • 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

Topics

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

Topics

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

Topics

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

Topics

  • 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

Topics

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

Topics

  • 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

Topics

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

Topics

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

Topics

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

Topics

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

Section 5
HTML & CSS Wireframe

Topics

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

Topics

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

Topics

  • 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

Topics

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

Topics

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

Topics

  • 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

Topics

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

Topics

  • The Form Tag
  • The Input & Label Elements
  • Name & ID Attributes
  • The Button Element
  • Styling the Form
  • Travel website coded with HTML and CSS

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

  • Travel website coded to be responsive on mobile

    Learn best practices for fluid layouts that work across devices.

  • Coffee website coded with background images and icons

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

  • Registration form coded with HTML and CSS

    Learn to create and style forms.

Get Started Coding HTML & CSS

In this introductory class you’ll learn to create and design websites by hand-coding HTML & CSS. We’ll also focus on best practices for both structuring and styling the content of your webpages. By the end of this course, you’ll have built a couple of sites and even uploaded one.

Learn HTML & CSS in Classes & Certificate Programs

HTML
  • To create webpages and emails we use HTML code (Hypertext Markup Language).
  • HTML tags mark up (label) content to indicate headings, paragraphs, lists, links, images, and more.
  • You can get a quick start in our 3-hour Intro to HTML & CSS class, dive deeper in our 18-hour Web Development Level 1 class, or for the most thorough training earn a Certificate in Web Design.
CSS
  • CSS (Cascading Style Sheets) code is used to style the contents of a webpage (or email), based on the HTML markup.
  • CSS controls the appearance of everything, from fonts and color, to building responsive page layouts that look good across screen sizes (mobile, tablet, and desktop).
  • Start learning CSS in our Web Development Level 1 class. Dive deeper in our Web Development Level 2 class where we cover many important CSS concepts, such as media queries. Learn more advanced ways to optimize for mobile devices and building responsive pages in our Mobile & Responsive Web Design class. The classes can be taken individually, or as part of our Web Design Certificate program.
Web Graphics
  • Mobile phones and tablets all have hi-res screens (Apple calls them Retina), and laptops/desktops are getting hi-res screens as well. For modern websites it’s important to know how to properly create these hi-res graphics, which are often referred to as @2x because the screens are twice the resolution of low-res screens.
  • JPEG is an image format that’s good for optimizing photographs.
  • SVG (Scalable Vector Graphics) enables you to use vector graphics, which look great at any size and for any resolution screen. They download quickly, can be animated with JavaScript (such as GreenSock), styled via CSS, and more!
  • PNG is an image format that’s good for optimizing graphics such as logos and icons. While SVG is replacing PNG in many cases, we still need PNG for HTML Email (where SVG is not as well-supported) and when we need transparency for photographic imagery.
  • Learn how to create and optimize web graphics (as well as how to design webpages) in any of these courses: Sketch, Photoshop for Web, or Adobe XD.

Hands-on Teaching Style

“I really enjoyed the format of this class...Watching the instructor go through the lesson first and give extra tips to help solidify the information outside of what is written in the workbook is immeasurably helpful... The course helped to show the "why" behind the process. The instructors have been very knowledgeable...The hands on approach is just what is needed in this type of course.”
Sarah Lightman, Senior Marketing Specialist

Students learning web design

Custom Workbook Included

“Web Development Level 1 is an excellent introduction to HTML and CSS coding. The fundamental elements were explained and hands-on exercises bolstered an understanding of each function. If you are looking to build a simple web site or gain knowledge of basic coding for customization of existing sites this course is definitely helpful.”
Carla Siegel, Art Director

Every Web Development class comes with a custom workbook

Learn Practical Skills

“The class was a great introduction to HTML and CSS! I definitely feel like I have a better understanding of WHY you do certain things and the logic behind the code. It was beginner-friendly and taught practical skills that I can already use. After going home on the last day, I was able to update the navigation on my company's website and add a new page that fit the rest of the website's styling. I could even make it mobile compatible! If I'd tried this a week ago, I probably would've crashed the whole site.”
Mary Murphy, Manager

Students learning HTML & CSS skills in class at Noble Desktop

Part of a Certificate Program

This class is included in the Web Design and Web Development certificate programs. Take the other courses to earn a certificate!

Web Design Certificate graduates

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