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Web Development Level 1

Building Websites with HTML5 & CSS3

In this class you’ll learn how to code 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. We start off simple and elegant, then get fancier later.

  • Learn to layout pages with text and images.

  • You’ll make rollovers that indicate interactivity.

  • 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

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.

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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
Bonus
Submitting Form Data to a Server-Side Script

Topics

  • Reviewing the PHP Script
  • Adding a Hidden Field to Point to a Landing Page
  • Setting the Form Action
  • Uploading & Testing the Form
Designing Your Own Styles

Topics

  • Coding CSS
  • Tips & Ideas