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Fast Track to HTML / CSS

Fast Track to HTML / CSS
  • Price £997.00
  • Level Introduction
  • Duration 5 day(s)
All major credit cards accepted


HTML (includes HTML5 Elements)
CSS Fundamentals with CSS3 properties

This class provides you with the concepts and skills to use HTML, Javascript and CSS effectively. You get hands-on practice working with basic through advanced techniques to get the most out of your experience. You will learn the basics of coding for web design, beginning with HTML and advancing to more complex XHTML and CSS fundamentals.

The CSS part of the class provides the web professional with the ability to control the rendering, e.g. fonts, colours, leading, margins, typefaces, and other aspects of style, of a Web document without compromising its structure using Cascading Style Sheets. Using common desktop publishing terminology, Cascading Style Sheets makes it easy for professional as well as untrained designers to make use of its features.

This class is a must for people new to web design.


People new to Web design that desire a deeper understanding of HTML and CSS, and the new standards of web design.

Assumed Knowledge

We will assume little or no prior knowledge of HTML and CSS in this course but you should have a basic working knowledge of either the Windows or Mac.


Upon successful completion of this course you’ll be able to; convert an existing page, styling for print, styling a press release, making an input form look good, styling an events calendar, creating an online greeting card, bringing hyperlinks to life, multicolumn layout, how to skin a menu, sneaking out of the box, positioning a better design and fixing your backgrounds.

  • Basics of HTML and CSS
  • Planning your Web Site
  • Formatting
  • Images and Styles
  • Understanding Properties
  • Working with Colours and Background Images
  • The DIV Tag
  • Layout and building Basic Forms
  • Understand the JavaScript language.
  • Understand the Document Object Model and how it is used in JavaScript.
  • How to detect and respond to user actions
  • Alter, show, hide and move objects on a web page
  • Check information inputted into a form
  • How to use CSS (Cascading Stylesheets)

Course Content

  • The World Wide Web
  • Client Side vs. Server Side
  • The web technologies
  • Evolution of the World Wide Web
  • What is Web 2.0
  • Workings of HTTP
  • The fundamentals of the web
  • What is AJAX?
  • The W3C
  • Web Standards
  • Web Accessibility
  • Architecture
  • Site Architecture
  • File & Folder Management
  • Site definition
  • Naming conventions
  • Defining assets
  • Browsers
  • What is a Browser?
  • Browser Wars
  • Netscape to Chrome
  • Browser Statistics
  • A Modern Browser
  • Cross-Browser compatibility issues
  • Internet Explorer 6 issues
  • Mobile Browsers
  • The Syntax
  • Tags
  • Self-closing tags
  • block and inline
  • The <!DOCTYPE>
  • The Different DOCTYPE’s
  • What is a DOCTYPE
  • The DTD
  • XML declaration issue
  • XHTMLising your code
  • Document Object Model
  • HTML5 Default options
  • The
  • Adding Meta tags
  • Keywords, Descriptions and Refresh
  • The Character Set
  • HTML Comments
  • Style Tag
  • Script Tag
  • Document Structure
  • Structural Elements
  • Headings & Paragraphs
  • Semantics
  • Lists
  • Nested Lists
  • Data Types and Definitions
  • Special Characters
  • The title attribute
  • Using the address tag
  • cite, dfn, var, abbr
  • code, kbd, samp and pre
  • Quoting in HTML
  • bold, strong, italic and emphasis
  • Tables
  • Table headers
  • Accessibility in Tables
  • Nesting Tables
  • Adding Captions
  • Merging columns and rows
  • Web Images
  • GIF, JPEG and PNG
  • What format do I choose?
  • Image attributes
  • Alternate text for Accessibility
  • Figure Captioning
  • Hyperlinks
  • The anchor tag
  • Named anchors
  • Relative & absolute links
  • Linking to an email address
  • Forms
  • Forms basics
  • GET vs. POST
  • Text fields
  • Setting Accessibility labels
  • Text Area
  • Check boxes
  • Drop-down lists
  • Radio buttons
  • Radio Groups
  • Upload a file
  • Fieldset & accessibility
  • Submit & Reset buttons
  • Publishing
  • Buying a Domain
  • Buying hosting space
  • File transfer Protocol
  • Uploading files to a server
  • Testing online
  • Practical Exercises
  • Building a “Hello World” page
  • Building a small site*

CSS Introduction

  • HTML Structure and Content, CSS Presentation
  • Advantages of CSS
  • Implementing CSS
  • CSS Rules: The Basic Syntax
  • Case, Whitespace and Comments in CSS

The CSS Standards

  • The Scope of CSS
  • Browser Support for CSS
  • CSS Hackarounds

Writing CSS

  • CSS Selectors
  • CSS and HTML Structure
  • The CSS Box Model
  • The IE Box Model
  • Absolute Units
  • Proportional Units
  • Shorthand Syntax
  • Margins and Padding
  • Negative Margins
  • Background Images
  • Classes and ID’s
  • Descendant Selectors
  • Group Selectors
  • Block Boxes and Inline Boxes
  • Block Box Behaviour
  • Inline Box Behaviour


  • Text Formatting in CSS
  • Text Formatting
  • Typefaces, Alternatives and Defaults
  • Text Size and usability issues
  • Internet Explorer Quirks
  • Font Characteristics
  • Setting and Using Space Within Text
  • Formatting Blocks of Text


  • Undeerstanding Link States
  • Styling Link states
  • Styling Internal Links
  • Styling external Links
  • Styling links to documents


  • Reset.css
  • Modularising CSS Style-Sheets
  • Simpler Management, Less Effort, More Control
  • Using Embedded Styles

CSS Positioning

  • Choosing the Right CSS
  • Technique for Positioning Blocks
  • The Position Property
  • The Document Flow
  • Static Positioning
  • Relative Positioning
  • Relative Positioning with specified values
  • Absolute Positioning
  • Fixed Positioning
  • The CSS float property
  • Clearing Floats
  • Page Layout
  • Using CSS in the Real World
  • Deploying CSS
  • Usability
  • Readable Pages
  • The Proliferation of Screens


  • CSS 2.1
  • CSS3
  • Browser Support
  • Testing
  • Using Test Suites and Multiple Browsers
  • Cross-platform Testing in Single-platform Environments
  • CSS Help and Advice
  • Authoritative Sources versus Web Myths and Gossip

Practical Exercises

  • Styling a simple page
  • Styling a small site

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