HTML5 & CSS: introduction (stage 1)

Course Dates: 25/04/24 - 23/05/24
Time: 18:15 - 21:15
Location: Hybrid (choose either online or in-person)
HTML is the foundation language of web sites and web based apps. It's easy to learn and can help you to begin a career in tech, update web sites and content management systems, have a better understanding of UX/UI, gain skills for SEO and digital marketing, collaborate more effectively with developers and much more!
This course will be delivered online or in person. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
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HTML5 & CSS: introduction (stage 1)
  • Course Code: CDW09
  • Dates: 25/04/24 - 23/05/24
  • Time: 18:15 - 21:15
  • Taught: Thu, Evening
  • Duration: 5 sessions (over 5 weeks)
  • Location: Hybrid (choose either online or in-person)
  • Tutor: George Stickney

Course Code: CDW09

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Thu, eve, 25 Apr - 23 May '24

Duration: 5 sessions (over 5 weeks)

Please note: We offer a wide variety of financial support to make courses affordable. Just visit our online Help Centre for more information on a range of topics including fees, online learning and FAQs.

What is the course about?

This course will teach you how to use HTML to create and update simple web pages using the free code editor Notepad++. You will learn how web sites are created and maintained and you will learn to control the appearance of a web page using CSS

Participants who will attend the full course will receive a City Lit certificate of attendance electronically for their CV or CPD records. The certificate will show your name, course title and dates of the course you have attended.

You can choose to attend this course either live online or in person.
- Internet connection. The classes work best with Chrome.
- A computer with microphone and camera.
- Earphones/headphones/speakers.
We will contact you with joining instructions before your course starts.

What will we cover?

• Introduction to HTML and CSS
• Use HTML tags to structure and format a web page
• Use headings, paragraphs, lists, tables and attributes
• Inserting images into web pages
• Linking pages together
• Link to other web sites
• Checking pages for errors
• Using CSS to style a webpage
• Change colors, fonts, backgrounds and control spacing
• Create a 'mobile first' layout with the div tag
• Planning a small web site
• Introduction to SEO
• How to publish and host a web site.

What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...

• Create simple web pages incorporating text and images.
• Link pages together to create a web site
• Apply Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) to style your web pages.
• Edit and update HTML code
• Validate and check pages for errors
• Optimise a web page for search engines
• Plan and build a simple 'mobile first' web site.

What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?

This course is aimed at beginners to HTML5 & CSS.

You should have knowledge of :
• Basic file management (opening, saving, copying and moving files on a computer)
• Using the World Wide Web (www)
• Using a simple Word Processor or text editor

This course is aimed at beginners to HTML & CSS.

You should have knowledge of :
• Basic file management (opening, saving, copying and moving files on a computer)
• Using the World Wide Web (www)
• Using a simple Word Processor or text editor

You should also be able to follow spoken and written instructions and add, subtract, multiply and divide.

How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?

You will follow HTML and CSS demonstrations by a tutor, complete practical coding tasks with support and be able to ask questions and receive feedback.

Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?

There are no other costs.

When I've finished, what course can I do next?

Please click here to view our web development courses or click here to view our Digital Marketing and Social media courses.

Disclaimer: Use of Third-Party Software
This course might require you to either use your own personal account or create an account for the purposes of this course. City Lit cannot accept any responsibility for any failings of the third party or provide technical support. Whilst using the software you will be responsible for abiding by the providers terms and conditions and maintaining your own work.

George Stickney

George graduated with a degree in Art,Design and Media and soon after became interested in the burgeoning web design industry. He started learning HTML and associated web design skills and later worked for design agencies and as a freelance designer on a variety of projects ranging from large corporations to small businesses. After dipping his toe into the teaching pool, George found he really enjoyed sharing his skills with others and helping them to achieve their goals and has been teaching for Visual Arts at City Lit since 2012. The thing he enjoys most about teaching at City Lit is the wide range of interesting people he meets at work.

Please note: We reserve the right to change our tutors from those advertised. This happens rarely, but if it does, we are unable to refund fees due to this. Our tutors may have different teaching styles; however we guarantee a consistent quality of teaching in all our courses.