Introduction to HTML and CSS 2 day training course

Remote live public course£450 plus VAT
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Synopsis

This HTML and CSS training course will give you an introduction to Hypertext Markup Language (HTML) - the language of the world wide web.

You will learn how to write your own web pages and to style them using Cascading Stylesheets (CSS).

Duration

2 days

Cost

£595 plus VAT

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Prerequisites

There are no prerequsites for this course

Detailed course contents

Introducing HTML

  • What is HTML?
  • HTML files
  • HTML and the internet
  • HTML and browsers
  • Common browsers
  • HTML versions

HTML page structure

  • HTML page structure
  • The document type declaration
  • Document type settings
  • HTML 4.01 versions
  • New DTD in HTML5
  • Validating your HTML
  • The header section
  • The contents of the page
  • Writing an HTML page
  • What is an element?
  • The html, head and body elements
  • Contents of the head element
  • The title element
  • Contents of the body element
  • More on Headings
  • The p element - paragraphs
  • Spaces and tabs in text
  • Emphasising text within paragraphs
  • Adding a strong emphasis
  • b and i elements
  • Line Breaks
  • Adding comments to HTML
  • Special characters in HTML

Adding links and images

  • Embedding images
  • img element attributes
  • Image formats
  • Image height and width
  • Specifying image height and width
  • Creating links
  • Opening a link in a new window
  • Absolute vs relative paths
  • Relative paths
  • Linking to a particular part of a page
  • What links look like
  • Using an image as a hyperlink

Image maps

  • Image maps
  • Creating image maps
  • The map element
  • The area sub-elements
  • The shape attribute
  • The coords attribute
  • Map element in a separate file

HTML logical elements

  • Addresses
  • Abbreviations and acronyms
  • Defining terms and phrases
  • Quotations
  • The Meta element (Meta tags)
  • Setting the content type
  • Specifying the character set
  • New charset attribute in HTML5

Styling your HTML

  • Styling your HTML
  • What is CSS?
  • Internal style sheets
  • Specifying styles in a separate file
  • CSS rules
  • CSS rules for multiple elements
  • Declaring Styles Inline
  • Background colour
  • Colours
  • 3 digit hex values
  • Functional notation
  • Functional notation using percentages
  • Colour names
  • Background images
  • Formatting text: colour
  • Formatting text: alignment
  • Formatting text: decoration
  • Formatting text: indentation
  • Formatting text: text transformation
  • Fonts
  • Generic font families
  • Font style and weight
  • Font size
  • Deprecated tags and attributes

More CSS

  • Reference by ID
  • Reference by class
  • Being even more specific
  • Pseudo-classes
  • Block and inline elements
  • The CSS display property
  • div and span
  • New in HTML5: section and article

Lists

  • Lists
  • Ordered lists
  • Declaring an ordered list
  • Unordered lists
  • Declaring an unordered list
  • Definition lists
  • Declaring a definition list
  • Displaying lists
  • Formatting lists

The box model

  • The box model
  • Borders
  • Border styles
  • Border width and colour
  • Shorthand border definition
  • Setting individual borders
  • Padding
  • Padding individual sides of an element
  • Margins
  • Setting individual margins
  • Using margins to centre a block element
  • Height and width
  • The full size of the element
  • The full size of the element – IE bug
  • Visibility
  • Positioning
  • Static positioning
  • Fixed positioning
  • Relative positioning
  • Absolute positioning
  • The z-index property
  • Float

HTML Tables

  • Data vs layout tables
  • Example: Using a table to display data
  • Defining a table
  • Add a caption and summary to tables
  • Column widths
  • colspan and rowspan
  • Formatting table data

HTML Forms

  • What are HTML forms?
  • HTML form example
  • The input element
  • New input type values in HTML5
  • New input attribute in HTML5: autocomplete
  • New input attribute in HTML5: required
  • New input attribute in HTML5: placeholder
  • Password fields
  • Text areas
  • Radio buttons
  • Checkboxes
  • Hidden fields
  • Submit buttons
  • Reset buttons
  • Labelling form elements
  • A form’s action
  • Form submission methods

XHTML

  • XHTML
  • XHTML: differences from HTML 4.01
  • XHTML DOCTYPE declaration
  • Changes to document prologue

Next steps

  • Using JavaScript for form validation


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FAQs

  • What are the course times?
    • Courses start at 9.30am start on the first day of your course. Subsequent days will usually start at 9am but check with your instructor. The course will end by 4.30pm each day.

  • Do I need to bring anything?
    • No, everything is provided, you only have to bring yourself.

  • How can I pay?
    • Once you have booked you will receive a confirmation email, and shortly after that, an invoice. For public and private courses the invoice is payable within 30 days, for online courses payment is required 7 days before the start of the course. Payment can be made by bank transfer (BACS etc), cheque or card.

  • What is the cancellation policy?
    • Cancellations received within 7 days of making your booking or more than 21 days before the scheduled start date will not incur any charge. For cancellations received between 7 and 21 days before the scheduled start date a 50 percent charge will apply. For cancellations received less than 7 days before the scheduled start date a 100 percent charge will apply.


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