Create and post your very own Web site on the Internet using HTML in this extensive, workshop. First, you will learn about the capabilities of the World Wide Web and the fundamentals of web design. Then, you will plan the content, structure and layout of your Web site, create pages full of neatly formatted text, build links between the pages and to the outside world, and add color, backgrounds, graphics, and tables. This course also covers critical and timely information on securing the best possible location in search engine listings, and powerful no-cost or low-cost web marketing strategies.
Get started by learning where the Web is and how it works. In this lesson, you will learn some important concepts and terminology, and hopefully clear up some buzzwords you may have heard but not quite understood. Then, get started creating your first website.
Create Your First Web Page
Today, you’ll create your first Web page. You’ll learn how to add tags and content to your page, view your page in a browser, reopen it in an editor to make additions and changes, save those changes, and then view the updated page in a Web browser. These skills will apply to every Web page you ever create, and they’ll get you started on creating any page you can imagine.
In this lesson, you’ll learn to beef up your pages with the design elements that you see in most websites. First, you will learn how to add headings, paragraphs, numbered lists, and bulleted lists to your pages, and the secrets to adding special characters like © and &trade. Finally, you’ll discover how to add links to other peoples’ pages and to other pages within your own site.
Fun With Pictures
Here’s your chance to add some visual excitement to your website! This lesson covers the basics about adding pictures to your Web pages. You’ll discover how to download pictures right off the Web, and you’ll also learn how to prepare and use your own pictures from a digital camera.
Tables are a terrific way to neatly organize content into rows and columns. You’ve no doubt seen tables used in other websites and countless other forms of publication. In today’s lesson, you’ll learn how to use HTML to create tables in your own Web pages!
HTML, XHTML, and CSS
If you’ve been involved in Web development at all during the last 20 years, you may have heard about HTML, XHTML, HTML5, and CSS. If you’re new to all of this, it’s a confusing mess of alphabet soup. In this lesson, you’ll learn the who, how, what, when, where, and why of these technologies—and what you should use now so your website is in sync with current specs and future trends.
Getting Started With CSS
Virtually all modern websites use CSS style rules for all their website styling. In today’s lesson, you’ll learn what a style rule is, and you’ll get some hands-on practice creating your own styles rules. You’ll learn how to center and align pictures and text, and you’ll discover the secrets to jazzing up your site with colors (and how to choose from the millions of color options available to you).
Creating a Page Layout
This lesson will introduce you to more advanced HTML and CSS topics, including how to create a page layout with a navigation bar. You will learn how to create a page layout using div tags, how to style your page divisions, and some style rules.
Building Your Site
Most websites consist of multiple pages with some common content on each page. This lesson will teach you to use a layout page as template so you can build multipage websites more quickly. Start with liquid versus fixed layouts, how design a layout, and how to easily build additional pages from your layout page. This will help you to develop more professional-looking pages using the same modern coding techniques that seasoned professionals use!
Getting a site on the Internet is one thing. Getting people to notice it is quite another. In this lesson, you’ll learn about Internet directory services, search engines, Web-crawling infobots (not as creepy as they sound), and things you can do to make your own site stand out in the crowd!
Publish Your Website
In this lesson, you’ll learn how to publish your website for the whole world to see—well, at least anyone on the Internet. And best of all, you’ll learn how to keep your site on the Internet, for free, forever!
In this lesson, you’ll learn about authoring systems like Dreamweaver and Expression Web, and how they can make Web development quicker and easier. You’ll also learn a couple of ways to get an online presence without creating your own website!
Prerequisites / Requirements
There are no prerequisites to take this course.
- This course can be taken on either a PC or Mac.
- PC: Windows XP or later.
- Mac: OS X Snow Leopard 10.6 or later.
- Browser: The latest version of Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox are preferred. Microsoft Edge and Safari are also compatible.
- Adobe Flash Player. Click here to download the Flash Player.
- Adobe Acrobat Reader. Click here to download the Acrobat Reader.
- Email capabilities and access to a personal email account.
- Software must be installed and fully operational before the course begins.
When can I get started?
Instructor-Led: A new session of each course begins each month. Please refer to the session start dates for scheduling.
Self-Paced: You can start this course at any time your schedule permits.
How does it work?
Instructor-Led: Once a session starts, two lessons will be released each week, for the 6 week duration of your course. You will have access to all previously released lessons until the course ends.
Self-Paced: You have three-month access to the course. After enrolling, you can learn and complete the course at your own pace, within the allotted access period.
How long do I have to complete each lesson?
Instructor-Led: The interactive discussion area for each lesson automatically closes 2 weeks after each lesson is released, so you’re encouraged to complete each lesson within two weeks of its release.
Self-Paced: There is no time limit to complete each lesson, other than completing all lessons before your three-month access.
What if I need an extension?
Instructor-Led: The Final Exam will be released on the same day as the last lesson. Once the Final Exam has been released, you will have 2 weeks plus 10 days to complete the Final and finish any remaining lessons in your course. No further extensions can be provided beyond these 10 days.
Self-Paced: Because this course is self-paced, no extensions will be granted after the start of your enrollment.