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Introduction to HTML (1 day)

This one day introduction level HTML course is for designers and marketers who want to be able to understand how to write HTML. This course is perfect for anyone managing existing web content via HTML or looking to move into a web design role.

Course Information

  • Price : £185 + VAT
  • Level : Introduction Level 1
  • Version : HTML5 to W3C Standards
  • Venue : Jubilee Campus, Nottingham
  • Duration : 1 days
  • Times : 9:30am - 4:30pm

Build web pages and manage content using HTML. This 1 day hands-on HTML course is for those that want to be able to understand how HTML is coded.

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This HTML course includes

HTML5 Course
  • 1 day trainer led in small groups
  • Your own printed course manual
  • Course files & exercises to take away
  • Choice of PC or Mac for training
  • Professional environment with high spec computers
  • Refreshments throughout the day
  • Lunch provided
  • Printed course certificate
  • Post course support via email
  • Access to our FREE workshop days

HTML Overview

HTML coding course

HTML is the building block of the web. Every web page contains HTML that is used to structure and describe the content within the page. If you are responsible for managing your website’s content then often this can be done directly using HTML.

Many content management platforms allow the editing of content directly with HTML. Producing HTML email and product landing pages can also require the knowledge of hand coding HTML. This is the industry standard way in which professional web designers and developers build web content.

This one day HTML course is a hands-on session and focuses on the writing of HTML to be compliant with the W3C standards. The training course works to the HTML5 standard but also describes the differences you’d find working with XHTML documents.

Course Outcomes

By the end of this HTML course you will understand how to :

  • structure new HTML documents
  • title pages and link in stylesheets
  • mark-up text content within a document
  • create valid & accessible HTML for images
  • write standardised & accessible HTML code
  • build HTML forms
  • validate HTML documents

Course Requirements

This HTML course is an introduction level course that does not assume any knowledge of HTML (or CSS). Although aimed at an introduction level, some experienced content authors that have attended this course, have found it useful to consolidate the knowledge they already have - understanding "why", rather than just "how".

The course focuses on writing HTML and is very useful for those responsible for managing existing website content. If you intend to build websites from scratch with HTML then you will also require knowledge of CSS. We recommend the Responsive HTML and CSS course for those looking to build professional websites for desktop and mobile devices.

Course Description

The course opens with a short explanation of where the HTML standards have evolved from. This is useful to have a better understanding of how to differentiate between HTML and XHTML. The course then looks at creating and understanding valid HTML pages.

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This is followed by a healthy focus on HTML <head> tags for accessibility and search engine optimisation. This includes a look at tags like <title>, <meta>, <link>, <style> and <script>. Some students have reported significant improvements in ranking in Google after just implementing this part of the course on their existing websites.

The course then provides students with a break down of the various HTML structure and content tags that are used in common page elements. The course looks at how heading tags are used to create semantic structure within a page and develop meaningful page outlines.

A focus is placed on looking at the most commonly used HTML content tags. Time is spent covering links, lists and tables in detail and how they are used within typical web design and HTML email development. We then look at HTML formatting tags with a view to semantics and styling.

For those working with images, the course covers the commonly supported jpg, png and gif formats - as well as a mention for the svg format. Additionally, we cover the differences in these formats for the web and how to create accessibile HTML for images.

The HTML course also looks at creating interactive HTML forms with an emphasis again on accessibility so that all users and devices are supported.

Finally there is a look at validating HTML to W3C standards and troubleshooting HTML issues that could arise using various plugins and developer tools.

HTML Course Highlights

The course covers the following areas :

  • HTML Page Structure
    • Creating HTML5 & XHTML Strict documents
    • Using title and meta tags for better search engine optimisation
    • Working with the link tag to attach external stylesheets
    • Adding JavaScript via HTML
  • HTML Content Tags
    • Using structural tags to identify content areas
    • Using tags such as headings, paragraphs, ordered and unordered lists, tables, links and formatting
    • Working with HTML image tags
    • Supported image formats for the web
    • Block level and Inline level tags
    • Building accessible forms for interaction
  • HTML Validation
    • Optimising code and content
    • Validating Web Content to meet W3C Standards
    • HTML validation services
    • Validation versus quality controls

HTML Course Feedback - 4.8 out of 5.0 stars

"The clear way that concepts are explained has really solidified my knowledge and resolved any uncertainties about the basics of HTML and CSS enough to be confident to build simple but effective websites. - The trainer adapted well to the different interests/strengths of the group and I think everyone went away feeling they'd learnt alot. A good length of course to not feel like the infomation has gone in one ear and out the other!" - Faye @ Qcda
"The way in which the course has been developed and the excellent delivery. - The content, pace and delivery of this course were all spot-on. I started this course with virtually no knowledge of html/css but the easy to follow step-by-step approach and the delivery of the training made it easy for me learn. This has enabled me to progress my professional development and play a more important role within my team at work." - Maxine
"Small groups make it very personalized as well as focused - Great - would recommend" - Sarah
"The expensive knowledge base demonstrated by the trainer. - Very impressive and i would be very interested in similar courses." - Leon @ Superfi

Course Trainer

Bjorn has been involved in HTML & CSS based web design for over 20 years and has experience developing web applications in both small and large teams of developers. Having insights into both the design and development worlds, he is able to understand the capabilities of design packages such as Illustrator, Animate CC (was Flash) and Photoshop as well as develop with server side platforms such as PHP. Combing these two worlds through the use of hand written markup and CSS is something he excels in and has been teaching these skills to other developers for over 15 years.

Over the past few years he has closely followed the evolving standards for web development and has spent countless hours discussing appropriate markup with web designers in the industry. He has also run training courses on web standards and accessibility which stems from his vast experience with CSS web design.

Course Location

This HTML Introduction course is run from our rooms on Jubilee Campus in Nottingham, which is part of the University of Nottingham's Innovation Park. These are serviced by a state-of-the-art tram system allowing easy access to the city centre as well as direct hourly rail services from London, Liverpool, Manchester, Birmingham, Derby and Leicester.

Please note that all course prices exclude VAT.

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