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This course will help you develop the skills and knowledge to develop complex websites for both internet content and web applications. The course will teach you the new HTML5 standards involved in creating web pages and CSS3 standards to guide your layout and style decisions on web pages. This course will walk you through using HTML5 elements, including creating web forms, inserting images and video clips, and applying special effects to objects on web pages. It provides you with hands-on experience in creating web pages by training you on how to work through all components of a website project, from design to coding.

The course also covers the basics of JavaScript programming, which allows you to create dynamic web pages with content that can alter and respond with interaction of site visitors. The course covers all of the skills you’ll need to be successful in the web development environment.

6 Months / 150 Course Hrs
Open enrollment

Offered in Partnership with your Preferred School

Fond du Lac Tribal & Community College

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Learning Method


Self-Paced. Study on your own schedule

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Course Code: GES308

What You Will Learn
  • Build websites with HTML5
  • Use CSS3 styling to change web pages
  • Practice your skills on real websites
  • Build your own websites using HTML5 and CSS3
  • Incorporate advanced styling in your web pages
  • Create web forms for handling data
  • Manipulate images using advanced CSS3 styling
  • Embed video and audio clips using HTML5
  • Design dynamic web applications using JavaScript
How the course is taught
  • Self-paced, online course
  • 6 months to complete
  • Open enrollment, begin anytime
  • 150 course hours
How you will benefit
  • Develop websites that can be used as portfolio pieces or shown to prospective employers
  • Jump-start your career in programming or coding
  • Set yourself apart from competitors by enrolling in a course that shows your dedication to the industry
  • Build web pages that not only look visually pleasing but drive results


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Fundamentals of Website Creation

Receive an introduction to website and web page creation. Cover the basics of a web page and how to develop a website. You’ll also learn about linking and how to add content.


Styling Functions

Learn about styling text, HTML elements, and how to use CSS for page layouts. Continue to explore CSS elements and use CSS to position objects.

Adding Basic Elements

Understand how to add basic website elements such as tables, web forms, and more.

Advanced Elements

Expand your knowledge by learning how to advanced elements including HTML5 data types, audio, and visual segments.

Java and CSS

Learn how to incorporate various programming techniques including Java, advanced CSS ideas, and mobile applications.

Additional Coding Techniques

Complete the course by learning about working with XHTML and advanced JavaScript tools. You’ll also learn how to make your website more accessible.

  1. Introduction to Web Pages
  2. The Basics of a Web Page
  3. Developing a Website
  4. Linking to Resources
  5. Basic CSS Designs
  6. Styling Text
  7. Styling other HTML Elements
  8. Using CSS for Page Layouts
  9. Exploring More CSS Elements
  10. Using CSS to Position Objects
  11. Adding Basic Tables
  12. Styling Tables
  13. Creating a Web Form
  14. Adding More Elements to the Web Form
  15. HTML5 Data Types
  16. Adding Audio to your Web Pages
  17. Adding Video to your Web Pages
  18. Incorporating Java
  19. Advanced CSS Ideas
  20. CSS Tricks and Tips
  21. Designing for the Mobile Web
  22. Working with XHTML
  23. Additional XHTML Topics
  24. Introduction to JavaScript
  25. More Advanced JavaScript
  26. Making Your Website More Accessible
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Instructors & Support

Richard Blum

Richard Blum has been an IT industry professional for over 20 years, working mainly as a network and systems administrator. During this time, he has worked with Microsoft, Novell, Unix, and Linux servers, and has created Web sites using a variety of different programming languages. Blum is the author of several programming and systems administration books, including Professional Assembly Language, C# Network Programming, PostgreSQL 8 for Windows, Sendmail for Linux, Postfix, and Network Performance Open Source Toolkit.

Randy Rolen

Randy Rolen has been a professional Graphic Designer for 32 years. After working as the Senior Graphic Designer in high tech companies for many years, he started his own design firm in 1993, and began to specialize in web based design, including websites and banner advertising. He has also been teaching online since 2002.




There are no prerequisites to take this course.

Hardware Requirements:

  • This course can be taken on either a PC or Mac.

Software Requirements:

  • 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.
  • Microsoft Word (not included in enrollment).
  • Adobe Flash Player. Click here to download the Flash Player.
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader. Click here to download the Acrobat Reader.
  • Software must be installed and fully operational before the course begins.


  • Email capabilities and access to a personal email account.
Instructional Materials

The instructional materials required for this course are included in enrollment. The following textbooks will be shipped to you approximately 7-10 business days after enrollment: 

  • New Perspectives on HTML and CSS



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Can I register for a course if I am an international student?

Yes, ed2go courses are completely online. However, keep in mind that not all certifying bodies or industry-specific certifications are recognized internationally. Please review your country’s regulations prior to enrolling in courses that prepare for certification.

Does this course prepare for a certification?


When can I start the course?

This course is open enrollment, so you can register and start the course as soon as you are ready. Access to your course can take 24-48 business hours.

How long does it take to complete this course?

This course is self-paced and open enrollment, so you can start when you want and finish at your own pace. When you register, you'll receive six (6) months to complete the course.

What if I don't have enough time to complete my course within the time frame provided?

The time allotted for course completion has been calculated based on the number of course hours. However, if you are unable to complete the course, contact your Student Advisor to help you work out a suitable completion date. Please note that an extension fee may be charged.

What kind of support will I receive?

You may be assigned with an instructor or team of industry experts for one-on-one course interaction. Your support will be available (via e-mail) to answer any questions you may have and to provide feedback on your performance. All of our instructors are successful working professionals in the fields in which they teach. You will be assigned to an Advisor for academic support.

What happens when I complete the course?

Upon successful completion of the course, you will be awarded a Certificate of Completion.

Am I guaranteed a job?

This course will provide you with the skills you need to obtain an entry-level position in most cases. Potential students should always do research on the job market in their area before registering.

Can I get financial assistance?

ed2go courses are non-credit, so they do not qualify for federal aid, FAFSA and Pell Grant. In some states, vocational rehab or workforce development boards will pay for qualified students to take our courses. Additionally, some students may qualify for financial assistance when they enroll, if they meet certain requirements. Financing is available from select schools. Learn more:

How can I get more information about this course?

If you have questions that are not answered on our website, representatives are available via LIVE chat. You can also call us at 1-877-221-5151 during regular business hours to have your questions promptly answered. If you are visiting us during non-business hours, please send us a question using the “Contact Us” form.

Do I need an account on a Web hosting service to complete the course?

No, you can run your Web page designs directly from your Mac or PC using any current browser.

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