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Introduction to CSS3 and HTML5

In this course, you will learn how to create state-of-the-art websites using modern CSS3 and HTML5 techniques! Take your existing HTML skills to the next level and start building sites like the pros. If you want to survive and excel in the fast-paced world of web publishing, you're going to need to keep up with ever-evolving standards. That is why this course focuses on the new standard for web developers - CSS3 and HTML5.

Almost every web development tool, including Dreamweaver, Microsoft Expressions Web, and Visual Web Developer, offers support for CSS3 and HTML5. These powerful languages not only make it easier for you to build and manage large websites, they also allow more precise control over the appearance of every page you build. This course will provide you with the foundation you'll need to master two critical and fast-growing new web languages. Begin your transition to CSS3 and HTML5 today!

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Introduction to CSS3 and HTML5

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Details + Objectives

Course Code: tml

You Will Learn
  • Learn two of the most important languages in modern web design
  • Improve your existing HTML skills and discover how to build sites like the pros
  • Discover the broad applications of two foundational web languages that are supported by nearly every web development tool
  • Examine the techniques behind state-of-the-art website design
How the course is taught
  • Instructor-led course
  • 6 weeks in duration
  • Courses begin each month
  • 2 lessons released each week
  • 24 course hours
How you will benefit
  • Enhance your skillset for the workplace by learning about the ever-evolving standards of web design
  • Gain confidence in your ability to write HTML code while keeping your skills up to date
  • Upgrade your skills to survive and advance in the fast-growing field of web publishing
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Week 1

Learn what HTML5 and CSS3 are all about and why you'll want to learn to use them. Then, discover how CSS lets you create design elements that give your site a consistent look, feel, and unique identity.

Week 2

Learn how background colors, photos, textures, patterns, and gradients can add visual interest to your website. Then, learn how CSS properties make it easy to add professional polish to your design with borders, rounded corners, and drop shadows.

Week 3

Learn about the many ways you can style your text with CSS, including fonts, text shadows, and more. You will also examine the primary tags for text markup in HTML. Then, discover how pictures add visual interest to any website, and discuss ways you can float, position, and size pictures using CSS.

Week 4

Learn how style classes and links can boost your creativity and assist the management of your styles. Then, learn the latest techniques for playing sounds and showing videos on your site.

Week 5

Learn why HTML tables are the perfect tool for displaying information in rows and columns, like tables you see in print. You will also learn techniques for styling tables with traditional CSS, as well as brand new CSS3 techniques that really make tables shine with minimal coding! Then, solve the mysteries of the ever-important CSS Box Model and overcome potential frustrations.

Week 6

Learn the new set of layout tags in HTML5 and discover how to make them work in new and older browsers alike. You will also acquire some professional-grade techniques for styling layout tags with CSS. Finally, learn about adding side columns to your layout and allowing vertical navigation with links suitable for a mouse, fingertip, or stylus on a mobile touch screen.

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Alan Simpson

With over 100 published books to his name, award-winning author Alan Simpson is widely regarded as a computer and Internet guru. His books have been published throughout the world in over a dozen languages. Alan is a seasoned veteran of the computer industry, and his books and online courses cover virtually all aspects of the computer industry, including Web development, operating systems, word processing, spreadsheets, databases, programming, networking, and security.

Prerequisites / Requirements


Completion of our online Creating Web Pages course (or equivalent experience with HTML and Web publishing) is recommended.

You should have basic computer skills including a familiarity with files, folders, text editing, and copying and pasting.


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 Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome, or Safari (We recommend Firefox or Chrome).
  • A text editor such as Notepad.
  • 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.

Instructional material requirements: 

  • The instructional materials required for this course are included in enrollment and will be available online.
Frequently Asked Questions
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When can I get started?

A new session of each course opens each month, allowing you to enroll whenever your busy schedule permits!

How does it work?

Once a session starts, two lessons will be released each week, for the six-week duration of your course. You will have access to all previously released lessons until the course ends.

How long do I have to complete each lesson?

Keep in mind that 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.

What if I need an extension?

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.

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