I appreciate how much effort the instructor put into responding to questions. He made an online course feel like there was human presence, and that he cared about how much you were getting out of the class. I have really enjoyed this course, and I learned a lot."
Thank you for taking the time to make it understandable. This has helped me so that I do not need to depend on others to create and manage my website."
This was an EXCELLENT class. I really was able to relate to the instructor's teaching style which made learning CSS/XHTML interesting and fun. I plan to continue my studies. Thank you very much!"
I went through lesson 1, while overlapping with the end of "Intro to Creating Web Pages", and it was a great review for the "Creating Web Pages" final. I find your approach so fantastically organized and well explained! I feel confident I'll be caught up with everything when the new lesson comes Wednesday. These topics are brand new to me, so I am simply delighted to be catching on. Thanks for making everything so accessible!"
Without a doubt, this is the best online class of any kind that I've taken. You explained the material so clearly and concisely - it was just a joy! As a former educator myself, I just can't praise you enough."
Teaching a class in person is hard enough and takes a skilled instructor. Teaching a course online adds that much more of a challenge. You're a talented instructor to be able to convey technical information in a manner that is easy to understand and relate to, especially when it's all virtual!"
I must admit, I was a little skeptical about the returns of online courses (for me personally). I am a little more geared to real people in real classes or just pick up a book and read it, but I have been pleasantly surprised. I am impressed by the organization and flow of the material, with special thanks for including the supplements of useful internet support available (yes, you can always search yourself, but the narrowing and filtering of the choices is of value). The best compliment I can give is that I would recommend it to others and will be picking up another class coming up in a couple of weeks. Thank you."
I've learned much more than I expected. I like your writing style because it's clear, logical and easy to understand. This is a topic I knew nothing about coming in and your lessons made learning fun."
You have done an excellent job with the material and your responses have been so encouraging and helpful. I also appreciate the students in this course and in all the courses. What a great group I've had in each course! Courteous, helpful and ask great questions. Thank you all"
Taking this class is great because of how methodically, clearly, and consistently information is delivered. I feel as if my prior knowledge's holes are getting systematically filled in, and that feels excellent. Thanks, Alan! The organization and clarity of your lessons and chapters makes all of this work really well for me. I appreciate the thought you had to put in to figure out what progression of material would make the most sense."
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
There are no prerequisites for this course.
A text editor (like Windows Notepad)
Basic computer skills
Familiarity with files, folders, text editing, and copying and pasting.
Completion of our online Creating Web Pages course (or equivalent experience with HTML and Web publishing) is recommended.
A new session of each course opens each month, allowing you to enroll whenever your busy schedule permits!
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.
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.
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.