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.
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.
Lesson 01 - Getting Started
In this lesson, you'll get started by learning where the Web is and how it works. We'll cover some important concepts and terminology, and hopefully clear up some buzzwords you may have heard but not quite understood. Then we'll go hands-on and get started creating your first website.
Lesson 02 - 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.
Lesson 03 - Formatting Text
In today's lesson, you'll learn to beef up your pages with the design elements that you see in most websites. We'll discuss how to add headings, paragraphs, numbered lists, and bulleted lists to your pages, and we'll also talk about 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.
Lesson 04 - Fun With Pictures
Here's your chance to add some visual excitement to your website! Today, we're going to learn 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.
Lesson 05 - Creating Tables
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!
Lesson 06 - 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.
Lesson 07 - 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).
Lesson 08 - Creating a Page Layout
Today's lesson will introduce you to more advanced HTML and CSS topics, including how to create a page layout with a navigation bar. You'll learn how to create a page layout using div tags to put named page divisions in a Web page, and we'll discuss how to style your page divisions by adding an internal style sheet and some style rules.
Lesson 09 - Building Your Site
Most websites consist of multiple pages with some common content on each page. Today's lesson will teach you to use a layout page as template so you can build multipage websites more quickly. We'll cover 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!
Lesson 10 - Getting Noticed
Getting a site on the Internet is one thing. Getting people to notice it is quite another. In today's 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!
Lesson 11 - Publish Your Website
In today's 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!
Lesson 12 - Authoring Systems
In today's 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!