HTML and CSS are used on the web, of course, but also in e-books and some apps. Whether your intent is to customize web site designs, perfect quirky ePubs, or just communicating with those who do, being familiar with these languages is essential. In this class, we focus on the current and now widely-supported standards of HTML5 and CSS3, so you'll be up-to-date with your knowledge.
who should take this class?
- You! If you're new to web design or building ePubs
- Web concepts for the curious (and you)
- Those who are contemplating a job in web design or site maintenance
- Artists, designers, photographers who need to speak to web designers intelligently and knowledgeably
- Those trying to get in touch with their inner geek
- Those preparing to learn Dreamweaver: understand what's under the hood before getting in too deep
what we cover—in detail
(always customized for the students attending)
Along the way we'll cover those important but elusive concepts that everyone needs to create and edit websites more effectively.
- Registering a domain name and arranging a host for your site
- What the heck are FTP and DNS, anyway
- Site Content vs Structure vs Behavior
- Divide and conquer the task list
- The relationships between HTML and Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) and how to use them from concept to execution
- Browser support (or the lack thereof)
- How to help folks with old software
- Ways to control how your site looks on mobile devices
- Define catch phrases like "mobile first" and "responsive design"
- Evaluating how much to do yourself vs hiring a pro
- How many languages do you really need to learn?
- Testing your site
- A real browser vs. software previews
- If a pro built your site, can you maintain it?
- Learn how to look under the hood
- Hands-on HTML: learn the code you need
- Bring your typing fingers
- Q & A—anytime!