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HTML : Introduction

  281 reviews

Two Day Course


This two day course is designed for those with no previous coding or programming experience but who need a comprehensive grasp of web page coding and structure using HTML - the language of the web.

By the end of this course you will have the necessary knowledge to author web pages, be able to edit existing HTML and to maintain and update existing web content. You will also have an understanding of the role and importance of Cascading Style Sheets (CSS). The course explores planning a website, understanding structural markup, website architecture, creating on-line forms and tables and importing graphics. You need no previous experience to attend this course.

Public Course Dates & Pricing

  • Public Courses

    Small class sizes so you get the maximum amount of trainer time possible. You attend with delegates from other companies.

    A great, cost efficient way to learn, discounts are also available for group bookings.


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  • Private Courses

    One to one tuition or a private group with just your colleagues. Your choice of duration, content and location. We can train at one of our centres or onsite with you wherever you are located.

    We offer a free consultation service to help work out every detail and build the perfect course for you.

    From £499 + VAT per day

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Course Outline

  • Background
    • Introduction to HTML

    Structuring a website
    • The client/server relationship
    • Understanding directories and how a site is organised
    • Cross platform file names
    • Cross platform directory names

    The minimal HTML document
    • Understanding HTML syntax
    • Creating body text
    • Creating titles
    • Creating headings
    • Working with structure and elements
    • Using the Section, Nav, Article and Aside tags

    Adding metadata
    • How search engines read websites
    • Creating content tags
    • Creating keyword tags

    Adding structure to the content
    • Creating headings and sub headings
    • Creating paragraphs
    • Working with special characters
    • Creating line breaks

    Working with images
    • Adding image links
    • The GIF, JPEG and PNG formats
    • Compression issues
    • Alternative text, titles and descriptions for images
    • Using the figure tag

    Creating and working with lists
    • Numbered (ordered) lists
    • Unnumbered (unordered) lists
    • Definition lists

    Linking to other documents
    • Relative links vs absolute links
    • Working with URLs
    • Anchors within documents

    Questions and answers
  • Tables in HTML5
    • Tables vs CSS
    • When to use tables and when not to
    • Creating a table
    • Creating rows
    • Creating columns

    • Creating a basic input form
    • Adding form fields, radio buttons and check boxes
    • Using the legend, label and fieldset tags
    • Adding submit and reset buttons
    • Using form methods
    • Combining forms and actions
    • Using HTML5 form tags

    Working with colour
    • Hexadecimal and RGB colour

    Overview of CSS
    • Separating content from presentation
    • The difference between CSS and markup
    • What can CSS do?
    • CSS structure (syntax)
    • Inserting styles - inline, embedded or external

    Styling text using inline CSS
    • Styling basic text elements
    • Specifying font size and colour
    • Specifying font alignment

    Styling a table
    • Styling row and column settings
    • Creating borders
    • Adding colours

    Styling Links
    • Creating hover effects
    • Keeping tracks of links

    Backward compatibility
    • Ensuring your HTML5 code can run on any browser

    Publishing issues
    • Uploading your site
    • Proofing and testing your site
    • Troubleshooting

    Questions and answers
Experience + Flexibility

We know training inside out. We can advise you on all the options to make sure you get the best possible course.

Tell us you need to cancel 5 working days before your course and there’s no charge. Great for your peace of mind.

Our trainers bring their years of industry experience into the classroom. You'll leave confident and prepared.

The smallest class size in the industry. More one on one time with the trainer and a less intimidating group size.

Tell us which you use and it'll be booted up and waiting with the latest software when you arrive.

We provide a lovely onsite lunch so you can relax. We can cater for any dietary requirement with no fuss.

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Our Clients

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When you attend a course we ask you to tell us how it went. We use your feedback to help us improve our courses.

We publish all our customer satisfaction stats live on our site (good or bad) because we want everyone to know just how highly you rate us every day, every week and every year.

We know that choosing the best course can be difficult, maybe the thoughts of the 15241 other clients we've asked will give you the inspiration to join us too.

The most recent comments from attendees of our courses are shown below. We reckon they will give you a pretty good indication of how they think we perform.

  Client Ratings

Attendees surveyed15241
  Trainer Knowledge9.8 / 10
  Trainer Materials9.6 / 10
  Trainer Preparation9.8 / 10
  Overall Trainer Score9.7 / 10
  Centre Lunch9.6 / 10
  Centre Staff9.9 / 10
  Overall Centre Score9.7 / 10
  Overall Experience9.6 / 10
  % Who Would Recommend Us99.7%

  Recent Feedback

"I really enjoyed the course and loved Dele. He was so approachable and no question was a silly question. I feel very excited to go and build my own site. Definitely recommend."

"Everything, the day was well organised, the lunch was very good and the staff were extremely helpful."

"The full experience; relate-able examples"

" meeting expectations! Got out exactly what i hoped for and more!"

"Very thorough course, trainer was knowledgeable and extremely helpful. The 2 days were a great help "

"Really enjoyed the pace of the course. Was worried that I would be rubbish and wouldn't be able to keep up as a it is a subject that is a bit alien to me. However, I've come away feeling confident using HTML and wanting to explore CSS further. "

"Good at structuring each step logically, explaining history/progress and technical bits, explaining how different types of coding relate to one and other."

"Comfortable and inclusive environment."

"Iwan was really patient and went through the course at a good pace making it easy to understand. Fell like I have a great knowledge to start HTML & CSS in my work environment."

"Great refreshments and really friendly / helpful staff members."

"Overall, was really impressed with the quality of the course, class size, pace of learning and tutor's teaching skills. Lovely environment, super staff. Would definitely recommend to colleagues."

"This is my third course with you (previously did Photoshop: Introduction and Illustrator: Introduction) and was, once again, not disappointed. Easy to follow but right amount of challenging, class sizes are perfect (you dont feel intimidated asking questions), food is delicious and location and building are great. Iwan directed us to some great resources to use after the course which I will definitely be checking out! Will hopefully be back again soon (if I can persuade my company to keep sending me on these courses!)"

"Very happy with the course, got a full overview of how HTML and CSS work with relevant examples. "

"Kirsty was an absolute legend! I was a little nervous before the course as I really didn't consider myself a "code person". Kirsty made the content so enjoyable and easy to understand. I loved it! "

"Having a very kinaesthetic learning approach. Allowing for me to really get to grips with the content covered."

"Kirsty was brilliant and explaining everything. She was clear and made sure that we all understood what we was doing before moving on. I found it really helpful and actually understand what it is that I've been doing. Really recommend her!"

"Personal tuition, very approachable, Simon is a great teacher"

"The pace was good as was the info!"

"I was overall fully satisfied with the course."

"The flow of the training was good, and the instructor was very clear and also receptive to questions. He was incredibly helpful and all of the course content was interesting with lots of added tips and information. Overall it was an excellent course! Looking forward to hopefully coming back for more."

"Really interesting and engaging - covered some really good content. It's made me keen to come back and do another course maybe more advanced html / javascript."

"I thought the whole course was well run with excellent support. Phil was really good - keeping the course at a steady pace and checking that everyone was at the same level. Can't fault anything about the training and will recommend to colleagues."

"-very friendly trainers and staff -course very organized and relevant -equipment is reliable during all the training -very nice lunch provided "

"Everything was good, the lecturer, catering etc. was excellent."

"Brilliant course, thanks!"

"really good course and quality and location and staff"

"Enthusiastic, learnt a lot in the two days! "

"organisation, content, approachable staff, food"

"Environment is great. Equipment and software was good."

"Creating such a relaxed atmosphere. Everybody was so friendly and chilled which created an awesome vibe where learning was then made so easy. The food and refreshments were amazing and everybody was so friendly. Can't wait to come back for another course... it was worth the three hour car journey! Thank you! :) "

"The atmosphere is very presentable and makes you feel creative. Very professional place to do a quick and useful course! Will definitely suggest to friends."

"organization, the teacher was proffessional, good approach, nice atmosphere, small group"

"Really friendly and knowledgable tutor, very helpful with all elements of the course. Went at a really good pace to suit the group. The overall environment and catering etc is excellent."

"Providing an effective learning experience as well as a fantastic environment. Worth every penny and would definitely recommend."

"Iwan was a great tutor, very thorough, patient & helpful. The pace was good to follow, and really enjoyed creating our own web pages. A plus was to learn CSS at the end. Thank you Iwan! Overall, I've really enjoyed the experience at Media Centre. And looking forward to returning to After Effects in December. "