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Learn Basic HTML5 and CSS3 by Building Your First Web Page

by Mario Duilio Macari

Learning how to use HTML5 and CSS3 to create a web page is one of the most useful skills in the world. This course will show you the basics of creating a single page web site, including HTML, CSS ,and integrating with jQuery and JavaScript code.

What you'll learn

At the core of developing a responsive web page is a thorough knowledge of HTML5 and CSS3 with a touch of jQuery and JavaScript.

In this course, Learn Basic HTML5 and CSS3 by Building Your First Web Page, you will learn how to create a web page using the most recent innovations. You will be introduced to HTML5, CSS3, and then create a changeable JavaScript copyright date and animate the page with jQuery scrolling. You'll also learn to use Google fonts and Font Awesome icon fonts.

When you're finished with this course, you will have a foundational knowledge of web page coding that will help you as you move forward to becoming a front-end developer or a web page designer.

Course FAQ

What are the basic building blocks of a website?

The three most critical elements for building any website are HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. HTML defines the overall structure and layout of the website; CSS lets you modify the look and design of the site; and JavaScript adds functionality and interactivity to the site.

Is it hard to learn HTML?

HTML and CSS are actually some of the easier "programming" languages to learn. In fact, it isn't really a programming language at all, it is a markup language, so it doesn't have as many confusing rules and syntax as things like C programming, Java, or Ruby.

What will I learn in this course?

In this course you will learn how to use HTML5, CSS3, and some JavaScript to build a single page website. Some topics covered include:

  • The back end and front end of a web site
  • HTML5 basics and syntax
  • CSS3 basics and syntax
  • Linking a style sheet
  • Flexbox basics
  • Adding Google Fonts
  • Animating with jQuery and JavaScript
  • Much more
Who should take this course?

Anyone who wants to learn how to build a website should take this course. If you want to learn HTML and CSS basics, then this is the perfect course for you.

Are there prerequisites to this course?

Nope! This is an absolute beginner level course, so no prior experience with HTML, CSS, or JavaScript is required. Just come ready to learn and apply the principles being presented to build a simple website.

About the author

Mario Macari has spent more than ten plus years as a coder specializing in HTML5, CSS3, Javascript and other client and server side languages. He is also an award-winning artist and holds a BFA in Illustration. He has worked on projects for companies like Disney, Apple Computers, Microsoft and DC Comics. He currently teaches coding, design, UX/UI and Adobe products at two Southeastern Wisconsin colleges. Mario Macari has an "A+" rating with the Better Business Bureau.

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