WTF Andrew

Introduction to HTML


WTF Andrew’s Introduction to HTML course is a one day guide to the pleasures and pitfalls of working with the Hypertext Markup Language – the easy to use computer language that’s the basis of all web pages.

The class is a hands-on practical workshop – attendees edit and create HTML pages, adjust images, add links, etc and at the same time jargon and acronyms (ftp, http, w3c, css etc!) are demystified.  At the end of the day people leave the class happy, confident coders.

Introduction to HTML courses are held regularly in Bristol – or you can arrange a bespoke course either with WTF Andrew or at your workplace.

Introduction HTML – Bristol Training Course – may not be the right course for you if you’re going to be working with HTML for Email – try the WTF Andrew HTML for Email and Marketing Newsletters course instead…

Who should attend?

Marketers, Administrators, Support Staff, Blog Authors – anyone involved in running a web site who finds they need to know a little more about how HTML works.

Course outline

Introduction to HTML

  • What is HTML and who’s in charge?
  • What tools to use
  • Editing pages
  • Creating and saving pages
  • Testing HTML

About HTML page elements

  • How tags and elements work
  • About nesting HTML elements
  • Adding attributes
  • About structure and SEO
  • Headings, Paragraphs, Lists and other structural tags
  • About div tags
  • Creating a minimal HTML template

Adding Hyperlinks and Media

  • Preparing images for the web
  • Adding images to a web page
  • The imporatance of alt attributes
  • Adding a YouTube video and other embeds
  • Creating and targeting links
  • Understanding Absolute vs Relative links
  • Linking to non-html files
  • Adding links to images

Adding Style with CSS

  • About CSS
  • Understanding CSS rules
  • Inspecting CSS
  • CSS property:value pairs
  • About colours and fonts
  • Linking to and overriding CSS

Uploading to the Web

  • How the web works
  • About ISP’s and Domains
  • How to upload files using FTP