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Wed 10 Jun 2020
09:30 - 13:00


Provided by: University Information Services - Digital Literacy Skills


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Web Authoring (Level 1): HTML - For Beginners

Wed 10 Jun 2020


Bookings for this course are placed on hold in response to the rapidly changing events due to COVID-19. The status of these courses will be reviewed towards the end of April 2020. See the University's COVID-19 page for up to date information.

In this the first of three courses, this practical-based course is for people new to writing Web pages. Only the basics of HTML (hypertext mark-up language) will be covered. The course teaches how to write HTML from scratch using a basic Text Editor and focuses on content and structure as opposed to style. By the end of the course participants will have created four personal linked web pages. For those wishing to extend their knowledge the second course in this series Web Authoring (Level 2): CSS - Cascading Style Sheets for Beginners introduces CSS styling elements which will add colour and styling to the HTML web site created in this course. The third course in this series Web Authoring (Level 3): CSS - Cascading Style Sheets Responsive Web Design introduces Media Queries to make the web site responsive for use on both large screen and mobile phones.

Target audience
  • All current University members (departments and colleges)
  • Further details regarding eligibility criteria are available

The course is suitable for anyone who is familiar with at least one Web browser e.g. Chrome, Edge, Internet Explorer, Safari, Firefox etc.


Number of sessions: 1

# Date Time Venue Trainer
1 Wed 10 Jun 2020   09:30 - 13:00 09:30 - 13:00 University Information Services, Roger Needham Building, Ely Training Room 2 map Simon Meaker
Topics covered
  • How Webpages work
  • The structure of HTML (tags, attributes and elements)
  • Page titles
  • The Head and Body Sections
  • Annotating HTML
  • HTML5 Semantic Elements
  • The HTML Syntax
  • Structural Tags inc <p> Paragraph and <div> Divisions
  • Structural attributes of ID and Class
  • Font Headings <h1> to <h6>
  • Block element tags <ul> and <br>
  • Lists <ul> <ol> <li>
  • Links <a> to other webpages or websites
  • Basic Images <img>
  • Basic Tables <table> <tr> <th> <td>
  • Uploading your personal web pages to DS-Web

Presentations followed by practical work

Taught using

Notepad++ and Chrome on MCS Windows

  • The practical work will be done on PCs unless otherwise specified, although the course is platform independent and therefore suitable also for Mac and Linux users.
  • If you would like to take away a copy of the Web page you create, please bring a USB memory stick. If you can logon to your MCS account, you will have an opportunity to set up your Web pages using DS-Web on that account.

One half day session

Related courses
Web Publishing & Management

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