HTML Crash Course

HTML Crash Course,Past Events
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April 22, 2015


Participants will be introduced to the technologies, considerations, and core concepts involved in building a modern website with HTML. Participants will be taken on a guided hands-on tour to learn the basics of the HyperText Markup Language (HTML) to publish content to the web.

Learning Outcomes

  • Understand at a high level the interaction between devices connected to the internet and their relationship to servers, websites, domain names and URLs
  • Be able to read and write HTML documents


  • Basic computer literacy – understanding of how to use an Operating System (either Windows, Mac or Linux) and a Web Browser.
  • File manipulation and organization
  • Naming conventions

Hardware Required

  • A computer / laptop able to run a modern web browser (Chrome, Firefox, Opera, Safari, IE9+), and text editor.
  • An Internet connection is extremely helpful, though not mandatory.

Software Required

  • Web browser
  • Basic text editor (such as Notepad on PC or TextEdit on Mac)
  • Sublime Text

Topics to be Covered

Introduction to HTML

  • What is HTML? How does it work?
  • The <!doctype> declaration
  • The four variations of HTML tags
    • open and closing tags
    • Void (self-closing) tags
    • open and closing tags with attributes
    • Void (self-closing) tags with attributes
  • HTML Comments
  • Attributes for accessibility
  • Review of the technologies and hardware required to make the Internet work
  • Linking to other pages and external websites
  • Embedding images in Web Pages
  • Embedding video from video content sources (ie. YouTube)
  • Meta tags and SEO
  • Other HTML5 Tags