Websites for Beginners - Tues/Thurs

Skill Level:
6 Weeks

If you’ve never built a website before and you have no coding or design experience, this is the place to start. In this project, we learn how to build a modern portfolio website for desktops, tablets, and mobile devices. We start with basic HTML and CSS syntax. Next, we learn how to build custom web pages with an image gallery and contact page. Finally, we walk through how to share a website live on the web.

What you will learn:

  • How to write basic HTML
  • How to style web pages with CSS3
  • How to purchase a domain and hosting
  • How to upload files
  • How to write basic HTML
  • How to style web pages with CSS3
  • How to purchase a domain and hosting
  • How to upload files


  • Week 1: HTML & CSS structure
    • Introduction to the web
    • Introduction to Front end Development
    • Introduction to HTML & CSS syntax/proper structure
  • Week 2: Using HTML & CSS together
    • How to use CSS selectors
    • HTML images
    • HTML self-closing tags
    • Web Design Best practices: SEO, Logos, and Navs
    • Project Structure
  • Week 3: Layouts
    • Laying out a home page
    • Learning Position and Display
    • Learning Floats
  • Week 4: Complete Website Structure
    • Linking your pages together
    • Photo editing with free software
    • Site Structure best practices
    • Typefaces and free fonts and icons
  • Week 5: Make it Flashy - Media
    • Including videos in your HTML
    • including audio in your HTML
    • Duty-free media
    • Linking to YouTube, Google Maps, Google Analytics
  • Week 6: Putting it all Together
    • Peer coding
    • Industry Standards and Practices
    • Next steps as a developer
    • Presentations


Bring your Laptop

Software: Aside from a text editor, such as Windows Notepad or Mac OS TextEdit, there are no required software applications to complete this course; however, you’ll find the following software useful: Dreamweaver CS4 or later: You can download the latest trial version from, but if you do, since the trial version is good for only 30 days, do not install it until the third week of the course. XAMPP Web (or some other) server software. XAMPP is a free Linux Web server emulator you can use to test your Web pages. You can download it from: It comes in both Windows and Mac OS versions.

FTP client software: File Transfer Protocol, or FTP, software allows you to upload your Web page files to a Web server. You can perform this function with built-in Windows or Mac utilities, but will find this much easier with an FTP utility. You can download and use FileZilla for free (indefinitely) at: It comes in both Windows and Mac versions.

  • August 8th - September 19th
  • 6 Weeks
  • Tuesday, Thursday
    6:00p - 9:00p

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Websites for Beginners - Tues/Thurs

Dates: August 8th - September 19th
Course Length: 6 Weeks
Days: Tuesday, Thursday
Time: 6:00p - 9:00p
Class Selection: Websites for Beginners - Tues/Thurs
Total Cost: $250.00
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