HTML5 and CSS: The Basics

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Learning Objectives

  • Structure text and image content for the web using HTML5
  • Learn semantic markup new to the HTML standard
  • Style a web page using Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)
  • Create hyperlinks to link to other pages
  • Learn the box model for basic layout
  • Make web pages accessible and well-formed

Prerequisite Skills

  • Create a well-formed XML document
  • Validate an XML document

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This online course is free to everyone and available for enrollment through IU Expand.

This course consists of a series of short lessons, examples, demonstrations, practice quizzes, and hands-on exercises.

To complete the course content, you will need:

  • a web browser and internet access to use the course material on IU Expand.
  • a copy of the software relevant to the training installed on your computer.