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Getting Started - Creating Web Pages

Web design can look complicated to the beginner. This course is an easy to understand first step towards creating

meaningful web content and will give delegates an understanding of how to put together simple web pages

incorporating links, images and basic styling. The course is designed to provide delegates with hands-on experience

of building their own Web pages.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this course you will be able to:

  • Understand what HTML is, how it is used and how it came to be
  • Use a text editor to create an HTML document
  • Create links to locations within a site, within a page and to external sites
  • Format Web page content by using HTML/XHTML tags and Cascading Style Sheets
  • Incorporate graphics into Web pages as embedded images, links, and backgrounds
  • Generate unordered, ordered, and nested lists in HTML documents
  • Build and format tables and add inline frames for presenting information in different formats
  • Obtain an understanding of basic CSS

Target Audience:

The course is aimed at anyone who has been charged with developing basic web content.

Pre-Requisites

Delegates should have a working knowledge of the Windows operating environment and be familiar with the

concepts and use of the Internet.

Course Content

Outline

Module 1: Introduction

  • Administration
  • Web evolution
  • The Internet and intranets
  • Benefits to an organisation
  • WWW Browsers

Module 2: Basic HTML

HTML forms the basis for most web content. This chapter deals with creating basic pages and basic formatting.

  • HTML standards
  • Basic Page Structure
  • HTML4 Versions and DTDs
  • Tags, attributes and values
  • Character formatting
  • Character entities
  • Text formatting
  • Syntax Errors and HTML Versions

Module 3: Lists, Links and XHTML

This chapter introduces list creation, hyperlinks and their targets and discusses the implications of absolute and

relative links. The final part adds the strict rules of XHTML.

  • Ordered and unordered lists
  • Hyperlinks and anchors
  • Relative and absolute URLs
  • Hyperlink targeting
  • Non-Standard HTML
  • Origins of XHTML
  • XHTML Versions and DTDs
  • XHTML Rules

Module 4: Images

There are many image formats although only a few are suitable for the web. Images are required for most sites

and may be used for a multitude of purposes, including navigation. It is therefore very important to use the right

type of image as well as understanding the HTML that will present the image in the most pleasing way.

  • File formats
  • GIF, JPEG, PNG
  • Transparent GIFs
  • Inline Images
  • Image configuration
  • Background colour and images
  • Graphical hyperlinks

Module 5: Tables, Inline Frames and CSS

Tables have been the mainstay of page design for many major sites and can be used to create the look and feel of

the site interface. Although there is less need for this now, it is still important to understand table structures and

how to lay out data on the page. In addition, the delegates will learn how to use and configure Inline frames.

There is also an introduction to CSS including embedded, inline and linked style sheets as well as using CSS classes.

  • Basic tables
  • Tables layout
  • Complex tables
  • Inline frames
  • Hyperlinks and iframes
  • Cascading Style Sheets
  • Embedded, inline and linked stylesheets
  • Classes and ID's
  • Spans and divisions

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