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Introduction to HTML and CSS

This course introduces students to HTML5, the primary markup language for the World Wide Web and its modern style language, cascading style sheets (CSS). Students learn the language syntax and layouts. This course shows how supporting browsers will render a web page and provides fallback solutions for non-­supporting browsers. Students will develop an understanding of media queries and how to create a responsive web design.

Course Highlights:

  • Introduction to HTML structure and lists
  • Links, images, and tables
  • Forms and multimedia
  • CSS style color and text
  • Boxes and Layout
  • Responsive web design

Course Benefits:

  • Identify the web technologies and HTML/CSS elements used in popular websites
  • Build websites using proper semantic syntax, design styling, HTML5 forms, audio, and video
  • Code HTML and CSS using industry standard methodologies
  • Build a set of websites for PC, mobile phone, and tablet form factors
  • Demonstrate verifying HTML and CSS code meet W3C standards
  • Demonstrate building semantically organized websites for crawling by indexes and search engines

Software: Any Text Editor. Here are some recommendations:

Hardware: Linux, Mac or Windows machine with minimum 4 GB  

Course typically offered: Online, every quarter.

Prerequisites: No prerequisites required

Next steps: Upon completion, consider additional coursework in our specialized certificate in Front End Development  such as Introduction to JavaScript.

Contact: For more information about this course, please contact

Course Number: CSE-41207
Credit: 3.00 unit(s)
Related Certificate Programs: Front End DevelopmentUser Experience (UX) Design

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