Introduction to HTML5

Start Date: 02/23/2020

Course Type: Common Course

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Thanks to a growing number of software programs, it seems as if anyone can make a webpage. But what if you actually want to understand how the page was created? There are great textbooks and online resources for learning web design, but most of those resources require some background knowledge. This course is designed to help the novice who wants to gain confidence and knowledge. We will explore the theory (what actually happens when you click on a link on a webpage?), the practical (what do I need to know to make my own page?), and the overlooked (I have a page, what do I do now?). Throughout the course there will be a strong emphasis on adhering to syntactic standards for validation and semantic standards to promote wide accessibility for users with disabilities. The textbook we use is available online, “The Missing Link: An Introduction to Web Development and Programming” by Michael Mendez from This course will appeal to a wide variety of people, but specifically those who would like a step-by-step description of the basics. There are no prerequisites for this course and it is assumed that students have no prior programming skills or IT experience. The course will culminate in a small final project that will require the completion of a very simple page with links and images. The focus of this course is on the basics, not appearance. You can see a sample final page at This is the first course in the Web Design For Everybody specialization. Subsequent courses focus on the marketable skills of styling the page with CSS3, adding interactivity with JavaScript and enhancing the styling with responsive design. You can see a sample site for the capstone course at

Course Syllabus

This week we will uncover the "mystery" behind the Internet. What happens when you type a URL into your browser so that a webpage magically appears? What is HTML5 and what happened to HTML 1 - 4? We will also cover some practical concepts that you need to master before you begin coding your own pages.

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Course Introduction

Introduction to HTML5 This course is designed at an elementary level for anybody interested in learning more, but especially for people who are looking for a way to get a job in the technology industry. Why bother with such a basic course when one is available at a much easier level? Well, the answer is simple: it is the easiest course! In this course, you will learn about the basic elements of HTML5, including attributes, functions, programming structures, and programming strategies. You will also learn about some basic programming constructs that you can use in your daily work on the computer. This course is designed to help you learn the basics of HTML5 so that you can begin to use it in your everyday computing tasks. You will have a good understanding of HTML5, its use, and the specific constructs that you will learn. You will also have a good understanding of computer architecture, software architecture, data structures, and how to keep a codebase simple. This is the final course in the "How To Get and Keep a Job in the Technology Industry" specialization. If you have been wanting to know how to get and keep a job in the technology industry, this is the course for you! What you'll learn: Learn fast and easily how to apply HTML5 to your everyday computing tasks Learn the specific uses of HTML5, and how to use the specific constructs that you will learn Learn how to use the common

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Web Design Web Accessibility Html Html5

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