Hypertext Markup Language (HTML) is the basic building block of the web. HTML files tell web browsers what content to display. In this hands-on workshop, you will learn the fundamentals of HTML5, the latest version of the HTML standard, and use a text editor to code a simple two-page website. We will also discuss how HTML skills will help you create your website even if you decide not to hand-code. Topics covered will include:
- Methods for building a website, including hand-coding from scratch, templates, WYSIWYG (what-you-see-is-what-you-get) web builders (e.g. DreamWeaver), and content management systems (e.g. WordPress)
- Current HTML standards
- Setting up the basic structure of a webpage
- Using HTML tags to add common elements, such as images, links, and lists
- Tools for continuing to develop your HTML and web design skills
This workshop is geared toward beginners; no prior experience with HTML is assumed.
Related LibGuide: Web Design by Penn Libraries Weigle Information Commons