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Build a Website in a Week Using HTML5 and CSS3 Short Course

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The benefits of having an online presence are immeasurable. This short course gives you the ability to develop one yourself and keep it updated without requiring external help.

Why choose this course?

Ever wanted to develop your own web page? Aimed at beginners with no previous experience in the field, this HTML and CSS Summer School introduces and develops the fundamental skills required to plan, design, develop, validate and maintain websites using HTML and CSS.

Led by an industry professional, the websites building Summer School is aimed at anyone who wants to learn to create their own web pages or blogs. You should be experienced with Microsoft Windows and the use of a web browser.

This practical short course takes place over one week in our central London location.

Course overview

This week-long intensive course takes you through the fundamentals of HTML and CSS, during which you will build a fully functional website that adheres to current industry standards and best practices.

By the end of the week, you will have a solid understanding of the core HTML and CSS principles. The course looks at how and why these languages work in the way they do, giving students a strong foundation to learn more advanced CSS techniques in future.

  • Rosanna Rizzo

    “ Very helpful and well-paced course. Very knowledgeable tutor. ”

    Rossana Rizzo

    Former student

  • “ [A] good course that enabled me to start building a website and got me interested in continuing with more courses to perfect the skill of web design. ”

    Benta Njururi

    Former student

  • “ The teaching was very good; helpful and enthusiastic tutor. Did not feel patronised or embarrassed by my lack of knowledge, as have done on other IT courses. Very good experience; I feel I have benefited very much from the course. ”

    Sawa Hamid


What will I learn?

What will I learn?

  • Context: the web environment; W3C/Industry standards; web authoring tools; usability and accessibility.
  • Planning and design: the design process; information architecture; design patterns; validating your HTML and CSS.
  • HTML: HTML5 fundamentals including semantic markup, page structure, links, images, tables and forms.
  • CSS: essential CSS2 and CSS3 skills including text formatting, page layouts, floats and the box model.
  • Publishing and maintenance: Publishing a website with FTP; overview of domain names and web hosting; SEO considerations; site management techniques.

By the end of the course, you will be able to:

  • Plan, design, develop and publish a website that adheres to current industry standards and best practices.



Prerequisite knowledge

Experienced with Microsoft Windows and the use of a web browser.

Recommended reading

Recommended reading

The tutor will suggest material during the class.

Tutor information

  • Dave Smyth

    Dave Smyth is a web designer and consultant from London. He works with individuals, small businesses and startups to create websites that enhance their brand.

    Dave started building websites in 1999. Since turning freelance in 2013, he’s helped hundreds of clients worldwide to improve their web presence.

    Dave has worked extensively with WordPress but still enjoys coding sites from the ground up with HTML and CSS.

    Check out Dave’s work at or follow him on Twitter @websmyth.

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