Learn Web Designing & HTML5/CSS3 Essentials in 4-Hours

Convert Photoshop Designs into Stunning HTML5 & CSS3 websites with confidence. Absolutely no prior experience necessary!
  • Lectures 24
  • Video 5 Hours
  • Skill level all level
  • Languages English
  • Includes Lifetime access
    30 day money back guarantee!
    Available on iOS and Android
    Certificate of Completion

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Course Description

** Course Updated November 26th, 2014! **
New lecture added: Code a CSS Sticky Footer

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The Best Way to Learn HTML5 & CSS3

PSD to HTML5/CSS3 is a simple course that will teach you to take a Photoshop Mockup Design and hand-code it into a beautiful, semantic, valid HTML5 & CSS3 website.

Start Speaking the Language Right Away

Just like learning a human language, the best way of learning is by speaking from day 1—this course is similar in the sense that we'll begin speaking HTML5 & CSS3 right away!

I believe this is the best way to learn HTML5 and CSS3.

It's simple. It's easy. You can do it!

If you’ve always wanted to know how to build your own website, or have wanted a simple and comprehensive way to dive into PSD to HTML5 & CSS3, this course is definitely for you.

Real World Example

One of my students, who had no previous web design experience, took my course and ran with the skills he acquired. He built a brand new website for his Barbershop in Vancouver!

So, what are you waiting for?

Do you want to hand-code your first website in 4-hours? Let's do this!

What are the requirements?

  • Adobe Photoshop CS3 or higher
  • Very basic knowledge of HTML & CSS
  • Text Editor (TextWranger, Espresso, or Coda recommended)

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Over 24 lectures and 4 hours of content!
  • In this course, you will learn how to slice up a Photoshop mockup and hand-code valid HTML5 & CSS3
  • By the end of the course, you will be able to turn a PSD into a beautiful, usable, and valid HTML5 & CSS3 website

What is the target audience?

  • This course is intended for beginners who have minimal knowledge or experience in Photoshop, and coding HTML & CSS
  • A very basic understanding of HTML, CSS, and Photoshop is recommended
  • First year web design students can greatly benefit from this course!

What you get with this course?

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30 day money back guarantee

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Lifetime access

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Certificate of completion


Section 1: Introduction
A brief introduction of the course.
Section 2: Preparation
A brief overview of the Photoshop Mockup we will be coding.
This lecture lists everything needed in order to start building your HTML5 & CSS3 website.
This lectures covers how to set up a simple folder structure to lay the foundation of building a website.
This lecture contains a "Code Chunks" folder that includes individual HTML & CSS files for reference throughout the course.
Section 3: The PSD
This lecture outlines the Wireframe, and all of the most common elements used in building a website.

This lecture covers how to slice up your Photoshop Mockup and how to Save for Web & Devices.

Learning Outcomes

  • You will learn how to take a Photoshop Mockup and Save Optimized images and assets for use in your website
Photoshop Pop Quiz!
3 questions
Section 4: HTML
In this lecture, we start laying the foundation for our website by hand-coding the HTML5 skeleton.
In this lecture we hand-code the HTML5 for the "Header" section of the website.
In this lecture, we hand-code the HTML5 for the "Content" section of the website.
In this lecture, we hand-code the HTML5 for the "Footer" section of the website.
HTML5 Pop Quiz!
4 questions
Section 5: CSS
In this lecture, we start the CSS3 section of the course. This simple video will show you how to hook a CSS file into your HTML file.
In this lecture, learn the difference between Normalize.css and Reset.css and why one or the other may benefit you more in your web development.
Save some time by downloading the normalize.css file in the extras section of this lecture.
In this lecture, we begin styling our website with CSS3.
In this lecture, we use CSS3 to style the Navigation section of our website.
In this lecture, we use CSS3 to style the Header section of our website.

In Part I of this lecture, we use CSS3 to style the primary "content" section of our website, including how to style "grid-style" columns.

In Part II of this lecture, we use CSS3 to style the sidebar of our website.
Note: The volume in this video is, unfortunately, a bit quiet. Just be sure to turn your speakers up a bit :)
In this lecture, we use CSS3 to style the Footer section of our website.
CSS3 Pop Quiz!
3 questions
Section 6: Validation
In this lecture, we validate our HTML5 and fix any major errors or bugs that may have creeped into our code.
In this lecture, we validate our CSS3 and fix any necessary errors or bugs that may have creeped into our code.
Validation Pop Quiz!
3 questions
Section 7: Conclusion
In this final video, we briefly review the material of the course.
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In this lecture, we're going to learn how to code a CSS Sticky Footer.

Instructor Biography

Brad Hussey , Expert Web Developer at Code College

A highly skilled professional, Brad Hussey is a passionate and experienced web designer, developer, blogger and digital entrepreneur. Hailing from North Of The Wall (Yellowknife, Canada), Brad made the trek to the Wet Coast (Vancouver, Canada) to educate and equip himself with the necessary skills to become a spearhead in his trade of solving problems on the web, crafting design solutions, and speaking in code.

Brad's determination and love for what he does has landed him in some pretty interesting places with some neat people. He's had the privilege of working with, and providing solutions for, numerous businesses, big & small, across the Americas.

Brad builds custom websites, and provides design solutions for a wide-array of clientele at his company, Brightside Studios. He regularly blogs about passive income, living your life to the fullest, and provides premium quality web design tutorials and courses for tens of thousands of amazing people desiring to master the craft.

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Join Brad and adventure into his world of web design, web development, and speaking in code. You won't regret it!

What are people saying about Brad?

"...Brad is amazing and I honestly think he's the best tutor of all the courses I have taken on Udemy. Will definitely be following him in the future. Thanks Brad!" — Brad's student

"...Brad has an infectious enthusiasm, a great eye for detail, and expert-level knowledge of the material." — Brad's student

"...These videos are well created, concise, fast-paced, easy to follow, and just funny enough to keep you chuckling as you're slamming out lines of code. I've taken 3 courses from this instructor. Whenever I have questions he is right there with a simple solution or a helpful suggestion to keep me going forward with the course work." — Brad's student

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    • Mike Davis Jr.

    Great Course

    The course was great, I already have experience in HTML5 and CSS3 but it was a nice refresher and I did learn a few neat tricks. Only reason for a 4 star is sometimes it could be hard to read the code unless the video was in HD and fullscreen but then it is hard to follow along if you do that but other than that, great course!

    • Ryan Smith

    Good Intro!

    This course helped me to understand basics of HTML and CSS and although a lot of the time he was looking from a finished HTML page to the current one. He covered that it is pretty much the same as going from a finished PSD to HTML. There were a couple of things he mentioned that he said he wasn't going to go into and he just glanced over it. It was one of those "go along with this, this works and that's all we need for now" type of things. I'm guessing he didn't want to go into it to save on time for the course because it was more intermediate things? I don't know. I just wish he went into those. But overall great course and now I feel pretty comfortable about coding in HTML and CSS and will be trying to make my own websites here soon!

    • Sylvia S.

    Room for improvements

    Brad is very engaged and runs through the course material in a high and entertaining pace. However the video quality of this course is quite poor and whilst I do understand that the scope of this course is limited I do miss the 'why' in quite a few lectures. Some external sources are being referenced but it is not quite clear what the 'target audience' for this course is. (Meaning skipping does not suit for absolute beginners, where the course content in general seems to be targeting that group). The marketing for 'justhost' .. no idea what to think of that.. I skipped it and marked the lesson 'read'. General feedback: nice course at high pace, covers how to setup a website in HTML5. The structure is explained quite well. The CSS3 part is more a 'punch in what the instructor does' if your knowledge about CCS/CSS3 is limited. I think that perhaps 'gotchas' on how to setup or request a PSD to be delivered (grids) could have been covered. There is not really much done in the 'Web Design' area. Also this course covers just 'one page' and not a 'website', expect no functionality like coding contact form, input validation and submits. Overal I thought this course was 'OK' for a short course.

    • Frank deSwart

    Happy with this course...

    I got a great start to HTML 5 and CSS3 with this course. Sure, Brad's Coda screen is hard to see but the Code Chunks you can download makeup for that. Straight forward and easy to follow - this is a great beginner's course.

    • Thom David

    Good info, not for absolute beginners

    What attracted me to the title of the course was the idea of incorporating Photoshop with HTML5/CSS3, and while technically that happens in the course, it wasn't entirely what I expected. Having said that, the course provides some solid bits of information regarding how to take a Photoshop mockup and recreate it as a semantically-valid HTML5/CSS3 web page. I didn't have trouble following along, but I believe that's due to my familiarity with basic HTML and CSS concepts. An absolute beginner is likely to get lost in the weeds pretty quickly. In fairness, the instructor does say that some background would be helpful; in my view, it's essential. My main criticism is the quality of the video itself. When you are writing code, you have to be able to read the code. It wasn't until halfway through the course that the video zoomed into the code itself so that it could be read. Otherwise, you'll find yourself pausing and rewinding unless you are a fast and accurate keyboarder (which I am not). Somewhat frustrating. The instructor might have been a bit more organized in his presentation, but it wasn't a big problem. Overall, I learned some things from this course, and would recommend it to those who already have some HTML/CSS knowledge and who want to take a Photoshop mockup from concept to final coding.

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