Introduction to HTML

HTML is one of the major building blocks for creating web applications and websites.
Rating: 4.3 out of 5 (782 ratings)
21,422 students
Introduction to HTML
Rating: 4.3 out of 5 (782 ratings)
21,422 students
Course Goal: Learn how to use HTML to create basic web pages.


  • Recommended Course: Getting Started as a Web Developer by RefactorU.
  • Assumes basic knowledge of Git, GitHub, Sublime Text, and Command Line.

In this course we’re going to be taking a look at HTML, specifically HTML5. This course assumes you already have your editor environment setup, using Sublime Text or something similar, and you’re ready to start writing some code. The best place to start is writing HTML.

HTML defines the content of our page and is usually the first thing that’s loaded by a website in the browser. HTML defines the content, while CSS defines what the content looks like. Finally, Javascript will end that triangle by supplying the interactivity to our applications. We wouldn’t have all three of these things if we didn’t have HTML, so let’s take a look at how we can start writing HTML and building really cool applications and websites.

Course Includes:

  • 18 videos with over 90 minutes of lectures and explanations.
  • 3 external resource files.

What You'll Learn:

  • HTML Terminology
  • The HTML Boilerplate
  • Identifying HTML Elements
  • IDs
  • Classes
  • Paragraphs
  • Headers
  • Emphasis
  • Strong
  • Unordered Lists
  • Ordered Lists
  • Images
  • Anchors
  • Architecture Tags
  • Layout Elements
  • And More!

Who this course is for:
  • Those interested in learning about web development.
  • People just starting out with HTML.
8 sections • 18 lectures • 1h 19m total length
  • Introduction
  • Terminology
  • Identifying Elements
  • HTML Boilerplate
  • Paragraph
  • Headers
  • Emphasis
  • Strong
  • Unordered List
  • Ordered List
  • Image
  • Anchor (link)
  • Layout Elements
  • Part 1: Recreating WIRED in HTML and CSS
  • Part 2: Recreating WIRED in HTML and CSS
  • Part 3: Recreating WIRED in HTML and CSS
  • Resources
  • Course Conclusion

Accelerates the learning of aspiring creative technologists.
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        Based in Boulder, Colorado, RefactorU accelerates the learning and development of the world's aspiring creatives, makers, and technologists. RefactorU empowers individuals to reinvent themselves to meet the needs of today's technology-driven economy while building lifelong professional networks for the future. 

        RefactorU offers on-campus and self-paced courses in full-stack web application development, data science, and other 21st century skills. RefactorU's Instructors Include: 

        Chris Rolfs 

Chris is a game developer and designer with substantial experience in front and back-end web development as well as web and desktop game design and development. Chris is the current Instructor for RefactorU's online courses, and spends his daylight hours being a rockstar Front End Engineer at Facebook.