HTML and CSS Crash Course
What you'll learn
- How to use HTML tags, content, elements, attributes, and values
- CSS selectors, properties, and values
- Learn the basics of using VS Code
- Developer productivity tips
- Be comfortable using a computer and web browser (you don't have to be an expert though!)
Learn the basics of HTML and CSS in no time at all! Each video in this course is under 5 minutes long to help you learn faster. The videos were carefully recorded and edited to avoid any major errors that would slow you down. Each video also features hands-on activities for you to follow along with.
HTML and CSS are two of the main coding languages that are used to build web pages. HTML allows you to add different types of text, like paragraphs, headings and lists, to your web pages, as well as images, video, and audio. It’s different from CSS, which is used to add color, change fonts, and change the layout of a web page. HTML is usually the first language a web developer learns, and CSS is the second.
We’ll cover all of the basic concepts of HTML in this course, including tags, content, elements, attributes, and values. We’ll also cover a variety of elements, including paragraphs, headings, lists, anchors, and images. On the CSS side, we'll cover rules, properties, values, and selectors. By the end of this course, you’ll be ready to explore HTML and CSS on your own and learn about even more advanced elements.
To write code, you need a program called a text editor, so we’ll also learn the basics of using VS Code, which is the most popular text editor today. You’ll learn how to download and install it and how to use it to create projects.
Along the way, you’ll also learn some useful developer productivity tips to help you code even faster. We’ll talk about VS Code extensions, the Live Preview extension, and Emmet, which helps you write code even faster using different shortcuts.
Who this course is for:
- Beginner developers interested in coding and web development
- Intermediate developers outside of web development that want to quickly learn the basics of HTML and CSS
Javier Alvarado is the creator of Simple Dev, a website designed to teach coding skills through short, easy-to-read tutorials. He is passionate about making coding easier to understand so that more people can become developers. His main area of interest is web development, but he’s also experimented with mobile app development as well.