Learn To Build Beautiful HTML5 And CSS3 Websites In 1 Month

The fastest way to learn HTML5/CSS3 & how to build websites that wow. Great for designers, entrepreneurs, & beginners!
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  • Lectures 80
  • Length 11 hours
  • Skill Level All Levels
  • Languages English
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Published 6/2014 English

Course Description

"Man, I would have to say this is hands down the best course ever! I've done a ton of certifications, training, and real-world experience in other areas of IT. Nothing I've done so far has been as rewarding and I felt like making something and actually have the necessary skills to do so, without looking elsewhere." - Cortell


Maker-Based HTML & CSS is a project-based course that will show anyone, even a complete beginner how to build beautiful websites. Through a series of video lessons and tutorial you’ll build 4 different websites - a landing page, blog template, magazine layout page, and your very own portfolio page to show off your work.

When you sign up you get immediate access to your own virtual classroom where you can take lessons at your own pace, ask us questions, and chat live with other students. Along the way you will learn all you need to know about HTML, CSS, SEO, hosting your site, building beautiful sites fast, Bootstrap, adding social sharing, and other bonus goodies to test your business ideas. You’ll be an HTML and CSS ninja.

This Course Is Great For


Want to build an online business? Than this is the course for you. You’ll learn HTML & CSS fast and have your first landing page up in less than a week to test your idea.

Josh Hagler took his knowledge from this course to test his business idea and build the website for his college startup RoomScapeU. Jay Mayu took our course and in less than a week had his first paid client. You can achieve these results too

Designers who want to get better jobs and increase their salary

Nowadays companies are looking for more than just a graphic designer. They’re looking for designers that can make their designs come to life on a webpage through HTML and CSS. Don’t take our word for it? Listen to our students:

Around two months ago I graduated from the University of Applied Sciences in Rotterdam as a User Experience Designer. Pretty awesome but soon I discovered there was not a lot of work in this area of expertise. So to enhance my chances for a suitable job I decided to improve my front-end skills. Every company wants people with programming skills nowadays. Since I advertised that in my motivational letters and mentioning it in my CV I have multiple invitation from companies to get to know each other." -- Ruud Visser, Graduate from University of Applied Sciences in Rotterdam

Coders that want to learn HTML and CSS fast

Excellent course that exposed me step-by-step to the world of web design. I come from a computer programming background and never really had to build a site from scratch. This was a great tool in pushing me to be a more well-rounded tech person. - Khalid

Complete beginners

Absolutely awesome! I recommend this course to anyone who feels like learning to code is too hard to start off with, because it really isn't. I thought it was too hard, but Ryan makes it look really easy with his step for step increase in difficulty. I built my own website within a week after starting this course, and it looks really great. Keep it up, Ryan! -- Robert de Kok

Those that have tried to learn HTML and CSS before and stopped

This is the first time I was able to go from start to finish with making an entire site. I have done other training before but they don't ever seem to close it off at the end. This class went over everything needed to make a site. I would love to find other courses like this. I also did not feel dumb mid way through the course due to lack of explaining. Everything was well documented and covered. Very good job on this thanks. - Jay Mims

Hustlers who want promotions

Man, I would have to say this is hands down the best course ever! I've done a ton of certifications, training, and real-world experience in other areas of IT. Nothing I've done so far has been as rewarding and I felt like making something and actually have the necessary skills to do so, without looking elsewhere. Thanks for this, I am at a loss for words; I hope this helped articulate how thankful I am. Thank you! -- Cortell Shaw

What you will learn

- CORE FUNDAMENTALS: I’ll teach you how to use a text-editor and the fundamentals of HTML and CSS so that you can put up any site you want.

- RAPID DEVELOPMENT: By learning to use powerful frameworks and tools such as Bootstrap, Font-Awesome, Google Forms and more, you'll be able to put up sexy, startup quality sites fast

- HTML5 & CSS3 to make your site look fresh and new. You'll learn the rules and practices of the newest languages. No outdated teachings or 1990s looking sites here!

- RESPONSIVE DESIGN: Designing for web is no longer for just your computer or laptop. We'll teach you responsive design so your site looks great on all devices.

- NO STAKES PRACTICING: How to use browser tools to play around and see live changes on sites so that you can learn faster and explore the HTML and CSS of the best looking websites

- BEAUTIFUL VISUALS: You’ll learn how to include professional style graphics and icons in your site for free

- COMPLETE KNOWLEDGE OF CSS AND HTML YOU WILL USE WHEN BUILDING SITES: links, lists, positioning, images, fonts, background properties, and any thing else you'll encounter when designing and developing a website

- MULTIPLE SITE LAYOUTS: When you're done with this course you'll be able to make any site you can dream up. Whether its a simple tower site, to a blog template, to a complex magazine layout you'll have the power in your hands to whip it up.

- SEO AND SOCIAL SHARING OPTIMIZATION: You don't want to work hard and create a beautiful site for it to just disappear into the internet abyss. You want people to be able to find your site and easily share its beauty. SEO and social sharing is just as an important part of HTML as anything else and you'll have the foundational knowledge you need after this course.

And I won’t stop where most other courses stop. I'll teach you:

- FREE HOSTING: how to save over $100 a year in hosting fees

- INSTANT DEPLOYMENT: how to host your site live online QUICKLY

- YOUR OWN CUSTOM DOMAIN NAME: how to buy a domain name and put your site up on it.

- GOODIES FOR ENTREPRENEURS: how to grow your site's visitors and test your business ideas - quick and for free.

- ADDED FINISHING TOUCHES: bonus lessons with javascript are hidden throughout to show you how to include some subtle magic that really wows the user. You're going to love these sections!

When you're done with this course...

HTML and CSS will no longer be a foreign language to you. Instead you will already have built your first couple sites and have the skills to build many others. You'll be a part of the 1% of people that actually know how to build things online and have a life-changing new skill set - the power to code and create.

With your new found knowledge of HTML and CSS you'll be able to separate yourself from others in a job search, follow your passion, explore a new career path, the possibilities are endless.

Why take this course versus the other HTML and CSS courses?

Here’s the deal… there’s the difference between knowing how to build a site with HTML5 and CSS3 and knowing how to build one that really wows! Whether its for looks, increasing sales, growing email lists, making your blog look professional or even making a personal page to start getting yourself online, you need to know how to make a site that functions how you want it and that separates you from the average person building average sites online. This course will do that. It’s the difference between being able to create and being able to not only create but impress with some added finishing touches. Its that aha moment - that’s what we’re going for when someone comes to our site and we’re going to teach you how to develop that.

  • Learn fast - its not made from old outdated teaching methods where you learn everything up front and then start building. No that's boring, frustrating, overwhelming and just plain unecessary. In this course you're going to start building your first site from the beginning. The result, you'll stay engaged and enjoy the interactive nature of this new type of learning.
  • You're not learning to build outdated looking sites - you're learning to build sites that are fresh and up with the modern times.
  • You're learning the newest technologies, not just HTML5 and CSS3 but other tools as well that will save you time, and help you make sites that amaze your users
  • An added bonus of teaching you how to host your site for FREE. That alone saves you over $50 a year.

So why not sign up today? Why not start investing in your future today? Click the button to start learning now.

What are the requirements?

  • computer
  • desire to learn fast and effectively

What am I going to get from this course?

  • At the end of this course HTML and CSS will no longer be a foreign language to you. Instead you will already have built your first couple sites and have the skills to build many others. You'll be a part of the 1% of people that actually know how to build things online and have a life-changing new skill set - the power to code and create.

Who is the target audience?

  • beginners
  • people interested in webdesign and webdevelopment
  • non-programmers
  • entrepreneurs
  • students with an interest to build things online

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.


Section 1: Getting Started

Lets take a quick look at what we'll be building throughout the course and the tools we need to get started


Thanks for taking this course! I'm excited for the benefits for you and the sites that will come of having this new life-changing skill set. Here's a quick guide for you to get the most out of the course.


Use these suggestions to crush this course and be building awesome sites in no time.


Let's dive into bootstrap and get your first site up.


Become familiar with the different types of tags throughout this course and how to open and close each.


Let's drill home some HTML basics!

Practicing Your HTML
6 questions

Bootstrap offers a handful of templates for you to jumpstart your site's creation process. We'll learn how to grab any of these templates we want.

Section 2: Your First Site: Getting Your Feet Wet With HTML And CSS

In this lesson we'll explore how to combine templates, use Chrome's dev tools, and utilize Bootstrap's native components to start putting together the site fast.


Divs are all over HTML documents. Understand divs and you'll be like an HTML magician. Feel the power!

Quick Review
7 questions

CSS controls the style of your site. Make your first CSS rule and start transforming the site from boring text to sexy startup quality.


Lets take a quick moment to learn more about CSS


If you've ever heard of Steve Jobs you know that fonts are critical in the design of a product. Let's learn to put any font you want into your website.


Fonts can be the difference between a beautiful, sexy site and a generic, template-looking site. We don't want template-looking sites. We want sexy, slick sites. So lets cover the big three of fonts:


Every html element is a rectangular box. Understand this along with what margin, padding, and border and you’re on your way to being a website ninja


Lets go through how to add images to your site so that it really pops, both through HTML and CSS. And now we'll be done with the top section. Pat yo' self on the back!

Quick Review
10 questions
Section 3: Your First Site: Rounding Out Your Skills With The Bottom Section

Lets go into bootstrap's grid system so you can learn to make the site look exactly however you want it. With the added understanding of floats you can build any complex-looking site.


Use links to control the flow of users from and through your site. In this lesson we cover the different types of links

Quick Review
7 questions

Learn how to bring in Google Forms. An awesome, free tool to get feedback from you site users and put a sense of interactivity in your site


Font-awesome allows you to include professional quality icons in your site free and easy to give it that extra pop.


Spans let you style inline-elements. Use it if you want to make certain words, phrases, or other inline elements stand out with a different color or style.


Through working on the get-involved section we learn and revisit many text-based CSS properties as well as see how to give the same CSS rule to multiple different HTML elements.


Let’s learn how to center block elements


In this lesson you’ll see the power of assigning classes to elements when you want multiple elements to have a similar style. It’s a beautiful thing!


We’re rockin’ and rollin’ now as we style links for when users hover over them and get an introduction to pseudo-classes.


Lets learn how to style full-width background colors in order to give our some subtle design beauty


In this lesson we’ll learn about the benefits of IDs and when to use them versus classes

Quick Review
9 questions

A quick styling of the footer section and you have yourself your first website. Do a dance!


We'll make the site look good across all devices with some responsive design and your bonus intro to the awesome world of Javascript

Section 4: Your First Site: Getting Your Site On The Web For The World To See

Let’s get yo' site live and online with Forge for the world to see.


Dropbox allows you to put up sites free and fast. Lets look at another option Github that has the same benefits but also gives you a more human friendly URL


Let’s get you your first very own custom domain name!


Now that we know the building blocks of CSS and HTML as well as how to get our sites live online what’s next?

Section 5: Your First Site: Adding Goodies With Advanced HTML, CSS, & Some Bonus Javascript

Let's start putting some magic into our site with some cool, subtle scrollspy


Let's put some smooth transitions in our tower page links with a smooth scrolling feature.


Let's explore a new type of positioning


Now we'll round out our knowledge of types of positioning with absolute and relative positioning


Bring in modals to add interactivity and give your user more information on a topic.


Let's learn about iframes by bringing in a youTube video

Quick Review
4 questions

A quick intro into youTube player paramenters to give our youTube videos a site-customized look


Move into the ranks of website ninjas as you learn how to center absolute elements. This is a crazy cool power to have.


Let's learn about stacking with the z-index

Quick Review
3 questions

Want to test a business idea or sell products on your site? Gumroad is your answer


A quick, free way to build an email list. Mailchimp will be your friend


Forms allow users to interact with your site. Lets learn how to include them in yours


Now that we know all about the important parts of forms lets style them to look good on our site

Section 6: Building A Blog Template

We’ll continue to round out our knowledge of HTML and CSS while we build a blog template


We’ll get some common styling set up with the body’s font-family and bring in a navbar


With all the possibilities of text and font styling in CSS you can create your own unique logos and brands directly in the browser.


Lets “google”-ize our blog’s look through child pseudo-elements


Lets get specific and creative with our styling via pseudo-selectors


We’ll revisit many CSS and HTML principles as we style out our blog posts.


Its important to have a way for your readers to subscribe to your blog. Let’s revisit forms and create a way.


Take a walk down Mailchimp memory lane and give your subscribe form functionality


In this lesson we learn advanced tactics to keep users on our site as they sign up for our email list.


Let's get into some list-styling skills


Remember responsive design? Lets do a quick revisit as well as touch up our footer.


Let’s visit our sumo friends to get some amazing tools to significantly increase our site’s newsletter signups and social shares. Oila, Magic!

Section 7: Building A Blog Template: Advanced HTML And CSS Topics

Let’s add some share buttons to our posts and learn about how to vertical-align inline elements.


FB Meta tags allow us to determine the look of our shares and optimize them for increased sharing and SEO.


Learning the key basics of SEO is a very important part of learning HTML. After all, you do want people to be able to find your site online.


Sometimes you want some simple spacing between divs or you don’t want a div to span the whole width of the page.


Knowing float is the key to making complex website layouts.


Is your page content short and your footer half way up the screen? Let’s fix that with a sticky footer.


In this lesson we learn how to create our own multi-column layout.


We add a powerful skill to our repertoire of being able to style rows of columned divs and learn the “trick of clear fixes”. After this lesson you are officially a website building beast!


Lets learn even more ways to make complex layouts with nested columns.


Lets start setting up a nice landing page to welcome our site visitors


Have a little fun with all the different background possibilities


Put on the finishing touches and you have yourself a good looking blog template!

Section 8: Building A Full-Width Magazine Layout

Let’s learn how to make an awesome, full-width magazine layout site


Lets take a walk down memory lane and revisit how to create a jumbotron section


We’ll add another tool to your website making arsenal with text shadows and revisit to rgba colors


We’ve learned in the past how to add Google Fonts to our site. Now let’s learn how to add fonts we have on our computer


Up to this point you’ve been working with fixed navbars. Now it’s time to learn how to create a static navbar


And now it’s time to put the final touches on our beautiful, transparent navbar


Let’s learn how to make website layouts that span the width of the screen. Oh how the possibilities are endless now!


Sometimes you want to make entire divs clickable. Let’s learn how to do so


Let’s finish it all up with a simple footer section


Did you try to do the responsiveness yourself? If not try to before you watch this video. I think you’ll surprise yourself at how much you know!

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Instructor Biography

Ryan Bonhardt, Online Learning Enthusiast & Teacher at Maker-Based

Ryan Bonhardt is a self-directed learning enthusiast and self-taught web developer and entrepreneur. He believes in the power of education and has a life mission of empowering people to follow their passions, make money doing it, and to constantly test the system.

During college he decided he wanted to avoid "Corporate America", make money doing things he loved and live life as he wanted to. In the beginning it was rough and he STRUGGLED….but then he discovered how to learn skills rapidly and promote efforts he believed in. Since then he has founded Maker-Based, helped found a non-profit running across the USA for Sarcoma cancer research, lived in 10 cities, been a white water river guide, surfed across Latin America, and advised multiple businesses and startups. His goal is to always love what he's doing and do what he loves - to learn something new and add value daily.

At Maker-Based we aim to better education through content and delivery. We believe every day there is a growing gap between what students should be and are learning. We aim to lessen that gap by teaching you skills that are relevant today - to enable you to follow your passion and do what you love. And we believe the most effective way to learn these skills is through project-based learning. We work to achieve this mission daily with online learning courses and our social venture of bringing coding into the school system.

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