Programming for Non-Geeks: Essential HTML

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March 29, 2011 Enroll Now
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Course Overview

Programming for Non-Geeks: Essential HTML
Originally Broadcast On:
March 29, 2011
Time Estimate:
One hour for the main presentation and questions. Sometimes presenters stay longer to answer additional questions from participants.

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Modern websites rely on a range of technologies to deliver content to visitors around the world. One technology, though, is omnipresent: HTML. The Hyper Text Markup Language is the backbone of the Web.

This Webinar will demystify this critical digital tool. You'll learn the basics of HTML and how it works. We'll show you what "tags" are and tell you the ones you most need to know. We'll highlight common pitfalls and review tags and techniques that have fallen out of favor.

If you create content that's published online, knowing HTML will give you new freedom to develop more sophisticated work, edit existing pages with confidence, and find and fix problems.

If you manage or run a website, knowing HTML will help you better understand how your product works.

Even if you've never written code before or looked at the source code of a page, you'll leave this training able to create update and basic pages.

Knowing HTML basics will help you advance into working with HTML5, new applications like eBook technologies and many other technologies, from CSS to JavaScript to content management systems to XML.

If you're a developer interested in HTML5 and advanced programming topics, Poynter's NewsU also offers HTML5 Essentials for Content Creators, in partnership with the Online News Association.

What Will I Learn:
  • What tags are and how they work
  • The most essential tags
  • How to use tags to format text and create page layouts
  • How to add links, images and lists
  • How to create interactive content with forms
  • How HTML works with other technologies to create sophisticated pages layouts and effects
  • What "valid markup" is and why it matters
  • Useful tools for writing and editing HTML
Who Should Take this Course:

Anyone who wants to develop and create web pages with confidence. This Webinar covers the basics and is for those who have limited experience with writing code. If you're a developer interested in HTML5 and advanced programming topics, Poynter's NewsU also offers HTML5 Essentials for Content Creators, in partnership with the Online News Association.

Course Instructor:

Casey Frechette

Casey Frechette is an assistant professor in the journalism and media studies department at the University of South Florida, St. Petersburg where he teaches digital media and researches technology, journalism and education.

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