Course Description

Discover current web standards, design, and development practices, with emphasis on usability, cross-browser compatibility, accessibility, search engine optimization, and responsive web design. Learn how to separate between defining the contents of a web page (HTML5) from presentation concerns (CSS3) and become familiar with a variety of tools in the process.

This course is designed for those with no prior knowledge of building a website and want to learn basic HTML and CSS3.

Course Details

Course Learning Outcomes

By completion of this course, successful students will be able to:

  • Develop a solid understanding of designing web pages with attention to accessibility, cross-browser compatibility, search engine optimization and responsiveness
  • Become familiar with HTML5 and CSS3 standards and web development tools
  • Apply the standards of HTML/CSS3 and their common features

Topics of Instruction

  • Introduction to web development
  • Basics of HTML and CSS syntax
  • Testing, debugging and validating HTML and CSS files
  • Structuring a web page with div and span, and semantic elements
  • Principles of Responsive Web Design
  • Web design guidelines and considerations
  • Working with variety of web page components like text, images, links, lists, etc.
  • Using CSS to format elements of a web page: specifying measurements and colours, code selectors, define properties of text
  • Creating and formatting tables
  • Creating web forms and controls, including validation
  • Introduction to web page components, like video and audio


This course content is at the beginner level of the subject matter, however computer proficiency is required:

  • Students must be familiar with the personal computer, keyboard and mouse.
  • Students must have Microsoft Windows OR Mac Operating systems skills and knowledge, and be able to perform the following tasks:
    • start and run Windows OR Mac computer
    • use the taskbar, Start button and Help feature
    • use Minimize, Maximize, Restore Down/Up and Close
    • use the left and right mouse buttons appropriately
    • understand file management techniques
    • navigate between files, folders, or drives
    • cutting, copying, and pasting content, files and folders
    • using print screen or snipping tool

Applies Towards the Following Program(s)

Enrol Now - Select a section to enrol in
Online Synchronous
6:00PM to 9:00PM
Sep 18, 2024 to Nov 20, 2024
Schedule and Location
Delivery Options
Course Fees
Flat Fee non-credit $879.00
Reading List / Textbook
No textbook required.
Section Notes

Classes are held online in real time (Mountain Time) at the specified time and dates.

You will require access to a computer with an Internet connection, a headset with speakers and microphone, webcam, and a monitor large enough to display multiple applications (or the use of two monitors).

This course uses:

  • Desire2Learn (D2L), an online learning management system. The instructor will post your course outline and other materials in D2L.
  • Zoom web conferencing software.

For the best experience, your computer and internet connection should meet certain requirements. See the recommended requirements...

For more information, please visit our Online Learning Resources.

Unless notified, all online courses are available at 9 am MT the day before the start date. Students who register on (or after) the start date will receive access within one day of registration.

Unless otherwise stated, notice of withdrawal or transfer from a course must be received at least seven calendar days prior to the start date of the course.

Required fields are indicated by .