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Coding – HTML, CSS and Javascript

Coding – HTML, CSS and Javascript

Chelsea College of Arts
Taught by
John Coumbe


Join this hands-on course and learn how to code HTML, CSS and Javascript from the beginning. The course will introduce the fundamental skills required to create an interactive web page. Using simple tools including the Chrome web browser and a text editor, you will learn how to write code by hand and gain a real understanding of what you are building.
Throughout the course your tutor will guide through a set of small self-contained exercises. And at the end of the course you leave with completed examples that you can refer to when working on future projects.

Topic covered

  • Using HTML5 to add structure and meaning to your content

  • Using CSS to add style and layout to content

  • Web design fundamentals: markup, fonts, colour, layout, interactivity, accessibility

  • The Javascript programming language and the jQuery library are introduced

  • Understanding the challenges of responsive web design and working in a fluid medium

  • Organising and planning a small web project

  • Using tools to upload your work to the internet

Course outcomes
You will leave with a basic understanding of how to build a small web project using HTML, CSS and Javascript.

Who should attend

Anyone who wants to learn how to create and manage a website using basic HTML and CSS. You will need basic computer skills. Due to the intense nature of this course, you should commit to attend every session. No prior knowledge of web design, HTML or CSS is required for this short course.


Courses are typically taught by one or more of the tutors listed below.

Student reviews

'Brilliant course! The tutor taught us a complicated subject in an engaging and manageable way that has really lit my enthusiasm for web design! We put our new skills into practice while we learnt to create our website throughout the course. It has given me a lot of confidence to continue working with web design and coding!' - Anon

"The teacher was knowledgeable, supportive and a great communicator. She made a complicated subject really easy to understand a put into practice. I just wish it had been one session longer, but that might be because I enjoyed it so much and did not want it to end!"

Tutor Description

John Coumbe is a software trainer and developer.
He creates and delivers commercial training courses in web development.
He works as a visiting tutor at Birkbeck, University of London.
His development clients include The Guardian and Oxford University Press.


Please bring the following materials with you on the first day:

  • Notebook and Pen

Available dates