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Web Design - HTML and CSS

Web Design - HTML and CSS

Chelsea College of Arts
Taught by
John Coumbe


This Web Design - HTML and CSS course will teach you to plan, build and maintain your own powerful and responsive websites. This is a hands-on course, where you will learn to code HTML and CSS files from scratch. 

In HTML5 you'll learn how to create and use basic tags, create hyperlinks, place images and use tables. We'll cover everything from the fundamentals of web design concepts to structure and accessibility.

In CSS3 you'll have complete control of page layout but also more complex aspects including floating, positioning, rounded corners and other cutting-edge techniques. Finally, we will show you how to work 'live' on your project and how to upload your site. Please bring your own website ideas to work on. Please note this course is taught on a Mac computer.

Topic Covered

  • Web Design principals - font, colour, image size and website sizes, creating site maps

  • Designing the first pages of your website

  • Creating your first HTML page including text, images, internal and external links

  • Cascading Style Sheets

  • Navigation bars with roll over effects

  • CSS coding - drop down menu and creating image galleries 

  • Uploading your website

Course Outcomes
You'll leave with HTML and CSS skills and have the confidence to build a website from scratch; not only designing, creating and managing it, but manipulating and altering its appearance.

Who Should Attend

Anyone who wants to learn how to create and manage a professional website using basic and intermediate 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.

Course Level

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