HTML Essentials

By the end of the course you will be able to create a website using HTML that contains pages with text, a number of images, internal and external links, cascading style sheets and tables. Delegates must be confident in using Windows and a mouse. This course is for anyone who is interested in learning HTML (the language of the web) to create a web site and those who want to understand the underlying structure of sites created with WYSWYG packages.

Available for Private and Tailored group events

This course is run privately for groups or 1-2-1 Coaching sessions

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Course Location

Happy London, Aldgate or at your premises.

Course Requirements

Delegates must be confident in using Windows and a mouse.

What You Will Learn

In particular you will be able to:

  • Understand how the Web works
  • Understand what HTML is and the principles of using it
  • Understand limitations of design and how to get around them
  • Create, format and place images on pages from scratch
  • Set page attributes to define how elements on a page look
  • Create an external cascading style sheet to speed up formatting
  • Create tables for layout
  • Create remote and internal links
  • Upload and maintain your site
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Day 1

Session 1

Web Geography – Web terminology, visualising the web.

Session 2

Getting started – Creating pages, inserting text, Previewing pages in the browser, Headings, Paragraph and line breaks.

Session 3

Formatting and aligning – Setting attributes, background and text colour.

Session 4

Links – Creating links to pages, external sites, linking to anchors.

Day 2

Session 1

CSS Formatting – Create an external style sheet, redefining HTML styles, linking a CSS sheet, updating styles.

Session 2

Tables – Creating, Aligning text in cells, merging cells.

Session 3

Images – File formats, images as links, alternate text labels.

Session 4

Testing and maintenance – Final considerations, uploading demonstration.


The course will run from 10am to 4:45pm (light cold buffet 1pm to 1:45pm). Please be careful to arrive by 9.45am for registration and refreshments. The course will start precisely on time and it may not be possible to go back over material missed by late arrivals. If you arrive over 30 minutes late you may be asked to leave and attend another day.

Please ensure you read our Terms and Conditions before booking for our payment terms and cancellation policy.

Your Course Trainers

Darren Andrews

Darren Andrews

Darren is one of Happy's Senior Trainers, able to train almost every IT course on the Happy Computers course programme. He has been with Happy for nearly ten years.

Pat Kelly

Pat Kelly

Pat is an experienced and versatile Certified IT Training Professional (TAP and TPMA Certified, MOS Expert). He's been our lead trainer in DTP / Photoshop packages for more than a decade.

Pat is also one of our most creative trainers: being a photographer, web-designer, director and actor.