- Lessons Overview
You are warmly welcome to the course on the basics of HTML titled “Build Your Own Website”. This course is designed for High School students in Ghana but anyone around the world who want to learn about website building can equally utilize this course.
I am Harry Tetteh, your instructor, and I have designed this four week course to give you a very interactive approach to learn how to build your own website.
If you are thinking that it is extremely difficult to make a website, the truth is that is not the case!
After you are done with this course, you will say, it's “koko” (so easy like preparing porridge).
Everyone can learn how to make a website, except of course the person who is not interested in doing it. Once you are here, I believe you are eager to create your own website. Just proceed with this course because you are not far from making your own website.
Some people mistakenly believe that expensive and advanced software is needed to make websites. It is true that there are lots of different programs that claim they can create a website for you. Some come closer than others.
But if you want it done right, you must do it yourself. Fortunately, it is simple and free and you already have all the software you need. You don't have to go to any shop to buy to software; you hold on now, soon you will understand my point.
The aim of this course is to give you an easy, yet thorough and correct introduction to how to make websites. I will starts from scratch and you would not need any prior knowledge of programming.
The only prerequisite knowledge is your usual basic skills on computers, believe me!
I do admit that this course cannot show you everything. So some engagement and a will to experiment are required.
But don't worry - learning how to make websites is a lot of fun and easier than anything you could imagine and gives a tremendous amount of satisfaction when you get it right.
How you choose to navigate this course is up to you. But I suggest you start from Syllabus to find out the goals and objectives of the course then continue to Lessons Overview to learn what each lesson has for you. Please make sure you begin the lessons from Week One and end at Week Four without skipping the quiz under each lesson;-). My last advice is to do a lot of practice with any new thing you learn in each lesson.
Okay, enough talk. I am even tired. Let's get started with syllabus!
This course explores into the basics of Hypertext Mark-up Language (HTML). Topics include; elements, attributes, links, images, tables and uploading web pages which are to be completed in 4 weeks.
The focus of this course is to introduce a browser and simple text editor in website building.
The aim of this course is to provide the basics of HTML for a simple approach to building websites.
After successfully completing this course, students will be able to;
- Identify and interpret HTML codes
- Plan, design and develop websites
- Demonstrate competency in applying HTML elements and attributes
- Link web pages
- Insert tables and images on web pages
- Upload websites
Students will use Microsoft Windows Internet Explorer and Notepad as tools for this course. Students should also have Microsoft Office applications to be able to access Word and Powerpoint files.
Students are supposed to take the quiz after completing each lesson in this course.
The forum is available for students to be involved in discussions on relevant topics of the course. Your instructor will moderate the forum an offer ideas and opinions where necessary. You can post all questions you have in the forum.
Here is how the forum works:
- Each discussion will have one or more topics presented.
- You are expected to post at least two substantive messages for each discussion question. Your postings should reflect an understanding of the course material.
Your postings should advance the group's negotiation of ideas and meanings about the material; that is, your contributions should go beyond a "ditto." Some ways you can further the discussion include:
- Expressing opinions or observations. These should be offered in depth and supported by more than personal opinion.
- making a connection between the current discussion and previous discussions, a personal experience, or concepts from the readings,
- commenting on or asking for clarification of another student's statement, synthesizing other students' responses, or
- posting a substantive question aimed at furthering the group's understanding.
Preparing for the forum
Students will be expected to complete reading lectures for each week and be prepared to discuss the major issues applicable to that week's lecture.
There shall be synchronous meeting held every Tuesday and Thursday at 6:00pm GMT. Students are therefore expected to attend each of these meeting for more grade points.
You may now proceed to lessons overview.
Hi there, before we start rolling with lesson one; let’s quickly go through what you will be learning under each week.
Lesson 1 [Tools]
You will find out what tools you need to make your own website.
Lesson 2 [HTML]
You will understand what HTML is and what it means.
Lesson 3 [Elements]
You will learn about elements and tags – what they are and how to use them and familiarise yourself with seven of the most used elements.
Lesson 4 [Your first website]
You will be creating your first HTML document – the basic template for your future websites.
Lesson 5 [Attributes & Links]
Learn to add extra information to your tags and formulate commands in a more explicit manner. Discover how to create links to your own and other pages on the internet.
Lesson 6 [Images & Table]
Find out how simple and easy it is to insert images in your pages. Construct HTML tables for the presentation of structured content.
Lesson 7 [CSS & Web Standards]
Understand how Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) can be used to add fantastic layout to your pages. And learn about the common standard of HTML.
Lesson 8 [Uploading pages & Final tips]
Find out how to get your website published on the internet and a few pieces of good advice for your website projects.
HTML Made Really Easy - [This page contains examples of html tags and its explanations.]
HTML: An Interactive Tutorial - [A tutorial website on HTML ]
What is HTML? -[Learn more about HTML on this page]
HTML – Wikipedia - [Good resource for finding the timeline history of HTML]
Introduction to HTML - [Find more notes on HTML, some example and FAQs]
W3C XHTML2 Working Group Home Page - [This is W3C’s home page for the XHTML2 Working Group, which was chartered in March 2007.]
All files are in PDF format. You need Adobe Acrobat reader to view and download these files. You may download Adobe Acrobat reader by clicking here.
Introduction to HTML Programming - [A course on HTML]
Introduction to HTML - [A document on HTML]
Introduction to HTML & Library web page development - [HTML handbook]
HTML Colour and Graphic Notes [Notes on HTML colour and graphics]
Learning Basic HTML skills [Listen to lectures on HTML]
Basic HTML [Download podcast files on HTML]
Basic HTML on iTune [Subscribe to free podcast at iTunes]
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