HTML5 and CSS Fundamentals

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This course was developed in partnership between W3C and Intel®.

Learn the basics of Web design and style to give your Web sites a professional look and feel. The Intel® XDK team and experts from the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) will guide you step-by-step in how to use the latest Web standards to create a site to be proud of.

During the course, you will learn the basic building blocks of Web design and style – HTML5 and CSS – to give your site a professional look and feel.

By the end of the course, you should understand all the fundamental elements – from headers and links to images and sidebars – and leave having built a basic framework for your own Web site. 

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10/10 starsCompleted
3 years, 3 months ago
The course content shows you what is happening on your browser and how it's done. The access to toolkit and resources, the lectures and demonstrations give a starting point to anyone with basic programming skills who wishes to get up-to-date with the important technology of our time and participate themselves.
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3 years, 3 months ago
The course is ok and I am learning a lot by myself with the knowledge acquired with the vedeos and materials. My problem is the Intel development tool. Perhaps there is a kind of incompatibility with my Avast anti virus. The real time editing would all of a sudden stop the communication allegedly because of security breaches. I was obliged to uninstall and reinstall the kit a few times. That is detrimental for the learning process. Anyway, apart from that, no problem with the course. Even the Intel tool is good, interesting etc. Very nice to use my mobile as a screen. If someone can give me a hand with this issue of security I thank you very much.
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8/10 starsCompleted
3 years, 3 months ago
This is a great introduction to HTML / CSS. A broad range of topics are covered at varying depths. I've already signed up for the sequel and would recommend the course to anyone. The only thing I would have like to see is more actual coding, and not just the recipe project. I would also criticize the knowledge checks: they were generally too easy, while a couple of questions were difficult to make sense of, i.e. they weren't well written. Other than that this was a very good course.
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8/10 starsCompleted
3 years, 4 months ago
Pros: Lots of topics covered in-depth, reliable info with tons of support links, examples were quite well done, they used some videos and diagrams, had activities to do, quizes throughout. Cons: Not enough videos to explain some of the complicated topics. When video was used, the audio was bad. Too much reading, not enough showing or doing.
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2/10 starsCompleted
3 years, 4 months ago
Very weak course. It's only good if you care about certificate. Otherwise you can find good material (books, tutorials) about this subject on Internet and youtube. Good luck with the course!
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10/10 starsCompleted
3 years, 6 months ago
Hi, I have just finished the HTML5 Introduction course and started the next 2nd level with HTML5 Coding Essentials and Best Practices and would recommend both of them to everybody. Looks like they are the best online-tutorials for people who want to start deep learning of HTML5 and CSS.
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10/10 starsCompleted
3 years, 6 months ago
This course is a perfect starting point for anybody who wants to learn about HTML and CSS. The lectures are very clear and well organized, with gradual progression.
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10/10 starsTaking Now
3 years, 6 months ago
It was a great experience, although I could not finished it. I did not have an idea about codes, programming, etc. But I think I do have a very good base that will help me to take the course again succesfuly. My major problem was the language. I had to translate every single statement to make the most of the material given. That took a lot of time and as the result I only reached the second week lessons. Nevertheless it was fascinating and I learned a lot. On my very humble opinion, for students like me, you shoul divide the material in two short courses or maybe it would be fantastic to give it self paced. Thank you! I congratulate you for the edx idea! A special greeting from Puerto Rico to all of you.
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6/10 starsDropped
3 years, 6 months ago
The survey points to the major problem with the course. It is not professionally designed. At least six questions were unanswerable. That's curious in a survey when so much professional survey research expertise probably was on tap at any of the Edx participating universities. The results are largely meaningless because they are univariate when, at the least, bivariate analysis should be provided to show e.g. the numbers and proportions of students by experience level by completion/drop out. I suspect that the proportion will be high. The survey also suffers from bias - the invitation to participate asks especially for favourable reviews. "Don't give us any bad reviews" is the message! As with a previous course in a different discipline, the level of knowledge of the instructors obviously was high. But the teaching method could have been substantially improved - computing because of the logic involved is best taught by using a step-b... The survey points to the major problem with the course. It is not professionally designed. At least six questions were unanswerable. That's curious in a survey when so much professional survey research expertise probably was on tap at any of the Edx participating universities. The results are largely meaningless because they are univariate when, at the least, bivariate analysis should be provided to show e.g. the numbers and proportions of students by experience level by completion/drop out. I suspect that the proportion will be high. The survey also suffers from bias - the invitation to participate asks especially for favourable reviews. "Don't give us any bad reviews" is the message! As with a previous course in a different discipline, the level of knowledge of the instructors obviously was high. But the teaching method could have been substantially improved - computing because of the logic involved is best taught by using a step-by-step, numbered approach. Literary material - "verbage" should be kept to a minimum. There was also the unnecessary and prolific use of the aggressive and therefore distracting "you". A bad example is in the last message received today. "You made excellent contributions in the discussion forum, so please be proud of yourselves as you have accomplished a lot!" I've achieved very little! There were frequent statements during the parts of the course able to be attempted along the lines: "You can do this and that" when I had no idea what this" was, nor that". Assumptions and students are often incompatible variables. The material also suffered the same problem as in a previous course - too many new concepts and variables introduced in rapid succession, impeding steady progress. It felt like the hurdles might never be jumped. The start if the course was daunting - the accessibility and internationalization material was far too long and here were far too many links. It was a course in itself. It didn't inspire confidence about the rest of the course. Links can be - and are on many web sites- overdone and result in far greater time being spent than necessary. They also seem to be used as a lazy way of not of providing clear, concise and accurate information. As if the author is saying: "I cant be bothered explain this so I'll just put in a link and let them find out for themselves"! Websites generally are becoming far too cluttered with bells and whistles which reduce readability. That was one reason why I wanted to do the course - to build a website that was of simple yet highly effective design. If it can be done in print media - which I was in - it can be done in digital media. But that didn't happen because (a) I was put off by the accessibility/internationalization material and feared getting into the course and (b) I became over-loaded with critical work which meant eventually trying to cram the course into a few days. Then a block came with XDK - and that was it. Self-paced courses are essential for time-poor people. Other critiques have covered points such as cryptic hints and questions covering points not in the course. All that from completing one week, covering most of the second and scanning the other weeks.
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10/10 starsCompleted
3 years, 6 months ago
Bien, el curso estuvo muy interesante. Los contenidos fueron correctamente dosificados y su nivel de dificultad estuvo bien. Aunque tenía algunos conocimientos básicos he aprendido mucho. Realmente me gusto. Muchas gracias!!!
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3 years, 6 months ago
the whole course was presented in a very syetematic and informative way, the vedios was very helpful especially in those areas where i felt a little difficult to understand. i like the course very much and i look forward to get some similar courses from INTEL and edx . thanku
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10/10 starsCompleted
3 years, 6 months ago
Thank you very much for this course. I have really enjoyed it an i hope i will be able to take a look at it again whenever i need to. I have worked with HTML 4 and CSS in a distant past. I really enjoy working with the 'fab3' Html5 / CSS and Javascript. None of which I master but I am eager to learn and progress.
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10/10 starsCompleted
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3 years, 6 months ago
Content is super! Instructors and providers are good,well and wonder in the instruction aspect. They however need to put more time to the discussion forum in order to ask doubts
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8/10 starsCompleted
3 years, 6 months ago
If you don't have a clue about what HTML or CSS is or means or does, this is the course for you! You WILL be able to complete it in the time provided and still have time for other commitments. Two days after starting this class, I got hit by a car. After surgery, a hospital stay, and missed two weeks to recover, I STILL completed the course two days early with a good grade. (Okay, okay, I'll tell you: I got a 97.) So many other 'Intro' courses I've taken, either start off way too advanced or are okay for the first few weeks and then start moving through content at warp speed! This class was different: Towards the end, there are sections of 'OPTIONAL' content for those who want more, while the pace of required content was still at a reasonable pace. A great beginner course! I can't believe how much I learned! After reading some of the other reviews, I had to come back and write more: Videos are overrated! I want to read my info... If you don't have a clue about what HTML or CSS is or means or does, this is the course for you! You WILL be able to complete it in the time provided and still have time for other commitments. Two days after starting this class, I got hit by a car. After surgery, a hospital stay, and missed two weeks to recover, I STILL completed the course two days early with a good grade. (Okay, okay, I'll tell you: I got a 97.) So many other 'Intro' courses I've taken, either start off way too advanced or are okay for the first few weeks and then start moving through content at warp speed! This class was different: Towards the end, there are sections of 'OPTIONAL' content for those who want more, while the pace of required content was still at a reasonable pace. A great beginner course! I can't believe how much I learned! After reading some of the other reviews, I had to come back and write more: Videos are overrated! I want to read my information, not listen to somebody ramble on. I can search text on a page. I can copy and paste text into a notebook. Try that with a video. In fact, I hate videos. This course had just enough live coding video examples to suit my taste! And, thanks to all the text and resource links provided, I have a OneNote notebook for this course that I can refer to 3 years from now. . .
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10/10 starsCompleted
3 years, 6 months ago
This Html5 course was amazing! before i was a complete strange to programming but thanks to this course i have improved a lot my coding knowledge. The content was explained very well and life coding videos were powerful tools to teach me to code, the instructors were all professional in their fields and i think EdX is really an amazing Organization that puts first hand learning to all of us. Thank you EdX!
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10/10 starsCompleted
3 years, 6 months ago
I think that the content was good, as was the presentation and the focus. I took off a half-star for the instructor because I found the coding videos far too long, although I'm also a fairly experienced programmer so that might be skewing things, as I recognize that this is a beginner level course and I have prior experience, albeit from 5 years ago, with HTML and CSS, as well as experience with other document-based programming languages, such as LaTeX. There were also abundant typos that could be both confusing and distracting. However, I think that the focus on the "best practices," things that we should probably get in the habit of, is a very valuable part of this course.
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10/10 starsCompleted
3 years, 6 months ago
Everyone involved in web development should have the knowledge provided by this course. All the basics are covered, the learning materials are well-written and easily digestible.
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10/10 starsCompleted
3 years, 6 months ago
Excelente curso. No solo es accesible a la comunidad, sino que es realmente completo. O así lo veo yo, que no tenía ni la más remota idea. ¡Comencemos la siguiente etapa!
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2/10 starsCompleted
3 years, 6 months ago
I am giving a very low rate to the HTML5 Introduction course because it has some materials that made me have a bad and unpleasant time trying to learn with.
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8/10 starsCompleted
3 years, 6 months ago
Great course which has helped me refresh my knowledge and gain more in-depth understanding of HTML5 and CSS3. I look forward to putting this in practice in my work environment or just for fun. I however regret the mostly text based materials which are a bit heavy to digest on some occasions - more video based content would be appreciated.
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8/10 starsCompleted
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3 years, 6 months ago
This course was simply awesome! I enrolled without having any prior knowledge about html but after having completed the course I can proudly say that my html basics are now rock-solid! The content was good and was in a simple language.It was very engaging and created curiosity inside me to know more about the topic. The videos were few but were really very helpful .Also the discussion area enabled me to question as well as discuss any unclear topic that was taught. I thoroughly enjoyed the course and would recommend to anyone who has no or basic knowledge and want to know about html.
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10/10 starsCompleted
3 years, 6 months ago
This is a wonderful first course in HTML and CSS. It includes separate units on page layout and debugging! By the end of the course I was able to create a basic 3-column web page using CSS.
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10/10 starsCompleted
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3 years, 6 months ago
Very helpful course, it is a good start to any one who want to be a web developer or web designer I just finished this course and excited to move next to HTML part 1 course from W3C!
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3 years, 6 months ago
This course is just awesome and over my expectations. I highly recommend this course for anyone interested in web design. I understood main concepts and fundamentals It was very hard to me to find them somewhere else. Thank you guys for introducing this course. Please keep on
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10/10 starsCompleted
3 years, 6 months ago
Really great course, undermined by errors and typos and general sloppiness on virtually every page, including occasionally contradictory instruction (I stopped documenting the errors after the twentieth one - no joke). The Intel XDK tool was a revelation to me, and the breadth of the course is excellent. But the "project" isn't very interesting or challenging, and by the end the course no longer even bothers telling students what is expected, essentially stating, "Try to do some things and then watch the video if you get stuck" but never tells you what those "things" are. You'll have to watch the video (and try to ignore the background sounds). The course is well-meaning and the topic is fascinating - I learned a lot - but it all seems hastily put together, and clearly no one bother to proof read any of it. Too bad - the scope of the course is very good, but the presentation is, by far, the worst of any course I've taken to date.
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10/10 starsCompleted
3 years, 7 months ago
This is a great course and I recommend it highly. I signed up for Part 1 and Part 2 as well because I can see the trio is a complete set designed to elevate the student to an expertise level that will be marketable.
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8/10 starsCompleted
3 years, 7 months ago
Interesting and challenging had to boost neurones and molecules so that I could pass this, since have no routine jet and have abandoned gaming (have spoiled needs for that.) used all my time to have this knowledge and certificate. instructions helpful and developers.. w3.org - there are books about them and movies.
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10/10 starsCompleted
3 years, 7 months ago
Es un muy buen curso, aprendi muchas mas cosas de las que ya sabia, seria bueno que estuviera en otros idiomas como el espeañol, mas que todo por la gente que no sabe ingles
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10/10 starsCompleted
3 years, 7 months ago
Excellent course for refreshing my html and css knowledge after a long break from it. Explained the uses for tags and attributes much more fully than I have seen elsewhere. While there are useful videos it is largely a text based course which makes it easy to refer back and forth between the presented items. The quizzes and exercises were pertinent to the material.
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10/10 starsCompleted
3 years, 7 months ago
The course is wholesome with carefully constructed graded and non-graded exercises that build one's confidence at the same time do not severely punish or discourage for wrong answers, rather sometimes give additional chance. External references are also very nicely picked and optional material is truly marked optional. The unique feature of this course is time-saving 'best practices' which one may not find in the lengthy official HTML5 documentations but play a great role in professional and intellectual development of the student.
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