Advanced HTML skills

Duration: 1 Day


A one-day course for HTML authors, covering the advanced techniques required to build engaging websites such as Cascading Style Sheets (CSS), JavaScript, plugins and forms. As in the two-day Introduction to Web publishing course, students work on a series of examples which illustrate all the techniques used. The course is available to users of both Macintosh and PC platforms.


Ideal delegates to this course are Internet HTML authors with at least one site under their belts and real knowledge of HTML. Completion of Transmedia’s two-day Introduction to Web publishing course is a distinct advantage.

Course includes

A comprehensive set of reference notes covering course topics, follow-up E-mail support and, for training on Transmedia premises, lunch and refreshments.

Course outline

Overview of client-side web languages

  • HTML vs. CSS vs. JavaScript
  • XHTML vs. HTML
  • HTML and XHTML versions
  • Choosing and setting the doctype

Web Development Best Practice

  • Cross-Browser Design
  • Essential Browsers to consider
  • Developing with Web Standards
  • Supplying alternative content

HTML Forms

  • Creating web forms
  • Setting form action and method
  • GET vs. POST methods
  • Creating Textfields and Textareas
  • Creating radio buttons, checkboxes, drop-downs and buttons
  • Submitting and processing a web form

Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)

  • Essentials of CSS
  • Applying style sheets to a page
  • External vs. Internal vs. Inline Styles
  • CSS Selectors: Tag, Class and ID
  • Creating CSS Rules
  • Formatting text: font, size, colour
  • Formatting links, lists and tables


  • What JavaScript does
  • Benefits of JavaScript
  • Simple examples of JavaScript
  • What is AJAX?
  • Implementing JavaScript on a web page
  • Using External JavaScript


  • Advantages and problems with plugins
  • Embedding a Flash movie
  • Providing alternative content

Course Dates

London CentralLondon GreenwichBristol

The new course schedule is currently being updated and will be ready shortly. Please phone us on 0208 269 4260 or email us for the latest dates.

All our courses run in London and Bristol, or can be tailored to requirements at your own offices. For alternative dates, please email or call us on 0208 269 4260
All prices are per person and are subject to VAT
15% discount for groups of four delegates.
10% discount for groups of three delegates.
(This offer applies for delegates on the same public scheduled course on the same date.)

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