Web Development with HTML5 and CSS3

LocationCavendish, Central London
FacultyScience and Technology

HTML5 and CSS3 are the new standards for creating powerful and rich web applications in a standards-compliant way. They have gained wide acceptance already, and are a significant and exciting development for building websites and web applications that are cross-platform and device capable.

This 3-day course will provide you with a solid foundation in HTML5 and CSS3. Day 1 and day 2 will concentrate on the key techniques and concepts of both HTML5 and CSS3. Day 3 will take you into further detail, introducing additional features and extended exercises.

The course will provide theory and practical exercises, and during the 3 days you will build up and practice your skills by implementing additional HTML5 and CSS3 related features for an existing microsite in class.

This is a practical course and consequently an emphasis will be placed on progressive design philosophy. This is because of the current inconsistent state of browser support and the overwhelming use of legacy browsers in the real world.

Who is this course for?

The course is suitable for anyone involved in developing and writing HTML code such as web editors, developers and designers.

Basic to medium working knowledge of HTML4 and CSS2 is required.

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Course content

This course will cover:


  • HTML5 and structuring content
  • Mark-up for web forms 2.0
  • Mark-up for media: video and audio
  • Accessibility improvements: HTML5 and ARIA roles
  • HTML5 and associated API technologies
  • HTML5 and design patterns
  • Microdata and SEO quick wins


  • CSS3 selectors
  • CSS3 properties: transformations, transitions and effects
  • CSS3 styled web form
  • Web fonts
  • CSS3 backgrounds
  • CSS3 and layouts: multiple column properties

Working with current browser implementations

  • Coding for webkit (Safari, Chrome, Opera), Mozilla and IE (9 and 10)
  • HTML5 validators
  • Authoring tools
  • Useful JavaScript libraries (Jquery, Zepto, LESS)

By the end of the course you will:

  • have learnt how to code new CSS3 style rules and  HTML5 code to build rich, web-standards-compliant and future-proof websites
  • have gained a good understanding of the significance and power of HTML5 and CSS3
  • be able to progressively enhance your websites with new HTML5 capabilities while ensuring support for legacy browsers
  • have developed a good understanding of further related technologies and ways of integrating

Mohammed Jadka

Mohammed has been working as a coder in London for over 8 years involved in building and supporting a number of websites and web applications for various organisations. He has worked for web development agencies, digital agencies, government agencies and publishing companies. Being an all-round developer, he has worked with a range of back-end server technologies, from ColdFusion, Java, .NET and PHP that all interfaced with HTML, JavaScript and CSS front-end technologies. He is currently working for a start-up in the Silicon Roundabout/Tech City, helping develop the user interface for their soon-to-be-launched cloud-based web applications.

Maria Margeti

Maria is a lecturer at the University of Westminster, teaching mark-up languages and web design since 1999. She has a particular interest on the way and the reasons behind the evolvement of mark-up languages, such as HTML, and how the web standards can fulfil the current needs of the web industry.