HTML 4.01: Web Authoring Level
Course number: 077 909
Software version number: 4.0
Course length: 1 day
Hardware/software required to run this
- Windows 95, 98, or NT
installed on a PC, or Mac O/S 8.0 (or higher) installed
on a Macintosh according to software documentation.
- Microsoft Internet Explorer
5.0 (PC) or 4.5 (Mac), and Netscape Communicator 4.7
installed. Note: Other versions (newer or older) of these
browsers can be used, but may affect the outcome of some
tasks. There will also be inconsistencies with the
graphics in the book and what students see on their
- A connection to the Internet.
- A monitor set to 800 x 600
resolution and a minimum of 256 colors (16-bit color
See your reference manual for
hardware considerations that apply to your specific hardware
Overview: Students will
learn about how to create Web documents using HMTL 4.01.
Prerequisites: A student
who is not familiar with computers or the Internet will benefit
by taking one or more of the following Element K Press
courses before proceeding with this course:
- Introduction to Personal
Computers Using Windows 98 or Mac O/S 9.0:
- Netscape Communicator 4.7:
Introduction or Internet Explorer 5.0: Introduction
Instructor-led, group-paced, classroom-delivery learning model
with structured hands-on activities.
Benefits: Students will
learn how to use good HTML coding practices to create Web pages
that work, and will continue to work in the ever-changing world
of Web development. Many courses teach students how to create Web
documents that work in class, but dont consider the
direction that Web authoring is going. In HTML 4.01: Web
Authoring Level 1, students learn concepts and do tasks that
foster the transition from HTML to the most recent XML-based Web
authoring language recommendation, XHTML 1.0, which will become
the future standard. The theory behind this is to learn HTML this
way now, so that there will be a minimal learning curve when the
time comes to transition to XHTML. The students will also have
the benefit of being introduced to the power and control of
Cascading Style Sheets, which is a complementary technology to
HTML that is changing the face of Web authoring.
Target student: Students
enrolling in this course should possess fundamental knowledge of
personal computing and Internet technology.
What's next: HTML 4.01:
Web Authoring Level 1 is the first course in this series. HTML
4.01 Web Authoring Level 2 (Multi-platform), the next course
in this series, teaches student how to work with forms, use
tables for layout, and use frames. It will also use Cascading
Style Sheets and introduce the use of scripts to add
interactivity to a Web page. Students who want to learn advanced
features can take HTML 4.01 Web Authoring Level 2.
Lesson objectives help students
become comfortable with the course, and also provide a means to
evaluate learning. Upon successful completion of this course,
students will be able to:
- Understand what HTML is, how
it is used, and how it came to be.
- Use a text editor to set up
both global and content structures of an HTML
- Create links to locations
within a site and out to other sites on the Internet.
- Efficiently format Web page
content by using both non-deprecated HTML tags and
- Cascading Style Sheets.
- Incorporate graphics into Web
pages as embedded images, links, and backgrounds.
- Generate unordered, ordered,
and nested lists in HTML documents.
- Build and format tables for
Lesson 1: HTML 4.0
- The Basics
- Web Browsers
- What is HTML?
- HTML as a Markup Language
- What Does HTML Look Like?
- Nesting Tags
Lesson 2: HTML Structure
- Global Structure
- The HTML, BODY, HEAD, TITLE
- Creating an HTML Document
- Basic Content Structure
- Horizontal Rules
- Line Breaks
Lesson 3: Links
- Local Links and Navigation
- Remote Links
- E-mail Links
- Named Anchors (Bookmarks)
Lesson 4: Formatting
- Block-level Formatting
- Inline Formatting
- HTML Entities
- Using Colors
- Introduction to Cascading
- Embedded Styles
- Inline Styles
Lesson 5: Graphics
- Embedding Images in a Web
- The "alt" Attribute
- Graphic Formats (GIF, JPEG,
- Using Graphics as Links
- Using Background Images
Lesson 6: Lists
- Creating Unordered (Bulleted)
- Creating Ordered (Numbered)
- Nesting Lists
Lesson 7: Tables
- Creating and Modifying Tables
- Table Coding Guidelines
- Working Around Browser
- Formatting Tables
- Table Headers and Captions
- Spanning Rows and Columns
- Has been written for and
tested on both PCs and Macs and contains a separate set
of data files for each platform.
- Contains staged data files
that allow students and instructors to easily skip a task
or lab. Students can also use these partially completed
files as references if they have difficulty with a task
- Addresses browser
inconsistencies and how to work around these issues.
- Was written to teach HTML
basics while preparing students for a smooth transition
to XML-based XHTML 1.0, which will be the next Web
- Contains an introduction to
Cascading Style Sheetsa powerful complementary Web
design tool that requires no additional hardware or
- Focuses on reliable and
forward-thinking practices of Web page design, including
the use of Cascading Style Sheets. Thus, the use of
deprecated elements (those considered obsolete by the
World Wide Web Consortium) is discouraged; when used in
this course, deprecated elements are noted as such.