Introduction to HTML

What You'll Learn

Whether you're coding by hand or using a web design tool like Dreamweaver or WordPress, you're writing HTML, the lingua franca of web browsers. Anyone developing their own website will eventually need to learn HyperText Markup Language, and it's surprisingly easy!

This workshop will have you writing HTML in just one night with the basics of the language. You'll learn how HTML defines the structure of a web page by identifying types of content, and best practices for using HTML elements.

This workshop will cover:

  • HTML 4 vs. XHTML
  • The DOCTYPE and why it's crucial
  • Elements, the basic building blocks of a web page
  • How CSS relates to HTML
  • How to write clean, standards-compliant code
  • The future of HTML
  • What NOT to do

A video of this class is available for immediate viewing from only $35!

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Bonus! in-person registrants can purchase the video at half-price after attending the class!

Who Should Take This

Anyone who wants to hand-code, or who wants a better understanding of what Dreamweaver, WordPress, and other visual editors are writing. You should understand the Fundamentals of Web Design first.

Presented By Brian Shaffer

Brian Shaffer

Brian Shaffer is a seasoned web developer and Internet marketer. Over the past eight years, Brian has designed, developed, and marketed over 70 sites that are growing and thriving today. As an HTML, CSS, Javascript, and PHP expert, Brian builds on all major open source platforms, including WordPress and BigCommerce, to provide companies with sites that they can maintain without knowing how to program. Over the past few years, Brian has taken a liking to Twilio, and has built many phone and text message applications for clients using their platform. Take a look at some of the demos at Brian Shaffer's blog.

BDA Members


BDA Members: $69.00

Non-Members: $89.00

Available Dates

October 9, 2019 / 6pm - 9pm

In Boulder Location


If you see a register button above there is currently still space available.

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Customer Comments

Great refresher on basics & language.Shanda
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Comments For: Introduction to HTML

Brian is awesome - so glad you brought him on board!Karoline on 9/5/2017
[The instructor is] very knowledgeable.Stephanie on 1/13/2015
Great refresher on basics & language.Shanda on 1/13/2015
He was very informative and friendly.Austin on 9/18/2014
This class really helped fill in some of the blanks I had for basic HTML. The instructor was very knowledgable as well.Danny on 6/10/2014
Doug is a fount of information. He's an obvious expert who adeptly and easily takes his students into the design world back stage. He's fantastic!Laura on 1/23/2014
The class reinforced current knowledge while providing new tips. Really nice to have class with a live person.Ramsay on 1/23/2014
The instructor was very informative with an entertaining and interesting delivery. I recommend including activities for us to work on.Kristin on 1/23/2014
It seemed a little over my head since I've never tried building a site or coding before, so I'm still not sure how to start.Katherine on 1/23/2014
Doug is very knowledgeable and helpful. He makes all components of web design accessible, regardless of your level of experience.Arielle on 10/16/2013
Helpful tips and hints to get started & to find more tutorial info.Hannah on 10/16/2013
Very informational and will be helpful for my job.Erica on 7/16/2013
Definitely helped me see things more clearly, and eager to learn more.Beverly on 7/16/2013
Doug Wray is amazing! He has the rare blend of visual and verbal - very articulate, astute, and I love his wit and humor.Nadia Eve on 4/16/2013
It gave me a better understanding of basic HTML.Katherine on 1/23/2013
Detailed introduction to HTML delivered in a lively manner.Kathryn on 7/17/2012
Excellent!Trevor on 7/17/2012
Instructor had great presentation skills and was very knowledgeable.Mark on 3/27/2012
It was a lot of great information. The instructor was very knowledgeable.Martyanne on 3/27/2012
Great intro with practical examples and great links.Lindsay on 10/13/2011
Good Preview, intro,...the code examples at the end were especially helpful.Rob on 7/20/2011
Doug is a good instructor and easy to understand. I like his sense of humor and teaching style!Melody on 2/17/2011
Gave me a solid overview of HTML.Mark on 10/7/2010
I really liked going a bit beyond HTML to the explanations of CSS & Java script to understand how it all fit together.Diane on 8/4/2010


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