Basic HTML

Today's objectives

Today, we'll be introducing the class, making sure we have access to the right technology, dealing with any administrative questions, and beginning our work on designing and building for the internet.

  • Course overview
  • Introductions
  • Review course outline
  • Technology requirements
  • Context: History of the web, basic web technologies
  • Getting started: Tools
    • Browsers
    • Text editors
    • FTP clients
    • Web servers
  • Basic HTML
  • Document skeleton
  • Head elements
  • Block and inline elements
  • Hyperlinks
  • Images


In-class task: build and upload a simple file





After today, aways check the "preparation" section to make sure you've done everything you need to prepare for class.


Here you will find any sample files you need for class.

Basic HTML

See the Pen by Robert Currie (@rcurrie) on CodePen.


Please download the basic HTML handout.


Uploading with Filezilla

Uploading with Cyberduck

Getting started with HTML on the Mozilla Developers Network
Basic HTML from W3Schools
Getting started with


Atom editor
A free, open-source, cross-platform editor for HTML and more
A free, open-source, cross-platform FTP client for moving files to your web server.

Professional practice

Here you'll find content about the business and profession of interactive design. Look for topics here in future classes.

Need help?

Contact me - Slack is best.

Robert Currie
This page was last updated at 2021-12-16 08:06.