HTML and CSS Primer for Dreamweaver Students

Before learning Dreamweaver or any other WYSIWIG editor, we strongly recommend that you understand the basics of HTML and CSS.  This 1 day class is designed to give you the HTML and CSS knowledge you need to be most effective with Dreamweaver.


  • Learn the basics of Web development
  • Learn the difference between HTML and XHTML
  • Learn the benefits of CSS.
  • Learn to avoid using deprecated tags and attributes.
  • Learn CSS syntax.
  • Learn to use <div> and <span> tags appropriately.


  1. A Quick Overview of Web Development
    1. Client-side Programming
    2. Server-side Programming
  2. Introduction to HTML
    1. Getting Started
    2. A Simple HTML Document
    3. The HTML Skeleton
    4. HTML Elements
    5. XHTML vs. HTML
    6. Special Characters
    7. lang and xml:lang
  3. Paragraphs, Headings and Text
    1. Paragraphs
    2. Breaks and Horizontal Rules
    3. Creating an HTML Page
    4. Quoted Text
    5. Preformatted Text
    6. Phrase Elements
    7. Formatting Elements
    8. Documenting Changes
  4. Crash Course in CSS
    1. Benefits of Cascading Style Sheets
    2. CSS Rules
    3. Selectors
    4. Precedence of Selectors
    5. The Cascade
    6. Creating an Embedded Style Sheet
    7. Creating an External Style Sheet
    8. Adding Inline Styles
    9. Media Types
    10. <div> and <span>
    11. Divs and Spans
    12. Units of Measurement
    13. The Inherit Value
    14. @import
  5. CSS Fonts
    1. Font – the old way
    2. Font-family
    3. Font-size
    4. Font Family and Font Size
    5. Font-style
    6. Font-variant
    7. Font-weight
    8. Font Style, Font Variant and Font Weight
  6. Colors and Backgrounds
    1. About Color Values
    2. Color
    3. Background-color
    4. Background-image
    5. Colors and Backgrounds

To Hire a proven HTML and CSS Subject Matter Expert and Instructor who also teaches this class, call 800-798-3901 today!

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