HTML 4.0 Introduction

Course Specifications

Course number: HTM40-101
Course length: 1.0 day(s)

Course Description

Students will learn HTML code.


Windows 95 or greater, using the Internet, experience with Netscape or Microsoft browsers or equivalent knowledge.

Delivery method:

Instructor-led, group-paced, classroom-delivery learning model with structured hands-on activities.


Students will learn how to create Web pages using HTML code.

Target student:

Students enrolling in this course should understand how to use Windows 95 or greater as well as a browser for the Internet.

What's next:

HTML 4.0 Introduction is the first course in this series. HTML 4.0 Advanced, the next course in this series, teaches student how to create more advanced Web pages.

Performance-Based Objectives:

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:

  • Recognize the components of an HTML file and create such a file.
  • Format paragraphs and characters using HTML.
  • Link to local files and Web pages from their Web pages.
  • Add graphics and sound to their Web pages using HTML.
  • Create different kinds of lists to their Web page using HTML.
  • Create multi-column and multi-row tables using HTML.
  • Set background colors and graphics for Web pages.
  • Evaluate Web page design and consider design issues that affect web pages.
  • Add links to non-Web Internet sites from their Web pages.

Course Content

Lesson 1: Overview of HTML

  • Overview
  • Introduction to HTML
  • Creating an HTML document

Lesson 2: Formatting text with HTML

  • Paragraph formatting with HTML
  • Character formatting with HTML
  • Comparing procedural and descriptive formatting

Lesson 3: Adding local and remote links

  • Adding local links
  • Adding remote links
  • Adding internal links with the named anchor tag

Lesson 4: Adding graphics and sound

  • Linking to and embedding graphics
  • Linking to multimedia files

Lesson 5: Creating lists in HTML

  • Creating lists
  • Creating nested lists

Lesson 6: Creating tables in HTML

  • Creating and modifying tables
  • Creating advanced table elements

Lesson 7: Setting body and background attributes

  • Setting backgrounds and text colors

Lesson 8: Web page design guidelines

  • Web page style considerations

Lesson 9: Adding links to other Internet services

  • Links to non-Web Internet services