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HTML5 Specialist

Earn a professional credential while learning HTML5.


Finally you know...This is Where You Start Your Development Career

HTML5 is the scaffolding that lies beneath almost every contemporary application.There was a time when only web designers needed to know HTML5 well. However, it's now a universal skill that every developer needs. Strong HTML5 provides a strong foundation for apps. It also allows you to correctly develop content that appears on web sites, in mobile apps and even digital signage.

How do you learn to create strong HTML5 code that can be easily maintained? That's what we're here to talk about...

FACT: HTML5 is the First Language You Need to Know (...and an important part of web and mobile developers' daily work) We get the question all the time: I want to become a developer, but I don't know where to start.We don't have to sell you on the idea of becoming a developer. If you're you here, you already know it's one of the most lucrative (and fastest growing) career tracks out there. It's HTML5 that allows you to get your foot in the door. HTML5 developers:

  • Create the scaffolding for content display for web sites, mobile sites and many mobile applications.
  • Mark up web content so it can be distributed across multiple platforms
  • Work in large scale digital publishing to create flexible content
  • Combine HTML5 skills with other digital skill sets to become web and mobile developers

In other other words, HTML5 development skills are critical to all developers. HTML5 is the foundation to almost any development process.That's why business, design studios, development shops and other organizations need HTML5 developers.But there's a problem. Most people who learned HTML, learned it in school 12 years ago and have no idea that they're doing.That's how you separate yourself from the pack.As a Certified HTML5 Specialist, you are qualified to build, maintain and edit HTML5 documents. You'll be able to help development teams build strong foundations, manage digital content or use HTML5 as a foundation for a strong developer skill set.In this certification program you will learn:

  • How to create a proper HTML5 scaffolding for the type of application that you’re creating. How should HTML5 differ for web and mobile applications?
  • How to correctly markup text so that it is sized properly across the variety of screen sizes and densities used by consumers
  • How to properly integrate code written in CSS and PHP as external or internal code listings.
  • How to select the most efficient tools and environments for HTML5 authoring and testing.
  • Understand how to upload content to a web server for public consumption. You’ll also cover how to set up a test server environment locally.
  • How to create internal and external links within HTML5 documents.
  • Creating Meta Tags that are properly designed for optimal display on Google and other search engines.
  • Strategically use HTML5 comments to document your code.
  • A unique strategy to use HTML5 comments to debug code and quickly find errors.
  • How to create list based content using ordered lists, unordered lists and custom list bullets for custom branding
  • How to display images and how to properly optimize images for display on web and mobile devices.
  • An infrequently used strategy to boost your Search Engine Optimization value using images
  • How to create beautiful information tables that are easy to both create and read
  • How to use the hexadecimal color system and apply hexadecimal colors to elements in your HTML5
  • How to create usable, functional forms to gather data from your users
  • How to secure your forms to avoid security issues with your forms
  • How to integrate multimedia elements such as audio, video and animations into your HTML5 content.
  • A unique technique for laying out our page that will make complex designs easy to markup and manage
  • How to embed iFrame content from outside sources and make it fit seamlessly into your HTML5 page
  • A great strategy for correctly converting Photoshop documents to HTML5
  • The best HTML5 frameworks to save you time and provide an entry point for new projects

In summary, certified HTML5 specialists are experts who are able to correctly construct rich digital documents that can appear anywhere on the web, mobile or as part of a larger application. They are able to understand how HTML5 fits into the larger context of web and mobile development and work in serious development environments. 

Full details


  • First Steps in HTML5
    Welcome to the Course
    Mark welcomes viewers to the course.
    About Specialist Designation/ Web Development Professional Certification
    Mark explains the HTML5 Specialist Designation and how it fits into the Web Development Professional Certification Program.
    About the Instructor
    Learn about your Instructor, Mark Lassoff.
    Quick Start— Making Your First HTML5 Page
    A Quick Start on HTML5.
    Obtain the Tools of the Trade
    Mark goes over the tools used by most HTML5 developers.
    Learning Basic Document Structure
    You’ll understand the structure common to all documents in HTML5.
    Anatomy of a Tag - The Only Vocabulary You'll Need
    What is an element? What is a tag? What is an attribute? How about a value. Learn the vocabulary of HTML5
    Chapter Lab Video
    The lab exercise for the chapter is explained.
    Wrap Up Chapter 1
    Mark wraps up Chapter 1 of the HTML5 Specialist Designation Course.
    Code Examples
    Lab Solutions
  • Everything You Wanted To Know About Formatting Text
    Welcome to Chapter 2
    Mark sets the stage for what you will learn in Chapter 2 of the course.
    Paragraph Tags
    Learn how to use paragraph tags.
    Break Tags
    Understand how to use break tags in documents.
    Preformatted Text
    Display preformatted text with the <pre> tag.
    HTML5 Headings Tag
    Mark discusses the <h1> through the <h6> tag.
    Display Ordered Lists and Unordered Lists in HTML5.
    Quotations and Citations
    Understand how to properly markup quotations and citations in HTML5.
    Formatting: Bold, Italics and More
    Understand how to format text in HTML5 as bold or italics.
    Computer Code
    Learn how to markup computer code in HTML5.
    HTML5 Containers
    Understand other containers for text content in HTML5. Divs and HTML5 new containers are covered.
    Chapter Lab Video
    The lab exercise for the chapter is explained.
    Wrap Up Chapter 2
    Mark wraps up the content from this chapter.
  • Hyperlinks— Connecting Pages and Content
    Welcome to Chapter 3
    Mark sets the stage for what you will learn in Chapter 3 of the course.
    Creating an Internal Link
    You’ll learn how to create links between pages in site.
    Linking to the Outside World
    Mark will demonstrate how to create a link to external content or pages.
    The Target Attribute
    You’ll learn how to determine where a linked document opens.
    Anchors to Navigate Long Pages
    Mark will demonstrate how to use anchors to help users navigate long pages.
    Chapter Lab Video
    The lab exercise for the section is explained.
    Wrap Up Chapter 3
    Mark wraps up the content from this chapter.
  • Digital Media
    Welcome to Chapter 4
    Mark sets the stage for what you will learn in Chapter 4 of the course.
    Inserting Images
    You’ll learn how to insert images into a document.
    Creating Image Links
    How to create hyperlinks with images will be demonstrated.
    Understanding Image and Image Size
    Mark discusses proper image optimization for the web and mobile.
    Sizing Images Responsively
    You’ll learn how to properly size images for different sized screens.
    Playing and Controlling Audio
    Mark will demonstrate how to insert audio content into a page and make it controllable by the user.
    Playing and Controlling Video
    Mark demonstrates how video content can be included on a page.
    Chapter Lab Video
    The lab exercise for the section is explained.
    Wrap Up Chapter 4
    Mark wraps up the content from this chapter.
  • Displaying Data in Tables and iFrames
    Welcome to Chapter 5
    Mark sets the stage for what you will learn in Chapter 5 of the course.
    Defining a Table
    Defining a Border of a Table
    Determining Table and Cell Width
    Defining Table Headers
    Spanning Multiple Rows and Columns
    Inserting iFrame Content
    Adding a Table Caption
    Chapter Lab Video
    Wrap Up Chapter 5
    Mark wraps up the content from this chapter.
  • Interacting with the User via Forms
    Welcome to Chapter 6
    Mark sets the stage for what you will learn in Chapter 6 of the course.
    Defining the Form
    You’ll learn how to define a form using the <form> element.
    Text Input
    Mark demonstrates obtaining text input.
    Limiting Text Input
    Mark demonstrates techniques to limit the range of text inputs that users can enter.
    Multiple Choice
    You’ll learn how to use radio buttons and text boxes to provide users a “multiple choice” input.
    Form Submission
    The Submit and Reset buttons are presented to allow form submission.
    Generic Buttons
    You’ll learn how to tie generic buttons to Javascript code that creates interactivity.
    Date Inputs
    Mark will demonstrate how to work with date inputs into forms.
    Numerical Input
    You’ll learn how to work with numerical input in forms.
    Organizing a Form with Fieldsets
    Mark will demonstrate how to organize your form with <fieldset>.
    Chapter Lab Video
    Wrap Up Chapter 6
    Mark wraps up the content from this chapter.
  • Professional HTML5 Practice
    Welcome to Chapter 7
    Mark sets the stage for what you will learn in Chapter 7 of the course.
    Commenting Your Code
    You’ll learn how to comment code like a pro.
    Meta Tags
    Mark will demonstrate meta tags and their important role in search engines.
    Inserting External Javascript Code
    You’ll learn how to work with both internal <script> tags and external Javascript files.
    Search Engine Readiness
    You’ll learn a number of techniques to best prepare your site for indexing by search engines.
    It's a Colorful World
    Mark will explain the role of the hexadecimal color system used in HTML5.
    Identifying HTML5 API's
    You’ll learn some of the primary API’s available with HTML5 that can be implemented with Javascript.
    Drawing on Canvas
    Mark will demonstrate the HTML5 Canvas element.
    Wrap Up Chapter 7
    Mark wraps up the content from this chapter.
  • Styling with CSS
    Welcome to Chapter 8
    Mark sets the stage for what you will learn in Chapter 8 of the course.
    Where to Style...
    You’ll learn the difference between in-line, internal and external CSS rules.
    CSS Selectors
    Mark will show you how to use CSS selectors with classes and id’s.
    Fundamental Typography with CSS
    Mark will demonstrate basic typographical controls with CSS.
    Understanding the CSS Box Model
    When you understand the CSS box model you’ll be better able to understand CSS page layout.
    Floating Your Layout
    You’ll learn how to create more complex floating layouts with CSS.
    Chapter Lab Video
    The lab exercise for the chapter is explained.
    Wrap Up Chapter 8
    Mark wraps up the content discussed in Chapter 8.
  • Responsive Design Fundamentals
    Welcome to Chapter 9
    Mark sets the stage for what you will learn in Section 9 of the course.
    Demonstrating Responsive Design
    You’ll understand how to identify and test responsive designs.
    Using a Responsive Stylesheet
    You’ll learn how to use a responsive stylesheet to create a responsive design.
    Responsive Headers
    Mark will demonstrate header content to aid in responsive design.
    Chapter Lab Video
    The lab exercise for the chapter is explained.
    Wrap Up Chapter 9/Course Wrap-up
    Mark wraps up the content discussed in Chapter 9 and summarizes the course.
    HTML5 Study Guide


  • HTML5
  • Hyper Text Markup Language (HTML)

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