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Best options to learn HTML5

  • Published on November 1, 2017
Best options to learn HTML5

Learning HTML5 is essential for anyone working with websites, web pages, or web enabled apps. The need to learn HTML5 goes beyond web designers, developers, and UX professionals. Marketing professionals who create landing pages for campaigns, content professionals who update websites, and app developers all benefit from learning HTML5 skills. HTML5 is an iteration of HTML, the official standard language for creating web pages. It includes capabilities found in modern websites, taking them beyond basic websites with static text and images.

Learning HTML5 helps professionals to create consistency and better functionality for websites to work successfully on both desktop and mobile devices. HTML5 enables websites to deliver animation and interactivity without Flash or other plug-ins. This provides improved security and improved efficiency.

While most previous HTML tags still work, many have been replaced or updated by more modern capabilities. When combined with the most recent version of Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) and JavaScript, modern websites can function more like an application.

HTML5 Training Classes

Attending HTML5 training classes in a traditional classroom environment provides a good environment for individuals to learn HTML5. Classes cover code, tags, structure, and syntax. Design strategies for working with elements that have been enhanced with HTML5 are covered, such as video and forms.

Having an instructor in the same classroom while learning HTML5 adds to the hands-on experience. They can help with answering questions, and learning in a small-group allows for personalized attention and assistance if needed. Regularly scheduled, public HTML5 classes are available in many major cities.

Online HTML5 courses

It’s possible to learn HTML5 without traveling to a classroom. For those who can’t travel or prefer to learn at their own desk, live HTML5 classes online teach the same skills as the in-person classes. These online training sessions are led by a live instructor who can answer questions and respond to inquiries in real-time. These online classes meet at a scheduled time, and are delivered as part of a small-group online course.

Private HTML5 training

For businesses and organizations that need to learn specific HTML5 skills, private HTML5 training courses are a good option. The HTML5 training can occur on-site with an instructor traveling to the group, or off-site at a classroom location. Prior to a private workshop, the curriculum and projects are designed to meet the needs of those participating. This can include different topics from a public course, the same topics, or emphasize certain capabilities.

Learning HTML5 independently

For those who can’t attend a class, or prefer to work independently, there are other options to learn HTML5. The HTML5 Digital Classroom, created by American Graphics Institute, includes lesson files and tutorials and can be worked through at any pace. Each project can be used independently, so it is possible to work on only a single chapter.

With many options, there are options to learn HTML5 that make it possible for anyone to discover how to create modern web content.


About the author

Christopher Smith is president of American Graphics Institute in Boston, Massachusetts. He is the publisher and editor of the Digital Classroom book series, which have sold more than one million copies. At American Graphics Institute, he provides strategic technology consulting to marketing professionals, publishers and to large technology companies including Google, Apple, Microsoft, and HP. An expert on web analytics and digital marketing, he delivers Google Analytics classes along with workshops on digital marketing topics. He is also the author of more than 10 books on electronic publishing tools and technologies, including the Adobe Creative Cloud for Dummies. Christopher did his undergraduate studies the at the University of Minnesota, and then worked for Quark, Inc. prior to joining American Graphics Institute where he has worked for 20 years.