Great HTML: Level 1
Publisher: O'Reilly Media
Final Release Date: January 2010
Run time: 4 hours 4 minutes

Great HTML: Level 1 will teach you the basics of HTML, from simply textual markup to document headers, metadata, and document type declarations. By the time you're through these lessons, you'll be building well-structured web pages, and building them well.

Throughout the course, you'll progressively learn to structure your pages correctly, and mark them up in a way that makes sense and has semantic value. Whether it's a list within a list, a complicated set of page divs, or just some text that needs to flow across multiple columns, you'll not just write HTML, you'll understand how to structure your page.

When you buy Great HTML: Level 1, you get access to an entire video library of lessons-including lessons that aren't available yet! Here's the scoop: we're continually adding new sections in Level 1 that take you further into HTML. We're also updating existing lessons and creating new ones in response to your questions, along with special "challenge lessons" that will test your skills. All of this is yours with Great HTML: Level 1.

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  • Accurate
  • Concise
  • Easy to understand
  • Helpful examples
  • Well-written


  • Navigation difficult
  • Not supported on iPad

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  • Novice-to-Intermediate

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PRODUCT COMMENTS:Comments specific to this product are here; issues out of the presenter's hands are in the Service/Delivery Comments section.There are two product-specific areas to consider: the content itself, and how it's presented.Overall, the content is solid.One minor quibble that carries over to all of the examples is the outdated use of "meta charset" instead of the preferred "meta http-equiv" Content-Type setting. When discussing HTML validation, the author blames the validation warning on how TextMate uploads the file, but then receives the same warning when copying-and-pasting the text directly into the validator. Using Content-Type would resolve the issue.Occasionally the author references style sheets (as in CSS) but mostly in passing. It would be helpful if there was a single chapter that elaborated slightly on this and pointed to where one could go for more info. (There's actually an O'Reilly video on this.) I understand that HTML and CSS go hand-in-hand, and it's a shame they are not presented together in an integrated video course, but without an example the viewer is left wondering what the reference is really about.Lastly regarding the content, the author references example files on a couple of occasions, but as of this writing the example files are not available. (The samples are short enough that a touch-typist will have little problem recreating them quickly.)The author does a good job with the presentation overall, never stumbling or searching for words. There is almost never a wave of the hand and suddenly there's more code; everything is done in real time and with aplomb.The most annoying part of the presentation for me is that the noun "attribute" (AT-tri-bute) is consistently pronounced as the verb (at-TRIB-ute). Since this word occurs frequently throughout the entire course, I found this fairly grating, but maybe that's just me.Bottom line: It would be much easier to recommend this course if it did not use Flash for its presentation.

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