hands-on lab

Web Development Fundamentals - HTML and CSS

Up to 8h
You can pause this lab for up to 240m
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In this lab you will begin at square one, learning how the Web and web pages work, and then steadily build from there. By the end of the lab, you'll have the skills to create a website that is responsive to the device that it is being viewed on and contains features needed for good website development. Learn how to use the latest techniques, best practices, and current web standards - including HTML5 and CSS3.

Lab Objectives

Upon completion of this lab you will be able to:

  • Describe how web pages are delivered over the Internet
  • Build structured HTML pages with text, links, images, tables, and forms
  • Use style sheets (CSS) for colors, background, formatting text, page layout and simple transition, transformation, and animation effects
  • Use Responsive Web Design techniques to make pages display well on all devices they may be viewed on.

Intended Audience

This lab is intended for:

  • Anyone who has been charged with setting up a website or developing web content
  • Those interested in getting a better understanding of the many technologies used to deliver web content


You should be familiar with:

  • Windows operating system environments
  • Concepts related to the Internet


August 13th, 2020 - Disabled VS Code automatic update check

August 10th, 2020 - Added instructions to explain how to use the delegate guides before attempting lab exercises

July 9th, 2020 - Enabled direct browser RDP connection for a streamlined experience

About the author

Ed Wright, opens in a new tab
Senior Learning Consultant
Learning paths

Ed is an Outstanding Trainer in Software Development, with a passion for technology and its uses and holding more than 10 years’ experience.

Previous roles have included being a Delivery Manager, Trainer, ICT teacher, and Head of Department. Ed continues to develop existing and new courses, primarily in web design using: PHP, JavaScript, HTML, CSS, SQL, and OOP (Java), Programming Foundations (Python), and DevOps (Git, CI/CD, etc). Ed describes himself as practically minded, a quick learner, and a problem solver who pays great attention to detail. 

Ed’s specialist area is training in Emerging Technologies, within Web Development. Ed mainly delivers courses in JavaScript covering vanilla JS, ES2015+, TypeScript, Angular, and React (the latter is authored by Ed) and has delivered on behalf of Google for PWAs. Ed has also developed a new suite of PHP courses and has extensive experience with HTML/CSS and MySQL. 

Ed is responsible for delivering QA’s Programming Foundations course using the Eclipse IDE. His skillset extends into the DevOps sphere, where he is able to deliver courses based around Agile/Scrum practices, version control, and CI/CD.

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Lab steps

Starting the Web Development Fundamentals - HTML and CSS Exercises