Many people today ask themselves: “How do I learn HTML5?” If you are one of them, interested in building the blocks of the World Wide Web, then finding the right resources is probably a big pain in the neck. Many academies and courses promise you to reach high levels of proficiency in HTML yet for a massive enrollment fee. If you want to learn the language for free, take a look at our suggestions.
What is HTML5?
HTML5 is the fifth amended version of the original HTML standard. HTML is short for Hypertext Markup Language and it refers to the standard markup language programmers all over the world use for creating web pages and applications. It was developed by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) in 1993 and ever since has been updated for four times.
The newest version or update is HTML5 from 2014, which improved the language in terms of the latest multimedia content, including new parsing rules, the ability to use inline SVG and MathML in text/html, new elements, types of form controls, and attributes, as well as many new things.
Where to learn HTML5 for free?
There are many places and courses on the web where you can learn the basics of HTML5 and start coding. However, we have made a short list of three websites which actually give results. Take a look.
World Wide Web Consortium is the creator of HTML, the language upon which the Internet is built. Since they wanted to bring it closer to the world, no wonder they also offer a free course for learning how to code in HTML5.
The course can be accessed via edX and it lasts for six weeks. The estimate is that it will require your 6-8 hours per week engagement if you want to complete the course, and if you want a verified certificate – you can ask for one (this option is, however, paid).
Another great MOOC is “Introduction to HTML5” on Coursera. This course is the first out of five courses in the Web design for everybody specialization (Basics of web development and coding) from the University of Michigan. The course lasts for three weeks of study and it requires your 2-4 hours/week commitment. In order to complete it, you need to pass all the graded assignments throughout the course. Just like on edX, if you want an official, verified recognition of your work, you can ask for a paid certificate to be sent to your home address.
“Learn HTML5 programming from scratch” is a free course on Udemy. The course consists of 6 lessons which take up about 10 hours of video material you can access anytime. They promise to teach you how to create a full-fledged HTML5 website by the end of the course, as well as understand both HTML and CSS, and create web applications mobile devices. At the end of the course, you earn a certificate of completion you can later use as a proof of your knowledge when searching for a job.
Back to you
How did you learn to code in HTML5? Did you attend some of these courses, or some local academy, or even college and university program in computer sciences? What are your thoughts on this: can one easily learn to code on one’s own or do you need a guided mentorship? Let us know in the comments below.