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You could call them “The Basics.” Or, “The Fundamentals.” You could even call them “The ABCs.” Whatever you call them, HTML & CSS are the building blocks that make up the web as we know it. If you’re going to have any kind of a career in web development, these are core technologies you need to master.

Think Like A Developer

Look online, and you’ll see countless options for how to learn HTML & CSS. We have options too. But ours are a little different. At Udacity, we’re always thinking about careers, about hireability, about job-readiness. We want you to Be In Demand. So we don’t just teach skills web developers need to know. We show you how to think like a web developer.


If you’re not already familiar with HTML & CSS, you may not be thinking career yet. That’s ok. And you may not be ready to enroll in our Front-End Web Developer Nanodegree program. That’s OK too. We have a rich library of free courses (yes! free!) that represent the ideal opportunity to get started on mastering key skills, in ways that will set you up for future success as you progress. Intro To HTML & CSS is just such a course.

From Design To Code

In simplest form, building a great website is all about taking a design, and turning it into static web pages. That’s exactly what you’ll do in this course. Notice, I didn’t say, “that’s what you’ll learn to do in this course.” I said, it’s what you’ll DO. You’ll actually build a site. And because of our focus on your future, that site will be a responsive portfolio site, so you’ll have the functionality in place to add future projects to your portfolio.

An article in the Boston Globe recently noted the following:

“Even if you’re not planning to become a programmer or developer, knowing and understanding computer code can enhance resumes and help careers.”

If you’re ready to start learning HTML & CSS, that’s awesome! In this day and age, it’s really, really important you do so. And this course is a great—and free!—way to begin.

Check it out.

Christopher Watkins
Christopher Watkins
Christopher Watkins is Senior Writer and Chief Words Officer at Udacity. He types on a MacBook or iPad by day, and either an Underwood, Remington, or Royal by night. He carries a Moleskine everywhere.