HTML and CSS Basics

HTML, or HyperText Markup Language, is a computer language for describing web pages.   HTML documents have file names that end in “.html”, or occasionally “.htm”.    In this class you’ll use a text editor, like Atom, to make HTML pages.   You can learn more about HTML here.

CSS, or Cascading Style Sheets, add style to a website.  These sheets use a completely different language to describe how websites should look.  Layout, colors, fonts and more are described by style sheets.


  1. Before you begin, make sure you understand what is meant by Academic Honesty in the context of this course.
  2. Make a folder on your desktop called “temp”. Later in the assignment, you’ll be putting your website in a new folder and online, so this first folder will be called “temp.
  3. In that folder, do the assignment Citizenship.
  4. Put your site online.
  5. In our Google Classroom, complete the assignment “HTML and CSS Basics Reflection”.  Make sure you turn it in!