An introduction to CSS

Learn basic CSS. This tutorial provides an overview of CSS and teaches how to use simple styles to control the presentation of web pages.

Introduction to CSS Workshops

Course objectives

If you are managing a website or want a career in web development you will come across CSS pretty quickly. This practical beginners workshop will help you understand what CSS is for, how to use it and how to stay up to date with current CSS coding standards.

Audience: Beginner website owners, Junior web designers, Junior front-end web developers.

Skill Level: Beginner - Easy

Duration: 1 x Day (6 hours)

Class size: Courses limited to maximum of 8 persons.

What you will learn

The aim of the workshop is to equip you with the knowledge and tools to understand CSS and how it is used in a basic website. It is a practical course with code examples, coding activities and plenty of guidance to help you.

Module 1A. CSS Basics

CSS is used for controlling how a web page looks from a design perspective and the code can the used repeatedly across the website. As such it can provide powerful control over the presentation of web pages and entire websites. This workshop introduces the concepts of CSS and how to get started using it.

Module 1B. Cascading Style Sheets

Learn about external style sheets and how to use them on multiple web pages. Understand basic CSS syntax and how to use single style sheets and multiple style sheets. This module is all about understanding the difference between CSS embedded in a single web page and using style sheets on multiple web pages.

Module 1C. Styling text with CSS

Understand font-related properties and how font resources are loaded. Define the style of a font including the font family, size and weight, line height and color. Learn how to change the font style and color for a hyperlink.

At the end of the workshop, participants will be able to:
  • have a basic understanding of CSS
  • have coded a handful of useful CSS examples
  • focus on building a functional HTML & CSS web page

This module covers styling a web page and using CSS to organise the presentation. It is explained in plain English with minimal technical jargon.

Available delivery methods for this workshop


CSS Beginners Workshop duration 6 hours
Weekday cost £295.00 per person
Available locations: Birkenhead Studio (Wirral), Remote or Your Premises*

Evening and weekend cost £375.00 per person
Available locations: Birkenhead Studio (Wirral) or Remote only

Full payment is payable at the time of booking. No refund will be given if you cancel your course less than 14 days before your course date.
*Within 30 miles of CH41 5DL. Outside this area travelling time and expenses apply.

You will receive a comprehensive course manual for this class.

You will need:
  • Laptop Computer
  • Pen and A4 Notepad
Online Learning

You will have access to the online campus for this course after attending the workshop.

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Course Tutors

Jim Barrington

Enterprise & Entrepreneurship, Digital Business, e-Commerce
Jim Barrington has specialist expertise in helping entrepreneurs with business planning and start-up, strategy, web development, digital business development. digital transformation and eCommerce.