Skill Path

Build a Website with HTML, CSS, and GitHub Pages

Learn the basics of web development to build your own website.

Includes HTML, CSS, Responsive Design, Flexbox, CSS Transitions, GitHub Pages, and more.

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  • Time to complete

    Average based on combined completion rates — individual pacing in lessons, projects, and quizzes may vary
    16 hours
  • Certificate of completion

  • Prerequisites


About this skill path

One of the best ways to start coding is by building websites. Whether you want to tweak your business’s site, hone your web development skills, or learn to collaborate with developers, this Skill Path will help you get there. Learn important HTML and CSS fundamentals and practice your new skills with real-world projects.

Skills you'll gain

  • Read and write basic HTML
  • Implement basic web design principles
  • Build a static website
  • Launch a website with GitHub Pages


9 units • 18 lessons • 15 projects • 14 quizzes
  • 1

    Beginner HTML

    In this unit, you will learn the basics of HTML. HTML is a language that provides structure to website content.

  • 2

    Beginner CSS

    This unit provides an overview of CSS, the language used to give websites style.

  • 3

    How to Build Websites on Your Own Computer

    Get setup to build websites on your own computer!

  • 4

    Intermediate CSS: Colors and Typography

    Learn the CSS syntax required to adjust the colors and typography of a website.

  • 5

    Intermediate CSS: Layout and Positioning

    Learn how to use CSS to adjust the arrangement of content on your website.

  • 6

    Responsive Design and Accessibility

    This unit will teach you how to make websites that are usable via different device sizes and screen readers.

  • 7

    Advanced CSS: Flexbox and CSS Transitions

    Push your web design skills with more advanced CSS syntax, including the industry standard layout tool Flexbox, and CSS transitions.

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    Guided projects that help you solidify the skills and concepts you're learning.
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