Westciv’s free Web standards courses restarting

There are many web designers and developers who have used Westciv’s self paced online courses over the years to teach themselves HTML and CSS. John Allsopp and Maxine Sherrin have put a lot of work into these courses, which are a good introduction to standards based web development.

The courses, which are available for free for a limited time (one week for each part), haven’t been updated in a while, but now they are back. First out is a 12 week course called CSS Level 1 (which actually includes CSS 2.1 – the name, as I understand it, does not reflect the level/version of CSS used in the course).

All courses have been edited to better match how people work today, as opposed to several years ago when the courses were last run. I looked through my archives and found that I blogged about this course in December 2003. A lot has happened since then, so it’s good to see the courses refreshed and re-run.

These courses may not contain a whole lot of news to many of my regular readers, but for those of you who are just getting started with Web standards I recommend taking the chance to follow along for free. Likewise if you have a co-worker who needs to catch up a bit on standards based development, let them know about this.

Check out CSS Level 1, Week 1, and if you like it make sure you don’t miss the coming weekly sections.

Posted on June 20, 2007 in CSS, Web Standards


  1. Great, we have a new work-placement student at work and I was looking for some web tutorials about CSS for him. I think these ones are much more better than books. However it would be nice if they were more interactive..

  2. Thanks Roger,


    week 1 is really introductory - the course is very hands on.


  3. I don’t know about you, but it seems Browser Support page is kinda wrong. For example Border properties - in IE6 and 7 it says they’re working properly, but as we know it’s not - border-style isn’t working as supposed, well it’s glitchy. Margins and padding - IE6 - totaly wrong (well they work, but still not how they suppose to work), etc.

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