CIT 170-800 Creating Web Pages Online


The orientation for this class is online in Blackboard, CLC's Web site for online instruction. Students will be able to access the orientation information when the Blackboard class becomes available to students a week or two before the class officially begins. Students can log into Blackboard at and view the orientation information by clicking on the CIT 170 Creating Web Pages link.

WelcomeCIT 170 Creating Web Pages is designed as an introduction to Web development. It's a three credit hour course with no prerequisites and is offered in both online and a face-to-face formats. Students don't need any prior Web design or coding experience of any kind to sign up for this class. All of the software used in the course is free and can be downloaded from the Web. Students find this course to be both enjoyable and rewarding.

HTML5 & CSS3In this course students are introduced to technical aspects of Web page creation. Topics presented in this course include: beginning through advanced concepts of programming in the Web markup language (HTML5); formatting Web pages using Cascading Style Sheets (CSS3); creating forms and tables; adding multimedia like sound, video, and Java applets into Web pages; and creating dynamic content using the client-side scripting language JavaScript. Students will also gain the skills required to publish and maintain Web sites.

In CIT 170 you'll learn how to create Web pages like these:

Chapter 1

Learn to create a basic Web page using HTML5
(Hypertext Markup Language)

Apple Bavarian Torte

The J-Prop Shop

Chapter 2

Add links to Web pages

Fiddler on the Roof Jr.

Kansas Election Results

Chapter 3

Design Web Pages using CSS3 (Cascading Style Sheets)

Mountain Wheels

Midwest University Online

Chapter 4

Create Web Page Layouts using CSS3

Red Ball Pizza

Longs Peak Interactive Map

Chapter 5

Work with Tables and Columns

Chamberlain Civic Center

Hamilton Conference Center

Chapter 6

Create Web Forms

Sports Blogger

The Spice Bowl

Chapter 7

Add Multimedia like Sound, Video, and Java Applets to Web pages

Robert Frost

Trail Ridge Road

Chapter 8

Design Web Pages for Special Effects, Print Media, and the Mobile Web using Advanced CSS3

Resize your Web browser window to simulate viewing these Web pages in a mobile device.

Browyer Realty

The Dubcek Family

Chapter 9

Learn about XHTML (Extensible Hypertext Markup Language)

XHTML is another version of HTML that has applications both on the Web and in the business world.

Quadratic Equation

Wizard Works

Chapter 10

Learn how to program using JavaScript, a scripting language that runs within Web browsers and creates dynamic Web pages.

The content of the Web pages below will change depending on the day of the week that they are viewed.

MidWest Student Union

Happy Birthday

Click here to view the publisher's textbook information Web page. Click here to view the Computer Information Technology department's course reference file for the Creating Web Pages class.

Students interested in CIT 170 Creating Web Pages may also be interested in CIT 174 Adobe Dreamweaver.

Campus Visits

You do not ever need to visit CLC for this course:


a. You can use any operating system.

An Operating System is the master control program that provides an interface for a user to communicate with the computer, manages hardware devices, managers and maintains the disk file systems, and supports application programs.

Students can complete this course using a computer running any Microsoft, Mac, or Linux* operating system.

Here is a list of the Microsoft operating systems that can be used in this course:

Microsoft Operating Systems
Home Operating Systems
Business Operating Systems
  • Windows Xp
    • Home Edition
  • Windows Vista
    • Home Basic
    • Home Premium
    • Ultimate
  • Windows 7
    • Home Basic
    • Home Premium
    • Ultimate
  • Windows 8
  • Windows Xp
    • Professional
  • Windows Vista
    • Business
    • Enterprise
  • Windows 7
    • Professional
    • Enterprise
  • Windows 8
    • Professional
    • Enterprise

Here is a list of the Mac operating systems that can be used in this course:

Mac Operating Systems
  • Mac OS X

* Software support for students using Linux computers is not available in this course. Students will need to be proficient in using Linux and find their own text-based HTML editor and FTP client.
b. You can use any Web browser.

A Web browser is a program that allows you to browse documents on the World Wide Web. You'll need a Web browser to complete your assignment Web pages.

Most CIT 170 students use Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, and Microsoft Internet Explorer to complete their assignments. Students are highly encouraged to experiment with different Web browsers.

Some popular Web browsers are listed below.

  • Firefox

    Firefox is a Web browser from a company named Mozilla. Firefox is the best web browser available for Windows computers. Firefox runs on Windows, Mac, and Linux. You can download the Firefox Web browser at

  • Chrome

    Google Chrome is a browser that combines a minimal design with sophisticated technology to make the web faster, safer, and easier. Chrome runs on Windows, Mac, and Linux. You can download the Chrome Web browser at

  • Internet Explorer

    Internet Explorer (I.E.) is a program supplied with all versions of Microsoft Windows that allows you to browse the Web. Internet Explorer runs on Windows and Mac. You can download the I.E. Web browser at

  • Safari

    Safari is a Web browser developed by Apple Inc., and is available as part of Mac OS X. Safari claims to be the fastest web browser on any platform. Safari runs on Windows and Mac. You can download the Safari Web browser at

  • Opera

    Opera is a Web browser from a company named Opera Software. The browser falls a little short of Firefox and Safari when it comes to displaying web pages, but is a good browser and definitely ahead of Internet Explorer. Opera runs on Windows, Mac, and Linux. You can download the Opera Web browser at

  • Camino

    Camino is based off Firefox, but built for use with Mac OS X. Camino is Firefox power packaged with Mac style. Camino comes highly recommended for Macintosh computers. Camino runs on the Mac. You can download the Camino Web browser at
c. You can use any HTML text editor.

You'll need an HTML text editor to creaet your Web pages in this class. Students like the HMTL editor named Notepad++. Notepad++ not only numbers the lines of code but it also displays HTML tags in different colors making it easier to read. Students really like this editor.

Complete step by step graphical instructions are available in Blackboard, CLC's Web site for online instrcution, on how to download, install, register, and use the Notepad++ software.

Information on other HTML text editors, including Mac HTML editors, can be found in the Blackboard course.
d. You can use any FTP (File Transfer Protocol) Client.

An FTP client is software that copies file(s) from one computer to another over the Internet. Students will need an FTP client to upload completed assignment Web pages from their home computer or flash drive to the CLC Web server for grading.

AceFTP Freeware is an FTP client that is extremely easy to use, especially for those students that have never used an FTP program before. Complete step by step graphical instructions are available in Blackboard, CLC's Web site for online instrcution, on how to download, install, configure, register, and use the AceFTP Freeware software.

Information on other FTP clients, including Mac FTP clients, can be found in the Blackboard course.

e. You can use CLC Business Division's Computer Lab.

Feel free to use the College of Lake County Business Division's computer lab to complete tutorials and or take quizzes and tests.
CLC Business Division's Computer Lab
Room T221, Technology Building, Grayslake Campus
Free assistance is also available through a Lab attendant.
Monday - Thursday 8:00 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Friday 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  You can also use the computers in the college's Learning Resource Center (LRC) and public libraries to complete assignments.


Assignments will come from the textbook, and each assignment covers one chapter from the textbook.

On average, students typically need at least 3 hours per week using the computer for assignments.
Quizzes are extra credit, taken on- line, are open-book, and do not have time limits associated with them.
Tests will come from the readings and assignments from the textbook. Each test covers one chapter from the textbook. Tests are taken online, are open-book, and have time limits associated with them.

Practice tests for each chapter will be available. Practice test questions come from the same question pool as the actual test. You can take the practice tests as many times as you like. By taking a practice test a few times you will certainly come across all of the questions that could possibly appear on the actual test.
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13:
New Perspectives on HTML and CSS
6th Edition
Patrick M. Carey
Course Technology
768 Pages Paperback
Publisher Site
Book Companion Site
Important: Note that the publisher, Course Technology, has many similar books on HMTL. Only this textbook can be used in this course. To ensure that you purchase the correct version and the correct edition of this textbook use the ISBNs listed above when ordering (don't use the textbook title alone to search for the textbook)
Textbook Ordering Information:
You may order your book online through CLC's OnLine Bookstore.

You may purchase your books in person at the CLC bookstore located in the Grayslake or Waukegan campus. Here is a link to CLC's College Bookstore.

Important: If you order your textbook through, be aware that the standard $3.99 shipping time is usually 7 - 10 business days but can take up to three weeks. Unless you order the textbook well in advance of the official class start date, it is best to find an textbook that offers expedited $6.99 shipping.
This course is for you if you....
  • Can discipline yourself to study independently
  • Have several hours on a weekly basis to read the text and research course assignments
  • Can work without regular classroom contact with your instructor
  • Cannot attend a regularly scheduled class
Additional Comments:
Please remember that to be successful in this course, you must be capable of independent study, since there will be no regularly scheduled classes. The burden for learning, while still shared between the instructor and the student, swings heavily toward the student. This course requires a greater level of self-motivation than a classroom course because there is no class for which you must be prepared.

You will be able to work at your own pace up to a point. There are three due dates in this course and late work is not accepted. It is the student’s responsibility to complete specific assignments, quizzes, and tests before each of these three due dates. Students have the option of working through the course quicker.