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Tools for Research in Library & Information Studies : HTML & CSS

An introduction to resources and research techniques for Library & Information Studies.

Why learn HTML and CSS?

For librarians, archivists, and other information professionals, a working knowledge of HTML and CSS is essential. Having this working knowledge means information professionals can:

  • troubleshoot and solve website format problems
  • tweak or modify existing websites
  • build basic webpages
  • communicate better with in-house technology staff

In other words, having these skills makes individuals valuable assets to the library or institution that employs them.

But don't be afraid! If you encounter issues or have questions about how to code something properly, a simple web search can usually get you pointed in the right direction.

Step-By-Step Tutorials

Hands-on Practice

HTML5 & CSS3 Beginners' Tutorial

This web series from Quentin Watt will walk you through the basics of HTML5 and CSS3.

HTML5 & CSS3 Beginners' Tutorial

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