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10 HTML & CSS only Project Ideas

Building projects are indeed a great way to learn- but you don’t have to dive in to create something that would make you feel stuck or demotivated, let alone finish. When starting out the idea of making an app or website from scratch is daunting and it can make you feel overwhelmed.


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Rajshree Vatsa

3 years ago | 3 min read


If you’re a beginner to web development and just started learning HTML & CSS, You might be wondering if this is enough to build something practical and add it to your portfolio. The good news is that there are many HTML & CSS projects that beginners can try and build up skills, level up and feel motivated.

Building projects are indeed a great way to learn- but you don’t have to dive in to create something that would make you feel stuck or demotivated, let alone finish. When starting out the idea of making an app or website from scratch is daunting and it can make you feel overwhelmed.

Remember to progress by taking Baby steps and thankfully HTML is one of the simplest languages, and you won’t need any prior programming experience or background either.

So let us look into what you can build with just HTML and CSS knowledge.

1. Webpage Including Form

Websites often add forms for users to fill such that they can collect some relevant data for their sales or reach. It could be a Contact form, log-in/sign-up form or Survey form. This project is a great way to implement your knowledge of structuring a web page.
Again, you can always experiment with the design using CSS and make it more interactive.
Here are some of the tutorials for your reference:-
1.https://www.geeksforgeeks.org/build-a-survey-form-using-html-and-css

2.https://www.w3schools.com/howto/howto_css_contact_form.asp

3.https://www.w3schools.com/howto/howto_css_form_icon.asp


2. Parallax Website

A parallax website has a scrolling effect that allows you to scroll up and down the page to see the background content (i.e. an image) at a different speed than the foreground content while scrolling. It gives a unique and fun effect on a website.

Here are some of the tutorials for your reference:-
1.https://www.w3schools.com/howto/howto_css_parallax.asp
2.https://www.digitalocean.com/community/tutorials/css-pure-css-parallax
3.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1wfeqDyMUx4

3. Technical Documentation

Every language, software, hardware, etc. has technical documentation for information and help. The main idea behind this project is to create a technical documentation page. You can check out the documentation for Python, Java, Arduino, etc. for reference on how these pages look. Technical documentation could be a beneficial HTML project if you are just starting with your HTML career. You can also contribute to GitHub repositories by adding a good readme file or any other necessary tech document.

Here are some of the references:-

  1. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hdMEqwkMTgs
  2. https://www.geeksforgeeks.org/design-a-webpage-like-technical-documentation-using-html-css/

4. Personal Portfolio

You can create your own portfolio using HTML & CSS, You need to be proficient in HTML & CSS for creating this. The project should contain the standard information for a work portfolio, including your name and image, projects, niche skills, and interests.
You can also add image sliders or gallery view to showcase your work and again it's free to play around on hover effects using CSS.

Here are some of the references:-

  1. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LUSa3yRTB9A
  2. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PlxWf493en4
  3. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yQimoqo0-7g

5. Interactive Resume

As a web developer, It is better to send your CV/Resume built with HTML & CSS rather than pdf or doc file. Building an interactive resume is one way to show your foundational skills while also making your resume impressive to clients/employers.

Here are some of the tutorials for your reference:-

  1. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fuGWSodlDDc
  2. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hvcq8CeD6Wc
  3. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=riPiyepFXF0

6. Create an E-mail newsletter

This project can help you if you are a freelancer and you want to connect with clients using e-mails. You can custom design and share e-mail newsletters with your target audience and clients. You can also monetize your e-mail developer skill after this.

Here are some of the references:-

  1. https://www.crazyegg.com/blog/how-to-code-an-email-newsletter/
  2. https://www.w3schools.com/howto/howto_css_newsletter.asp
  3. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZSSqsEVsChc

7. Create CSS Animations

They’re easy to build and have fun, you can create them without even having to know JavaScript. You can change as many CSS properties you want, as many times as you want. To use CSS animation, you must first specify some keyframes for the animation. An animation lets an element gradually change from one style to another.

Here are some of the references:-

  1. https://www.educative.io/blog/animate-css-code
  2. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gW0dwO2JNmE
  3. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G34g7vcpN0s

8. Video Background Site

Fullscreen images used as backgrounds have an amazing visual impact, but you can use a video background in exactly the same way and draw better attention. A good video background can easily make people stop and take notice, increasing the time they spend on the site. This works best for Travel and Restaurant landing pages.

Here are some of the references:-

  1. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gx_7GQtSdpc
  2. https://redstapler.co/responsive-css-video-background/

9. Create an Image Slider

HTML image slider is remarkably efficient, reliable and engaging. This project can also be used in an -e-commerce website_ to showcase products in an engaging way.

Here are some of the references:-

  1. https://www.w3schools.com/w3css/w3css_slideshow.asp
  2. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FXznI0wVZ-8
  3. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pMltE4J4UQM

10. CSS 3-D navigation page

You can build this to give your website bold navigation and also show off your skills of better usability standards. Animated Navigations are key ingredients of the user experience. In this case, a 3D menu can't just be fun. It has to be efficient. You can also check out my 3-D navigation landing page for reference here:- https://rajshreevats.github.io/3-d-navigation-bar.github.io/

some other tutorials for reference:-
1. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jLyqrjL3wUo

2. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3JwsdIMsjN0


Apart from these 10 projects, Even with just HTML and CSS skills, you can contribute to an open-source project. You can find open source projects on hosting sites like GitHub.
Follow me on GitHub:- https://github.com/RajshreeVats
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