It’s Summer and what better way to have a productive break than by learning how to conquer the Internet.
When I say that I mean learning how to create and beautify websites with HTML and CSS.
A lot of professionals I’ve talked to about finding a job say it’s a must to have a website and know a little bit about online coding. While my website isn’t the perfect example of an online portfolio (A few of my friends do it better,) I’ve been refining my coding skills as a New Year’s resolution.
So if you’re interested in becoming more comfortable with web design I have a website and web service that may help.
The weekly lessons usually take about an hour to complete.
What I really like the service’s user interface, which keeps tasks alongside an area where users can test code.
Don’t Fear the Internet
Don’t Fear the Internet is a series of informative, funny and short web-tutorial videos.
What I like about the series is that it’s aimed at people like me, maybe you, who aren’t looking for a career in web design, but want to have the bread-and-butter fundamentals down.
What makes this series work is that it’s actually pretty funny. The teachers on Codecademy provide puns, but it stops there. More than funny though, these tutorials make wrapping your head around coding easy.
For the intro to HTML, the site introduces viewers to coding by describing creating a website through HTML as the Hamburger Text Markup Language.
These videos aren’t more than 8 minutes and I’m itching for the next one.
How are you learning HTML and CSS?
Currently on my tumblr: Stop-motion video of the May 20, 2012 eclipse.