How to Make a Not-Terrible Website
This class should actually be called “How to Make a Terrible Website,” because you need to know how to make a bad one before you can make a good one. It’s basically Web Design 101, taught by someone who never took Web Design 101, and so knows how to teach it in an accessible way rather than a textbook way.
By the end of the class, web design will seem approachable rather than scary, and you’ll have everything you need to code from scratch and upload your own basic website.
Topics will include:
- The syntax of markup languages like XML and HTML;
- The core structure of a website;
- What a website actually is;
- What web browsers do;
- Basic HTML tags;
- A brief introduction to CSS;
- Whether or not it’s important to know what all those acronyms stand for.
You don’t need to bring a laptop. Just some paper for note-taking.
Read the class report!
This class is presented in partnership with DC Public Library.
Watha T. Daniel/Shaw Neighborhood Library
1630 Seventh St. NW
Washington, DC 20001