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How-to-build-websites.com is designed for total beginners … and for people who use apps like Dreamweaver and other wysiwyg apps (wysiwyg stands for: “What You See Is What You Get”) … and now want to learn what’s going on ‘behind the scenes’.
To really understand web design, you need to learn HTML hand-coding; it’s easier than you think!
Why learning HTML and CSS makes sense.
Web design apps like Dreamweaver are fine, but if you want to be able to build modern responsive HTML5 based websites, then these apps will get in the way of you learning (because you have to learn the app on top of the code) … and will actually slow you down!
Learning to build your web sites using HTML will give you far better control over the process, and ultimately your web sites. On top of that, you will have a far deeper understanding of the web, and as a result you will create better websites quicker – much quicker.
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May 24, 2016
I put out a ‘learning web development’ video every so often, because WHAT you need to learn changes over time. Here is the video for 2016-17:
If you want to learn web design or development from scratch, check out my new crazy easy course package.
May 18, 2016
Fun, entertaining courses go a long way to motivating students. But when they actually see their first web page come to life, you see engagement go off to charts! That’s why we teach web development from start to finish with Studioweb, because nothing motivates a student like being able to create real projects with their …
April 14, 2016
To get the best outcomes with students (and yourself!), here are my top 3 code teaching tips:
1- Write real code, not ‘lego’ code.
2- Use real coding tools, not code simulators.
3- Build real projects from start to finish.
1. Write real code, not ‘lego’ code
A funny thing happens when students write real code: they start to learn not only how to code, but they learn the concepts behind the code. What I’ve seen over the years is that trying to hide the code from students with block based code teaching tools slows the learning process.
You have to write code to learn to code.