This class is devoted to teaching the absolute beginner how to create and manage a simple html document. By the end of the course anyone who has paid attention and watched all the lectures will have no problem creating an html document with a variety of different elements. We can then use this knowledge to dive in to CSS fully understanding the dynamics involved.
I'm making this course because I'm essentially self-taught up to this point, and I know how hard it is to start learning something you have absolutely no history in. I'm not going to abstract things, well...actually I'm going to abstract things in a way that anyone can make sense of. Knowing HTML is an essential skill for anyone in any field to have in this generation. It sucks to learn. I'm not going to make any assumptions or biases on what you may already know. We are starting from the absolute basics here. Come learn.
- WDW: HTML Introduction
Just a brief intro so all of you students can put a face to my voice and get to know me a bit, and to get us primed for the course.
- WDW: HTML Lesson 1
This lesson introduces us to what HTML looks like and what we need to write it. It also attempts to answer several popular questions about HTML that a student may come across.
- WDW: HTML Lesson 2
This lesson goes in depth about tags and how tags are used to mark up content. It also introduces a reference site called the MDN.
- WDW: HTML Lesson 3
This lecture introduces us to the three "layers" of web design, in addition to the three "programs" of web design so that we will recognize them as we continue to learn HTML. This lecture also attempts to stress the importance of writings human-readable code and comments.
- WDW: HTML Lesson 4
This lecture introduces us to the concept of attributes in HTML. We will learn how to recognize attributes initially, and how we can use classes & ID's to semantically assign labels to our HTML.
- WDW: HTML Lesson 5.1
Part one of Lesson 5 will introduce to us the main structural elements that every web page on the internet will have. We will learn how to use the Doctype, HTML, Head, Title, Meta, and Body tags. In addition, we will look briefly at the Div tag and selecting a text editor to use.
Students should be able to sit through a series of youtube videos. They also should know how a keyboard works. You seriously need to know nothing for this course, and you're already using the University of Reddit, so I assume you have the basics covered.
The complete course syllabus can be found on my google Drive
The class will just be a 10 lesson series of videos I plan to produce weekly on Youtube. I'll provide the URL once I get a channel set up and looking nice.
The tentative commencement date for this course is **Sunday July 20, 2014. **
I'm a graduate student at Wayne State University's School of Library & Information Science, where I study Information Analytics & User-Experience Design. I also teach several software classes at the library I work at. Aside from that I'm entirely self-taught, so make of that what you wish.
Being self-taught though has given me an appreciation for a few things; Learning is constant and ever-developing, everyone deserves the chance to learn a new skill, and if I'm going to learn something effectively I better put in serious time and effort.