The first 50 people to sign up for the Web Design from the Ground Up course at Udemy using the special code webteacher.ws will receive access to the class absolutely free. This is a class for beginners. Here’s what you’ll learn:
Over 38 lectures and 9.5 hours of content
Introduction to HTML and XHTML including the most commonly used elements like linking
Introduction to CSS (Cascading Style Sheets) for working with fonts, colors, and complete layout control
Web Graphics and Image manipulation with an introduction to Photoshop
Domain name registration – how it works, pointing your domain to your site, best practices and much more
How to put your site on the Internet, including choosing a web host, working with FTP, and much more
Accessibility – make your site visible to all users
Ecommerce with PayPal – setting up a shopping cart, integrating PayPal, making money with your site!
That’s a lot for 10 hours, so I’m guessing it will be basic info, but that’s what a beginner needs, isn’t it?
Many thanks to Udemy for making this special offer available to Web Teacher readers.
There’s color coding for everything, which helps some people learn. Diagrams and infographics are on a dark background. Within the page itself, various elements are also color coded.
An example diagram page
Background pages and examples are on a light background.
An example page
Again, there is color coding within the page itself.
The language is plain, very careful, easy to understand by anyone. Every single detail is explained in clear, simple sentences. It’s a masterpiece of clear writing. For example, here’s the initial description of jQuery:
The examples are real world with downloadable code. The code shown in the book is annotated (and color coded) with every detail fully explained. The output for every code example is pictured next to it.
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This is worth your time. It’s a talk by Monika Piotrowicz of Shopify. I like her instruction to use basic HTML whenever possible instead of putting something else in to overrule the semantics. Her explanation of ARIA is excellent.
The close captions aren’t great. They were generated automatically rather than from a transcript, but they do appear if you need them.
Hat tip to Dennis Lembree who shared this on Google+, which is where I first saw it.