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Why html?

GET QUALIFIED

GET QUALIFIED

If you are in the marketing and communications fields, it would probably serve you to understand your html newsletters better.

DO IT YOURSELF

DO IT YOURSELF

Own your own business? Fire your freelancer! Web designers are expensive and can be overkill for simple tasks (I should know, I am one). Save tons of money by doing 90% of your web-work in-house!

STAY RELEVANT

STAY RELEVANT

A website with out-of-date content makes you look sketchy and sad. When you're empowered to make updates yourself, there's no excuse to not keep it fresh!

You can learn the language of the internet…

no prior tech skills required!

the theory matters

There are plenty of code dictionaries out there... but without the overarching grammar, you'll keep feeling frustrated.

You can learn by trial and error–trying to memorize all the tags and then scrambling to fix it every time the site breaks– but it takes forever. Your time is valuable. Invest in a little education now to save yourself a lot of headaches later.

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our three simple tricks will keep you from ever breaking your site again!

learn the web developer secrets

You got this.

You don't have to be a techy genius to update websites. Just willing to learn.

You'll learn a ton in just a week:

  • Html theory, resources, and best practices
  • headings, paragraphs, italics, bold, color of text
  • hyperlinks (including buttons, and pop-ups) and lists
  • images, including a discussion of formats and pixels
  • embeds like google calendars, maps, videos, Twitter feeds, and Facebook like boxes.
  • a solid foundation in troubleshooting and damage reduction techniques


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Why take my word for it?

  • Loved the "anatomy" of a tag. You have explained this in a way that makes much more sense from previous books I have read.

    Going through this course, I would be comfortable with your expertise and thus be inclined to purchase the WordPress and CSS courses. Having a live view (you speaking and sharing the screen) is the key seller for me. If it was just screenshots and worksheets, I feel it would not be as useful and beneficial to users. BRAVO!

    Alyssa B.
  • HTML as a second language was a perfect start to my computer knowledge. I had only taken a basic computer class in community college when I decided to try this. I had virtually no knowledge of HTML and thought it stood for Hotmail… Fortunately, I completed the course and now I can even embed an image or google calendar when I need to. It was not just a great crash course through the world of HTML and a tiny bit about CSS, it was a thorough introduction to the language of computers and a point of pride on my resume. I Printed out the certificate to add to my portfolio!

    T.L. Shaffer
  • "I already had some working knowledge of html before I started the html as a second language course, but I was having 'aha' moments from module 1 onwards. As a copywriter I'm often concerned about how my witty headings and considered words will end up on the finished website. Sometimes I've handed over polished copy to clients and it's ended up looking nothing like I intended - headings all the wrong size and certain words not emphasised the way I wanted them.

    Thanks to the html as a second language course I've been able to send my client's html-ed copy (is that a word? It is now) so they can simply copy-paste and upload it to their websites, fancy formatting included. This is such a helpful course, I'll be recommending it to all my clients who DIY their own websites."

  • Mel has been making websites for over 15 years. They taught Intro to Web Design and Development at Rice University, and later Graphic Design and Web Development at Cesar Chavez HS in Houston, Texas, from 2009-2011. Mel works at the Lead WordPress Developer at the Design for Change Agency, and tutors private clients in html, css, and WordPress on the side. They're also available for freelance web work.

    Mel Reiff Hill, instructor

Fun, simple materials

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What’s included?

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7 fun, animated videos to guide you through the basics of html.

7 fun, animated videos to guide you through the basics of html.

Illustrated instruction manual for visual learners

90-page illustrated instruction manual for visual learners

Cheat sheets of just the tags for handy reference!

Cheat sheets of just the tags you need for handy reference!

Tons of useful resources, curated to weed out the clutter.

Tons of useful resources, filtered and recommended to weed out the clutter.

one-on-one tutoring as-needed from a friendly, professional, US web developer

one-on-one tutoring as-needed from a friendly, professional, US web developer

Instantly graded quizzes to see your progress and sharpen your skills

Instantly graded quizzes to see your progress and sharpen your skills

A certificate of completion to frame and put on your desk, or cite loud and proud on your resume

A certificate of completion to frame and put on your desk, or cite loud and proud on your resume