Introduction to Web Design
We love, love web design! This course targets CoderKids who dream of creating the website that is an instant hit. Utilizing the most current development platform, our curriculum enables CoderKids to design and create a website that best reflects them, their goals and motivations.
Want to design a mobile-friendly website? CoderKids are covered with our hybrid app model that takes into account mobile platforms.
Ages 11 - 13 years old
Understand and employ basic HTML5 markup tags to build their own websites
Use CSS3 to customize, position and animate their web page elements
Prototype their website design by using open source WYSIWYG tools
Use responsive web design to generate websites that can be viewed on mobile devices
Incorporate third party packages in their websites
Use built-in web developer consoles to debug their applications
Continuing from the h1 tag, CoderKids learn about the other vital tags for creating a website such as the head, body, and paragraph tags. CoderKids learn how each tag plays a role in creating a working website. Once mastering these tags CoderKids learn other tags such as list tags, which are used to create both ordered and unordered lists, the blockquote tag, which quotes another source, and the emphasis tag, which makes text bold, among other tags used in the course.
CoderKids then learn to add different media forms to their website. Starting with Youtube videos, CoderKids utilize the iframe tag to add videos directly from the video engine to their website. In addition, CoderKids learn how to add images by using the img tag and to organize these visual components on their websites using div tags, a key component of every website.
Once mastering the foundational elements of HTML, the Web Design course introduces CSS. CoderKids learn that CSS is what makes the HTML look like a real website by offering hundreds of different ways to format text and other content. By simply typing a tag type and pair of curly brackets CoderKids learn they have the ability to instantly modify any element of their website. A whole slew of properties are available for editing such as the color property which allows CoderKids to change the color of their text. While this way of coding in CSS allows us to change every element on the page there are sometimes cases where we only want to change one part. This is where classes come in. By using classes CoderKids learn to change the color or size of only one element. By using an additional property known as font-family CoderKids learn to change the font of text in their HTML document. Unfortunately, not every browser supports every font type, so CoderKids learn to use CSS to automatically handle this challenge so that their websites render properly in any browser.
The Introduction to Web Design course is perfect for CoderKids desiring to learn how the websites they use everyday are designed and developed. By equipping CoderKids with the skills to build their own websites, Introduction to Web Design prepares CoderKids for success in a world where technology in the only real universal language.
In January 2017, Coder Kids will launch courses in robotics, Python, advanced Minecraft mods in Java, and cybersecurity.