LearnToProgram is a leading publisher of web, mobile and game development courses that are used by individuals and companies world-wide. Based outside of Hartford, Connecticut, the LearnToProgram team is dedicated to teaching more people to program than any other company on the face of the Earth. Our authors are among the most experienced in the field-- and they have one important thing in common: LearnToProgram authors consider themselves teachers first and technical experts second. The primary skill of LearnToProgram author is communication-- and you will always find our courses easy to understand and successfully complete.
About Mark-- The Guy Behind LearnToProgram.tv
Mark Lassoff’s parents frequently claim that he was born to be a programmer. In the mid-eighties, when the neighborhood kids were outside playing kickball and throwing snowballs, Mark was hard at work on his Commodore 64 writing games in the BASIC programming language. Computers and programming continued to be a strong interest in college where Mark majored in Communications and Computer Science. After completing his college career, Mark worked in the software and web development departments at several large corporations.
In 2001, on a whim, while his contemporaries were conquering the dot com world, Mark accepted a position training programmers in a technical training center in Austin, Texas. It was there that Mark fell in love with teaching programming, which has been his passion ever since. Today Mark is a top technical trainer, traveling the country providing training for software and web developers. Mark's training clients include the Department of Defense, Lockheed Martin, Discover Card Services, and Kaiser Permanente. He has consulted for companies such as Dell, Target, Lockheed Martin, and government agencies including the US House of Representatives. In addition to traditional classroom training and consulting, Mark releases video tutorial training for aspiring programmers on his website, www.LearnToProgram.tv and Udemy.com.
He lives near Hartford, Connecticut where he is in the process of redecorating his condominium.
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Please watch this first.
In this lecture instructor Mark Lassoff discusses the various technologies used in web design and development. Mark will also discuss how the subjects of this course, HTML 4.01, XHTML, HTML 5 and CSS fit in to the overall world of web development.
In this video lecture, Mark will guide you through the process of creating your first HTML script and displaying it in the browser. While doing this, Mark will show you the basic document structure of an HTML script, looking at the head and body section of the document.
This is the HTML document that Mark made in the Hello World with HTML video.
In this video lecture, Mark introduces you to the Basic Document Stucture used in HTML 4.01 and XHTML documents.
This zip file contains the two basic structure documents that Mark showed in the previous lecture.
In this video lecture, Mark demonstrates the basic document structure for HTML5 documents.
This is the HTML file containing the basic document structure for HTML5 documents.
In this video Mark demonstrates the use of comments in HTML code.
This is the comments HTML file for the previous video.
In this video lecture Mark discusses HTML head elements-- Elements that go in the head section of an HTML document. Mark focuses on meta tags and shows how those are used in web development.
These are the lab exercises for Chapter 1. Please complete these after watching the video lectures.
In this video lecture Mark discusses text mark-up. You will learn how to code text in HTML.
This is the HTML file for the Text Markup lecture.
In this lecture Mark goes over Div and Span tags.
This is the HTML document that does with the Div and Span tags Lecture.
In this lecture Mark demonstrates how to use tags like header and footer to layout text.
This is the HTML file for the HTML5 Text Markup video.
In this video Mark goes over different ways of designating colors to text and also shows you how to assign fonts and font sizes to your tags in HTML using CSS.
These are the HTML and CSS files for the previous lecture.
In this video Mark discusses how to use text alignment, decoration, indentation and text transformation in HTML using CSS.
This zip folder contains the HTML and CSS documents used in the previous lecture.
These are the lab exercises for Chapter 2. Please complete these after watching the video lectures.
In this video Mark demonstrates how to use Ordered Lists.
This is the ordered list HTML document that Mark made in the lecture video.
In this video Mark goes over how to set up unordered lists in HTML.
This is the HTML document for the Unordered List video.
In this video Mark goes over how to use CSS for making lists in HTML.
This folder contains the HTML document used in the video as well as the star.png file Mark used for the custom bullets.
These are the lab exercises for Chapter 3. Please complete these after watching the video lectures.
In this video Mark goes over how to set up links in HTML.
This folder contains both the Links and the Places HTML that Mark made in the previous lecture.
In this video Mark discusses how to use anchors to help navigate to different places on your webpage.
This is the HTML file for the Page Anchors Video.
In this lecture, Mark discusses how to style links in HTML. He looks at the three states of links that you can style your links and some options for what you can do with them.
This is the HTML document for the previous video.
These are the lab exercises for Chapter 4. Please complete these after watching the video lectures.
This is the Chapter 4 lab starter file.
In this video Mark shows you how you display images and how to style them using CSS.
This zip folder contains the HTML document and the two images used in the Displaying Images video.
In this lecture Mark shows you how to embed audio in HTML5 using the audio tag.
This zip folder contains the HTML and audio used in the HTML5 Audio Embed video.
In this video Mark discusses how to embed video files into your HTML page.
This is the HTML document for the HTML5 Video Embed lecture.
This is the video sample used in the HTML5 Video Embed lecture.
These are the lab exercises for Chapter 5. Please complete these after watching the video lectures.
In this video Mark teaches you how to create tables in HTML.
This is the HTML file Mark used in the Creating Tables lecture.
In this lecture Mark uses CSS to style tables created in HTML.
This is the HTML file Mark used in the Styling Tables lecture.
These are the lab exercises for Chapter 6. Please complete these after watching the video lectures.
In this video Mark shows you how to set up forms.
This is the HTML file Mark used in the Creating Text Forms video.
In this lecture Mark teaches you how to create radio buttons and checkboxes in your forms.
This is the HTML file Mark used in Creating Radio button and Checkbox Elements lecture.
In this video Mark goes over new form elements in HTML5 such as time, date, and color.
This is the HTML file Mark used in the New Form Elements lecture.
In this lecture Mark describes how to use drop-down boxes and multiple select boxes in HTML.
This is the HTML file used in the Creating Multi-Select Elements lecture.
These are the lab exercises for Chapter 7. Please complete these after watching the video lectures.
In this video Mark goes over the different aspects of a Content Box model.
Here is the HTML file Mark used in the Box Model lecture.
In this lecture Mark teaches you how to work with the margin, padding and borders for a Content Box with CSS.
In this lecture Mark discusses the difference between inline and block level elements and how to position divs on the page.
This is the HTML document Mark made in the Inline vs Block lecture.
In this lecture Mark goes over how to format your page by using float and clear to position text.
This is the HTML document that Mark used in the float and clear video.
In this lecture Mark shows you how to make a navigation bar using CSS.
This is the Navigation Bar HTML file Mark used in his lecture.
These are the lab exercises for Chapter 9. Please complete these after watching the video lectures.
This is the lab started file for Chapter 9.
These are the code examples used in lecture for chapter 1. Open these and examine them carefully to help you understand the concepts that Mark discussed in the lectures!
Please complete these lab exercises after viewing the Chapter 1 lectures. These lab exercises will help you to apply and remember the information presented in the lectures. Good luck!
This is the .html file solution to the Chapter 1 lab. If you get stuck completeing the labs take a peek at the solution to get you moving in the right direction. When you are done, verify your solution against the lab.
In working with variables you will use variable operators. In this video, Mark discusses the mathematical operators used with variables. He also discusses the concatenation operators used with string variables.
These are the code files that Mark used in the lecture. Download these files and examine them to become more familiar with the concepts discussed during the lecture.
After watching the video lectures, complete these lab exercises. These lab exercises will help you apply and remember the concepts Mark demonstrated during the lecture. Good luck! If you have questions, the instructors email is included in the lab.
This is the solution for the Chapter 2 lab exercises. If you get stuck, or are lost trying to complete the labs, take a peek at this document. This is in .html format so you can view it in your browser or view the code by loading it in to your text editor.
Mark reviews the use of else and else if in this video lecture. You'll learn how to write conditionals that can execute a block of code if the condition is evaluated as true and another block of code if the conditional is evaluated as false.
These are the example files that Mark created during the Chapter 3 lectures.
After you watch the video lectures, attempt these lab exercises. If you need help you can peek at the exercise solution included in this chapter. As always, the instructor's email address is included in the lab., for questions.
This is the correct solution for the chapter 3 lab. If you get stuck on the lab or feel lost, take a peek at these solutions. When you are done, check your work against this solution. Note that there are often multiple correct solutions for the lab exercises, and your solution may differ from what you see here, while still being correct. Since this is an HTML file you may load it in to a text editor or view the result of the code in a browser.
This is the solution to the Chapter 4 lab exercise.
In this video lecture Mark covers two common types of loops: While loops and Do...While Loops. Loops allow you to execute a block of code a number of times. This is useful if you need a portion of the code to be repeated during execution-- as you might during a game such as Poker or Bingo. First Mark discusses While Loops and then the Do...While Loops.
In this video lecture Mark will show you how to use the compact and efficient for loop. He will also demonstrate a practical application of a loop as it is used to take several inputs from a user and output them using document.write.
In this short video lecture Mark gives you a hint that will help you complete number 5 in this section's lab exercises. parseInt() and parseDouble() are covered.
These are the code examples from the lectures in Chapter 5.
After watching the video lectures complete these lab exercises. These lab exercises will help you to apply and retain the information presented in the lecture.
The solution file for lab exercises 1-4. If you are having trouble completing the lab or get stuck, take a peek at this solution file. When you have completed the lab exercises, compare your completed program to the solution here. (Correct solutions may vary)
Solution for lab problem #5. Be sure to watch the hint video before attempting to complete this lab exercise. This is the most difficult lab exercise yet, so if you get it right (or even get close) to the complete solution... Congratulations! Feel free to examine the code in this solution to better understand how to solve this lab problem. (Correct solutions will vary)
This was the first "comprehensive" course I worked through in my journey towards a career in web development. It does focus on HTML4 and XHTML for the markup portions, but the content is helpful in spite of the industry's transition to HTML5. The teching is pverall helpful, but not extraordinary. I actually wonder if taking and passing LTP's certification exam would really mean anything to a proespective employer? (One oddity across several lectures is hearing Mark's tendency to swallow loudly. I thought it was kind of gross... Just an observation though.)
Mark does a great job of providing and explaining web development and this course is a great introduction to the languages and tools necessary to develop websites. It would be five stars if Mark would encase the concepts into a project.
Very good course!
About 30 lectures in, I would say that Mark is a great teacher. The only reason the course gets 4 rather than 5 stars is because udemy does not let any videos play at anything other than 1x speed on mac - I don't know why.