Code a personal splash page in 1 hour

Get your hands dirty and build a beautiful personal splash page with this hands-on intro to HTML & CSS.
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  • Lectures 10
  • Length 1 hour
  • Skill Level Beginner Level
  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 2/2014 English

Course Description

This course will take you 1 hour to complete and is for people with no-prior technical experience who want to learn HTML & CSS. Unlike other courses for people with no experience this is entirely hands-on material and by the end of the course you will have built a beautiful splash page that showcases why you are awesome.

If you want to have a sneak-peak at what you'll be building, it will look like this (but you'll be able to incorporate your own creative energy to give the page a look and feel that you think showcases your personality).The course is perfect for someone with no prior experience coding, but who wants to start learning about web technologies.

After the course is done, you will have built an awesome looking page using HTML, CSS and also have setup your computer to have the tools you need to build web pages, so you'll be able to continue to build other web pages after the course is over.

What are the requirements?

  • No requirements needed, this will get you up to speed on HTML and CSS no problem :)

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Install Sublime Text Editor (setup your machine to have the tools you need to do web development)
  • Build a simple web page that has the content of your page on it (learn about HTML)
  • Make that web page look awesome (learn about CSS)

Who is the target audience?

  • Anyone who wants to get their feet wet & hands dirty building a simple, attractive splash page

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.


Section 1: Getting Started on the Page
Introduction & Setting Up Your Machine
Previewing our Page & Adding Content
Section 2: Focusing on the Asthetics
Adding a Background
Styling the Perfect Fullpage Background Image
Turning the Text White & Putting it in a Box
Adding a black & semi-transparent background to the box
Positioning the Content in the Box and the Box Itself
Section 3: Applying the Finishing Touches
Improving the Fonts
Adding an Image Link
Applying the Finishing Touches

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Instructor Biography

Ken Mazaika, Web Development Instructor

Ken Mazaika is a web developer and Ruby on Rails contributor. Previously he was a tech lead at WHERE (acquired by PayPal) and a member of the PayPal/eBay development team in Boston, where he built demand generation infrastructure in Ruby on Rails. In a previous life he turned a health insurance quotes generator from a $400/day web application into a $40,000/day business.

Ken Mazaika is a web developer and UX expert, who has run coding workshops at places like Boston, New York City, Pittsburgh, Harvard Business School, the University of Hawaii, Hawaii Pacific University, Carnegie Mellon University, Babson University as well as a few other places.

Ken has been programming for many years and has had jobs coding in C#, C++, Java, Scala and done work on Desktop Apps as well as Web Applications. He also is excited about RubyMotion and has built iOS apps using that framework.

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