[Linux4christians] HTML for Beginners? Kids?
samuel.clough at trumpetsofzion.org
Thu Mar 1 13:19:29 EST 2007
For starters, I would not include php, I would just start building a simple page. As it's built, he'll learn. So example, you need your doc declaration, your html, body, and head tags to start. Then put some text on the page using h tags. Then create a div or to to slow him how to put data together. Then build a table to show tabular data. Show him how to create an anchor tag. Do a bulleted list of items.
At this point, you have a page, although it's probably pretty ugly. Then start introducing css to style the data. He'll learn as you go. If he learns this way, he'll have the understanding of the syntax and markup so that he can teach himself additional elements as he needs then and learn more sophisticated css techniques. As another bonus, he'll understand clean html and not have to rely on some gui that may or may not produce decent html.
As an aside, the book may be excellent, but, as a developer, I find Ruby a lot more intuitive and lot more pleasant to write. That's just my .02. They two are similar, but if you haven't look at Ruby consider it. To me it makes Python seem archaic. (And no, I don't say that because rails is hot right now, I really find Ruby one of the most beautiful and enjoyable languages out there, although obviously not perfect for every need).
On Wed, 28 Feb 2007 17:17:15 -0800, Eddy <hpp3 at bluebottle.com> wrote:
> Hey all, I'm teaching my 9-year old Python with the help of Computer
> Programming is Fun ( http://www.handysoftware.com/cpif/ ) by David Handy.
> He's now asking me how hard it would be to make a "Jesus web page" and so
> I started explaining HTML and lost him somewhere around CSS and PHP.
> So, I'm wondering if there was something akin to a printable version of
> the info found at W3Schools to begin teaching him HTML (I'm no web genius,
> so I'm going to need a book). Preferably in the form of a freely
> downloadable PDF, but I'll open my pocketbook for a well-written hardcopy
> targeted at the younger set.
> I suppose I could just print out the W3C info a page at a time, as that is
> most likely about all he'll be able to digest at one time...
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