Building Our First Website


Creating a Tuts+ Town Site with Joni (Bologna)

Thanks for making this workshop possible! 

Agenda

  • Web design?
  • How the web works
  • Folders!
  • HTML & CSS?
  • HTML: structure & content
  • CSS: syntax, colors, sizing
  • Now what?

What We Are Building

tutsplustown.com

What Tools We Need

What Is A Web Designer Exactly?

How The Web Works

Our Site = Not On Web

Files, Files, Files

Folders: Our Structure

 

Let's open up our Tuts+ Town folder!

What is HTML & CSS?

Linking Documents

HTML: Structure Basics

 

HTML: Structure Basics

 

Elements

HTML: Planning a Structure

 

HTML: Nesting

 

HTML: Nesting

 

Practice Time!

 

  • Let's nest our higher level structure within <body>
    • <header>
    • <main>
    • <footer>
  • Don't forget to close these!

HTML: Adding Content

 

 

Containers, Containers, Containers 

HTML: Adding Content

 

 

The header

HTML: Adding Content

 

 

headings

<h1>I am the most important heading of all!</h1>
<h2>I'm less important.</h2>
<h3>I'm even less important.</h3>
<h4>I'm even less important.</h4>
<h5>I'm even less important.</h5>
<h6>I'm the least important.</h6>

HTML: Adding Content

 

 

images & attributes

HTML: Adding Content

 

 

header preview

<body>

    <header>
        <h1>Welcome To Tuts+ Town</h1>
        <img src="images/townheader.svg" alt="An illustration of Tuts Town tower." />
    </header>

    <main>
        <!-- This is where most of our content will live! -->
    </main>

</body>

HTML: Adding Content

 

 

header preview

HTML: Adding Content

 

 

main & sections

HTML: Adding Content

 

 

main

<main>
    <section> </section>
    <section> </section>
    <section> </section>
</main>

HTML: Adding Content

 

 

section

HTML: Adding Content

 

 

section

<section>
    <img />
    <div>
    </div>
</section>

HTML: Adding Content

 

 

section

HTML: Adding Content

 

 

section & lists

<ul>
    <li>
        <a href="#">The Snooze Inn</a>
    </li>
</ul>

HTML: Adding Content

 

 

section

<section>
    <img src="images/townsleep.svg" alt="Illustration of a Tuts Town hotel." />
    <div>
        <h2>Sleep</h2>
        <ul>
            <li>
                <a href="#">The Snooze Inn</a>
            </li>
            <li>
                <a href="#">Zzz Hotel</a>
            </li>
        </ul>
    </div>
</section>

HTML: Adding Content

 

 

footer

HTML: Adding Content

 

 

footer

<footer>
    <p>Created with enthusiasm by caring residents.</p>
</footer>

HTML: Adding Content

 

 

Full Preview

Practice Time!

 

 

  • Let's finish up the content for our site!
  • Don't forget to ask questions & reference tutsplustown.com for content!
<body>

    <header>
      <h1>Welcome To Tuts+ Town</h1>
      <img src="images/townheader.svg" alt="An illustration of Tuts Town tower." />
    </header>

    <main>
      <section>
        <img src="images/townsleep.svg" alt="Illustration of a Tuts Town hotel." />
        <div>
          <h2>Sleep</h2>
          <ul>
            <li>
              <a href="#">The Snooze Inn</a>
            </li>
            <li>
              <a href="#">Zzz Hotel</a>
            </li>
          </ul>
        </div>
      </section>

      <section>
        <img src="images/townfood.svg" alt="Illustration of a Tuts Town restaurant." />
        <div>
          <h2>Food</h2>
          <ul>
            <li>
              <a href="#">Just Cookies</a>
            </li>
            <li>
              <a href="#">Cake Too</a>
            </li>
          </ul>
        </div>
      </section>

      <section>
        <img src="images/townshop.svg" alt="Illustration of a Tuts Town store." />
        <div>
          <h2>Shop</h2>
          <ul>
            <li>
              <a href="#">Puppy Parade</a>
            </li>
            <li>
              <a href="#">Cool Kittens</a>
            </li>
          </ul>
        </div>
      </section>
    </main>

    <footer>
      <p>
        Created with enthusiasm by caring residents.
      </p>
    </footer>

</body>

CSS: Properties & Values

 

 

 

Practice Time!

 

 

 

 

  • Let's quickly change the body background color to green in our CSS to see what happens!
  • Save file & refresh browser
body {
    background-color: green;
}

CSS: Color

 

 

 

 

Practice Time!

 

 

 

 

  • Let's quickly change the body background color to #FAF8DA, our lovely light yellow.
  • Save file & refresh browser
body {
    background-color: #FAF8DA;
}

CSS: Color & Size

 

 

 

 

  • Can change text color & size
  • Can change image size
  • Pixel =  a tiny dot
  • Let's take a look at our <header> again ...

CSS: Color & Size

 

 

 

 

header

CSS: Color & Size

 

 

 

 

header

<header>
    <h1 class="main-heading">Welcome To Tuts+ Town</h1>
    <img class="town-preview" src="images/townheader.svg" alt="An illustration of Tuts Town tower." />
</header>
  • The HTML: add classes
  • The CSS: target and style those classes
.main-heading {
    font-size: 70px;
    color: #205D76;
}
 
.town-preview {
    width: 650px;
}

Practice Time!

 

 

 

 

  • Add classes to the heading and image elements within <header>
  • Declare sizing for both & color for the heading!
.main-heading {
    font-size: 70px;
    color: #205D76;
}
 
.town-preview {
    width: 650px;
}

CSS Hint: 

Full header Preview!

 

 

 

 

Where To Go From Here

 

 

 

 

  • Complete the Tuts+ Town site:
    • webdesign.tutsplus.com/series/web-design-for-kids
    • Will include positioning, layout, typography, design theory, hosting on the web. 
  • Ask lots of questions!
  • Make something each day.

Bye &

thanks!

Building Our First Website

By Joni Trythall

Building Our First Website

A workshop based on a Tuts+ web design for kids series: Tuts+ Town. Sponsored by NowSecure!

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