Building Our First Website


Creating a Tuts+ Town Site with Joni (Bologna)

Agenda

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

What We Are Building

tutsplustown.com

What Tools We Need

  • Internet
  • Browser
  • CodePen
  • tutsplustown.com/reference

What Is A Web Designer Exactly?

How The Web Works

What is HTML & CSS?

Connected Files

Note: CodePen does this for us.

HTML: Structure Basics

 

Elements

HTML: Adding Content

 

 

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

<h1>Welcome To Tuts+ Town</h1>

<img src="http://tutsplustown.com/images/townheader.svg" alt="An illustration of Tuts Town tower." />

Practice Time!

 

 

  • Log in to CodePen
    • ​Fork demo
  • Add a heading and image to HTML

HTML: Adding Content

 

 

HTML: Adding Content

 

 

lists & links

HTML: Nesting

 

 

HTML: Adding Content

 

 

lists & links

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

HTML: Adding Content

 

 

list with items and links


<h2>Sleep</h2>
<ul>
    <li>
        <a href="#">The Snooze Inn</a>
    </li>
    <li>
        <a href="#">Zzz Hotel</a>
    </li>
</ul>

Practice Time!

 

 

  • Let's add lists and links to our site!
  • Don't forget to next list items inside of the main list element!

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

  <h2>Sleep</h2>
  <ul>
    <li>
      <a href="#">The Snooze Inn</a>
    </li>
    <li>
      <a href="#">Zzz Hotel</a>
    </li>
  </ul>

HTML: Adding Content

 

 

browser preview

CSS: Properties & Values

 

 

 

Practice Time!

 

 

 

 

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

CSS: Color

 

 

 

 

Practice Time!

 

 

 

 

  • Let's quickly change the body background color to #FAF8DA, our lovely light yellow.
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


<h1 class="main-heading">Welcome To Tuts+ Town</h1>
<img class="town-preview" src="http://tutsplustown.com/images/townheader.svg" alt="..." />
  • 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 and color for the heading.
.main-heading {
    font-size: 70px;
    color: #205D76;
}
 
.town-preview {
    width: 650px;
}

CSS Hint: 

<h1 class="main-heading"></h1>

<img class="town-preview" />

HTML Hint:

Full header Preview!

 

 

 

 

Where To Go From Here

 

 

 

 

  • Complete the Tuts+ Town Course:
    • bit.ly/kidswebdesign
    Ask lots of questions!
    • tutsplustown.com/reference
  • Make something fun each day.

Bye &

thanks!

Building Our First Website

By Joni Trythall

Building Our First Website

A CodePen workshop based on a Tuts+ web design for kids series.

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