HTML is the structural language behind every website in the world. It is the first language students must learn in web design and web development.

HTML 5 is the lastest version of HTML. HTML is also a great first coding language, because it introduces basic concepts and habits that are applicable to any type of coding.

Hand coding or a web design app?

If the goal is to teach web design, why not just start off by teaching a WYSIWYG app like Dreamweaver?

Nerd note: WYSIWYG is short for ‘What You See Is What You Get’. These are point & click style apps, that make building websites similar to using a desktop publishing app like Adobe InDesign.

The short answer:

In modern web design, students need to understand the code behind the pages; the days of only using a point-and-click web design app are long gone. Even if you eventually plan to teach Dreamweaver (or some other WYSIWYG app,) students still have to understand how all the code (HTML, CSS and JavaScript) work together.

Teaching web design the easy way

Web design apps like Dreamweaver are complex all on their own; so having students learn web design and Dreamweaver at the same time, will just give you more headaches. If your goal is to teach Dreamweaver, the best way to approach it, is to first start with HTML and CSS and then move to Dreamweaver.

After students are comfortable with HTML, CSS is the next language to teach.

Our HTML 5 course:

  1. Beginners HTML

HTML code as seen in a popular code editor.

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