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Courses by Topics Covered

Color Combinations
Design
Free Hosting
HTML
Software
Sound
Writing

Color Combinations

Colors on the Web
This site is dedicated to the use of colors in design, and especially in web design. I’m hoping that this site will give web designers a better understanding of the importance of colors– that there might be more to colors than you once thought.


Color-Web-Design

Color for Web Design
Apply Color Confidently and Create Successful Websites

by Cameron Chapman
Color for Web Design is the definitive guide to crafting a unique and appropriate color palette for any website design project. Building upon the basics, starting with the essential—often misunderstood—terminology and an understanding of traditional color palettes, the book then moves on to practical, real-world examples of websites with fantastic and effective color schemes. This book covers topics all web designers need to be aware of when choosing color for the site they are designing, from fitting color to a site’s purpose, color balance, screen size and brightness, color codes (RGB vs CMYK), and impact of other web site elements.
Canadian edition

Design

Cool Designing

Creating Killer Websites
Long my favorite website for the creative site of making a site lovely. (Kids, “Killer” used to mean “tops” or “cool” or something like that.)

Sucky Designing

Web Pages That Suck
Learn about good design by learning from bad examples.

Free Hosting

A2ZHomeschool
Create your own WordPress blog on our sister site. Indexed so results show up on search results on that site and on this main A2Z site, too.

12 Point Design
We provide free web-hosting to homeschool families whose sites are primarily about homeschooling. Your site does not need to be solely about homeschooling, you may include family or other information, or sell products and services through your site.

Graphic Design

Webdog’s Famous Web Artists School
So, do you have what it takes to be a big time Web page designer? Take our Famous Web Artists Test and find out!

Why Good Images Go Bad
A guide to effective use of images on your website.

HTML

HTML Professional Programming Made Easy

Python Programming Professional Made Easy
& HTML Professional Programming Made Easy (Volume 50)

by Sam Key
Wish there was a technical book out there that skipped the jargon and got right to the point in an easy to understand format?
Tired of the difficult to read programming books?
Can’t afford to take a HTML course to learn how to do the programming you want or need?
Maybe you just want everything quick and easy so at the end of the day your programming what you want and how you want?
From beginner to expert in 24 hours is what you need and will get right now!
From elements, properties, tags and attributes made easy for anyone to understand
From front to back standard structure of HTML provided in basic terms!
Whoever downloads this book will become an expert in HTML tags!!!!
Kindle Edition – Prime members can borrow for free!
Canadian editions

HTML Code Tutorial
Our goal is to provide the most helpful and complete guide to creating web pages anywhere. We recently added a Help Forum, which you can click on from the home page and get personalized help.

How Web Pages Work
Have you ever wanted to create your own Web page? Have you ever heard the word “HTML” and wondered what it means? If so, then this edition of How Stuff Works will be incredibly informative for you.

Learning HTML for Kids
This tutorial attempts to teach the young (10 years old and up) about the markup language HTML in the simplest of terms.

Getting Started Tutorial
A free course in basic html website development.

W3Schools Online Web Tutorials
Very easy to understand instructions, interactive, does a fairly good job covering the greatest bulk of what you need to know. A computer-literate-but-html-ignorant friend of mine worked through the HTML tutorial with good results. Recommended by Steve Thorn, Homeschool Webmasters.

Software

Note that both Macs and Windows some with free text editors that can be used to create html documents. It is not necessary to purchase design software, but it can be much easier to get your site up faster and more easily.

BBEdit
Mac OS X, Demo works for 30 days.With BBEdit, you can… Work Swiftly and Surely; Get it Right the First Time; Shape Your Universe; Play Nice with others; Flex Your Muscle. From Bare Bones Software.

Coda
Mac OS X. What I use to develop my websites. Demo available. Under $100.


EditPlus
An Internet-ready 32-bit text editor, HTML editor and programmers editor for Windows. While it can serve as a good replacement for Notepad, it also offers many powerful features for Web page authors and programmers.

Trellian WebPAGE
Windows Free Create your own web pages without having to learn complex scripting languages. WebPAGE’s WYSIWYG interface makes editing pages as easy as using your favorite word processor.

WordPress
WordPress is web software you can use to create a beautiful website or blog. We like to say that WordPress is both free and priceless at the same time. You will need to update from time to time, so edit the settings in a “child” theme. This software is what you load on a server, which you generally must pay for.

Sound

How To Make A Streaming Audio File
How to create your own radio show for your website: the technical details.

Podcasting: Success in a Day

Podcasting: Success in a Day
by Sam Key
Beginner’s Guide to Fast, Easy, and Efficient Learning of Podcasting
What is Podcasting?
Want to take your online marketing to the next level and provide Podcasts?
Need simple guide to getting started with Podcasting?
Need cheap and easy solutions to Podcasting?
What equipment to use for Podcasting?
How about a successful strategy to Podcasting?
Want tips on how to get consumers to subscribe to your podcast?
All start today right here with one click!
Kindle Edition – Prime members can borrow for free!
Canadian editions

Writing

An Analogy Filled Explanation Of SEO For Kids
Anyway, for those of you who didn’t give up on humanity upon discovered the toe wrestling video…I am 19 years old and only been involved in SEO for 11 months, which makes me a baby compared to many of you, however, I have discovered, that many people my age, simply don’t understand (or care) what SEO is or does.


Writing for the Web
Research on how users read on the Web and how authors should write their Web pages. Mainly based on studies by John Morkes and Jakob Nielsen.

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