Grand View Class Demo

September 27th, 2012 → 10:30 am @ // One Comment

This is a test blog from the Grand View class.

Today I spoke to a class at Grand View University on the basics of web design and development.

We jumped into the elements of a web page, HTML (Hyper Text Markup Language) and CSS (Cascading Sheet Styles).

After explaining some basic HTML codes we jumped in actually writing a webpage from scratch in a text editor. We added headings, images, paragraphs, links and even embedded a Google Map.

Now that we had a basic webpage with no formatting, we styled the page by centering, added a background color, formatted headings and fonts.

Then we added an additional web page and applied the external stylesheet to both pages so we only had to change styles in one file, not every HTML file.

Finally, after learning the basics of HTML and styles, I brought the students to this blog and showed them how a WYSIWYG editor actually applies the HTML coding behind the scenes. 

This is an example of how to add (embed) a Google Map in the HTML view.

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After this class, I believe the students left with a greater understanding and appreciation in what goes into building a web site.

— Iowa Web Guy

One Comment → “Grand View Class Demo”

  1. Micholyn Fajen

    11 years ago

    Thanks for this blog entry (that includes helpful tips students can return to) and for speaking to my class. Anytime students can see professionals putting these skills into action in the real world, there’s immense value! You were a great asset!

    You rock!
    Micholyn Fajen


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