“Don’t Fear the Internet” is a work in progress created to teach you basic HTML and CSS, and should be awesome for non web-designers interested in building websites–or even just customizing their WordPress blogs–for their projects.
I’ve been designing websites for a long time, and I was surprised to find myself spending much more time than I’d expected watching the videos on the site. It covers everything from the EXTREME basics (“The internet is not a series of tubes.”) to the nitty gritty of actually writing the code for a webpage. It uses good examples and analogies to help you along the way. As the creators of the site put it, “We’re not trying to turn you into a web designer. Just make you feel less powerless about your online presence.”
Thanks to lab alum Sarah Jacoby for recommending this great site!