By: Mike McGrath
Publication Date: February 26th, 2019
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Coding for Kids in easy steps teaches children aged 8+:
- how to create web pages using HTML (HyperText Markup Language)
- how to add style to web pages using CSS (Cascading Style Sheets)
Coding for Kids in easy steps has an easy-to-follow style that demonstrates coding for web pages in clear examples. It begins by explaining how to make and test a basic web page, then demonstrates how to add text, pictures, links, tables, lists, and buttons to a web page. Next, children will learn how to specify content colour, font, position, and visibility. The book then shows how to add functionality so that web pages can react to user actions. The final chapter brings everything together with a step-by-step example that builds a fun web page containing an interactive game for PC, tablet, or smartphone.
Mike McGrath now lives in South-east Europe, on the sun-kissed shores of the Aegean Sea. Mike gained his extensive knowledge of computer languages while working as a developer contracting to companies around the world. His interests include coins of ancient Greece, dining-out with friends, and the ongoing evolution of the world wide web.
Freely download the original source code for checking against your own work from our Downloads page
Inside the SRC folder are all the source code files of the examples in this book.
Mostly these are HTML files that will, by default, open in a web browser when clicked.
To see the underlying HTML code, choose the browser’s View Source option.
Alternatively, right-click on an HTML file and choose to open in a text editor such as Windows Notepad.
Revised pages from the original print:
(These pages are correct in the later reprint.)
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Reviews from Amazon readers:
5 stars The perfect introduction to coding for children.
This is a brilliant book. Easy to follow with step by step coverage of all the basics. Beautifully illustrated in full colour with very easy to follow and helpful icons.
5 stars Excellent
I bought this book to teach my son how to design a web site. Is very simple. The illustrations of the book are excellent.