Others putter in their garage, their basement, their workshop or their studio.
They hone their skills and create fine pieces of art or craft.
I putter on my computer. I hone my skills and create web pages.
Try this approach and see if it satisfies creative needs you have.
This site was originally seen to be of interest mostly for retirees - I was told that
young people won't listen to a white-haired guy like me. But ... HTML is HTML; now I have
positioned the site to be for anyone who ...
manages a small business or ...
has a complex hobby (such as collecting or reselling) or ...
wants to build a website for family communication or ...
wants to build a website to show off those grandkids! or ...
wants to build a website to support a non-profit or ...
wants to document progress on a project or ...
wants to have a presence on the internet or ...
is just still plugging away at technology
.. and who could, perhaps, use one or more of these skills:
Better skills using Windows computers
Ability to create / modify a web site to support their interest(s)
Advanced skills with websites
And wouldn't it be nice to do this at a low cost?
If you want to get a better handle on using Windows, the first course is for you.
If you want to hand-craft web pages and have complete control,
(Note: I strongly suggest you view all our videos in full screen mode: click the icon
in the lower right corner of the video area (it shows four arrows pointing
to the corners of the screen). When you are done, the Esc ("escape") key
returns you to regular mode.)
For your needs, you might perhaps just go with Practical Windows course and be done.
On the other hand,
if you want to accomplish website coding, perhaps you already know
enough to jump in at the start of the Creating Websites course,
skipping the Practical Windows course.
Or you could try Creating Websites and then go back to Practical Windows if you find
you weren't quite prepared.
Note: the second and third courses can be done using Apple Mac computers
(or Linux or Unix or z/OS or others) - just use the appropriate plain text
editor instead of Notepad.
Alternatives: there are other websites where you can learn to code. Some have some free
content, but the good stuff comes at a fee.
Compare the sources below to Still Plugging Away. Would you take a course
about web coding from someone whose own pages do not pass the official
HTML validation test?
Still Plugging Away
Designed for basics, focused on standards
Content unfolds in a natural progression, lessons connected as in a story
Video sessions come with transcripts available
Not flashy, but competent and acccurate
Least expensive except for W3Schools - flat, one time charge per course:
1st course: $10 ("Practical Windows for Small Business")
2nd course: $20 ("Creating Websites Using Notepad")
3rd course: $30 ("Advanced Topics in Website Coding")
Cumulative Technical summary available for each lesson in the 2nd and 3rd courses
Can watch all the videos for free on YouTube, then purchase transcripts on a
per lesson basis from Kindle / Amazon for $2.99 each
Write code using Notepad - the free plain text editor that comes with Windows or any other
plain text editor, for Apple / Mac, Linux, Unix, z/OS
Every page on the site passes the HTML validity test:
practice what you preach, code how you teach
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