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Build Your Website From Scratch

Step-by-step instructions, exercises, tips, and tools that enable you to set up a domain name, create an attractive layout for your pages, organize your content properly, keep your site safe, and finally, let people know your site is online. 

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What you will learn from this course



5 hours to complete

Module 1: Prepping Your Site

In Module 1 you will learn the mechanics of the internet, and start planning your own site. You'll articulate a purpose for your design and pick fonts and a color scheme to match.
We won't use Wordpress yet; next module you will learn how to create your vision on the web.

1 video, 4 readings, 2 quizzes



7 hours to complete

Module 2: Starting to work with Wordpress

Module 2 contains the bulk of the work for this course. In this module you'll create an outline for your site, set up Wordpress, choose a theme and publish your first page. Then we'll show you how to add links to other pages on the internet.

1 video, 4 readings, 3 quizzes



9 hours to complete

Module 3: Add Media, Social Media and Launch

In Module 3 you'll add media such as images, videos and sound to your site. You'll also learn how to incorporate social media. Once you're happy with your site, you'll test it on
mobile platforms and multiple browsers before you go public and start counting the visitors to your site. 

1 video, 5 readings, 4 quizzes



3 hours to complete

Module 4: Go Deeper with Further Customization

Module 4 contains more resources for you to customize your site, with some information about backend programming such as CSS and HTML. We will be adding more resources as we create them. 

8 videos

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About the author

Hi! I'm Roger. I have a degree in Mathematics from Cambridge University and you might call me a bit of coding geek.

After building websites for friends and family for fun, I soon learned that web development was a very lucrative career choice. I gave up my successful (and sometimes stressful) job as a teacher to work part time and today, couldn't be happier.

I'm passionate about teaching people to code, so every summer I run Code School in the beautiful city of Cambridge. I also run the popular web hosting and design service, Simply Web Hosting which allows me to get first hand experience in web design for clients and I want to share my secrets with people like you.

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Loved by 20000+ learners

The course was a great engaging learning experience in web development, very comprehensive, concise and well-structured, taught by somebody who definitely knows what to teach, how to teach, when to bring in relevant sections and snippets. Very highly recommended!

Emily Bork

It was a fun course, not so complicated in a way even complete beginners could understand it. I had some knowledge in html/css/javascript - it was great to learn more about it!

Thanks teacher!

Justin Riggs

This course takes you from nowhere to being able to build any kind of website you like with a little bit of effort. Of course it is always up to you to practice more and more and get better, but all the basics you need is in this great course. Thanks!

Michelle Green


When you complete the course, you’ll have a finished project that you’ll be proud to use and share.

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