Code Your Own Website & More

Ever wonder what it takes to create and maintain a website? Or maybe you are ready to put your business on the web? Come to the library to check out our programming and our resources that can help you on your way!

Mark your calendars for the Plano Public Library’s upcoming technology classes:

Website Development workshop series (Teen): Students will create their own e-commerce website with code while learning introductory programming and web design skills. This five-week class takes a hands-on approach to learning web development using HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. Presented by the Society of Women Engineers, UTD Chapter
Virtual Feb 1 – Mar 1
Tuesdays 6:30-8:00pm

Adobe CC Premiere; Color Correction (Teen, Adult): Learn about color correcting and grading your videos in Adobe Premiere Pro with Lumetri Color.
Virtual, Tuesday, February 8 at 6:30pm

Adobe CC Photoshop; Basics (Teen, Adult): Learn the basics of Adobe Photoshop
Virtual, Monday, February 21 at 6:30pm

Adobe CC InDesign; Create a Book: (Teen Adult): Learn the basics of formatting your novel in Adobe InDesign, link frames, place graphics and create drop caps
Parr, Saturday, February 26 at 2pm (Ticketed)

Library resources for web design:

Linkedin Learning: You can find courses and videos on Web design by signing in with your library card. Whether you are a beginner or an expert, you can find something new to learn here!

Kanopy: If you enjoy Great Courses, then you will love Kanopy. Check out the Essentials of Marketing Collection for their episode on Designing a Website.

Coding Activities For Building Websites With HTML by Adam Furgang: Creating a website can be loads of fun. With the use of the computer language HTML, it is possible for anyone to learn the basics and get started on the road to creating a website. The step-by-step activities in this title will help readers explore tags, color hex codes, URLs, linking webpages, and the use of graphics and photos–all of which are needed to design and craft a website. Beginners will quickly see how easy and rewarding it can be to code with these activities, which also contribute to career readiness in computer science. Print

Code Your Own Website; A Really Useful Guide to Basic Programming by Simon Basher: Imagine the world of website coding as a place packed with colorful characters. Let them describe how the internet works. Find out the big names in coding, and follow simple steps to create your own website app. Code your own website: Tours the internet and introduces major components, from URL and domain to browser and router. Looks closely at online safety, and helps spot the good guys … and the bad ones. Introduces the three big coding languages: HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. Shows you how to code your own website app. Print

Content rules: how to create killer blogs, podcasts, videos, ebooks, webinars (and more) that engage customers and ignite your business by Ann Handley: A one-stop source on the art and science of developing marketing content that people care about. This coverage is interwoven with case studies of companies successfully spreading their ideas online–and using them to establish credibility and build a loyal customer base. Print

Creating a Web Site; Design and Build Your First Site! by Greg Rickaby: If you want your own website, why settle for a basic template that makes your page look like everyone else’s? You don’t need to build it from scratch—with a few simple lines of code, you can transform a basic template into the site of your dreams. This book shows you how to have fun from page one. eBook

Creating a website with WordPress: for anyone who wants to create their own professional website: For many people today, creating and updating a personal website has become a fun and enjoyable hobby. A website can be used to share information about your family history, business, favorite genre of music or even to post the latest news and event information for a local club or organization. Thanks to a variety of software and online services, creating a website has never been easier. With the free, user-friendly WordPress software, you can make your own personal and professional website in no time at all. This practical how-to book, shows you step by step exactly what to do. Print

Create your own website the easy way by Alannah Moore: The only book you’ll ever need for learning to build your own website from scratch, covering every topic you will encounter, with an easy, friendly and accessible approach, for a successful and effective online presence. Print

Design and build your own web site by Anna Leigh: You can design a website around whatever you love most! Learn how to set up a website and how to share it with others. A handy checklist has even more tricks to help you perfect your digital creation. Print

How to design and write web pages today by Karl Stolley: Are you looking to learn web design the right way? Not by using an off-the-shelf software package, but by creating customized sites in a way that gives you full control? This guide provides that ability even if you have no previous coding skills or experience. Print

HTML & CSS: design and build websites by Jon Duckett: Many books teaching HTML and CSS are dry and only written for those who want to become programmers, which is why this book takes an entirely new approach. It introduces HTML and CSS in a way that makes them accessible to everyone – hobbyists, students, and professionals – and it’s full-color throughout. Print

WordPress Web design for dummies by Lisa Sabin-Wilson: Provides information on using WordPress to create and maintain a Web site, covering such topics as text editors, choosing colors and fonts, themes and templates, widgets, CSS, HTML, CMS, and plugins. Print

Don’t forget to check out the recordings of our previous classes on Plano Public Library YouTube Channel:

How to Start an Online Business

Technology Training Playlist: This list includes almost all of our previous online classes on Office, Google Suite, and Adobe CC

Adult Learning Playlist: Find some of our favorite classes on business, coding, and so much more!

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