Get your hands dirty and become a code-savvy marketer.
"Web technology is among the easiest and most approachable of technologies; it is quick to learn and yields impactful results."
- William Parry
Have you ever wanted to jump in and make a quick fix on a web page or build your own website? In this hands-on course you'll learn the fundamentals of how web pages work and how to do some basic coding. You'll come away empowered to make and amend web pages and know when it's best to engage a developer.
Note: School runs from 18.00 to 20.00hrs. Scroll down to see venue details.
- Confidently perform basic web development tasks
- Understand a mix of modern coding practice and theory
- Improve business relationships through being able to express fundamental knowledge of how the web works
- Immediately apply your knowledge in the workplace or by building your own projects
Through interactive and engaging content you’ll complete the following modules, and at the beginning of each week's lesson there is a recap of the previous lesson. Code School runs every Tuesday at 6PM - 8PM for 6 weeks starting 5 September.
Lesson 1: Answering questions about digital
- Anonymously submit questions you have always wanted to know the answers to (but were too afraid to ask) before the course starts. E.g.
- How does the internet work?
- What does "frontend" and "backend" mean?
- How does a web page work?
Lesson 2: Getting a code editor & making your first web page
- To build web pages you're going to need a code editor; we'll learn how to download and set one up, then we'll cover:
- Understanding tags
- Understanding semantics
- Where to find help
Lesson 3: Linking and adding media
- Understanding files and folder structures
- Linking between web pages
- Inserting images and videos
Lesson 4: Adding style
- Introduction to Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)
- Reusing styles across a website
Lesson 5: Building a homepage
- Make something to call your own using the skills you gained
Lesson 6: Amends and finishing up
- Handling client amends: get a feel for what you can safely do and when you should pass it over to a developer
- Amending HTML emails
- Uploading your website using FTP
Who should do this course?
- Current or aspiring junior copywriters or art directors
- Client-side marketers with a desire to learn more about how marketing and advertising work from a creative perspective
- People wanting to start a new career in creative agency