The new doctype is only interesting if you know what a doctype is
March 27, 2012 11:00 AM Subscribe
I'm looking for an HTML5/CSS3 tutorial geared for complete beginners who have never built a single web page before.
posted by The Winsome Parker Lewis to computers & internet (7 answers total) 26 users marked this as a favorite
Everything I can find is written for people who have previous experience with (X)HTML 4 and CSS 2. Google finds lots of "what's new in version 5" articles written for people who are already familiar with the old technology.
I'm trying to teach an "uninitiated" someone the basics of web design with these newer languages. I think the timing is about right for HTML5 in 2012 so I don't want to waste her time learning (and complicating matters with) the old stuff. Can you recommend a plainly written introduction to the web landscape as it stands today, for a savvy surfer who's never touched a line of code?
I'm really looking for a free tutorial on the web, not a book or paid course. Bonus points if it's arranged in a series of lessons with little homework assignments at the end of each one. Also great if it's written for artists or print designers and not for, say, programmers or engineers. If I'm being overly specific, please recommend whatever you can think of that might still do the trick. I will be assisting my protege and I'm sufficiently skilled to do some hand-holding along the way; I'm just looking for a structured curriculum of sorts we can use as a road map.