Thursday, August 27, 2009

TOS Crew Review: Web Design for Kids

Web Design for Kids (and Curious Adults!) is an instructional DVD on how to use html code to create a web page.

The host of the instructional time shows kids how to use Notepad and Internet Explorer, which are found on every Windows based computer, to make a fully functioning web page hand-coded in html.

Some of the topics covered in the DVD:
  • basic html code
  • adding pictures
  • coloring letters and backgrounds
  • making text move across the screen
Brian Richardson is a middle school computer literacy teacher and he does an outstanding job of teaching you how to use the code to produce webpages. The tutorial is easy to follow and tells you step by step how to make the page. My kids enjoyed getting started with it and it'll be fun to see if I can use it to add some new pictures to my blog.

Although Blogger uses widgets so that you don't need to know html, it would be nice to easily customize things on occasion. I do not have time in my life to learn html from a huge textbook, but this DVD is very straight forward and would be fun for your kids to learn some basic html code.


The regular price is $40.00 plus $3.00 shipping and handling. Through the summer, the DVD is available for $19.99 plus the $3.00.

In addition, a portion of every purchase is given to one of these five charities- The Smile Train, Ronald McDonald House, Childrens Miracle Network, Miami Project to Cure Paralysis, and the American Foundation for the Blind.

If coding html and doing some web page design is something you have a vision for in your homeschool, then this product would be a great start in that direction.

1 comment:

Freya said...

Thanks Heather. Anna's 9th birthday is coming up and she's really into web design. Just ordered her a copy. Thanks. :)