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Hour of Code 2016: HTML / CSS / JavaScript Tutorials

Event information and resources for Monroe Library's Hour of Code December 8, 2016

Getting Started and Beyond

Here are resources to learn HTML & CSS (the coding languages to make a website) and JavaScript (the programming language we worked with in the Star Wars tutorial). Links to tutorials from and are provided. Once you get to those sites, both have tutorials for other programming languages as well.

HTML & CSS Overview

HTML and CSS are the coding languages needed to make a basic web page. W3Schools (an online resource complete with tutorials, reference information, and examples at: provides this definition:

  • HTML stands for Hyper Text Markup Language
  • HTML describes the structure of Web pages using markup
  • HTML elements are the building blocks of HTML pages
  • HTML elements are represented by tags
  • HTML tags label pieces of content such as "heading", "paragraph", "table", and so on
  • Browsers do not display the HTML tags, but use them to render the content of the page
  • CSS stands for Cascading Style Sheets
  • CSS describes how HTML elements are to be displayed on screen, paper, or in other media
  • CSS saves a lot of work. It can control the layout of multiple web pages all at once
  • External stylesheets are stored in CSS files

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