How to Build a Website

Watch me teach my nephew Practical Programming.

1. What is a website made of? (Practical Programming)

March 15, 2016

how to build a website

In this tutorial, we will start very simple and look at the basic building blocks of a website. This is the perfect starting place if you've never tried building websites before.

 

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2. Looking at old school websites (Practical Programming)

March 15, 2016

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In this tutorial, we'll first look at some old websites that were built in the early days of the internet. This is a great place to start because things were not so complicated back then!

 

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3. First look at styling with CSS (Practical Programming)

March 15, 2016

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In this tutorial, I'll show you the basics of using CSS to style your web pages using some very easy-to-follow examples involving Super Mario!

 

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4. What is a 'div'? (Practical Programming)

March 15, 2016

how to build a website

In this tutorial, I will explain what 'divs' are (they're kind of like tables) and how they are used when building a website.

 

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5. Tweaking CSS on a website (Practical Programming)

March 15, 2016

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In this tutorial, I will show you how to use the Property Inspector to examine the CSS code on a website and also how to use the CSS Stylebot to make changes.

 

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6. First look at JavaScript and PHP (Practical Programming)

March 15, 2016

how to build a website

In this tutorial, I will explain what JavaScript and PHP are used for. We'll also look at some sample code for each, but don't be scared, I promise we won't be writing any of our own.

 

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7. Getting a domain name and hosting (Practical Programming)

March 15, 2016

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In this tutorial, I will walk you through choosing a provider to obtain your domain name and hosting from. Note: they don't need to be the same place!

 

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8. Installing WordPress on your website (Practical Programming)

March 15, 2016

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In this tutorial, I will walk you through how to install WordPress on your new website. It's very easy, very quick, and best of all, it's FREE!

 

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9. All about WordPress plugins (Practical Programming)

March 15, 2016

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In this tutorial, I will explain what a WordPress plugin is, why they are great, where to find them, and how to install them. And guess what, many of them are FREE!

 

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10. WordPress themes and page builders (Practical Programming)

March 15, 2016

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In this tutorial, I'll explain where to find WordPress themes, what page builders are, and how to choose the best combination of the two.

 

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11. Installing your theme and building your site (Practical Programming)

March 15, 2016

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In this tutorial, I will show you how to quickly install a theme on WordPress and get started with a page builder.

 

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12. Setting up WooCommerce on WordPress (Practical Programming)

March 15, 2016

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In this tutorial, I will walk you through installing WooCommerce on your WordPress site and posting your first products for sale.

 

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