Learn How to Make Web Pages, I Tells Ya!
Take it from an old dog — you can learn new tricks. And maybe you aren’t going to be designing the new Taj Mahal web site anytime soon, at least you can learn some HTML code and make some simple pages with which you can confound your cronies and perplex your enemies.
In this day of Facebook, InstaGram (oh how much I want to start a web site called InstaGramma – for all of you fine ladies who woke up one morning to discover you were a grandmother ), Flickr and other web services that let you make you own web pages via templates, but you don’t learn a darn thing about coding.
Now is your chance to see and do – type a sentence, try messing with the code, get help, make pages, insert pictures, save your newly minted page on the Web and share it with others. Astound your children, baffle your grandchildren, amaze your spouse. Learn something new! Even old dogs like us can learn new tricks – and if we can, so can you.
Mozilla – those fine folks who have given us the Firefox browser and the Thunderbird email program, now give us an online HTML (web page code) editor that can help teach you HTML. You can even create you own web pages and save them to share with others.
On the left you can see the HTML code; on the right you can see what it does – your web page comes to life like a butterfly emerging from its cocoon.
Look what I made on Thimble just now . It only took me 15 minutes, and, heck, I’m an old washed-up dude, I tells ya! If I can do it, you can do it. (I should have been a football coach!)
Without further malarkey, I hereby introduce you to Mozilla’s Thimble online HTML editor where you can play and learn all at the same time. So skip a rerun of “Barney Miller” or “The Andy Griffith Show” and learn some HTML code and create a web page or an entire site.
Hustle on over to Mozilla Thimble right now – no thread or needles needed, Nellie.