Build Your Own Website: Create with Code by CoderDojo
|Build Your Own Website: Create with Code by CoderDojo|
|Category: Children's Non-Fiction|
|Reviewer: Sue Magee|
|Summary: A brilliant introduction to the skills required to build your own website. Highly recommended by someone who has done it.|
|Buy? Yes||Borrow? Yes|
|Pages: 96||Date: July 2016|
|External links: Author's website|
I would have given a great deal to be able to do something like this when I was seven: now, at just about ten times that age I count learning how to code as one of my greatest and most useful practical achievements. I'm delighted to see that coding has now been added to the national curriculum in the UK in an attempt to address the skills gap between the number of jobs in the technology industry and those qualified to fill them. Build Your Own Website: Create With Code is the first in a series of handbooks for children and this first one is certainly full of top tips and clear guides to building your own website. I found it very easy to follow and, even knowing what I was doing, was quietly surprised to find explanations for things which I do but have not previously understood why. ('Well, it works' is an excuse, not a reason.)
There's a simple story - a band wanting a website - which kids will understand but which can be adapted to what a child wants to achieve - a site about their class, their family or their hobby: the possibilities are only limited by imagination.
I was impressed and delighted to learn that this is the first in a series: if others are of the same standard they will be something to treasure. The books are aimed at children, but an adult wanting to learn the skills could do worse than start at the beginning and work their way through. If you're wanting to build a commercial site without learning how to code then you might find that Create Your Own Online Store (using WordPress) in a Weekend by Alannah Moore solves the problem. The same author has also written The Creative Person's Website Builder. Infographics: Technology by Simon Rogers would be a handy reference book to have.
Build Your Own Website: Create with Code by CoderDojo is in the Top Ten Children's Non-Fiction Books of 2016.
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