I had my last HTML for Beginners class at the City Lit this evening, and after 12 hours (OK – I only made it to 3/4 of the sessions, so that’s 9 hours…) I feel like I’m getting my head around the basics. I’ve not the self-motivation learn code from a book, and I’m too much of a novice with the concepts to feel comfortable learning from a website, and I have to say that our tutor, Puneet, provided just the kind of mix of explanation and exercises that suit me down to the ground. I now understand why some commands need a closing tag, and others don’t, and why you can string together certain things and not others! Just the ticket for a control-freak, would-be coder.
Next stop, Advanced web design and hosting.