- Coding in Python
- Blogging, newsletters, design
- Developing business models
- Collaborative working online with tools e.g. Trello, Slack and Google Suite
How to build as basic website
- a guide to setting up a WordPress blog, buying a domain, hosting the site, and tweaking its design
How to build webpages in HTML and CSS
The web is built on HTML and CSS.
- Lissa Explains It All http://www.lissaexplains.com/basics.shtml
- Five projects to get you started: https://projects.raspberrypi.org/en/codeclub/webdev-module-1
- And another six to build your skills: https://projects.raspberrypi.org/en/codeclub/webdev-module-2
- Here are three linked projects to develop your HTML and CSS skills further: https://projects.raspberrypi.org/en/coderdojo/21
- And these three HTML / CSS projects are directed at social innovation: https://projects.raspberrypi.org/en/coderdojo/html-css-for-social-enterprise
- Here are a bunch more projects to try: https://www.mvcode.com/platforms/html
The W3 Schools have great resources:
Similarly, the Code Academy has great content on HTML, CSS and loads more. Some courses are Pro (ie paid for ) but most are free to access:
Also, Udemy has a 6-hour free HTML / CSS course with exercises:
- W3 Schools: https://www.w3schools.com/js/default.asp
- Hack Club has a progressive series of workshops you can use https://hackclub.com/workshops/
- Code Monster – an easy introduction: http://www.crunchzilla.com/code-monster
User Experience Design
If you want to focus on ‘how’ someone experiences a website, or app on their mobile, then you should also look at how all of these components on the screen come together. That is UX or user experience.
- Usability Geek is a good resource to find articles on the topics as well as tools that will help you.
What is coding or programming?
Programming in Python
The W3 Schools have some useful python tutorials:
- Python on W3 Schools
- Invent your own games with Python (free online book): http://inventwithpython.com/invent4thed/
- These modules will help you develop your skills and build some fun projects:
Automate the boring stuff!
Al Sweigart created a great book called Automate The Boring Stuff With Python.
- Read the book for free on the author’s site https://automatetheboringstuff.com and you can buy a print copy if you want to reward the author!
- And there are fifteen videos based on the book that you can watch to learn more.
Editing python code
- Here are some Tutorials: https://codewith.mu/en/tutorials/
- If you want to install it at home, here it is: https://codewith.mu/
Blogging, newsletters, design
Developing business models
Collaborative working online with tools e.g. Trello, Slack and Google Suite
- School of Data: https://schoolofdata.org/courses/
- Data Journalism: http://datadrivenjournalism.net/resources
- SQL intro: https://www.khanacademy.org/computing/computer-programming/sql
- The Data Lab’s Data Science for Schools: https://www.thedatalab.com/schools/
- Python for Data Journalists: https://datajournalism.com/watch/python-for-journalists
- The ONS’s Guide to Statistics is advanced but really useful.
- You can use a range of tools when working with large data sets: Power BI (free download and only available on Windows) Tableau has a free trial.
Moving onto Computing
After you’ve worked you way through the above, you’re probably ready to look at computing science concepts. You can find a list of online courses on offer from many leading universities.
Freecodecamp offer a list of 450 Ivy League courses – all for free.