intro to HTML 5

Intro to HTML

HTML is the backbone of the web. Every time you look at an article, a webpage, or any type of content on a digital screen, HTML is in there. HTML is a programming language, but as far as code goes, it’s about as easy as it gets. Considering the ubiquity of this language, its ease of use, and the fact that we consume and create digital content every day, it’s definitely worth your time to learn to speak the language.

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brain tree growing from book- tips to maximize learning potential

Three Ways to Maximize Your Learning Potential

Whether you’re learning web design, or to speak Nepalese, or to dance the tango, the approach we take to the learning experience can make the difference between realizing our dreams and tucking our tails between our legs (and turning the TV back on).

There are many effective tips and techniques for maximizing your learning potential, and it doesn’t matter if you’re 16 or 86 – anyone can learn something new.

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guide to the one-page site plan

Guide to the One-Page Site Plan

Before we get started designing and building a website, first we need to know what kind of site we want to create. Our first step should be making a plan. It doesn’t need to be a 50-page document; in fact, in the earliest stages of planning, the shorter the better. We want to sketch a road map, not create the engineering schematics for building every bridge and tunnel along the way. In this tutorial, we’ll cover the steps for creating our road map: the one-page site plan.

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Google Glass Explorer Edition

A Week with Google Glass

Everyone around me, not long ago, was absorbed into a digital world created by their iPhones and Androids; their eyes fixed downwards at glowing  screens, their thumbs and fingers tapping relentlessly.

That much hasn’t changed. One thing that has changed is that I, too, eventually became one of them, fully ensnared by the power of the smartphone.

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Wind Power, Education Power

The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind

“This windmill I see in the book, someone did this.  It didn’t just fall from the sky.”  In other words, if someone else can do it, I can do this as well. This is the story of William Kamkwamba, a young man from Malawi, who at the age of 14 built a windmill out of scrap metals and spare parts he found in his village.  While this began as an endeavor to use wind power to provide electricity for his family, it also shows the true power of education.

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