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Building Your First Website

(While You Thwack Zombies with HTML and CSS)

About the Book

Build your first website from scratch and actually have fun doing it.

This book walks you through the process, teaching you everything you need to know along the way. Plus we throw in lots of silly jokes and zombie references to keep you entertained and engaged. Learning doesn’t have to bore you to death (because then you might come back as a zombie and it’d just be messy).

First we’ll look at HTML, the structure or skeleton of a webpage and all the different tags you can use to show off your content. Then we’ll dive into CSS, the look and feel or flesh and clothes of a webpage, and show you how to make changes to the font size, the colors, and the layout. Plus we provide all the content and images so all you have to do is follow along, build your first website, and then move on to post-apocalyptic domination.

By the end of the book you'll have a website to hold in your (virtual) hands and show off to your Mom. She'll be very proud of you.

About the Author

John Rhea
John Rhea

John is a storyteller with design and development skills. He designs and builds websites at https://johnrhea.com, counts his words carefully at 

https://8wordstories.com and helps you kill zombies while learning web development at https://undead.institute.

He lives near Charlottesville, VA with his wife, Carrielyn, and, like, a lot of kids (six at last count) plus more pets than is wise to enumerate. If you see him and he’s both awake and properly dressed, you know he’s having a good day.

About the Contributors

John Rhea
John Rhea

John is a storyteller with design and development skills. He designs and builds websites at https://johnrhea.com, counts his words carefully at 

https://8wordstories.com and helps you kill zombies while learning web development at https://undead.institute.

He lives near Charlottesville, VA with his wife, Carrielyn, and, like, a lot of kids (six at last count) plus more pets than is wise to enumerate. If you see him and he’s both awake and properly dressed, you know he’s having a good day.

Table of Contents

  1. Contents
  2. Four Word
  3. Content Warning (for Silliness)
  4. Get a Free Zombie HTML Cheat Sheet
  5. Building Your First Website
  6. A Horde of Files
  7. Apocalyptic Code Editors
  8. Anatomy of an HTML Tag
  9. Post-apocalyptic Page Structure
  10. Thwacking That First Zombie
  11. Of Zombies and Page Skeletons
  12. Symbolic Apocalypse
  13. A Zombie’s Eating Boople’s Bio
  14. ApocalyptiCSS
  15. Congratulations, You’re a Post-Apocalyptic Winner
  16. Got Questions?
  17. About the Author

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