New HTML & CSS Projects

We’ve finished updating our HTML & CSS curriculum, which now contains 12 new projects. These new projects each introduce web design concepts through fun, engaging activities.

The new projects make use of Trinket to create and share webpages online. Trinket offers several advantages over using a text editor offline. As well as seeing a live preview of their code, children can save and share their webpages online, and can remix webpages shared by others. This can also be achieved without a login, via uniquely generated Trinket urls.

Here are a couple of my favourite projects:

Build a Robot: In this project, children will learn about CSS positioning by building their own robot from various components.

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For example, the following CSS would position the robot’s eyes by setting it’s width, as well as it’s position from the top and the left of the browser window:

#eyes1 {
 width: 200px;
 position: absolute;
 top: 200px;
 left: 100px;
}

robot-eyes-position2.png

Linked Rooms: Children learn how to use image hyperlinks to move between webpages by creating a separate page for each room, using doors to move between rooms. Each room can also be styled using it’s own CSS.

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Pixel Art: In this project, children create a pixel art editor. They will be introduced to JavaScript, and how it can be used to change the colour of each pixel. They will also learn how to use HTML tables to create a grid of pixels.

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The projects can be found at codeclubprojects.org. As usual, we’d really welcome your feedback via email (projects@codeclub.org.uk), Github or through the feedback link at the end of each individual project. Let us know what you think!

 

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