In the 6 (hours) days of Summer School these students were asked to write a web page using text in the form of html tags.

It is a simple activity but it introduces the students to web design at a basic level and teaches them some troubleshooting skills.

I have found from experience that students have much more success at web design later in their schooling if they can understand this level of html code.

The students also find it useful for adding more interesting and useful layouts to their blogs.

Some of the example codes they learn are.


<br /> break

<p> paragraph</p>

<marquee> sliding content including pictures</marquee>

<strong> content</strong>

<div style="background-image: url(/sun.gif); height: 200px; width: 400px; border: 1px solid black;">--content--</div>

<table style="background: lightyellow;">


<td> content </td>

<td style="border: 1px solid black;"> content </td>



<div style="background: red;">

<div style="background: 1px solid black; width: 550px;">

sliding content