Coding for Beginners

The coding for beginners module of this course begins by looking at uses of code with a focus on websites. In order to learn code so that it is useful, we need to know what code can be used for before we learn how to use it. This coding for beginners module will show you why code is so important and all the cool things it can be used for.

Coding for Beginners

The coding for beginners module of this course begins by looking at uses of code with a focus on websites. In order to learn code so that it is useful, we need to know what code can be used for before we learn how to use it. This coding for beginners module will show you why code is so important and all the cool things it can be used for.

Uses of Code:

The first thing to say is that coding and programming can be fun and studies have shown that it really stimulates the brain and helps to develop logical reasoning and problem-solving skills.

Programming and code is used to build software and applications that we use on all of our electronic devices, from computers to smartphones and even cars now have lots of programming to help make them work. The single biggest use for code has to be websites. Code can be used to build amazing websites that look great but also have lots of cool functionality, such as Postcode Lookup  and Search Filters .

As you can see there are many different uses for code and all of these are cool. At Kids Coding Class we are going to focus on how code is used to build websites and the software that sits within websites that helps them to work properly. On this coding for beginner’s page you will see how websites work before moving onto how to set up a website and choose a domain name.

Websites and Basic Code:

The next part of this coding for beginners course is to look at how websites work so that we can see what code can do?

Websites effectively work by translating the code that is used to build them into visual graphics that you can see and buttons that you can click. Understanding how websites work from the user perspective is key to understanding the purposes of the code you are making.

Terminology of Websites:

After that, you need to know the terminology of a website as most beginners won’t know much about the website terminology at this stage. In this section, you will be learning about the terminology to do with making a website such as what a domain is.

Domain – A domain is a URL you own, and what you would have purchased, that will take the user to your website. This is what users will put into the search area to find your website or they can find it from searching for it from google.

Logo – A logo is a symbol that represents your website and will act as branding too if you sell any products on your websites. A logo will also act as a home button so the user can go to the homepage from anywhere on the site (you will have a home button too in the navigation menu).

Navigation Menu – A navigation menu, also known as a menu, is a set of links that allow the user to go to any page on your website easily; menus are meant to be at the top of the page.

Landing Screen – A landing Screen is the portion you see on your device whether. If one user sees a website from a 12.5-inch screen they will have a different Landing screen than a 20-inch screen.

Scroll – A scroll is always on a website unless you are on a tablet or phone that is used to move up and down on a website.

Domain – A domain is a URL you own, and what you would have purchased, that will take the user to your website. This is what users will put into the search area to find your website or they can find it from searching for it from google.

Logo – A logo is a symbol that represents your website and will act as branding too if you sell any products on your websites. A logo will also act as a home button so the user can go to the homepage from anywhere on the site (you will have a home button too in the navigation menu).

Navigation Menu – A navigation menu, also known as a menu, is a set of links that allow the user to go to any page on your website easily; menus are meant to be at the top of the page.

Landing Screen – A landing Screen is the portion you see on your device whether. If one user sees a website from a 12.5-inch screen they will have a different Landing screen than a 20-inch screen.

Scroll – A scroll is always on a website unless you are on a tablet or phone that is used to move up and down on a website.

Footer – A footer is an area at the bottom of a website that displays the key links of a website and it helps users navigate quicker.

Key Links – A websites key links are usually positioned in the footer and display important pages on the website so the user can access the latest post or go to the contact us page from the footer area.

Site Map – The site map is a page on the website that is for the google bots that look through your websites to see where it will be ranked on google; it is a page that shows all the pages you have created.

Footer – A footer is an area at the bottom of a website that displays the key links of a website and it helps users navigate quicker.

Key Links – A websites key links are usually positioned in the footer and display important pages on the website so the user can access the latest post or go to the contact us page from the footer area.

Site Map – The site map is a page on the website that is for the google bots that look through your websites to see where it will be ranked on google; it is a page that shows all the pages you have created.

What is Code?

Code is a set of instructions we input into a computer to deliver a desired outcome. At the very base level code is simply made up of 0’s and 1’s, this is called binary code. All coding and programming languages are based on binary code and aim to make it easier to deliver the desired designs and functionality. There are a number of different types of code including:

  • HTML
  • CSS
  • JavaScript
  • JQuery
  • PHP
  • MySQL
  • Python
  • Ruby
  • C
  • C++
  • Java
  • Perl

All coding languages take the instructions that are input, translate them into binary code which the computer then reads and implements. This is how all code works, a little bit like languages of French, Spanish and English being converted into one universal language that is binary code.

Uses of Code:

Uses of Code:

The first thing to say is that coding and programming can be fun and studies have shown that it really stimulates the brain and helps to develop logical reasoning and problem-solving skills.

Programming and code is used to build software and applications that we use on all of our electronic devices, from computers to smartphones and even cars now have lots of programming to help make them work. The single biggest use for code has to be websites. Code can be used to build amazing websites that look great but also have lots of cool functionality, such as Postcode Lookup  and Search Filters .

As you can see there are many different uses for code and all of these are cool. At Kids Coding Class we are going to focus on how code is used to build websites and the software that sits within websites that helps them to work properly. On this coding for beginner’s page you will see how websites work before moving onto how to set up a website and choose a domain name.

Websites and Basic Code

The next part of this coding for beginners course is to look at how websites work so that we can see what code can do?

Websites effectively work by translating the code that is used to build them into visual graphics that you can see and buttons that you can click. Understanding how websites work from the user perspective is key to understanding the purposes of the code you are making.

Terminology of Websites:

After that, you need to know the terminology of a website as most beginners won’t know much about the website terminology at this stage. In this section, you will be learning about the terminology to do with making a website such as what a domain is.

Domain – A domain is a URL you own, and what you would have purchased, that will take the user to your website. This is what users will put into the search area to find your website or they can find it from searching for it from google.

Logo – A logo is a symbol that represents your website and will act as branding too if you sell any products on your websites. A logo will also act as a home button so the user can go to the homepage from anywhere on the site (you will have a home button too in the navigation menu).

Navigation Menu – A navigation menu, also known as a menu, is a set of links that allow the user to go to any page on your website easily; menus are meant to be at the top of the page.

Landing Screen – A landing Screen is the portion you see on your device whether. If one user sees a website from a 12.5-inch screen they will have a different Landing screen than a 20-inch screen.

Scroll – A scroll is always on a website unless you are on a tablet or phone that is used to move up and down on a website.

Footer – A footer is an area at the bottom of a website that displays the key links of a website and it helps users navigate quicker.

Key Links – A websites key links are usually positioned in the footer and display important pages on the website so the user can access the latest post or go to the contact us page from the footer area.

Site Map – The site map is a page on the website that is for the google bots that look through your websites to see where it will be ranked on google; it is a page that shows all the pages you have created.

What is Code?

Code is a set of instructions we input into a computer to deliver a desired outcome. At the very base level code is simply made up of 0’s and 1’s, this is called binary code. All coding and programming languages are based on binary code and aim to make it easier to deliver the desired designs and functionality. There are a number of different types of code including:

  • HTML
  • CSS
  • JavaScript
  • JQuery
  • PHP
  • MySQL
  • Python
  • Ruby
  • C
  • C++
  • Java
  • Perl

All coding languages take the instructions that are input, translate them into binary code which the computer then reads and implements. This is how all code works, a little bit like languages of French, Spanish and English being converted into one universal language that is binary code.

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