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28 August 2019 - 12:21pm | by Elizabeth Boggs

Teens discuss javascript coding at a library

If you saw my blog post on TechSoup for Libraries, Simple Coding Lessons for Teens, and taught your teens to create web pages with HTML and CSS coding, then congratulations!

Where do you go from here, though? Your teens have the coding and web page creation basics, and they may be clamoring for more!

You can advance these skills using JavaScript coding, which builds on HTML and CSS by adding interactivity to web pages.

28 May 2019 - 6:31am | by Elizabeth Boggs

Teens learning HTML and CSS in a library computer lab

Teens today keep hearing about coding, coding, coding — and libraries are responding! Many teens in school and public libraries seem to have ample exposure to Scratch coding, a simple coding structure that uses drag-and-drop coding blocks.

What if teens want to go further, though? What if they want to use the coding skills for which they have to type out actual coding languages instead of dragging and dropping? Libraries can do that too!

Over the course of a school year, teens at the Spring Branch-Memorial Library in Harris County Public Library used HTML and CSS coding to create web pages. From a blank Notepad page, these teens crafted web pages with content and design aspects they chose.