Monday, December 22, 2008

Let's Make a Web Page! from Motherboard Books

Links, text, graphics, sounds, colors, and Hypertext Markup Language (HTML). Websites are designed using these components. Do you know how to put them together to build your own? Could you teach your children how to create a website? Phyllis Wheeler from Motherboard Books has created a step-by-step E-book to walk kids through the process of building a web page.

Let's Make a Web Page! is a 60-page E-book that, together with a free trial of CoffeeCup HTML Editor, enables you to make a web page that contains an original write-up (an interview), a photo, animation, a background design, sound, active links, and finally instructions for how to upload the final product to the Internet.

My final verdict: Kudos to Phyllis Wheeler! Let's Make a Web Page! is a great introduction to HTML and web page design. Each step is illustrated using a screenshot, a picture demonstrating the written instructions, so it is extremely easy to follow. My husband sat down with our Kindergartner one afternoon, and the two of them had a great time putting the web page together. My daughter chose to do a Christmas theme for her page. She picked the background, some animated graphics, included a favorite Bible verse, and created links to her favorite websites (my blog made the cut!). My husband is computer savvy, but he agrees that the tutorial is well done and very user friendly so that a novice can successfully and easily follow the steps. This E-book is recommended for ages 8-12 to do mostly on their own. Parental supervision is suggested when the tutorial takes the student onto the Internet to search for animated pictures.

Let's Make a Web Page! is a fun and easy way to unlock the secrets of web page design for both children and parents. It is available at Motherboard Books for the great introductory price of $19.99 (regular price will be $29.99). It also comes with a 30-day money-back guarantee! Check out Motherboard Books, and sign up for the email newsletter to receive a free download of The Internet Scavenger Hunt--a fun way for kids to practice using the Internet for research!

1 comment:

AussieinAmerica said...

Hi Michelle,

I just wrote you a big email for the contest mentioned in your sidebar. I can't find your email address though. Would you mind sending it to me at: homeschoolingaussie @ (remove spaces)