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Course Overview

SUNSHINE COAST - Learn to Code Full Day Workshop


Full day session: 9:00am - 4:30pm 


Got a website and know how to make simple additions and updates but still reliant on web developers when it comes to accessing the source code and making tricky changes?  

Come along to this one day workshop and learn how to code, gaining basic knowledge in HTML, CSS & Javascript. 

The morning will be spent learning the languages and the afternoon will be spent applying your newly learnt skills through practical applications on existing websites and in emarketing systems to embed your knowledge.

Who should attend and prerequisites

  • People who already have access to the back end of a website and who want to learn how to go beyond the WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You Get) visual editor and into the source code area of the website
  • People who are interested in gaining a deeper understanding of what code is, and how it works to create web pages and other applications, thus becoming less reliant on their web developer
  • People who want to know how to customise email templates to achieve the exact look and feel they desire
  • You should have a website you can work on on the day (and permission to do so!) and have access to the back end i.e. bring your username & passwords and test them before the day to ensure you have access. Training will be performed live in your website back end!
  • Students should also have a strong working knowledge of either Mac or Windows

Topics covered in this session

  • The history of code - how it came about and mark up languages in Word Processing
  • Introduction to HTML - Hyper Text Markup Language, a standardised system for tagging text files to achieve font, colour, graphic, and hyperlink effects on the web.
  • How to locate and view the source code of a web page
  • How to write and read basic HTML code
  • How to locate code you want to amend
  • Best practice in coding - taking a back up before you get started, and regularly checking and testing your work
  • Introduction to CSS - Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) - a style sheet language used for describing the look and formatting of a document written in a markup language including how and why it came about and what its useful for
  • Tools you can use to change CSS on a live website 
  • Introduction to Javascript (JS) - an object-oriented computer programming language commonly used to create interactive effects within web browsers
  • Basic coding constructs (loops / arrays)
  • Real world examples of JS and why we use it
  • Making changes to your existing website - FTP / WordPress Editor / and other systems
  • Trouble shooting when things go wrong
  • Tools and tips that can help you with your coding - jQuery library and Google fonts
  • Where you can learn more online if you want to continue the journey of coding
  • Plus more...

Your Trainer

Andrew Marks

Andrew Marks is a self-confessed nerd. He’s been working online almost since before there was an online, and with almost 20 years on web development and online marketing experience, he is a wealth of knowledge and experience. When he isn’t training, Andrew works as a freelance developer, helping small business get online, and designing custom solutions for the big end of town.

What makes Andrew such a popular presenter is his ability to explain otherwise complex internet concepts in layman’s terms. Participants in his workshops and webinars always leave inspired by the new skills they’ve learned.

Andrew grew up in the outback and has lived all over Queensland, only to settle in the Brisbane CBD. He lives in the northern suburbs with his girlfriend Emma and his two Labradors, Molly and Dudley.


The Creative Collective
11/12 Norval Court, Maroochydore
QLD 4558

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What You Get For Your Money

If you attend a training with our sister company The Training Collective you'll enjoy all of the following:

  Intimate group training - no more than 8 attendees, often only 5 and 6 so plenty of love and attention coming your way!

 An informative event full of practical advice from someone who knows what they are talking about

 Apply what you learn, as you learn, so you leave having actually achieved something

 Make mistakes with someone on hand to call on and ask for assistance as you go

 Coffee & tea on arrival

 The opportunity to network with other businesses

 Free consults - talk to the speaker before the event, in the break and afterwards!

 Inspiration, information and innovative techniques to take home and try too

 Live demonstrations
Important Disclaimers

Please note: At these interactive workshops we encourage you to bring your own laptop (not iPad or tablet). You will have the opportunity to network with others, so bring business cards!

Cancellation Policy: Should you be unable to attend, a substitute delegate is always welcome at no extra charge. An admin fee will apply for missed trainings. Regrettably no refunds can be made except if the event minimum numbers are not reached.

Please Note: This workshop requires a minimum of 5 attendees to go ahead – if the minimum attendee number is not reached, a full refund or credit of the training fee paid, will be given to attendees who have already paid. Accommodation and travel is booked at the risk of the attendee.

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