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The Coding Workbook

Build a Website with HTML & CSS
by Sam Taylor
December 2020, 136 pp.

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The Coding Workbook


This beginner-friendly introduction to web development enables anyone to build a website by writing out code by hand—no computer or internet required. It’s a fun, hands-on approach to coding that teaches the basics of using the HTML and CSS programming languages (the language of web pages). You write the code in the pages of your workbook and then draw what it would look like in a web browser.

  • TEACHERS: This has everything you need to teach an introductory web development class, and the pages are perforated!
  • STUDENTS: Learn the basics of HTML and CSS to build your own custom website!

Once you’ve finished the workbook you’ll have the skills to easily build and launch a website. It’s that easy!

This exercise-filled workbook is packed with illustrations and progress quizzes, making it perfect for at-home learning or schools lacking sufficient computer or internet access. It has everything you need to teach a coding class or learn basic web programming yourself.

Requirements: Pen or pencil and a desire to learn!

Author Bio 

Sam Taylor is a Technical Curriculum Developer and education advocate in the Bay Area. She drew on her experience both being a middle school STEM teacher for five years and teaching herself to code to start a blog for posting simple HTML and CSS tutorials. These tutorials blossomed into The Coding Workbook. Sam lives in the Bay Area with her partner and their plants.


"It's a great workbook, and basically teaches people how to code without having to have a computer . . . it would be a great tool for people who don't have acess to a computer."
Sister Codes Podcast

"This workbook is everything you need to start coding, even without access to a computer. Sam took this complex, powerful skill and broke it down in ways that make it exciting and easy to learn. It is so organized and easy to understand, making it simple to follow along and apply the skills! The examples, practice activities, and self-checks are all engaging and relevant. I would recommend this to anyone who is learning to code and encourage educators to share this with their students (at any age!)."
Danielle Feeney, PhD, Assistant Professor of Instruction, Ohio University

Extra Stuff 

Read our Q&A with the author!

Watch this book trailer made by author Sam Taylor.

Included in list of alumni books by UC Davis Magazine.

Check out Sam's interviews with Ordinarily Extraordinary Podcast and Sister Codes Podcast.