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Your first webpage

Learning Intentions

  • Learn how to build a website

  • Understand the different requirements that are needed for creating a webpage

Success Criteria

  • I will be able to modify an HTML webpage
  • I will be able to use tools to examine existing web pages
  • I will be able to save and preview a webpage


Get into groups and discuss your favourite websites.


On your whiteboard, list 5 of your group's favourite websites.

Underneath each of them, write why you like them.

What are we learning and why?

  • The basis of computer science is code. We've looked at building projects using programming environments like Scratch in S1.

  • This will introduce you to code.

  • Web[site] development is one of the biggest areas of development in today's technology environment.

  • That means, yes, you are going to be writing some code in this unit!

How websites work

  • To create a website, you often need to code. However, there are alternatives. In S1 you developed your own profile websites. The software we were using was Google Sites.

  • Computers require certain hardware in order to connect to the internet. For a start, we need a computer, and an internet connection.

How websites work

  • Since we drag-and-drop the content on to the page in Google Sites, we called this a What You See Is What You Get (WYSIWYG) editor.

  • This is much easier to do than writing code at first, but it slowly becomes more complicated to manage. 

  • On top of this, we can do a lot more with code than we can ever do with WYSIWYG.

Warm up activity

The first thing you are going to do is go to the Code Club Projects website at CODECLUBPROJECTSINTRODUCTION.

Viewing the source code of a page

Inspecting and changing a page


Complete the worksheet up to Your First Webpage.


  • Webpages are created with HTML or Hyper Text Markup Language

  • Throughout the next few lessons we are going to be using HTML to build several webpages.

HTML tags

  • HTML is made up of tags. The following image is the structure of a tag.

  • There are many tags in HTML. 

The basic structure of a page

  • This is sometimes referred to as the basic structure of a webpage.

  • For the next task, you are going to be creating a very simple page about yourself:

<!DOCTYPE html>
    <title>My wee about page</title>
    <p>My name is</p>
    <p>My favourite subject is</p>
    <p>My favourite food is</p>
    <p>My favourite colour is</p>


Complete the remainder of the worksheet by finding definitions for each of the tags.

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Your First Webpage
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08:52 | 21-05-2024
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