Coding for Bloggers and Journalists

Learn basic coding skills for blog mastery or success in today's newsroom

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Coding for Bloggers and Journalists is the surefire way to shoot your resume to the top of the pile.

It’s the fastest, easiest way to learn the basic HTML and CSS skills today’s writers need to get hired, thrive in the workplace and build an audience.
Taught by former Googler and freelance journalist Nicholas Holmes, this course dives into the building blocks of the internet; you’ll learn what makes up the web and how it works. You’ll get a full explanation, as well as practical exercises that allow you to practice your new-found knowledge on your own time. And as it's written specifically for journalists, writers and bloggers, you won't learn anything that isn't 100% useful!

But learning to code sounds difficult!
Don't worry! We've broken things down into bite-sized chunks that are really easy to understand. Also, we've added ZIP files to each class that contain the code you'll need to be successful, so you'll always have the answers at your fingertips.

Will I have time to complete this course?
We won't lie, you're not going to learn to code overnight. But Coding for Bloggers and Journalists is designed to accelerate you through the journey, so you're just learning the main things you need to use code in your professional context - focused on content management systems, blogs, and portfolio-building. Plus, you can take each module in your own time, at a place that suits you. We know not everybody can commit a whole week to learning to code.
Want to add some sparkle to your CV? Cut down on time spent talking to developers at work? Or even tweak your own blog? If you’re keen to tackle simple web development yourself, this course is for you.

How is this course delivered?
This course is delivered week by week, with live in-person lectures from your tutor Nicholas Holmes. Total tuition time is expected to be 10 hours, with five hours guided lectures and five hours of self-study work (which will be marked).

When are the lectures?
Lectures take place twice weekly (the same content will be covered in each session):
  • 9AM Sundays PST/12PM Sundays EST (5PM BST/12AM SST)
  • 4PM Wednesdays PST/7PM Wednesdays EST (12PM BST/7AM SST)

What if I miss a lecture?
Lecture content is available as prerecorded audio/video - if you miss a lecture, you’ll need to catch up by yourself to ensure that you can participate in the next week’s class.

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Class Curriculum

  Introduction to HTML
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  Introduction to CSS
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  CSS Basics
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  Course Wrapup
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Your Instructor

Nicholas Holmes
Nicholas Holmes

Nicholas Holmes the founder of journalism portfolio website clippings.me, a former Googler and a former freelance journalist. Nicholas teaches Launchpad courses that are at the intersection of high technology and journalism, with the aim of making tech and coding more accessible for future generations of journalists and bloggers. Nicholas' work has appeared in the New York Times, CNN, the South China Morning Post, Agence France Presse and the UK's Independent newspaper. He splits his time between Singapore and the United Kingdom.

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.

Money Back Guarantee

We've invested considerable resources into Coding for Bloggers and Journalists, and we want it to be the best course you've ever purchased.

If you're not quite happy with it, no problem. Email us within 30 days of your purchase and we'll refund every penny you've paid, no questions asked and no catch.

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