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The box model is essential to understanding your web page elements at a technical level. The content area, padding, borders, margins and outlines are all great CSS attributes to know about when creating organized pages with flexible content. This tutorial by Learn to Program—invaluable for later lessons—walks you through each component and its importance.


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When all else fails, elements on a web page can be floated using CSS—that is, removed from the normal flow of content. Floating is a great alternative to tools such as absolute and fixed positioning; however, it has some quirks. In this lesson, Learn to Program gives you the lowdown on when to use float, how it works, and what oddities you can expect to encounter.


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Transforms allow you to manipulate elements in three dimensions. Dive into one of the most groundbreaking features of CSS3 in the second installment of this two-part lesson, which introduces you to 3D concepts such as perspective. Learn also how to provide maximum browser support for transform modules that are still in development - to help ensure that your elements look consistent across Firefox, Chrome, Safari, Internet Explorer, and other browsers.


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The CSS display property is a simple, useful tool for maximizing flexibility and responsiveness between web page elements. Even the simplest page can have multiple containers, such as divs and spans, that play by different display rules. Learn to Program covers the essential display values and how containers react to them in this valuable lesson.


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It’s time to start DRYing up your javascript code! What does that mean? Don’t repeat yourself! In this lesson, learn how to DRY out your code in jQuery by making the existing 20 lines of code into 4 lines of code! And the best part is that the shorter code is better code! Learn how to do this by selecting HTML elements using classname and getting a custom HTML5 attribute value with jQuery.


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What's the difference between graphic design and web development? In this lesson, learn about starting out as a web developer, or the person that makes a webpage, based on the designer's aesthetic. In this lesson, learn about building a web page in HTML using Sublime Text, get comfortable with tags, and learn how to apply attributes. And all of this work is done in free software! Give this lesson a try and learn the basics of web development!


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If you are an HTML scripting enthusiast, and you use JavaScript, try this lesson to make your work easier! In this introductory jQuery lesson for beginners, learn how to get jQuery on your page and get up-to-speed with basic jQuery commands. Even beginners to JavaScript can write jQuery within minutes! It's also the most universally used JavaScript library in the world, so odds are your next employer will be using it. In this lesson, learn about showing and hiding, fading, and sliding.


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It’s time to refine the style of your website! You started the CSS style sheet, but what should you do if you want to create columns? How about adding a footer? In this lesson, learn how to build these webpage elements with CSS syntax! Learn about adding a footer, header, padding text, and adding a border. Review how to effectively use semantic tags, and adjust the alignment of text with CSS display elements.


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Now that you have written the basic HTML structure for your website, in this lesson, learn how to style your page! Learn how to write CSS (Cascading Stylesheet) syntax, and learn the use this syntax to create a stylesheet to apply to the page. Learn to define basic features for your website, including color, position and decorative details. Finally, learn about using classes and Ids to create primary and secondary features to the sheet.


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Once you’ve mastered the box model, it is time to get down to customizing each individual part. This tutorial by Learn to Program explores the content area (literally, the space that displays your HTML input) and how it behaves differently for text and image elements. You will also learn about the concept of overflow and its CSS values.


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Now that you are familiar with basic commands in jQuery, keep developing your skills and learn how to do event binding in this lesson! Events happen whenever a user clicks, hovers, drags, types, or does pretty much anything to interact with an HTML element. Learn about using jQuery to easily write a program to listen to these JavaScript events and modify the webpage in real time to create a professional-looking dynamic website!


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Elif statements allow you to stretch your data comparisons into infinity! Sandwiched between if and else statements, elifs allow you to check for multiple conditions, provided that the if statement’s condition is not met. Once you have mastered if, else and elif statements with this tutorial by Learn to Program, you will be on your way to making useful, flexible Python code.


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Does your program need to interact with real world people? If so, learn how to work with strings—one of the most important objects in JavaScript! In this lesson from Learn to Program, discover string methods, regular expressions, and the relationship between strings and characters. Mark demonstrates how to use the length property, charAt, charCodeAt, indexOf, replace and split methods. With this knowledge you’ll be working with real world data in no time!


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Transforms allow you to manipulate elements in two or three dimensions. They provide you with a degree of physical flexibility that rivals other programming languages. Dive into one of the most groundbreaking features of CSS3 in the first installment of this two-part lesson, which covers translation, scale, skew, and rotation. You will also learn how to provide maximum browser support for transform modules that are still in development.


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Lists are a powerful way of compiling data in Python. They can bring together any number of disparate values and are compatible with a large amount of easy-to-use tools. This tutorial by Learn to Program delves into more advanced list topics, such as sequences and steppers, and reviews some basic things you should know about lists, such as indexes.


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Want to learn a programming language that will do a lot of the work for you? Check out Professor Paul Krause's introduction to Ruby on Rails, a highly dynamic and fully object-oriented framework for creating websites. In this first of a series of lessons on Ruby, hear the history of Ruby on Rails and why it's useful, and find out how Ruby can cope with problems that would leave Javascript reeling.


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Having trouble with the concept of loops, or iterations, in Python? Generally speaking, a loop is a statement that runs through a set of data until its conditions no longer apply. One of the easiest types of loops to understand is the while loop. Watch this tutorial by Learn to Program, and you’ll be programming your own while loops in no time!


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With the rise of sophisticated web browsing on mobile devices, it is more important than ever to learn the basics of styling CSS for smaller screens. In this comprehensive lesson, Learn to Program shows you how to craft a website that adapts to mobile devices, desktops and everything in between. You will learn about media values, the meta tag and dinosaur protection, while gaining a sense of how mobile browsing is changing the future of web design.


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We use fonts every time we type, but do we really understand them? In this first in a series of typography lessons from Yes I'm a Designer, get an introduction to the wonderful world of fonts. You'll learn how to use InDesign to view the full range of glyphs in a font (beyond the characters you're used to seeing on your keyboard), discover how fonts are stored on your computer, and unravel the mystery of unicode.


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