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Any course to Teach how to Build a Blog with Html/Css and possibly basic Java Script

I am trying to get my teenage daughter exposed to coding. She wants to do a blog. Are there any intro courses which will help here build a blog. She has no exposure to coding at all.

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Jonathan Grieve
Jonathan Grieve
Treehouse Moderator 90,705 Points

I don't think there's a specifc course out there with that end goal in mind with those technologies. You can certainly utilise Node.js which levels up JavaScript a bit with Server side technologies and I believe there's theres scope also for authentication with Node which means database access with SQLite. I'm sure if you looked into node you might be able to find a pathway there.

If you search the library for Jekyll you might be able to find some content on blog and site generators there too. They use a slightly different syntax to HTML but there's another avenue to explore.

But my preferred way to build blogs is through WordPress. Now, this does use PHP at its core but you can certainly build WordPress websites with JavaScript too. You can build with HTML and CSS and then learn how to develop themes with these assets.

I must warn you though that over the next month the WordPress content is being retired so I would urge you to get in there quick if you want to take that path. Get in touch with the Treehouse staff at help@teamtreehouse.com if you have any concerns about access to the content in the future. :-)