Tech Tip: Codecademy

Have you ever wanted to learn how to write computer code? Are you interested in knowing how Twitter and SoundCloud really work? Don’t know where to start? Give Codecademy (pronounced Code Academy) a try!

Codecademy offers interactive courses in 6 different programming languages - all for free! Create a free account with your email address, pick a language, and get coding right in your browser. It even keeps track of your progress and gives you badges for mastering different skills.
Programs available:

  • HTML & CSS
  • JavaScript
  • Ruby
  • JQuery
  • PHP
  • Python

Advanced Projects include:

  • Build your own web page
  • Animate your name
  • Build your own rotating solar system

Once you have mastered these skills, you can use Codecademy to learn how to make popular websites and see the type of code they rely upon.

Authored by Genevieve H., Central Library


I would like to learn HTML and CSS.

Hi Max, I highly recommend the Codecademy courses for both HTML and CSS. Very easy to follow, and you can learn at your own pace. The Central Library also has some HTML classes coming up (on March 4 and March 18). They follow the Codecademy curriculum, so if you are interested but not sure how to get started, one of these classes would be a great opportunity!

I'm trying to build a dating website. what type of code should I learn?

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