Welcome Desert High School Students!
I’m glad you’re here! My name is Mrs. Candace McMorrow (“Mrs. Mac”). I teach Foundations of Web Design: HTML5, CSS and WordPress.
In the first semester, we covered HTML5 (Hyper Text Markup Language) and CSS (Cascading Style Sheets) coding where you learned to create basic websites.
In the second semester, you will learn how to create sophisticated websites using WordPress, the web publishing platform of choice for over 32% of all sites across the web. That’s more than 70 million websites!
In this course, you’ll learn how to use the classic version of WordPress.org to create or manage your own website or blog. Short, easy-to-follow video tutorials make learning fun! The lessons must be worked on in order, since each one builds on concepts from the previous lessons.
While becoming familiar with web page creation, you may start to see a future in a career of web development.
What is a Web Developer?
My professional background is of an entrepreneur for more than 19 years in the web hosting industry. I built and maintained many websites during that time.
This class is a great first step to becoming a web developer. My hope is that you’ll learn to love creating websites as much as I do. ♥
Those with grit, succeed.
Grit is the mental toughness and passion that propels me toward achieving my long-term dreams and goals. It is the key to my ability to remain focused, steadfast, optimistic and self-motivated. Grit does not rely on exceptional courage or talent, but rather the willingness to make sacrifices when needed and to consistently work hard — really hard — in the pursuit of my vision for the future.