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A Practical Introduction to Web Development


Chris Castiglione
Co-Founder, One Month (YC-backed learning platform)

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About This Class

Take a project-based approach to HTML & CSS. By distinguishing good code from bad, participants will focus on learning a subset of the good parts in order to make something quick and awesome. Tackle the barebones of how to quickly develop a web site, and get it live on the web.


  • Introduction 4:15
  • Getting Started 4:15
  • HTML 4:52
  • Adding Images 7:25
  • Links 8:59
  • CSS 16:14
  • Background Images 3:38


  • Use best practices for HTML and CSS
  • Use classes, IDs and recognize the specificity of CSS
  • Develop an 'about me' site for Cookie Monster

About the Instructor(s)


Chris Castiglione
One Month (YC-backed learning platform)

Christopher Castiglione is a developer with a specialty in UX strategy and Front-end. He has over ten years of experience developing digital products. In the past, he has designed applications for clients ranging from The Black Eyed Peas, Bacardi, and Toyota.

In 2012, Christopher spoke at over 70 events on programming and APIs. He's taught at Columbia University, The University of Amsterdam, SXSW, and has provided corporate training for clients ranging from Donors Choose to The New York Stock Exchange and American Express.

Chris is currently a member of the General Assembly teaching faculty. More information can be found here.

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