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Programming for Non-Programmers: Get Started with HTML


Adrian Bautista
Full-Stack Developer, General Assembly

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About This Class

Whether you work in teams with developers and like to speak their language or are looking to learn how to code, you can learn basic programming concepts in this series of classes.

The learning goal of the second class in the PFNP series is help students quickly dive into the world of HTML. Adrian will walk through "code-along" exercises that students can use to build their first personal or product "About Me" page. Rome wasn't built in a day - it takes hours of practice to become proficient in HTML. This class is designed to give students enough information about elements, tags, structure, and design to get started with simple webpages.

Future classes in this series will focus on CSS and Ruby.


  • Introduction 3:52
  • Gather Your Content 3:45
  • Your First Two Tags 8:32
  • Let's Break-up the Text 4:48
  • Create Ordered and Unordered Lists 7:20
  • The Missing Link 9:12


  • Begin coding a simple webpage in HTML.
  • Know various tags and when to use them.
  • Understand the basic structure of webpages.
  • Learn techniques to use at-home when stuck on code.

Prereqs & Preparation

Sign-up for free CodePen ( and Google Drive ( accounts.

About the Instructor(s)


Adrian Bautista
Full-Stack Developer
General Assembly

Adrian Bautista currently works at Betterment as a full-stack software engineer. He originally graduated college with a degree in economics and film, but soon discovered a higher calling from the tech and startup community. So he graduated from General Assembly’s first Web Development Immersive course in December 2012 and has continued to build web products since.

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