Add these tools to your toolbox:

HTML, CSS, Bootstrap, JavaScript, PHP, MySQL, Beaver Builder, and WordPress

Learn the HTML and CSS mark up languages! HTML and CSS are great first coding languages. This curriculum is broken up into 14 modules and includes slide shows and videos.

Learn HTML and CSS with these flashcards and place-in-order exercises. These were created to help students of Saint Paul College study for the HTML and CSS exam.

If you are interested in designing websites, then WordPress with Beaver Builder is a low-cost solution. Learn to design websites with minimal coding with this tutorial.

Looking for some cool tools for developing websites? Check out our list. Google fonts, Font Awesome, and CSS Generators, and much more!

Susan Metoxen
Susan Metoxen, Instructor and Web Developer

About Web Dev Students

When I started teaching Web Fundamentals at Saint Paul College,  I created as a resource for students to use.

If you are just getting started with Web Development, you can see the resources I use with my students on the HTML/CSS Curriculum page.

It isn't necessary to know HTML/CSS to learn WordPress. I have my curriculum on the WordPress page.

If you want to learn to make WordPress websites with Beaver Builder, check out my Beaver Builder Tutorial. You don't need to know how to code to make websites with WordPress and Beaver Builder, although it is very helpful if you can code.

If you are looking for some fun exercises to improve your HTML and CSS, check out my Practice Exercises.

I hope you can find something helpful on this website to help you add tools to your developer toolbox!


10 Learn the coding languages that drive the Web: HTML and CSS!
9 HTML and CSS are the ideal languages to learn first. Markup languages are easier to learn than traditional programming languages.
8 HTML and CSS are the foundations of the Video Game Design Program at Saint Paul College.
7 Students will learn web design principles and explore cutting edge  tools to edit their designs in code.
6 You will be able to make a website for your family or friend's business!
5 The demand for web-based software continues to grow at a rapid rate, as does the demand for employees with these skills.
4 CSCI 1450 is required for both the Web Design (Layout/Graphic Design) and Web Development (Programming) degrees.
3 Web Design pushes students to use problem solving and creative thinking skills for practical applications.
2 Recruiters want employees with experience in Bootstrap, Javascript, PHP, jQuery and React, all of which are built on HTML and CSS.
1 Making websites is a blast!
Laptop with a shopping cart on it.

Up-Sell, Cross-Sell and Related Products in WooCommerce

By Susan Metoxen | November 10, 2019 | Comments Off on Up-Sell, Cross-Sell and Related Products in WooCommerce

Confused about how to use the Up-Sell, Cross-Sell, and Related Products features in WooCommerce? You are not alone. It can be challenging to wade through the differences among the three options and know which is the right one to use for your products. One of the reasons why WooCommerce is the best eCommerce solution is…

Writing for SEO

By Susan Metoxen | September 11, 2019 | Comments Off on Writing for SEO

Quality Writing Helps Your Customers Find You on the Web Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is the process of adapting a website to increase the number of website visitors. Search engines, like Google and Bing, are looking for quality information on a web page in order to decide where to put it in search results. Their…

Shared Hosting vs. WordPress Website Hosting

By Susan Metoxen | September 11, 2019 | Comments Off on Shared Hosting vs. WordPress Website Hosting

A website is one of the most cost-effective marketing strategies for businesses. The cost of shared hosting vs. WordPress hosting varies dramatically from $3 to $45/month. You should understand the pros and cons of these different options when choosing a website server. Shared Hosting For $3-$15/month, a website can be placed on “shared hosting.” At…

Choosing the Right WordPress Theme

By Susan Metoxen | September 11, 2019 | Comments Off on Choosing the Right WordPress Theme

“How do I know what is the best theme for my website?” When I first started making WordPress websites, the advice I generally read about choosing a WordPress theme went something like this: When you make a WordPress website you can either start with one of the free themes or purchase a premium theme. There…

Risk Management in WordPress: Techniques to keep your website up and running

By Susan Metoxen | July 29, 2019 | Comments Off on Risk Management in WordPress: Techniques to keep your website up and running

Do you love the idea that WordPress is open source? That it comes with a built in CMS (Customer Management System) that allows you to make changes to your website without a developer? That so many additional functionalities are capable in the WordPress community…often for free? We all love WordPress! That is why WordPress powers…

Shopify vs. WooCommerce

By Susan Metoxen | July 26, 2019 | Comments Off on Shopify vs. WooCommerce

Which is the better eCommerce solution? This article compares the two eCommerce systems with which I have had experience, WooCommerce and Shopify. WooCommerce and Shopify are the two biggest players in the eCommerce website market. When I first had the opportunity to make eCommerce websites, I read several articles online to decide on an eCommerce…

Women working on her website

Which type of website is right for you?

By Susan Metoxen | May 1, 2019 | Comments Off on Which type of website is right for you?

 WordPress A WordPress website will give you the ability to modify content on your own. WordPress installations include a Content Management System (CMS) that allows administrators to add or change content without knowing how to code.  You and your staff can add content to the website without engaging a web programmer. WordPress is the most…

How can I make a website with my budget?

By Susan Metoxen | February 1, 2018 | Comments Off on How can I make a website with my budget?

You absolutely can make a website on your budget. Start by accepting the fact that unless you are selling encyclopedias door to door, there is no way around your need for a website. You not only need a website, you need a GOOD website! Your website needs to: Work on your customers’ smartphones Be something…

My New Year Resolutions 1 Connect with Customers on the WWW, 2 Reach customers with smartphones 3 Make my website the best in the market

Setting Business Goals

By Susan Metoxen | December 31, 2016 | Comments Off on Setting Business Goals

What are your business goals? Increase sales? Increase profitability? Small business owners understand that they are working with limited resources, and this creates pressure to choose goals wisely. What small business owners need to do is to find tactics that have the biggest impact for the smallest cost. They need their goals to have high…