Saturday, August 29, 2009

Web Design for KIDS ~TOS Crew Review

A month ago I would have thought it was impossible to teach my 7 & 10-year-old children enough HTML to create their own web page, but Web Design for Kids proved me wrong!

Web Design for Kids (...And Curious Grown-Ups!) is a simple DVD, not a software package. You do not need extra software to make it work. All you need is Internet Explorer & Notepad. These two programs are already on your computer (if you use Windows as the operating system).

The DVD is approximately 1 hour and 22 minutes long and consists of seven chapters covering the following (plus a lot more!):

* The 10 Basic Lines of Code
* Coloring the Background and Letters
* Making Letters Move Across the Screen
* Designer Backgrounds
* Changing Fonts
* Adding Pictures

The DVD host is Mr. Brian Richardson, a middle school computer literacy teacher and technology expert. He does an excellent, thorough job of explaining each step. Two children are also on the DVD and they ask Mr. Richardson questions as they go...this was helpful to my children. My plan was to sit with my 10-year-old and allow her to create her web page, but I soon realized that the instructions were simple enough for my 7-year-old to create a web page as well. So, I went back through the DVD with him and he LOVED it! He likes a challenge, so this was great for him!

We placed my laptop right next to my PC, which made it possible to watch the DVD and follow along as Mr. Richardson had us do various exercises on the PC. Both of my children followed along well and were able to create fun, functional web pages...very exciting for them!

If you are looking for a fun, rewarding computer course...this is it! And the price cannot be beat: $19.99! [This is a limited time special offer].

You can see a one minute video clip HERE.

Want to see some sample websites? Go HERE.

One more noteworthy fact...Mr. Richardson believes "we're all blessed -to be a blessing" so he donates a portion of his company’s profits to the following charities:

  • Ronald McDonald House
  • Children’s Miracle Network
  • The Smile Train
  • Miami Project to Cure Paralysis
  • American Foundation for the Blind
And he established the Click Drag Foundation, which provides DVDs and instruction to at-risk youth programs in urban neighborhoods across the U.S. and the world.


Anonymous said...

Love the format of your reviews!

Your fellow Crew Member

Barbara C.

Pool Family Mommy said...

Thanks, Barbara! Have a blessed year!