Additional CSS Resources


Middle School Web Design Course that Teaches Actual Code

August 4, 2017

A teacher called yesterday, looking for a web design course that teaches actual code. Like other teachers I’ve spoken to, she understood that dragging around blocks on screen, where the app writes the code for the student, is not the same as the student actually writing the code themselves! The fallacy of many code courses […]

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How to Teach Web Design in the Classroom

July 26, 2017

  Let’s start with the main elements of an effective web design course: Lessons plans should be open ended, to allow for students of different abilities. Courses should be self-paced. Again, to accommodate students of different aptitudes. Lessons should be video based. Lessons should be interactive and provide immediate feedback. Courses should be gamified. The […]

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Web Design Curriculum for 2017-2018

May 19, 2017

I started building websites in 1994 and started teaching web design in 2000. Since even the early 2000’s (I won’t even talk about the 1990’s!) much has changed when it comes to building web sites! … If you are teaching your students ‘old-school’ methods from that era (ex: XHTML, Dreamweaver, Photoshop) that is akin to […]

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Teaching CSS in Schools

September 23, 2016

Hi, Some of you know that StudioWeb, my app that many schools use to make teaching code easy, takes up most of my time these days. … Ahh, the life of an innovative nerd! In my continued attempts at getting the word out, I recently appeared on TV. You can check out my appearance on […]

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Teach Code without Knowing how to Code.

February 11, 2016

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It’s really hard to teach web design if you don’t know how to code … until now!

My web design training app (Studioweb,) allows teachers to take on the role of a classroom facilitator, as students learn to code with the tools that coders use, while building real websites and web apps that work on both smartphones and traditional computers.

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New CSS course released!

January 25, 2016



It only took a month or so, but my new Beginners CSS course is live on Studioweb. This is an interactive video-and-quiz based course that teaches not only the basics of CSS, you will also learn CSS layout techniques and CSS3.


Stefan Mischook

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Teaching Web Design in High School

August 1, 2014

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Many K12 teachers are now being asked to teach web design for the first time. This presents a challenge since few teachers have professional web design and development experience.

I was approached about two years ago, by a couple of schools who were looking for tools to help teach web design. Luckily, we had been building a web app that would more than just help.

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How to Teach CSS Effectively

April 26, 2014

Hi! This blog post is for teachers teaching web design and programming … but if you are learning HTML and CSS (or any other language) many of these tips will be helpful to you too. Let’s start with a teaser: 1. Start with an Easy Language: Don’t use hard to understand languages like Java, C#, C++ […]

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CSS and Web Design Certification

February 25, 2014



Some of you may know that the Studioweb training system is now being used by community colleges, K12 schools and career centers in the US and Canada to train and certify students in CSS, HTML, JavaScript and PHP.

We are now offering to same training and certification for the public at

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