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Learn Enough HTML to Be Dangerous Screencasts

Nov 15, 2016 • posted by Michael Hartl

The Learn Enough HTML to Be Dangerous screencast videos are out! There are two main ways to get them:

  • Get the screencast+ebook bundle.
  • Join the Learn Enough Society. All Society memberships include streaming videos for all the Learn Enough tutorials (Command Line, Text Editor, Git, HTML, Action Cable) as well as the full Ruby on Rails Tutorial, for a total of over 25 hours of video.

At just over 2 hours, the Learn Enough HTML to Be Dangerous screencasts are the perfect length for getting started with HTML without having to slog through 10 hours of video just to learn the basics.

As always, the full written tutorial is available for free online.

Although there are lots of HTML tutorials out there, Learn Enough HTML to Be Dangerous puts things together in a way you probably haven’t seen before:

  • You deploy a live website in the first section.
  • You learn HTML tags in context, using real-world examples.
  • You take the first steps toward Cascading Style Sheets using inline styles.
  • You build a reference table of HTML tags, using the HTML table tag. It’s totally meta.

Learn Enough HTML to Be Dangerous also has 200% more kittens than the average HTML tutorial.

An adorable kitten

HTML is the fundamental language of the Web, and all developers, designers, and even managers should know the basics.

If tech is the new literacy, HTML is the alphabet.

You don’t have to know everything about HTML, of course—just enough to be dangerous.

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Michael Hartl

I’m Michael Hartl—author, educator, and entrepreneur. I’m probably best known as the creator of the Ruby on Rails Tutorial, a book and screencast series that together constitute one of the leading introductions to web development. Once called his “favorite book” by Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales, the Ruby on Rails Tutorial currently has over 150 5-star reviews at Amazon. I’m also (in)famous for creating Tau Day and The Tau Manifesto, which have inspired an international movement dedicated to the proposition that “pi is wrong.” (For example, as a result of The Tau Manifesto, MIT releases their admissions decisions each year at “Tau Time” (6:28 p.m.), and typing tau/2 at Google yields 3.14159…) Finally, I’m a founder of Softcover, a publishing system and sales platform for technical authors, which among other things powers both The Tau Manifesto and the Ruby on Rails Tutorial.

I’m a graduate of Harvard College and have a Ph.D. in Physics from Caltech, where I studied black hole dynamics and was an award-winning instructor in theoretical and computational physics. I’m also an alumnus of Y Combinator, the entrepreneur program that has produced companies such as Dropbox and Airbnb. (Alas, my own Y Combinator startup was neither Dropbox nor Airbnb.)