The community was tremendously helpful last month, when many of you posted encouraging and informative messages in a thread I started for my design students (troubled teens just barely scratching the surface of Web design). Here's my second and last request on their behalf.
Next week is their last week with me: end of term and exams are bringing everything to a screeching halt. They've mastered, more or less, the very basics of HTML and CSS, though they're still a bit shaky (they need more practice doing it over and over until it becomes natural). They know most of the basics about formatting text, adding background colors and images, etc. They have a hazy conception of block elements vs. inline, and they've just learned about CSS classes, though the idea is still new and not yet firm in their minds. They know nothing about divs or constructing basic layouts. (The class only meets twice a week, and I've had a good bit of turnover, so we haven't gotten as far as I would like.)
I've been following Paul's CSS skills tests with great interest, though my skills aren't up for solving his puzzles. I usually go through and figure out how the solution works. That led me to think about something similar (and far more simple) for the students. And wouldn't it be a lot cooler if it came from you rather than me? (They're a bit in awe of this place. )
Who's up for putting together a couple of simple little quizzies on this or that topic for the kids -- something that will test their skills without causing their heads to explode? I'm not asking for anything elaborate or time-consuming on your end, just something that might challenge them or stretch their abilities a bit with a particular concept or code element.
Any takers? I would really appreciate it.