A beginner-friendly intro to HTML & CSS

We believe the only way to have a thriving tech community is to have a diverse tech community, so we've partnered with a group of epic organisations determined to help make a career in tech accessible to anyone.

We'll teach you the basics of HTML & CSS, the coding languages that make up the foundations of all websites through over 12 hours of video tutorials and 25 practical activities.

By the end of the mini-bootcamp, you'll know how to build 4x custom websites for your self, host it online for free and connect a custom domain name.

You don't need any previous experience, fancy software or technical know-how to complete this challenge -- just a web browser and an open mind!

What you will learn

In this weekend coding bootcamp, we'll cover...

  • How to start coding in a web browser using Codepen
  • How to setup your html document
  • How to create HTML elements like headings, links and images
  • How to style those elements with colors, fonts and more.
  • How to create columns and grids.
  • How to add an embedded google map or youtube video.
  • How to optimise your images for the web.
  • How to build a custom single-page website and get yourself online.
  • How to add extra pages and more advanced features like a shop.
  • How to upload your website to free hosting and get it live!

Join our community weekend.

Open to anyone, anywhere in the world who wants to try learning to code and build themselves a website (for free)


what you will build.

Yep, really. Even with no previous experience, we'll teach you how to build all of these!

Yoga Studio

A beautiful soft design perfect for any business in the wellness industry.

Cocktail Bar

A sophisticated site with built-in (SEO-optimised) menu and big bold typography.

Portfolio Website

Could this be the start of your creative career? Build yourself a portfolio site and show off your work!

Boutique Hotel

Ever so cool, with punchy images and integrated map & directions.

Why are you giving this away for free?

This past year has been an in-your-face reminder of why we do what we do - to empower people to start careers they love and have the freedom to build a thriving business on their own terms - work when they want, where they want, how they want.

We want everyone to experience what it's like like to be able to code a website from scratch - to imagine a concept and then see it come to life on your screen. We're always working to make coding more accessible, and this is one way that we can do just that - by giving our weekend coding bootcamp (that's worth $350) free to anyone who needs it for one weekend. And we've partnered with PowerToFly through a shared belief that everyone deserves to have opportunities to grow their skills and career.


We've partnered with organisations who are doing incredible work to champion more diversity in tech

<h1> This is a heading written in HTML code </h1>

<p> We can create a paragraph just like this </p>

h1 { color: red; }

(That's some CSS code to change the color of the h1 element to red!)

p { font-size: 20px; }

(now we've made the paragraph font-size 20px)

Easier than you thought huh?

What is 'Coding'?

You've heard all the buzz words, you know it some something to do with technology but let's be honest.. you are still confused about what coding actually is.

Coding is simply writing in a language that computers can understand. Just like spoken languages there are different coding languages for different purposes, including for building websites. We'll be learning HTML which creates the structure of the web (making headings, paragraphs, images, links etc) and CSS which is used to style HTML elements and make your websire beautiful.

Unlike using a drag-and-drop editor, being able to make changes to the code means that you have total control over your website and can customize it exactly how you want!

Who is this course for

The phrase 'coding' sounds intimidating, but this courses is totally beginner-friendly -- if you can login to facebook or send off an email you have enough technical know-how to complete this course.

This course is for you whether you are looking to one day become a web developer, or just want to be empowered to understand the basics of the web, and build a site you can be proud of (without spending thousands on a developer)! Coding isn't some elusive skill for 'the Zuckerbergs' of the world, it's an essential literacy for the modern world.

Meet Your Instructor, Tina May

Tina launched her first business at only 20 years old helping small businesses all over the world get themselves online through web development, digital marketing and social media management. She's since taught herself to code, built Institute of Code from the ground up and and taught hundreds of students Web Development.

'I learnt to code only after struggling through all the options -- I tried Wix, Weebly & Squarespace, I used wordpress templates and I outsourced to supposedly experienced developers. Frustrated and wanting to take control of the process I finally learnt to code, and after months of stressing and struggling I wished I had learnt earlier. It's so empowering being able to code, and even just learning the basics is enough to make a huge difference.'

We're the Institute of Code

When we first dreamed up Institute of Code we tried to forget everything we knew about what a school was and re-imagine what a school could be.

We prioritise the success of every single student, and use everything we know about educational psychology and human performance to build a program that doesn't just teach people skills but empowers them to launch new career

We help people like you learn in-demand digital skills and launch a new career in Web Development, Marketing or Photography where they can work from anywhere in the world.

8-week digital bootcamp

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Yes! We're giving FREE access to our beginner-friendly Weekend Coding Bootcamp to up to 1000 people for one weekend over the 5th & 6th November. There is no cost to participate, the only apps used in the course are free and even the hosting that we recommend is free. If you want to connect your own custom domain, you would need to purchase that separately (around $12 per year) that but that's entirely optional.

We welcome anyone who feels this course would be valuable to them to join - open to anyone, anywhere. Please feel free to invite a friend, simply share this page with them.

We have 1000 spots up for grabs. To request a spot, simply fill in the application and tell us why you're interested in learning to code - we'll let you know via email if you've been sucessful. While we wish we could gift this access to everyone, we wanted to limit it to give the best possible experience to those who are joining - a hands-on program where we'll have mentors available on-demand and access to our custom-build learning hub with videos, interactive coding activities and more. We definitely recommend you get in quick before the spots fill up.

We're keeping it open for free for one full weekend 5th & 6th November. The total content is around 12 hours, with a few hours worth of activities so two days should be more than enough time to get through everything. We'll have mentor support available across both days to help you if you get stuck. At the end of that time you'll be able to keep any projects you have coded, but not the video tutorials or access to the online platform. If you do want to purchase lifetime access, we'll be offering all participants 50% off.

Yes! Anything you create is yours to keep and you can use it for yourself, or even for a client. We'll even show you where you can host it for free. All the more reason to clear your schedule and make the most of the weekend.

Yes, lifetime access to the course materials is available for 50% off if you purchase within 1 week of the challenge (so instead of $350 it's only $175). This includes ongoing access to our online learning hub, all the videos, the discussions from the weekend, all lesson notes etc.

secure your free spot

1000 places available totally free for one weekend - 5th & 6th November worth $350 USD each.