Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Why teach XHTML and CSS 2.1 instead of HTML5 and CSS3?

    A common misconception is that HTML5 and CSS3 are completely different from, or replace, XHTML and CSS 2.1. But this is not the case. Each of the newer versions are built upon their predecessors and share the great majority of their content. We believe students are best served by acquiring a solid foundation in how basic HTML and CSS work before tackling the new features of HTML5 and CSS3, many of which are not well supported in today’s web browsers.

  2. I am a first-time teacher of web design but I have no knowledge of the topic. Will I be able to understand and use your course materials?

    The Introduction to Web Design course assumes the instructor has a working knowledge of HTML and CSS fundamentals. For those completely new to HTML, we recommend reading Build Your Own Website the Right Way Using HTML & CSS prior to teaching the course. The Introduction to HTML5 course does not require any additional knowledge, but reading HTML5: The Missing Manual will strengthen your command of the topic. The Introduction to WordPress curriculum requires no prior experience by the instructor.

  3. Do you offer support for the materials?

    Yes, teachers who have questions about the course content may call or email us for assistance. This support is included at no additional charge.

  4. Will we need to install the curriculum software on our computers?

    Nothing needs to be installed, as our curriculum products are not software. Rather, they are logically organized collections of PowerPoint presentations, Word documents, PDF documents, and sample HTML/CSS files.

  5. How does licensing work?

    The courses are sold and licensed on a per school basis. A single school license can be used by multiple teachers, in different classrooms, for unlimited students and computers within the same school. School districts wishing to use a course in more than one school must purchase an additional license for each school.

  6. Does the license ever expire?

    No, the license does not expire. No renewal or update fees will ever be due.

  7. Can the license be transferred or resold?

    No, the license is bound to an individual school and cannot be transferred or sold. For other licensing questions, please see our full curriculum license agreement.

  8. Are future course updates included in the price?

    Yes, the license includes free lifetime updates. Purchasers are automatically notified by email of any updates or enhancements to the course materials.

  9. What is your return policy?

    If for any reason you do not feel that a course will meet your classroom needs, contact us within 30 days of purchase and we will issue a refund.

  10. When will we receive the course materials?

    The entire curriculum is in digital download format. Once the online payment process is completed or a signed purchase order is received, we send an email to the teacher providing instructions on how to download the materials. We usually send this email within a few hours of the order but it can take up to two business days.

  11. We are an existing client but lost our copy of the curriculum. Can we download it again?

    Yes, simply visit our Download Portal and request another copy of the materials. If the teacher name or email in our license database is no longer current, contact us and we’ll be glad to get it updated.

  12. Which forms of payment do you accept?

    For online purchases, we accept payment via MasterCard, Visa, American Express, Discover, PayPal, or Amazon.

  13. Is it possible to purchase more than one curriculum online with a single checkout?

    Yes. Click the “Pay Online Now” button for the first curriculum. Complete the information on the first checkout screen and click the “Next” button. At the second checkout screen, click the “Make Changes” link and then click the “Continue Shopping” button. Go to the second curriculum page and click the “Pay Online Now” button. Both items will now be in your cart.

  14. Do you accept purchase orders?

    Yes. Please see our purchase order page for full instructions.

  15. What if we require a signed IRS W-9 Form or Sole Source Vendor Letter prior to ordering?

    You may download our signed W-9 Form or Sole Source Vendor Letter right now in PDF format.

  16. How much is shipping and sales tax?

    As nothing is physically mailed, no shipping fee applies. Unless a purchaser is located in Colorado and is not tax exempt, no sales tax will be collected.

  17. We are homeschooling our children. May we use the materials?

    Yes. Several homeschool teachers are successfully using our courses. If you plan to use the materials only in a private home, with no profit motive, and have fewer than seven students, please contact us for reduced pricing.

  18. I found some free web design curriculum materials on the internet. Why wouldn’t I just use those?

    The free materials available on the internet are generally outdated or targeted to higher-level (i.e. university) students. Our curriculum packs are written specifically for the high school student, are updated regularly, and are comprehensive sets of materials, including daily lesson plans, student handouts, class projects, grading rubrics, sample source code, and tests and quizzes. In addition, we offer phone and email support to teachers who have questions about the materials.

  19. I’m looking for materials to teach web design to middle school students in the 6th to 8th grade. Will these curriculum packs be appropriate?

    The subject matter of the materials is safe and appropriate for younger learners. We have several teacher clients who have successfully used our courses to teach middle school students. If you feel your students are ready for the technical aspects of learning web design, our courses should work fine. As all materials are completely editable, teachers always have the ability to remove or edit anything they deem inappropriate or too advanced for their students.

  20. May we use these materials in a corporate, commercial, or online setting?

    The standard license and pricing is intended for public and private K-12 schools and expressly prohibits online courses or charging fees to organizations or students. If you wish to use the materials in a commercial or online environment, please contact us for a quote.

  21. May we use the curriculum materials for any other purposes?

    No portion of the materials may be copied, extracted, re-branded, or resold for any commercial application (private K-12 schools excepted) without our express written permission. If you are in doubt about a permitted use, please contact us.