Mozilla Thimble is a really cool and fun way to create your own web pages.
It can be used to build web pages in your browser, but I would recommend using it as a learning tool for writing and editing HTML and CSS. You can instantly preview your work, and there’s even the option of sharing and hosting your finished pages with just a click!
Check this out:
Like I said, Thimble is fun. If you’re looking for a serious browser based editor, I would recommend something else (although Mozilla could build on this for something more intense.).
If you decide to “Start from scratch,” that will launch you into the Thimble interface:
Code on the left, live preview on the right.
When you’re done, copy the code from the editor side into your own document or hit publish for the page to go live and share a link with friends.
This is where Thimble really shines.
It’s a great learning tool!
From the main Thimble page, instead of selecting “Start from scratch,” select, “Pick a project.”
There are plenty to choose from, but “Web Arcade” looks like fun:
There are three different “games” to choose from (maybe more to come?). These are essentially mini-games to sharpen your skills.
Let’s check-out the “web map:”
We see the code on the left and preview on the right.
Simply follow the commented code and make your way through – fun!
All of these Thimble Projects are great for brushing-up on your skills, learning new things, or are perfect for those trying to get into writing code for their own website, blog or church website.
You have to start somewhere, so you might as well have fun doing it and have something cool to show for it!