BSD Coding Basics

Coding Cheat

Your guide to teaching coding basics

Quickly learn and teach basic elements of computer coding languages, such as HTML, CSS, and JavaScript, using these free cheat sheets. Whether a beginner wanting to learn the fundamentals of coding or an educator wanting a tool to use with students, integrating tech education and digital skills into your classroom curriculum just got easier.


Hyper Text Markup Language (HTML) is a coding language used to build websites. Specifically, HTML’s job is to label and organize content such as headings, paragraphs, lists and images, so that the web browser (e.g. Chrome, Firefox, etc.) knows how the page should look.


Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) is a coding language that pairs with HTML. It works by defining a series of rules for how the HTML should look (colors, spacing, etc). CSS is helpful for establishing the layout and personality of a website.


JavaScript (JS) can be combined with HTML and CSS to bring websites to life! JavaScript is a versatile programming language that can be used for animation, dynamic apps, interactive games and more.


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