Posts Tagged ‘HTML’

Give us an H: HTML music video featured in the Manchester Evening News

Tuesday, April 17th, 2012

Give me an H

We are excited to be featured in the Manchester Evening News about the HTML music video created by @mariaprohyena.

This video promoting the Web Design Foundations Course taught by Chris Mills has gained an impressive amount of attention, including some remixes. We are happy to see MadLab’s fame as a place for realising ideas, however crazy they are, spread. The article called “Give us an H: ‘Geeks’ create hit song and video spelling out what HTML computer language means” gives a bit more background information about the creative output of MadLab’s geeks.

Thanks again for everyone who took part in creating this hit. Big thanks to @samscam for the music and @DeShannon for the choreography and Hanna, Sarah and @paddysteer for knowing the moves.

The next course: Web design foundations 2: HTML Basics is on in a week on Monday, the 23rd of April. The second part teaches all the HTML you’ll need to make your way into web design and development with confidence! From text to tables, and links to images, this course has it all. It is a perfect possibility in getting started with creating your own identity on the web.

Book your place here.

If you haven’t seen the video yet, here it is:

HTML remix buzz

Thursday, April 5th, 2012

When we made a music video to promote the Web Design Foundations course run by Chris Mills, we never expected to have such positive feedback. Lately some remixes of Sam’s (@samscam) original song have started to pop up and we would like to share them with you.

What are you waiting for, start creating your own space on the web!

Upcoming courses

Web Design Foundations 2: HTML Basics 23rd April and 30th April (6pm-9pm)
Web Design Foundations 3: CSS Basics 14th May and 21st May (6pm-9pm)
Web Design Foundations 4: Advanced CSS and HTML topics 11th June and 18th June (6pm-9:30pm)

Here is one by the David Edmundson-Bird @groovegenerator:


Web Design Foundations 2 : HTML Basics

Saturday, February 25th, 2012

web design foundation


Title: Web Design Foundations 2 : HTML Basics
Location: MadLab
Description: Web Design Foundations is a four part modular course aimed at anyone who wants to learn about how the Web works.
Start Time: 18:00
Date: 2012-04-23
End Time: 21:00

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Web Design Foundations 2 : HTML Basics

HTML is the universal language of the web, and the basis for every page on the world wide web today. This course looks at the Hyper Text Markup Language (HTML) language in detail, showing how it is used to structure and define all the different parts of your web content, from text and images through to online forms and more. The focus is firmly on making sure your content is presented using modern best practices, making it logical, flexible and accessible, and usable by the widest variety of web users possible. The session also includes a look at HTML5 semantics: the future of markup.


HTML music video – we need you!!!

Tuesday, February 7th, 2012

The professional training courses programme Omniversity has a tradition of making videos to advertise courses, but this time MadLab is taking it up a notch and is aiming to put HTML in a music video. Sounds crazy? Well, it is going to happen. We have the song, the choreographer and a team of video-makers, but now we are really gearing up to get it done and are waiting for all of you to join in. And by all we really mean ALL – don’t worry if you are not the best singer – just join in for the fun, you can dance or lip sync or put you talents in use in some other aspect of video production. The video will be filmed in Northern Quarter around the Edge Street.

If you are interested there are three dates you should keep free in you calendar

  • 22nd February: a production meeting where all interested in taking part are welcome to come and go over the plan with us
  • 25th February: rehearsal day
  • 26th Febuary: filming day

So if you want to take part you have to make sure you are available on all three. Spread the word, come yourself and take your friends.

The video is made to advertise the Omniversity’s Web Design Foundation courses. Web Design Foundation are modular courses, run by Chris Mill, covering the basics of Web DesignHTMLCSS, and Advanced HMTL & CSS. You can jump in at any level. We’ve successfully run these courses last year, and can’t wait to spread W3C compliance to all and sundry. But don’t just take our word for it, here are some testimonials.

Here is an example of a previous video

VVVV + MapTools : introduction to the tools of projection mapping (2) from Prohyena on Vimeo.