HTML Basics: Video Tutorials

Ian Lurie

I’ve been helping the middle school class at my children’s Montessori learn to write basic HTML. The goal: Get them to the point where they can work comfortably in WordPress.
The result is a slowly growing series of videos on the subject. If you’re a wannabe blogger/geek and don’t know the basic HTML tags (headings, lists, etc.) these videos might help.
Here’s the first video:

The ultra-super basic lesson for building an ultra-super basic web page./

You can also see the entire channel here:
HTML Basics on Vimeo

I am horrifically, utterly behind on this training. If anyone from West Seattle Montessori is reading this and wants to kill me, leave a nasty comment below – less legal troubles.

Ian Lurie

Ian Lurie is the founder of Portent. He's been a digital marketer since the days of AOL and Compuserve (that's more than 25 years, if you're counting). Ian's recorded training for, writes regularly for the Portent Blog and has been published on AllThingsD, Smashing Magazine, and TechCrunch. Ian speaks at conferences around the world, including SearchLove, MozCon, Seattle Interactive Conference and ad:Tech. He has published several books about business and marketing: One Trick Ponies Get Shot, available on Kindle, The Web Marketing All-In-One Desk Reference for Dummies, and Conversation Marketing. Ian is now an independent consultant and continues to work with the Portent team, training the agency group on all things digital. You can find him at

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  1. Hey Ian,
    Your video is disabled in Google Reader.
    “Sorry. The creator of this video has not given you permission to embed it on this domain”
    On purpose?

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