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Mozilla, the famed creators of the Firefox web browser, have just launched a new project designed to help individuals learn to create and build their own websites. The project is completely web-based, and it is designed to help users with writing basic code in both HTML and CSS. Thimble is part of Mozilla’s Webmaker Project, which is designed to encourage people to create their own content on the web.

The service comes equipped with some useful options. Users can get an instant preview of what they are working on. For a new coder this is incredibly valuable because they can see their work come to life right away. Users can also host their newly created project on a Webmaker domain with just a couple of clicks.

Users can start making their project from scratch, or they can choose from over a dozen projects and work to bring them to life. For someone new to web development, not having to think of an idea, and just working to make an established idea come to life can prove useful.

On the left hand side of the screen is where users will be able to edit the code, on the right is where they see an instant preview. The editor has tags designed to give you directions and help move you towards the correct bits of code.

Some of the projects include a meme maker, a fun collection of coding mini games, an announcement page and more.


If you’ve always wanted to learn or improve your web design skills, using Thimble is a great way to do so. Will you be giving it a go?

Source: TechCrunch

  1. jessemanalansan
    June 27, 2012 at 1:30 am

    Will check this out! :D

  2. Dylan
    June 22, 2012 at 9:58 am

    I think its a great idea for people to know what they are using. Its also kinda fun.

  3. Green Web Solutions
    June 21, 2012 at 7:38 am

    thanks for the post nice topic

  4. Junil Maharjan
    June 20, 2012 at 1:03 pm

    This is going to be really helpful. I did check it out but haven't check it properly.

  5. Laga Mahesa
    June 20, 2012 at 12:46 pm

    Interesting, I wonder how it'll do in a classroom setting.

    • Laga Mahesa
      June 20, 2012 at 1:05 pm

      After 5 minutes of playing around : the answer is 'excellently', provided it works as well on an unreliable internet connection on a LAN within a LAN within a LAN behind an extremely poorly configured firewall. :p

      While we're here, is there anything similar which works offline?

  6. Ravi Meena
    June 20, 2012 at 10:36 am

    Thank you..............this is very helpful for people like me

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