We've developed a web editor called openHTML Editor that helps beginners jump into coding in HTML and CSS.
Built on a fork of JSBin, we've added W3C validation, a coding session replayer, group features for classes and workshops, and more.
We're continuing to explore new features that will make their way into Mozilla Thimble.
We're also conducting research on how people learn web development.
Drawing from the computing education research literature, we've studied web development novices in the lab, in workshops, and online. A few of our papers are listed here.
This work is supported by the National Science Foundation through grant CNS-1339344.
We're an interdisciplinary team with backgrounds in computer science, design, learning sciences, data analytics, and human-computer interaction.
Of course we also share a deep interest in the web.
We're always looking to meet and collaborate with new people and organizations. If you're interested, please get in touch.