1. What you will make

As part of this class, you’ll gain a basic understanding of how graphics, design and data teams across the journalism industry build pages that require customized computer programming.

The tutorial will demonstrate how to:

  • Use a command-line interface to issue commands

  • Develop HTML, CSS and Javascript within a static-site framework

  • Version and share your code with git and GitHub

  • Publish a microsite on the Internet with GitHub’s Pages

By the end of this lesson, you will publish a standalone page with a series of graphics examining the high homicide rate in Harvard Park, a small neighborhood in South Los Angeles.

You will create the page by repurposing data from a 2017 Los Angeles Times story by Nicole Santa Cruz and Cindy Chang.

A working example of what you will make can be found at palewire.github.io/first-visual-story/