Personal site: Building websites from local to live with For Starters / Coding Club

November 16, 2023 1:34 pm

Saturday 2nd December 2-5pm, 13 Ross Street, Glasgow G1 5AR

Aimed toward artists and art workers from all creative sectors, this session will equip you with a broad understanding of how to expand your practice into Digital Technology and Web Design.

We are excited to host a creative coding session with For Starters’ Coding club. This session will equip you with a basic understanding of how to make a personal webpage and get it online. It will demystify a few things about websites, webhosting and the architecture of the internet itself. 

For Starters’ Coding club is a space for anyone who wants to learn about the basics of code together, in a supportive, low pressure environment. Past sessions have been guided by the Critical Coding Cookbook, an open-source collection of alternative histories, narratives, and approaches to computation led by artists Xin Xin and Katherine Moriwaki. Recent sessions have focused on web scraping, with the aim to build a growing knowledge of activist scraping. The more we know about how power is stored, handled and hidden by digital practice, the more we are able to critically navigate digital spaces, interrogate and resist. The sessions were started by Frances Lingard, and the group continues to meet regularly. Follow @for___starters for info on future sessions.

Skill level: No experience needed – the less the better! This session is for beginner level/ new-comers, anyone who hasn’t attended one before. We will learn about html, css and maybe a small amount of JavaScript. We then learn how to host our sites for free. Don’t worry if this doesn’t make sense, it hopefully will during the session! 

What to bring: Please bring a personal laptop if you are able. If not – do not worry, we have access to a few devices for people to use. Please contact if you need to borrow one or if you have any concerns about this. Feel free to bring some images/clips or or other material you might want to experiment with (no pressure!).

Access: Market Gallery is located on a street facing space that is wheelchair accessible and is equipped with wheelchair accessible toilets. The session is relaxed and will include breaks throughout. Snacks and hot drinks will be provided. We have travel and childcare bursaries available, please get in touch to request these and discuss any other access requirements on

The session is free but ticketed. Please reserve your place, we have 15 places available.