Thimble helps you “make” with HTML
Mozilla Thimble is a tool that can help educators who are in the process of learning HTML. It’s not a tutorial; see the list at the end of this article if you want a tutorial. Instead, Thimble is a coding environment that provides instant feedback. Enter your code in Thimble’s text editor on the left side of the screen and you see the results in real time on the right side. When you make a mistake you know exactly when and where you went wrong. Thimble is an effort of Mozilla Webmaker, the same people who brought us Popcorn Maker, which we wrote about earlier this year.You begin using Thimble by (1) starting a new page from scratch, (2) using one of their Starter Projects, or (3) copy-pasting code from elsewhere. When you’re done, if you have a Mozilla Persona you can publish your finished web pages right from Thimble. I started from scratch with the page at right. Feel free to take a closer look.