Getting Started

Set up GitHub

Step 1: Create account

  • Sign up for a GitHub
  • Use your New School email and username, ie, email:, user: griffitb
  • Click the verification link sent to your email address

Step 2: Create Repository

  • Click the + icon in the upper right of the GitHub homepage
  • Title your repository:, ie,

Set up your development environment

Step 1: Open Terminal on your Mac

  • Open the Terminal application by navigating to Applications > Utilities > Terminal

Step 2: Install Git

  • Type git and press enter
  • Follow the instructions to install OS X Dev Tools and Git

Step 3: Create and add SSH key to your GitHub account

Step 4: Set up Git to use your GitHub account

Step 5: Install Sublime Text

Set up your working repository

Step 1: Clone your repository

  • cd ~
  • git clone [your-repo-path] ie, git clone

Step 2: Clone the class starter package

  • cd ~
  • git clone
  • Move the cloned files and folders into your repository

Step 3: Upload your changes to the GitHub server

  • git add .
  • git commit -m 'first commit'
  • git push

Basic HTML page and tags

The basic HTML page structure is as follows:

Below are some common HTML tags that you can use to begin building your composition and index page.

Helpful Reminders

Navigating Terminal

  • cd folder_name moves inside the folder folder_name
  • cd .. moves up one folder
  • ls lists the contents of a folder

Git commands

  • git add . add the changes on your Mac to a holding zone
  • git commit -m 'message' attaches the changes to a message
  • git push transfers the files to GitHub