Introduction to Web Development

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About this course: This course is designed to start you on a path toward future studies in web development and design, no matter how little experience or technical knowledge you currently have. The web is a very big place, and if you are the typical internet user, you probably visit several websites every day, whether for business, entertainment or education. But have you ever wondered how these websites actually work? How are they built? How do browsers, computers, and mobile devices interact with the web? What skills are necessary to build a website? With almost 1 billion websites now on the internet, the answers to these questions could be your first step toward a better understandin…

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When you enroll for courses through Coursera you get to choose for a paid plan or for a free plan

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  • Paid plan: Commit to earning a Certificate—it's a trusted, shareable way to showcase your new skills.

About this course: This course is designed to start you on a path toward future studies in web development and design, no matter how little experience or technical knowledge you currently have. The web is a very big place, and if you are the typical internet user, you probably visit several websites every day, whether for business, entertainment or education. But have you ever wondered how these websites actually work? How are they built? How do browsers, computers, and mobile devices interact with the web? What skills are necessary to build a website? With almost 1 billion websites now on the internet, the answers to these questions could be your first step toward a better understanding of the internet and developing a new set of internet skills. By the end of this course you’ll be able to describe the structure and functionality of the world wide web, create dynamic web pages using a combination of HTML, CSS, and JavaScript, apply essential programming language concepts when creating HTML forms, select an appropriate web hosting service, and publish your webpages for the world to see. Finally, you’ll be able to develop a working model for creating your own personal or business websites in the future and be fully prepared to take the next step in a more advanced web development or design course or specialization.

Who is this class for: This course is primarily aimed at the complete novice interested in learning about web development or for someone with some previous experience and would like a refresher of the basics.

Created by:  University of California, Davis
  • Taught by:  Daniel Randall, Senior Architect at Composer Solutions and Instructor

    UC Davis Extension
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WEEK 1


Course Overview and Website Structure and Hosting



This first module provides an overview of how websites function, their structure, and the ins and outs of choosing a website name and selecting an online host to house your website. By the end of this module, you'll be able to: find and select a web hosting company; choose an effective domain name; use the host to manage your websites; and discuss how networks and the internet function at a high level.


9 videos, 2 readings expand


  1. Video: Course Overview
  2. Video: Module 1 Introduction
  3. Video: What is a Web Hosting Company?
  4. Video: How to Find and Select a Web Hosting Company
  5. Video: Naming a Website
  6. Video: Website Name Registration
  7. Video: Networks and the Internet
  8. Video: First Look at a Website Control Panel
  9. Video: Web Development Tools
  10. Материал для самостоятельного изучения: Web Hosting Additional Resources
  11. Вопрос для обсуждения: Why are you here?
  12. Материал для самостоятельного изучения: Suggested Activity: Website Hosting and Naming
  13. Вопрос для обсуждения: Hosting a Website

Graded: Module 1 Quiz

WEEK 2


Designing Your Own Website: HTML Basics



In this module, we'll begin to explore how to design and create websites by exploring the base language used to power all websites: HTML. By the end of this lesson, you'll be able to: identify and use common HTML tags; add an image to a webpage; create HTML-formatted tables; use hyperlinks to connect a series of webpages; upload your finished HTML pages to a web host; and, learn some tips and tricks for styling pages and practicing your coding.


10 videos, 1 reading expand


  1. Video: Module 2 Introduction
  2. Video: Components and Structure of a Website
  3. Video: Creating Your Own HTML: Setting Up a Template
  4. Video: Creating Your Own HTML: Creating Links and Formatting Text
  5. Video: Creating Your Own HTML: Working with Images
  6. Video: Creating Your Own HTML: Working with Tables
  7. Video: Creating HTML - How to Practice
  8. Video: How to Put Your HTML on the Internet
  9. Video: How to Test Your HTML
  10. Video: Basic Styling in Webpages
  11. Материал для самостоятельного изучения: HTML Additional Resources
  12. Вопрос для обсуждения: Do you have a favorite tag?
  13. Вопрос для обсуждения: Telling a Friend about HTML
  14. Взаимная оценка: Setting Up Your Own HTML Template

Graded: Module 2 Quiz

WEEK 3


Introduction to Programming Using JavaScript



Now that you know some basic HTML, it's time to turn our attention to another common scripting language used to make websites dynamic - that is allowing users to interact with your webpages - JavaScript. While learning about JavaScript, you'll also gain some foundational knowledge common to all programming languages. By the end of this module, you'll be able to: discuss what is meant by dynamic content; perform essential programming language tasks; create simple JavaScript programs; use JavaScript to set up alerts and respond to events, to read input, and to change HTML; and conduct basic JavaScript testing.


9 videos, 1 reading expand


  1. Video: Module 3 Introduction
  2. Video: Static vs. Dynamic Webpages
  3. Video: The Value of JavaScript to Our Websites
  4. Video: JavaScript Basics: Fundamental Syntax, Part 1
  5. Video: JavaScript Basics: Fundamental Syntax, Part 2
  6. Video: Putting JavaScript to Work: Using Alerts and Prompts
  7. Video: Putting Javascript to Work: Events
  8. Video: Putting JavaScript to Work: Gathering Additional User Input and Dynamically Modifying HTML
  9. Video: Testing JavaScript
  10. Материал для самостоятельного изучения: JavaScript Additional Resources
  11. Вопрос для обсуждения: JavaScript and HTML
  12. Вопрос для обсуждения: Tell a Friend About JavaScript
  13. Взаимная оценка: Our First JavaScript Program

Graded: Module 3 Quiz

WEEK 4


Websites with Style: CSS Properties, Colors and Fonts



While HTML and JavaScript are very useful for web development, they don't exactly make websites look attractive - that's where cascading style sheets, or CSS, comes into play. While HTML is used to build the structure of our pages and JavaScript is used to provide interactive functionality, CSS is used to graphically design and layout webpages. By the end of this module, you'll be able to: discuss common mistakes in designing a website; identify and apply CSS basics like purpose and syntax; use CSS properties to control fonts, colors, layouts, and other common properties; differentiate between in-line, internal, and external CSS; and practice and test your cascading style sheets.


10 videos, 1 reading expand


  1. Video: Module 4 Introduction
  2. Video: Plain Websites are Boring
  3. Video: CSS Basics, Part 1
  4. Video: CSS Basics, Part 2
  5. Video: Putting CSS to Work: Getting Started with External CSS
  6. Video: Putting CSS to Work: Setting Colors with CSS
  7. Video: Putting CSS to Work: Controlling Your Page Layout
  8. Video: Putting CSS to Work: Common CSS Properties
  9. Video: How to Practice CSS
  10. Video: Testing Website Styles
  11. Материал для самостоятельного изучения: CSS Additional Resources
  12. Вопрос для обсуждения: HTML, CSS, and JavaScript
  13. Взаимная оценка: Enhancing a Webpage with CSS

Graded: Module 4 Quiz

WEEK 5


Creating HTML Forms



In this lesson, we're going to learn to apply all of the skills we've acquired so far to make a very common, and very useful type of webpage - an HTML form. HTML forms are seen everywhere on the internet and are used to capture particular information from users in a variety of ways. By the end of this module you'll be able to: create basic HTML forms; identify and appropriately use different types of HTML input; validate user input; submit HTML forms; and test how your forms are working and troubleshoot errors.


7 videos, 1 reading expand


  1. Video: Module 5 Introduction
  2. Video: HTML Forms User Input
  3. Video: HTML Form Elements
  4. Video: HTML Form Validation: JavaScript
  5. Video: HTML Form Validation: Complex Form Example
  6. Video: HTML Form Validation: Additional Features
  7. Video: HTML Form Validation: Processing
  8. Материал для самостоятельного изучения: HTML Forms Additional Resources
  9. Вопрос для обсуждения: Exploring HTML Forms
  10. Взаимная оценка: HTML Form Practice

Graded: Module 5 Quiz

WEEK 6


Creating Web Applications



In our final module, we're going to explore the basics of designing web applications - programming useful and dynamic webpages that allow our users to interact with them. By the end of this lesson you'll be able to: distinguish between client and server-side development; apply advanced JavaScript programming skills to create logic with selection and iteration; create new features for applications; create more advanced HTML forms; and practice and learn additional troubleshooting and problem-solving techniques. The module wraps with a final peer review activity that will draw upon all of the skills you've learned in this course.


8 videos, 1 reading expand


  1. Video: Module 6 Introduction
  2. Video: Client-side versus Server-side Application Development
  3. Video: Features in Web Applications: The While Loop
  4. Video: Features in Web Applications: The For Loop
  5. Video: Creating New Features in Web Applications
  6. Video: Guided Practice with HTML Form Validation, Part 1
  7. Video: Guided Practice with HTML Form Validation, Part 2
  8. Материал для самостоятельного изучения: Validating HTML Forms
  9. Вопрос для обсуждения: Wrapping Up
  10. Video: Course Summary

Graded: Module 6 Quiz
Graded: Complete HTML Form
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