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Duke University

Programming Foundations with JavaScript, HTML and CSS

Duke University via Coursera


Learn foundational programming concepts (e.g., functions, for loops, conditional statements) and how to solve problems like a programmer. In addition, learn basic web development as you build web pages using HTML, CSS, JavaScript. By the end of the course, will create a web page where others can upload their images and apply image filters that you create. After completing this course, you will be able to: 1. Think critically about how to solve a problem using programming; 2. Write JavaScript programs using functions, for loops, and conditional statements; 3. Use HTML to construct a web page with paragraphs, divs, images, links, and lists; 4. Add styles to a web page with CSS IDs and classes; and 5. Make a web page interactive with JavaScript commands like alert, onClick, onChange, adding input features like an image canvas, button, and slider.


  • Welcome
    • Welcome! In this module, you will be introduced to this course's approach to teaching the basics of programming, from building web pages, to writing programs with JavaScript, to making web pages interactive.
  • Designing a Web Page with HTML and CSS
    • In this module, you will learn the basics of HTML and CSS to design a web page. Over the course of the module you will build your first web page!
  • Algorithms and Programming Concepts
  • JavaScript for Web Pages
  • MiniProject: Image Filters on the Web

Taught by

Susan H. Rodger, Robert Duvall, Owen Astrachan and Andrew D. Hilton


3.6 rating, based on 14 Class Central reviews

4.6 rating at Coursera based on 14562 ratings

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  • Anonymous
    The course gives you introduction-level familiarity with a all the 3 brick-and-mortar website building tools: html, css, javascript. I got to do many projects and created many cool stuffs using Javascript from this course. Great way to begin javascript learning.
  • Some parts are wonderful...others are extremely frustrating as the lessons and examples do not always truly mirror the assignments. At times, the assignments ask for code that you have not in any way been taught. You do end up teaching yourself, at times.
  • I was really turned off to the point of exiting this course after watching a video describing green screen technology. It had me cringing so much that I really couldn't take the teachers seriously afterwards. Much of the content here has been over-simplified to the point of ridiculous, and while some of the instructors do a good job of teaching, others just inspire yawns. There are far better courses if you wish to learn programming than this one - look up Dr Chuck for one.
  • Anonymous
    Really bad course for a true beginner (Who never wrote a code before).
    The tutors failed to explain certain method and how it worked
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    I learned a lot of new things or didn't know exactly. Thank you so much for creating that platform for us for free.
  • Sometimes it seems like the lecturers are talking to middle schoolers and at others to, at least partially, competent programmers.
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    Pervane Qurbanova
    Perfect! I learned a lot of things new or don't know right. Thank you very much for creating that platform for us for free.
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