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Getting Started with Front-End and Web Development

IBM via Coursera


Have you encountered a website with stunning design, user-friendly interactivity, and dynamic elements and wondered how it was put together? If so, this course is designed for you! It is tailored for aspiring front-end developers or those who want to get started in this field. In this course, you will gain an understanding of front-end and web development, exploring the significance of User Interface (UI) and User Experience (UX) design. You will delve into the workings of web browsers and the internet, learning about the tools and technologies that enable you to create interactive and engaging websites and applications. Additionally, you'll explore No-Code development and be introduced to Content Management Systems (CMS). Throughout this course, we will provide step-by-step instructional guidance to help you engage in hands-on activities. You will also discover various job opportunities and potential career paths in the front-end development field and hear from industry professionals about their roles and experience as front-end developers. This course is designed for beginners in Front-end development and does not require prior programming or web development experience.


  • Introduction to Web and Front-End Development
    • This module will introduce you to the world of web and front-end development. You'll gain insights into the routine of a typical day within a web development project and have the opportunity to explore perspectives from multiple experts regarding different aspects and emerging patterns in web development. You will also gain an understanding of UI/UX design and why grasping UI/UX concepts is vital for front-end developers.
  • Web Infrastructure Basics and Terminology
    • In this module, you will start with an overview of browsers, including a brief history and features of some popular browsers. You will also have the opportunity to explore the concepts that aid in understanding how the Internet works. In addition, you will be able to explore different concepts related to website development, including websites, webpages, web frameworks, platforms, Internet protocols, and web languages.
  • Introduction to Application Development 
    • In this module, you will learn what web development involves right from the start. You will discover the languages, frameworks, and tools enabling you to create interactive and engaging websites and Cloud applications. In addition, you will learn about the roles of front-end, back-end, and full-stack developers and how they work together on development projects and become familiar with the terminology and skills you will need in your career as a web developer.
  • Get Started with No-Code Web Development
    • In this module, you will be introduced to the concept of no-code development and identify the technologies and tools required. It will also provide you with criteria for selecting no-code development. In addition, you will gain insight into the content management system (CMS) and how it helps developers create different types of websites. Finally, you will be introduced to WordPress, a CMS that allows web developers to build and manage their websites and explore WordPress with plugins.
  • Front-End Developer Skills and Career Paths
    • In this module, you will learn about the front-end developer’s roles, responsibilities,and titles . You will also receive a list of key skills and technologies required for a front-end developer to succeed. In addition, you will gain insight into front-end as a career, the job outlook in the industry, salary, and career progression options. Finally, you will build a front-end developer portfolio and resume.
  • Final Project and Course Wrap-up
    • In this module, you will complete a final project where you will have an opportunity to demonstrate your proficiency in Front-end and Web development using WordPress.

Taught by

IBM Skills Network Team and Ramanujam Srinivasan


4.5 rating at Coursera based on 115 ratings

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