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State University of New York

How To Create a Website in a Weekend! (Project-Centered Course)

State University of New York via Coursera


What you’ll achieve:

In this project-centered course*, you’ll design, build, and publish a basic website that incorporates text, sound, images, hyperlinks, plug-ins, and social media interactivity. We’ll provide you with step-by-step instructions, exercises, tips, and tools that enable you to set up a domain name, create an attractive layout for your pages, organize your content properly, ensure that your site functions well across different operating systems and on mobile devices, keep your site safe, and finally, let people know your site is online. We’ll even show you how to track your visitors. Throughout the course, you'll engage in collaboration and discussion with other learners through course forums and peer review.

Once you complete your first website project using Wordpress, you can move on to our optional, extended module that covers more advanced techniques such as using a simple text editor, coding in HTML, CSS, and Javascript, and more.

What you’ll need to get started:

This project-centered course is designed for learners who have little or no prior experience developing a web site. You will need a computer with a stable Internet connection. We’ll use Wordpress to get you started, provide lots of downloadable examples, and guide you through the process of giving and receiving constructive peer-to-peer feedback.

*About Project-Centered Courses: Project-centered courses are designed to help you complete a personally meaningful real-world project, with your instructor and a community of learners with similar goals providing guidance and suggestions along the way. By actively applying new concepts as you learn, you’ll master the course content more efficiently; you’ll also get a head start on using the skills you gain to make positive changes in your life and career. When you complete the course, you’ll have a finished project that you’ll be proud to use and share.

Taught by

Jennifer Adams and Margaret Schedel


3.9 rating, based on 7 Class Central reviews

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  • Pat Bowden completed this course.

    As a complete beginner to creating websites, I found this course somewhat tricky. It would instruct students to do such-and-such, but it was not always clear to me exactly HOW to do it.
  • Sumca Mohamed

    Sumca Mohamed is taking this course right now, spending 2 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be very easy.

    I would like to learn how to create webiste, beacouse that is to help me with my journey online Business. At that time i worked with Wordpress, but i'm not very good. Especially on Programming.
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    Tamu Dekebo
    This course is very interesting course you can simply learn how to create your own website free on this course
  • Cindy Brown completed this course.

  • Yash Verma

    Yash Verma is taking this course right now.

    The course offers mostly in terms of how to create a framework of the website without teaching the actual skills of creating a website. In the first 3 weeks it just offers links to study and build your website, and then provides some guest lectures on fine-tuning the design. I was surprised that it offered no lecture videos in the first 3 weeks (or days as the course creator mention).
  • Messias Uaissone completed this course.

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