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University of Michigan

Web Application Technologies and Django

University of Michigan via FutureLearn


Become a master of web app development and Django

Gain a thorough understanding of how web pages are built – and try building one yourself. By learning how to use a Django application, you can begin to craft simple web pages in Hypertext Markup Language (HTML).

Learn the basics of web application development

On this course, you’ll do more than just learn the basic structure of a web application. You’ll explore the Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) request-response cycle. You’ll also learn useful HTTP methods such as GET and POST.

This course also offers an introduction to HTML, so you’ll be comfortable with it when it comes to programming.

Install and deploy a Django application and understand the Model-View-Controller (MVC) pattern

You can get up-close and personal with Django, a world-leading Python-based software, and will explore the Model-View-Controller (MVC) pattern for web applications and see how it relates to Django.

Discover its basics, and learn to install and implement a Django application effortlessly. By the end of this course, you’ll know how to deploy a Django application using a service such as PythonAnywhere, so it’s available over the Internet.

Build web pages in HTML

Explore exciting opportunities when you build your own web page using HTML and style it using CSS. You will also learn the basic operations of SQL, so you’ll have more than one programming language at your disposal to develop your skills in web application design.

This course is for anyone who’s interested in web application development. If you’re looking for a career in web design, this course will introduce you to all the basic concepts you need.

Some basic Python programming experience is useful for this course.

Taught by

Charles Severance


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