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University of California, Davis

Introduction to Web Development

University of California, Davis via Coursera


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.

Taught by

Daniel Randall


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  • Ilyaas is taking this course right now, spending 2 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be medium.

    I would like to become a web developer because I would love to make companies and people working from there homes web sites open so that you can get them online I love to work on computers as well because I find it interesting to code and I hope to learn more about coding
  • Rashmi completed this course, spending 15 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be medium.

    The course is a good start to web development. It has very well balanced lectures and assignments. I found it very helpful to start designing websites on my own.

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