Introduction to Web Development

Created by: Daniel Randall

Course Description

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 functiolity of the world wide web, create dymic web pages using a combition 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. Filly, you'll be able to develop a working model for creating your own persol 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.

Instructor Details

Daniel Randall

Dan Randall has over 25 years’ experience in software engineering and information technology and currently works in the software development industry focusing on software modernization. He is the co-author of the Java Web Services Certification Exam for Sun Microsystems and the associated training and practice materials for test takers. The exam is taken by thousands of programmers worldwide. Dan was also the technical editor for the book "Think Like a Programmer." He earned a BS in computer science from American Sentinel University where he was named Outstanding Graduate and the recipient of the Joe B. Wyatt Leadership Award. He later earned an MS in computer science and is currently a Ph.D. candidate in computer science at Nova Southeastern University.

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