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Introduction to HTML5

Web Design for Everybody: Basics of Web Development & Coding,

Thanks to a growing number of software programs, it seems as if anyone can make a webpage. But what if you actually want to understand how the page was created? There are great textbooks and online resources for learning web design, but most of those resources require some background knowledge. This course is designed to help the novice who wants to gain confidence and knowledge. We will explore the theory (what actually happens when you click on a link on a webpage?), the practical (what do I need to know to make my own page?), and the overlooked (I have a page, what do I do now?). Throughout the course there will be a strong emphasis on adhering to syntactic standards for validation and semantic standards to promote wide accessibility for users with disabilities. The textbook we use is available online, “The Missing Link: An Introduction to Web Development and Programming” by Michael Mendez from www.opensuny.org. This course will appeal to a wide variety of people, but specifically those who would like a step-by-step description of the basics. There are no prerequisites for this course and it is assumed that students have no prior programming skills or IT experience. The course will culminate in a small final project that will require the completion of a very simple page with links and images. The focus of this course is on the basics, not appearance. You can see a sample final page at http://intro-webdesign.com/html5-plain.html. This is the first course in the Web Design For Everybody specialization. Subsequent courses focus on the marketable skills of styling the page with CSS3, adding interactivity with JavaScript and enhancing the styling with responsive design. You can see a sample site for the capstone course at http://intro-webdesign.com/

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Rating 4.6 based on 1,618 ratings
Length 4 weeks
Effort 3 weeks of study, 2-4 hours/week
Starts Aug 3 (8 weeks ago)
Cost $49
From University of Michigan via Coursera
Instructors Colleen van Lent, Ph.D., Charles Severance, Charles Russell Severance
Download Videos On all desktop and mobile devices
Language English
Subjects Programming
Tags Computer Science Mobile And Web Development

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web design

"Web Design for Everybody" is a quite encouraging name.

Would seriously recommend if you want to learn the web designing from basics.

It was fun while completing this course.Hope it would stay for the next one too.......... teacher is very good it's very good for someone who want to learn about the web design.

I recommend people who are going to the web design field to take this course immediately.

muy buen curso superbcourse It's an ideal course for newbies who want to start their career as a web developer or web designer.

Creates a solid foundation for learning web design on.

All topics covered for web designing and understanding HTML concept.

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web development

Great intro into HTML web development if you are starting from nothing.

This course opened the gate to a whole new world of opportunities in learning Web Development.

A good course for beginner on web development.

However, it is very helpful for those web developers who find some gap, flaw or weakness in the core concepts of web development.

This course gave me the foundational skills I need, as well as the confidence to pursue web development (and possible app development) as a career.

Good introduction to web development.

Can only recommend it to anyone willing to go into web development.

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colleen van lent

I think that what makes this course a great introductory one is the instructor, Colleen van Lent.

Dr Colleen Van Lent is an eye opener!

Miss Colleen van Lent is great in teaching Web Technologies.

The teacher (Colleen van Lent) has great attitude and seems interested in getting students themselves interested... she explained the intro topics very clearly.

very nice It was very good experience to learn HTML here and I am very thankful Coursera and Dr. Colleen Van Lent as well.

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And Colleen van Lent is an excellent teacher!

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highly recommend

Highly recommended!

I highly recommend the course!

I highly recommend it.

It's highly recommended course to take because I had no experience in creating a website before and now I can start experimenting with those tags.

Highly recommended and very interesting.

I would absolutely highly recommend Colleen van Lent as an instructor!

I felt, maybe wrongly, that some of the terminology and information given expected you to grasp immediately and this slowed my progress somewhat as I had to re-watch or go online to 'simplify' what I was being told/asked.Otherwise an excellent course which I would highly recommend for others looking to begin their journey in to HTML5 and CSS3.

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final project

Unfortunately, that is exactly what they attempted to do for grading Final Projects.

The feedback that I mainly have is regarding the final project.

There are two quiz questions - one quite early on where I am sure your marking is incorrect and Q.8 on the final project quiz where I am equally sure that the correct answer does not exist.

The final project is quite difficult, some points not covered in the previous lectures.

Especially that final project!

Although the final project may be trivial, I think it is a very good start for learning HTML I liked this course and I had no knowledge of HTML before starting.

for the final project of the 3rd week, although my code validated and the resulting page was identical to the instructor's mockup, it was still marked incorrect in the quiz and there was no way to determine exactly what the issue was.

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looking forward

Looking forward to continuing the Specialization with the CSS3 course!

Looking forward to learning more!

Since every learner will have his/her own expectations , this course have met my expectations , it was simple and smooth the way introductory courses should be , and for me I have learned many new things, what made me delighted most of all is the part of hosting your site and cPanel , because i rarely saw that in web design mooc courses, looking forward to the CSS course.

Looking forward for other courses.

Looking forward to the next level i learn a lot from this course thank you ;) my next course will be CSS3 !!

I did thoroughly enjoy the course and am looking forward to Course two of the series on CSS3.

Looking forward to CSS3!!

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Careers

An overview of related careers and their average salaries in the US. Bars indicate income percentile.

Graphic & Web Design $54k

Web Design Specialist/Web Coordinator $60k

Graphic Design | Web Design | Web Content $61k

Freelance Web Design $71k

Web and Graphic Design $71k

Web UX Design $74k

Web Design Specialist 2 $75k

Web Design Contractor $77k

Interactive and Web Design $89k

Web Design, Web Development $90k

Web Design Specialist 1 $108k

Senior Web Design $119k

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Rating 4.6 based on 1,618 ratings
Length 4 weeks
Effort 3 weeks of study, 2-4 hours/week
Starts Aug 3 (8 weeks ago)
Cost $49
From University of Michigan via Coursera
Instructors Colleen van Lent, Ph.D., Charles Severance, Charles Russell Severance
Download Videos On all desktop and mobile devices
Language English
Subjects Programming
Tags Computer Science Mobile And Web Development

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