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Course Description

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 eble you to set up a domain me, 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 filly, 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 optiol, 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 persolly 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.

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Instructor Details

Margaret Anne Schedel is a composer and cellist specializing in the creation and performance of ferociously interactive media whose works have been performed throughout the United States and abroad. While working towards a DMA in music composition at the University of Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music, her interactive multimedia opera, A King Listens, premiered at the Cincinnati Contemporary Arts Center and was profiled by apple.com. She holds a certificate in Deep Listening with Pauline Oliveros and has studied composition with Mara Helmuth, Cort Lippe and McGregor Boyle. She sits on the boards of 60x60 Dance, the BEAM Foundation, Devotion Gallery, the International Computer Music Association, and Organised Sound. She contributed a chapter to the Cambridge Companion to Electronic Music, and her article on generative multimedia was recently published in Contemporary Music Review. She is a joint author of Electronic Music and is working on an issue of Organised Sound on sonification.

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Reviews

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This course is a collection of some resources. It is not very consistent and does not provide enough understanding of a subject or resources and knowledge to setup a wordpress page, let alone create a whole website. My impression is that more work could be put in to make it a good course. I'm glad I did not spend any $ on that.

By Trupti S on 22-Mar-16

The title of this course is so inspirational that I actually ended up creating a website in a weened. Now I am using course material to enhance it.

By Eminmert T on 13-May-19

It's not really Educational but more of "Tips and Tricks". It doesn't provide you any technical information. Plus assignment feedbacks are very weak.

By Paul R B on 12-Apr-18

For the low cost this might be a good course for many who want some ideas about web site design. But the course description is misleading (you DO have to be somewhat proficient in Wordpress or another platform) so the idea that you can have no experience at this is simply false. Furthermore, there is no feedback or interaction at all with the course "instructors". You're simply reliant on your peers for feedback some of whom don't write in English well enough to comprehend. The organization of the course is a little twisted in that some of the videos (many of which aren't very well edit or written) are out of sequence since they deal with issues not yet relevant to the task at hand. One early assignment is simply "Create and submit a single homepage using your new domain url on either wordpress or another hosting space." with no instruction at all about how to do that (neither for creating the page nor submitting it). I'd find another route to learning this than this course.

By JD on 17-Jun-19

Glad I didn't pay for this. A quick video of what you are about to do then the rest is reading, links and assignments. Absolutely no video instructions, lectures or examples. Complete waste of time

By Brenda L on 1-Jun-19

There was very little actual teaching in this course. I thought the PDF Mood board project was a great exercise, but that was honestly the only portion of this course that helped me learn anything. There were no tutorials. The videos were brief intros and the "lessons" linked to various articles from elsewhere on the web and didn't really give any instruction. I feel like this course was a pretty big waste of time. I could not have built a website based on the content of this course and its materials. This was a disappointing offering from Coursera. I've honestly learned more from Google searches on various aspects of web design than from this targeted course.

By Rajan K on 25-Mar-19

It is a course that lives up to its name. You, too, can create a website in a weekend, though I decided to take 2 months because I was setting up ideas for a new entity in parallel. The course depends a lot on your peers, who are very helpful. The course instructors are not available, but they have set up a process that is easily navigable in their absence. I am glad I took this course. The contributions it has made in my professional and personal lives are substantial. I really appreciate the work the instructors, my fellow students and of course, Coursera did to make it possible. A big thank you.

By Bowie on 8-May-18

nice job for non-professional students..

By Brooke W on 8-Jul-17

So much value in this course!!

By Megarbane a on 23-Aug-17

When I started this course I found it very basic.When I started working on my website I realized that all the tips, the links and the documentation was really very useful and helpful. all the small details and advice make a great difference.I found that it is an excellent support to my project!Thank you very much

By komal on 30-May-16

Great Course but needs a little prior knowledge

By Messias M U on 19-Mar-16

Learning how to create a website is by far the first skill for the new entrepreneur. I'm here for that.