HTML, CSS, and Javascript for Web Developers

Learn front-end web development for free from one of the most prestigious universities in the world. In this comprehensive 13.5 hour course, you'll learn how to build modern web pages from the ground up. The paid version of this course includes a certificate.

Created by: Yaakov Chaikin

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Overall Score : 98 / 100

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Course Description

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Do you realize that the only functionality of a web application that the user directly interacts with is through the web page? Implement it poorly and, to the user, the server-side becomes irrelevant! Today's user expects a lot out of the web page: it has to load fast, expose the desired service, and be comfortable to view on all devices: from a desktop computers to tablets and mobile phones.In this course, we will learn the basic tools that every web page coder needs to know. We will start from the ground up by learning how to implement modern web pages with HTML and CSS. We will then advance to learning how to code our pages such that its components rearrange and resize themselves automatically based on the size of the user's screen. You'll be able to code up a web page that will be just as useful on a mobile phone as on a desktop computer. No "pinch and zoom" required! Last but certainly not least, we will get a thorough introduction to the most ubiquitous, popular, and incredibly powerful language of the web: Javascript. Using Javascript, you will be able to build a fully functiol web application that utilizes Ajax to expose server-side functiolity and data to the end user.



    • Course offered by a prestigious university with an engaging and knowledgeable instructor.
    • Utilizes interactive assignments and a real world approach in teaching by having you build an actual website.
    • Teaches a combination of web development technologies; provides a well-rounded introduction to HTML, CSS and JavaScript.
    • Teaches old version of Bootstrap.
    • Occasionally uses complex concepts that are difficult to comprehend for beginners.
    • Some learners may find the fast pacing overwhelming.

Instructor Details

Yaakov Chaikin

Yaakov is a Principal Enterprise Architect and software developer with a Columbia, Maryland consulting firm. His expertise includes involvement in all phases of the software development lifecycle, from requirements and architecture to implementation using some of the latest technologies. His daily responsibilities include project leadership, architecture design as well as coding Web-based applications. Yaakov is an experienced instructor. He has been bringing his real-world experience as a part-time faculty at Johns Hopkins University for over 10 years, teaching Java Enterprise Edition Web Development as well as Rich Internet Applications with Ajax. He has also been hired to give presentations and teach short courses for commercial clients.



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By L4 on 13-May-19

In short: Good: Instructor explains well, course is well structured, contents can be followed easilyBad: outdated content, mainly Bootstrap 3Detailed:Week 1: Introduction to HTML. I'm not exactly new to HTML, so I kind of skipped the first week videos and did only the quizzes, which were not difficult.Week 2: Introduction to CSS. I had no experience with CSS, so found the contents really helpful. The assignment at the end, while not difficult at all, helps to practice the contents of the week. Week 3: I like the idea of creating a website from scratch as you can see the thought processes that goes into designing a website and can also pick up few tips and tricks on the way. That would be my main takeaway from week 3. Bootstrap is also introduced. However, the contents in this regard are outdated since the instructor uses Bootstrap 3 but as of 2019, there is Bootstrap 4. I did the assignment using Bootstrap 4 and there are definitely differences between the two versions. Nevertheless, it is not that bad, since it is possible to find the required information from the Bootstrap documents, w3schools, stackoverflow etc. Week 4 and 5: Introduction to JavaScript. The instructor goes through the fundamentals of JavaScript and the explanations are illustrative and good. The assignments at the end of the weeks are, on the other hand, very basic and way too easy.

By Sergiu C on 14-Jan-19

Old information, course need to be updated.

By Jingxuan W on 27-May-19

The content is EXTREMELY outdated. Lots of the implementations only fit the web development environment from FOUR years ago. The course materials were built in 2016. I had to double check at least 70% of the instructions from all kinds of resources because what was taught in the video does not work anymore. It could have been such a great course, if the instructor spends some time fixing those bugs. Now this thing is full of bug

By James K on 31-Jan-19

Unclear and outdated guide to installing the programs required for the course. Very disappointed.

By Mary B on 7-Nov-18

This is a really challenging course if you've never worked with Git or Javascript. It's well presented and the projects are very relevant, but I would not recommend starting web development here, even if you've had other languages. I tore my hair out and am now starting at the beginning. I highly, highly recommend this course and the instructor if you've had an intro anytime in the past.

By Christina R on 18-Mar-17

If you don't want to actually learn what anything means and just get walked through steps on how to do things then take this course. But if you're a beginner to HTML, CSS, and Java Script, this isn't for you. He doesn't actually TEACH you anything, he just takes you through the process. They haven't updated the course content to actually match what is on GitHub's page, so from the start you have to go into the FAQs to figure out where to go from there. It's really frustrating because he will just skip steps, and because he doesn't explain WHY he's doing something, if you miss a step, you get completely lost. I've taken a few coursera courses, and this was the most frustrating course I have taken.

By Jackson K on 6-Dec-18

Great course! The concepts were very well explained and demonstrated with code. Building a real website using what was taught makes the entire process more concrete, and it shows the students that they can work on their own projects. Thanks to all who made this course available, and congratulations to the instructor on a job well done.

By Oscar C on 15-Dec-18

Excellent course, I appreciate too much what you do as platform letting us counting with excellent tutors like Yaakov who teaches every single thing that's possible in a funny and very comprehensive way.Please keep it up!

By Shahzaib on 30-Nov-18

Very beneficial for every type of learner. I enhanced my skills trough this course.

By KOWSHIK K on 22-Nov-18

I've been doing some online courses recently. This is the best course I have done.

By Purbani s on 7-Aug-19

The explanation of the topic good !.The task given in the course was little difficult but was fun to do. I liked the way the istructor taught each and every concept very deeply.

By Hung N on 25-Jul-19