Web Development Courses Overview

Web Development

Web development is everything involved in the creation of a website. Typically it refers to the coding and programming side of web site production as opposed to the web design side. It encompasses everything from a simple page of HTML text to complex, feature-rich applications designed to be accessed from various Internet-connected devices. Examples of feature-rich web development include ecommerce websites, content management systems (CMS) and social networks. Common web development programming languages and software include Hypertext Markup Language (HTML), Cascading Style Sheets (CSS), JavaScript, PHP, Drupal and MySQL.

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.

This course will prepare you to take further and more confident steps into web development processes. You will experience how to create basic web pages with HTML, including basic structuring of page content, apply basic formatting styles using CSS and understanding JavaScript for basic interactivity.