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Introduction to HTML5, University of Michigan

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About this Course

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/...

Top reviews

By AB

Sep 27, 2017

I really enjoyed everything about this course. I thought the exercises/quizzes were fair and the instructor showed me many things that will serve me well going forward. Great course, great instructor!

By TB

Nov 11, 2017

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

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By Adrian Y

Apr 25, 2019

Only gave it 4 stars because they miss out a lot of stuff and then just refer you to an outside website to study on your own.

Teachers is great though.

By MOHA ABDELHAMID

Apr 25, 2019

nice

By 张涵

Apr 25, 2019

I like the teacher who is very professional and nice. And I appreciate this opportunity to study.

By Claudia Escutia

Apr 25, 2019

Excelent!! amazing and clear explanations, made me understand on a very simple and dynamic way

By Harshada Deshpande

Apr 24, 2019

I really love Dr Colleen. She is a very passionate, wise and an amazing teacher. I am glad I enrolled for this course. Even though I am a dentist, having coded only in high school, I now love HTML5 and find it easy and so understandable, all because of her. I have a completely new understanding and perspective towards the language and computer sciences as a whole. Cheers!

By Low Zhen Ning

Apr 23, 2019

This is a great course to let me explore more detail in the foundation of front end web development.

By Bar Shapira

Apr 18, 2019

Very Nice course for completely beginners !

Colleen Your'e the best <3

By Troy Ellison

Apr 11, 2019

A very excellent start to HTML. Aside from the syntax, the instructor brings in brief histories of the evolution of HTML, best practice at designing websites and the topic of accessibility.

By Jean David C. Romain

Apr 11, 2019

Great course

By Dan Singh

Apr 09, 2019

Better Knowledge and Better software provide to facilities