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Hours to complete

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Suggested: 4 weeks of study, 1-3 hours/week...
Available languages

English

Subtitles: English

Skills you will gain

Bootstrap (Front-End Framework)Responsive Web DesignJavaScriptCascading Style Sheets (CCS)
100% online

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Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.
Flexible deadlines

Flexible deadlines

Reset deadlines in accordance to your schedule.
Hours to complete

Approx. 10 hours to complete

Suggested: 4 weeks of study, 1-3 hours/week...
Available languages

English

Subtitles: English

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
Hours to complete
2 hours to complete

Week One: Style with Responsive Design

What does it mean to have responsive design for your site? How can you tell if your existing site is responsive? This week we will begin with the theories behind the "mobile-first paradigm" - the idea that your mobile site should provide everything needed, not a pared-down version of a good page. We end the week by taking the first concrete step of using fluid measurements in your CSS....
Reading
6 videos (Total 37 min), 9 readings, 1 quiz
Video6 videos
What is Responsive Design?5m
Testing Existing Sites6m
Benefits of Responsive Design4m
Fluid Measurements7m
Code With Me: Fluid Measurements5m
Reading9 readings
Syllabus10m
Resources10m
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)5m
Help us learn more about you!10m
Fluid Measurements background readings5m
Notice for Auditing Learners: Assignment Submission10m
Pixel to Em conversion tool2m
Dynamically change the size of font with sliders3m
Optional: CSS definitions of relative and absolute2m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Basic Concepts in Responsive Design approaches34m
Week
2
Hours to complete
3 hours to complete

Week Two: Basic Concepts

This week you will get a chance to put the theories into practice using media queries in your CSS. These queries can automatically detect the size of the browser being used to view the page so that you can decide what type of look you want to achieve. There will also be a discussion on common practices for designing your different views at various screen sizes ("viewports")....
Reading
6 videos (Total 43 min), 1 reading, 3 quizzes
Video6 videos
Code With Me: Fluid Measurements and Media Queries3m
Wire Frames8m
Breakpoints6m
Media Queries Part Two9m
Code With Me: Responsive Navigation9m
Reading1 reading
OPTIONAL: Good examples of responsive design2m
Quiz2 practice exercises
Practice Quiz -- Challenge Problem2m
Week Two Review: Media Queries and breakpoints20m
Week
3
Hours to complete
4 hours to complete

Week Three: Use Existing Frameworks

After every good programmer has put in time creating sites from scratch, it is common to utilize existing tools out there. After all, why recreate the wheel? The work you have done up to this point will give you the knowledge needed to craft your own unique sites from these frameworks. This week we will work with Bootstrap, a framework that uses HTML5, CSS, and JavaScript (but don't worry if you have never used JavaScript yourself)....
Reading
7 videos (Total 55 min), 1 reading, 3 quizzes
Video7 videos
Introduction to Twitter Bootstrap 36m
Bootstrap Breakpoints5m
Getting Started with Twitter Bootstrap10m
Bootstrap Grid System11m
Code With Me: Grid Example7m
Bootstrap Navigation9m
Reading1 reading
Optional - Demystifying Bootstrap2m
Quiz2 practice exercises
OPTIONAL - Grid System Check10m
Week Three Review: Bootstrap34m
Week
4
Hours to complete
4 hours to complete

Week Four: Experiment!

This week is dedicated to solving those little issues that pop up when you move from theory to practice. We look at more advanced framework options and also hear from people who are using the techniques covered in this course....
Reading
9 videos (Total 60 min), 4 readings, 2 quizzes
Video9 videos
Bootstrap Tables8m
Code With Me: Advanced Navigation5m
What Are Templates?6m
Optional Interview: M W7m
Optional Interview: H W6m
Optional: Interview with H N9m
Bootstrap 43m
Conclusion1m
Reading4 readings
Optional: The Evolution of the Airbnb front-end deveopment3m
OPTIONAL - Debugging your style2m
OPTIONAL - More resources for learning to debug/develop2m
Post-course Survey10m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Responsive Design Final Assessment22m
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Top Reviews

By EPAug 13th 2016

This is the second course I do with Colleen. She is awesome, the way she explain each element is amazing. No matter what is your background, with her you will learn it.

By SMJan 13th 2017

The course is quite good and intriguing for it offers challenges which are interesting at the same time. Always good to take up a challenge, oh what an experience

Instructors

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Colleen van Lent, Ph.D.

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Charles Severance

Associate Professor
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About University of Michigan

The mission of the University of Michigan is to serve the people of Michigan and the world through preeminence in creating, communicating, preserving and applying knowledge, art, and academic values, and in developing leaders and citizens who will challenge the present and enrich the future....

About the Web Design for Everybody (Basics of Web Development and Coding) Specialization

This Specialization covers how to write syntactically correct HTML5 and CSS3, and how to create interactive web experiences with JavaScript. Mastering this range of technologies will allow you to develop high quality web sites that, work seamlessly on mobile, tablet, and large screen browsers accessible. During the capstone you will develop a professional-quality web portfolio demonstrating your growth as a web developer and your knowledge of accessible web design. This will include your ability to design and implement a responsive site that utilizes tools to create a site that is accessible to a wide audience, including those with visual, audial, physical, and cognitive impairments....
Web Design for Everybody (Basics of Web Development and Coding)

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