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Subtitles: English, Korean

Skills you will gain

Hypertext Preprocessor (PHP)HtmlCascading Style Sheets (CCS)

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Intermediate Level

Approx. 18 hours to complete

Suggested: 8-10 hours per week...


Subtitles: English, Korean

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

2 hours to complete

Introduction to Dynamic Web Content

We look at the basic structure of a web application and how a web browser interacts with a web server. We explore the Request-Response Cycle that is the basis of the Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP).

7 videos (Total 57 min), 3 readings, 2 quizzes
7 videos
Welcome to Course 1 In the Specialization2m
Our Technologies14m
HyperText Transfer Protocol (HTTP)12m
Request/Response Cycle14m
Bonus: Office Hours in San Francisco3m
Fun: Dr. Chuck Sings the Blues in Geneva Switzerland5m
3 readings
Textbook & Course Resources10m
Help Us Learn More About You!10m
Assignment Specification: Request-Response Cycle10m
1 practice exercise
2 hours to complete

HyperText Markup Language (HTML)

We briefly cover the basics of the HyperText Markup Language (HTML) that is the markup for web pages. We hope that you already have some expertise in HTML and that this is mostly review.

4 videos (Total 45 min), 1 reading, 2 quizzes
4 videos
HTML Tags17m
Code Walkthrough: HTML13m
Bonus Video: Office Hours in Raleigh, NC3m
1 reading
Assignment Specification: HyperText Markup Language (HTML)10m
1 practice exercise
4 hours to complete

Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)

We briefly cover the basics of cascading Style Sheets (CSS) that allow us to style the markup for web pages.

6 videos (Total 81 min), 1 reading, 2 quizzes
6 videos
Code WalkThrough: CSS Basics13m
Styling with CSS12m
Images, Colors, and Links in CSS14m
Code WalkThrough: Styling with CSS25m
Bonus Video: Office Hours in Philadelphia, PA3m
1 reading
Assignment Specification: Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)10m
1 practice exercise
3 hours to complete

Installing PHP and SQL

Our first technical task is to work through the installation steps including installing a text editor, installing MAMP or XAMPP (or equivalent), creating a MySql Database, and writing a PHP program.

5 videos (Total 36 min), 3 readings, 1 quiz
5 videos
Installing MAMP on Windows1014m
Installing XAMPP on Windows109m
Bonus: Brian Behlendorf - Apache Foundation4m
Bonus: Office Hours Vancouver, BC1m
3 readings
Installation Handouts10m
Installing LAMP On Linux10m
Assignment Specifications: Installing PHP/MySQL10m
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By YYFeb 10th 2018

Even being quite an expert in area, I still enjoyed this course a lot and learning quite much from it as well. Highly recommended to everyone who developed an interest to PHP and web-applications.

By VNFeb 21st 2018

Thanks for a great course by which I learn a lot of experience from the experts :-). One of the my assignments has been gradually developed into a more robust site at https://englishpicture.net



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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 Applications for Everybody Specialization

This specialization is a basic introduction to building web applications, and is an excellent starting point for learners who already have a basic understanding of programming, HTML, and CSS. In Web Applications for Everybody, learners will be introduced to web and database applications in PHP, using SQL for database creation, as well as functionality in JavaScript, jQuery, and JSON. This specialization (and its prerequisites) will prepare learners with no experience in programming or technology for an entry level web developer position in PHP....
Web Applications for Everybody

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Once you enroll for a Certificate, you’ll have access to all videos, quizzes, and programming assignments (if applicable). Peer review assignments can only be submitted and reviewed once your session has begun. If you choose to explore the course without purchasing, you may not be able to access certain assignments.

  • When you enroll in the course, you get access to all of the courses in the Specialization, and you earn a certificate when you complete the work. Your electronic Certificate will be added to your Accomplishments page - from there, you can print your Certificate or add it to your LinkedIn profile. If you only want to read and view the course content, you can audit the course for free.

  • All software used in this course is free and open source and can be installed on Windows, Macintosh or Linux computers.

  • Yes - the textbook “The Missing Link: An Introduction to Web Development and Programming" is freely downloadable in PDF and ePub formats and print copies can be purchased if desired.

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