Excellent course .\n\nJust felt that there should be examples that could help someone to understand in a more better way.The videos were good and were very simple and easy to understand then the text.
By Daniel S•
By Nathan w•
I didnt learn a thing after week 1. Week 2 is horrible and it just gets worse from there. The tests/quizzes tell you to go back to the videos to help understand the questions, if you got them wrong. When the videos dont answer anything in the first place.
If you think you can figure it out, by all means, try it. But i wouldnt recommend this just on how poorly done week 2 is.
By Adam P•
Really poor course. Rather than starting from the basics, this course picks random information to work with. Week 1 was information anybody with a computer knows. Week 2 was really good. Week 3 and 4 were completely useless. Rather than starting from the basics they jump into picture manipulation and encoding. Don't take this class if you want to learn about coding.
By Jason H•
Concentrated on image manipulation which would be ok if you wanted to build visual websites for a living. If you want to code anything like business applications (like I did) I wouldn't do this course.
By Jordan T H•
So many better options out there to learn to code. The videos on this course had me so confused that I eventually gave up and went to another website to learn what I was supposed to be learning here. Asked a question on the forum that another student was also having a problem and nobody answered me.
Very very boring. Try somewhere else.
By Robert D C•
I wanted to learn more about programming, but instead I found myself tested on RGB combinations and building a website straight out of 1998. The course is scatter and although it claims to be for beginners, it covers programming concepts rather quickly. If i hadn't taken other programming classes, I would have been lost.
By Simion H•
I cannot use this course.
The learning steps are two big and not explained.
Instead of taking us with small steps, they show a bit of content (insufficient) and expect solving it without prior knowledge. In this respect I have had much better course with Udemy; would have expected better teaching skills on Coursera.
By Satti K R•
i want to leave
By Ekaterina V•
My prior experience in programming consisted of several lessons on Pascal back in school about 13 years ago, so (apart from vague if/else memories) I started with zero experience. I found this course quite exciting, often challenging, but in a good way. For some reason, "peer review grade" is stated in the course info, but there is no such thing. You might post a link to your webpage for your classmates to review, but it's optional and doesn't affect your grades. To complete the course, you'll need to do your coding and answer quiz questions based on that. Basically, nobody ever sees your code, because posting whole programs in the forums is forbidden, and the only grades you get come from quizzes. You can post a piece of code if you're stuck though. I can't fully approve this approach, but in general the course is fine.
In my opinion, this course might be a great opportunity to decide whether you enjoy spending time coding or not. If not - you might still have some fun.
By Nancy W•
By Khaled H•
i have taken the whole specialization . so this review is for the whole specialization in general and for the capastone in particular.
the first and the second courses are very easy . but the three remaining courses are a little bit tough
so you will need to struggle and persist to complete the whole specialization especially the great project .
indeed the project is extremely great . you will use all the concept you have learned through this specialization to implement this great project .... but NOTE this specialization in general and the project in particular is NOT for a BEGINNER Programmer. it is for some one who has a background in programming . but overall you will learn a lot of great stuff and concepts .. so have fun and enjoy programming .
By David C•
Not an easy course for totally new beginners, I would say this course is between beginner and intermediate. Would prefer if instructors made a few more examples and could make a new section on how to approach some of the exercises and solve them. It's true that the best way to learn is to make some research and keep on trying, but for the time purposes of the course my suggestion would be to dive a bit more into the exercises, they are very time-consuming and beginners will/may struggle.
Overall I do consider this to be an excellent course, very informative, and will give a beginner a good insight on what programming is and how to research and formulate algorithms! Definitely encourages me to continue studying!
I found the course both interesting and challenging and I definitely picked up new skills. On completion of this course, I am able to write a webpage with active URL links, pictures, make ordered, un-ordered lists and make tables with embedded lists and images etc. In addition I learned how to style the web page with fonts, colors and positions using CSS.
The next section was about image processing using java scripting. We did steganography , hiding images and text within images. The whole thing was finished with creating an e-Portfolio, which tested everything we learned.
I enjoyed the course and am now moving onto the next course in this specialization.
By Mahesh J•
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By Marci M•
This class is challenging for a beginner but really does teach a lot in a short time frame.
I feel that some concepts in week 4 were much harder than necessary for a beginner, but am glad I didn't give up. Some students said they were dropping it in the forums after having passed previous weeks. I'm glad I stuck with it though because I believe that I was able to get far enough in my understanding to pass this course and also give me an idea of some things I may like to explore in the future.
It's possible to pass this course even if one of the concepts has you frustrated. Keep with it!
By Amelia R•
This course which is a first part of the very specialization is an amazing way to learn the basics of the html, css and java script. Everything is done correctly, except for few flaws that some instructions may have. Sometimes some words are swapped with one another, what may cause problems in understanding the task, but if you read the instrucion with understanding + you go to the forums, you will be able to comprehend the material completely :)
Thank You to all the students who were always there to help, and of course all the instructors!
Regards, Amelia R.
By Hamza J M A•
It is quite rare for any person who seeks to learn a completely new field of study with no background about it and progress remarkably within the duration of the course that Duke University sets. It was a very great experience and an extremely well taught professors who transformed the learning journey into a fun and enjoyable journey. Therefore, I highly recommend it for anyone who has no background ideas regarding the main principles and foundations of JavasScript programming language, using HTML and CSS to design a functional and interactive websites.
By Yintao L•
By Tammie M H•
I absolutely LOVE your courses! I have tried a lot of Coursera and other online courses that bored me to tears, but you have mastered the platform. Your courses are so well built and I love your sense of humor!
Some things that set your course apart from other courses:
1. A variety of instructors. Seeing different people introduce different topics in the videos makes it more interesting.
2. Regular quizzes to keep me paying attention.
3. Regular exercises to put into practice what I'm learning.
Thanks for sharing your expertise with the world!
By Kaarunja K•
I loved this course!
This is a great chance for me to study this course.Thank you Coursera and Duke University.
The lecturers are awesome! Their way of speaking and explaining is very friendly and understandable for all language students.
This course gives a strong foundation for web designing and encouraged me to learn more about it.
The practicals are very interesting and induced my curiosity.But sometimes little bit hard.
And I understood that , It will work out if we practice oftenly.
I hope that,you will also like this course.
By SATYA S K J•
I would like to sincerely thank The Coursera Community for providing this wonderful opportunity to get a overlook on the HTML,CSS,Java Script concepts.Now I am in a position where I can design webpages and edit images easily.I think Coursera is providing a wonderful platform where it integrates people from various communities into a common task-coding.I am feeling privilaged for associating with Duke Universities.
I once again take this opportunity to thank the Coursera Community for providing me this opportunity.
By Edward F•
I took the full Specialization, so I'm going write the same review for each of the 5 modules.
This is a great course, but it's not for beginners. They ask you to do a lot of coding, which is great since that's the only way to really gain proficiency. And the code they ask you to write is, in my opinion, pretty hard for someone new to coding. My hat's off to someone new to programming who makes it through the five modules.
So, thanks to Duke for putting together a great course. It was very good.
By Charlie F•
I liked that this course was self-paced and I could work through the sections when I had the time. The lectures were a very good resource and I think they did a good job of focusing on the fundamentals of programming rather than spending too much time on the details of the code. There was a good mix of lectures, practice, and the option for online discussions too. I feel like I have a much better grasp of how to think like a programmer and look forward to continuing with more online courses.