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About the Course

Do you realize that the only functionality of a web application that the user directly interacts with is through the web page? Implement it poorly and, to the user, the server-side becomes irrelevant! Today’s user expects a lot out of the web page: it has to load fast, expose the desired service, and be comfortable to view on all devices: from a desktop computers to tablets and mobile phones. In this course, we will learn the basic tools that every web page coder needs to know. We will start from the ground up by learning how to implement modern web pages with HTML and CSS. We will then advance to learning how to code our pages such that its components rearrange and resize themselves automatically based on the size of the user’s screen. You’ll be able to code up a web page that will be just as useful on a mobile phone as on a desktop computer. No “pinch and zoom” required! Last but certainly not least, we will get a thorough introduction to the most ubiquitous, popular, and incredibly powerful language of the web: Javascript. Using Javascript, you will be able to build a fully functional web application that utilizes Ajax to expose server-side functionality and data to the end user....

Top reviews


Aug 19, 2023

A very detailed and comprehensive course with lots of skills to acquire and knowledge to gain. I would recommend it to every person since web development is skill with lots of demand in global market.


Jun 10, 2020

Actually the best online course i hv ever learnt,especially the professor yaakov is quiet outstanding.And a field trip in a online course sounds rare and good!!Thank You Coursera and yakkov for this!!

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By Cristal C

Dec 6, 2023

Course is outdated since apps are in newer versions therefore there are some new, altered or no longer existent settings/options.

By Syed M W G

Jan 23, 2024

Thank so much for the effort to deliver knowledge but unfortunately it has been outdated due to which I am also un-enrolling.

By Александр В А

Jan 29, 2021

Материал устарел. Примеры приводятся не соответствующие правилам хорошего стиля кодирования. Потом переучивать замучаешься.

By Brandon L

May 30, 2021

Informational but not updated so you spend a great deal of time troubleshooting. Course should be updated or replaced.

By adam s p

Jan 4, 2023

very outdated course, for those who are starting in the area it seems like a nightmare. Classes are from 5 years ago.

By Zafar

Nov 23, 2020

course is well designed for gaining basic knowledge of web dev. i highly recommend this course to begiers .

By Nur B Y

Oct 28, 2020

Outdated videos + instructor gives only commands for mac, you have to find pc commends by yourself.

By Mohanad A

Nov 2, 2020

The course good teach you a lot of fundamentals and basics but it's also outdated

By Nicholas D

Feb 7, 2022

Very dated, but gives a decent understanding of html, css, js basics.

By Caleb O

Nov 30, 2020

The course is really nice. The only thing is that it ain't updated.

By Luis M

Oct 27, 2020

good content but outdated and confusing, not very good explanation

By Anozie J

Sep 15, 2022

Progress is really slow because of outdated teaching material

By Zia U R

Jan 8, 2024

improvement required in bootStrap and javaScript content

By Mayur S

Jan 11, 2021

Good but everything is just superficial knowledge.

By Gokulan.S.S g

Oct 9, 2020

week 5 is very unclear. Very Complex


Jun 26, 2023

great course but the a bit outdated

By mohamed e

Jan 7, 2021

very old content

By Shrawani K

Nov 30, 2020

good knowledge

By Acheron M

Dec 17, 2022

There aren't any clear instructions on how to do anything. This course severely needs to be updated. It looks like it hasn't been updated since 2016 or later. When you see the instructional videos it states it is even out of date and you will find the information in the FAQ section. But you wont. Trust me I looked for a good four days on how to set everything up on a windows 11 computer. Then when I post on the forum asking for help. It sits there for days unanswered with the turn in time right around the corner.

Don't get me wrong there is a lot of great information on here, but the setup instructional videos need to be updated. I finished week 1 and week 2 in one week. So, I tried to work on the week 2 project with all that extra time. I still have yet to fully figure out how to set up GIT Hub and still have yet to figure out how to fully upload my project since it is done. The instructional videos are outdated and so I am unable to do any of it.

By Shahzeb M

Oct 4, 2020

Hardly consider this a beginner course. I have some experience programming in other languages so it was not unbearable but there was not nearly enough practice problems or hands on activities to get you a strong understanding of front end development. The amount of time spent on the CSS lessons was too short and at times very confusing and hectic. The JavaScript even more so. There were times where the instructor said “I won’t go into this because it’s something you should understand already”. This was unhelpful as the course is marketed for beginners. I would expect a beginner course to teach everything we should know for the basics. The course just felt outdated and abandoned by the instructors or TA. If you want the certificate, go for it. If you want a real understanding of front end development and an instructor who will teach you the ins and outs of it for a beginner, I recommend looking elsewhere.

By Safei A

Dec 23, 2019

The Course Material is outdated, HTML and CSS are fine, not the easiest tutorial but with a little extra effort, you will make your way through.

When it comes to bootstrap, it is outdated using version 3 while now it is on 4.x

The discussions and forms are helpful to help you get over some stuff.

Js content is old, it does not teach you the basics since it depends on the fact that you are already familiar with programming, yet it does not teach you the advanced Js or the most updated version ES6.

Week 5 about Ajax, Json and some Js code was a total mess, had to pause look for other resources to understand those topics then reverted back to the assignment right away.

There is some good effort made here, but there is always room for improvement.

I believe the assignments were not that challenging, and the quizzes were just repetitive and did not add much value

By Josephin H

Jan 21, 2024

Unfortunately, this course wasn't for me at all, so I didn't finish it. The course already started with an outdated description of how to set up a GitHub account and upload your stuff there without even explaining what you need it for. The outdated information made it difficult to find your way around. The FAQs are helpful, but all in all it took a very long time to even get started with the HTML modules. :( Unfortunately, this start ruined the whole course for me, so I did the first module (or the whole of week 1), but then decided not to continue. This is also due to the fact that the reviews already stated that there would be further difficulties from week 3 onwards, as the Bootstrap module is also outdated. I therefore don't understand the good reviews at all, but of course that's just my personal opinion. The course may work for others.

By Tomáš P

Feb 9, 2023

Some topics are explained in detail, but most of them are just showing the process. The course is not meant to be for complete beginners, so it's okay. What's worse is that many of the videos are outdated, and instead of replacing them (at least with readings) and taking the old ones down, there are just notes everywhere 'This is outdated, visit FAQ' - it is a waste of time to watch those videos, honestly.

Another disadvantage is that the projects are estimated to take 1 hour - it is not even possible. Trust me, you will spend much more time searching how to setup GitHub, ... and the assignment have very long and yet poor descriptions + they're far more advanced than what is taught in the course.

Personally, I call this a 'project' rather than a 'course'. If you're a beginner, look elsewhere.

By Usama A

Aug 5, 2020

Aug 2020 review:

1- The course is outdated, the bootstrap version is old, the jquery files are old, if you have the new versions. you can't go on with the same codes in the lectures.

2- I thought coursera is an ad-free platform! the course of full of what I call "personal ads"!

3- some codes are written in the projects without being recorded in the videos! you just open the next video and :OMG where did it come from?

4- Part 5 was ambiguous for me, I needed external resources and youtube videos just to know what is going here.

5- The method of just "I've prepared some code" and commenting on it is really annoying.

6- The introduction to JavaScript week was good as an idea, but too much information in too little time.

By Peter T

Jul 1, 2022

Has you install and/or sign up for many different things before even getting started: Git, Github, Node.js, Browsersync, a code editor, and Chrome. (Note: Some of the instructions for setting these things up are outdated.) The only really necessary ones for web development are a code editor and Chrome. I understand that the other tools are very common and useful, but I was looking for a simple introduction to web development and Javascript. Having to install a bunch of other software (without clear instructions or a good explaination of their purpose) was enough to make me switch to a different course.