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!!
May 30, 2020
Many thanks to the creators of this course! It was a very solid refresher for me, even though I have spent in web development a few years by now. I thoroughly enjoyed every lesson. Thank you, Yaakov!
By Harshit B•
Jan 30, 2023
By Jörg H•
Aug 29, 2022
Thic course is really great. I have learned so much and now know what in my previous projects was not implemented how it should have been. I have had some difficulties with the initial system setup as the software versions nowadays are on a newer release and the screenshots do not match any longer. I think it would be great to renew this video based on the actual versions. As well it took me some time to get my new module solution available in GitHub to make it direktly accessible via link. I think with module5 I found a way :) Week5 was too fast for me. There is so much info inside. I got my solution to work but I am not sure I fully understood what and why I am doing so. With Ajax we basically loaded code snippets and modified them using JS. But I am wondering if I can use Ajax as well to let the webserver perform some calculations / validations and return the result back. I need to dig into this piece ...
Now, after 5 weeks, what can I say more than: Thank you so much for this course.
May 13, 2016
This is a very comprehensive course (based on my personal experience with Coursera at least) that goes into relevant detail on the topics it covers, but without wasting time on unnecessary trivialities. The delivery is clear and engaging, so if you're interested in the matter, you won't get bored. The material covers all the right topics for an up and coming web designer, providing the right amount of information for a confident start and plenty of pointers where and how to expand on the knowledge provided. Another point in favor is the frequent and valuable engagement of the professor and his teaching assistants in the discussion forums, unlike some other courses that feel abandoned by the staff once they start. In closing, I've checked out several web design courses on Coursera and if you can choose only one, this one would definitely be my pick from all the ones I enrolled in.
By Michael R (•
Dec 19, 2019
By Kelvin Y•
Aug 8, 2020
This is a really, really good course. Believe me, because I'm not a good student by any means. In fact, I had to retake a couple of courses back in my University days because I just played video games all day and I just couldn't focus on anything being taught during lectures.
But this course was explained in a way, that is really clear and engaging to me. Professor Chaikin even takes you on a field trip, like a "day-in-life" of a website developer to meet a client of his. You are then explained every step of the way in making that website for the client.
Just one thing, because the assignments are peer reviewed, the discussion forums are filled with "review my assignment with full marks and i will do the same to yours" posts. Don't be like them, don't half-arse your assignments then beg for full marks, and you will learn a lot. Guaranteed.
By Simone M•
Aug 7, 2017
This course is amazing, I totally suggest to everyone interested in this field to have a look, but I personally feel that was too theoretical in few modules and I couldn't manage to grasp really well few steps where I felt I needed more practical exercises. I also felt that the last modules about JS was too rush. I can suggest to add more practical interactive exercise and also in the explanation of the steps during the setting part of the software, please add a list with all the steps to follow. I really had an hard time there.
Despite this, the course is amazing and it was a pleasure to learn more about this fascinating word. In the next month I will continue to read the books suggested and after that, when I will be more confident on JS, I will jump in making website to someone else other than me. Thank you again and see you around.
By Valentin I•
Dec 27, 2016
By Ali r b•
Dec 30, 2018
I'm aware you have a Ruby on Rails program but Ruby is not as popular as it used to be. These days Full-Stack React and Angular development are the way to go. Also a course on Database design and development would be appreciated. Thank you for this great course.
By Ernest M•
Mar 9, 2022
I am rating this course a 5 star because I learned a lot, things I never knew before. From zero to Coder, Professor Chaikin has helped me gain not only the skills I needed for my career change but also the confident I had always wanted. This help me continue learning with confindence, and I am determined to continue learning and using the skills acquired to redefine my career goals.
By Sean H•
Jul 1, 2016
Dec 22, 2016
I highly recommend this course, especially if you are a beginner in this field!
By Jose M S A•
Sep 8, 2020
A very thoughtful course. It manages to offer a cross-section that goes deep into web developing. It will be up to the students to broaden their skills later, using the many hints and tools that the course offers. The assignments will make you think, if you want to finish them perfectly. Also, good practices are shown
throughout the course. For example, the first approach to JS is made on the console. The field trip was memorable as well. There are so many things that work right in this course. Caveats: sometimes you will want to pause the video and ponder. Sometimes you will want to go back to what you learned in the preceding weeks. You will get more from the course if you stop and just playfully experiment with what you have just learned. All in all, this course delivered.
By Agasthya S•
Mar 1, 2016
Why 5 stars:
1. The amount of effort to put the course together is evident. It is not easy to go over all the basics in such short videos but Yaakov has managed to construct the course in such a way that we have enough understanding to ask the right questions that we can then investigate.
2. Practice quizzes after the lectures are very helful. They help us refresh the concepts and also give us a sense of confidence that we have understood the lecture.
3. The on screen recording is done very well. No clutter or unnecessary clicks and easy to follow.
4. Engages with students in the forums.
Room for improvement:
1. A cheat sheet document would be great. I am taking notes but wish I had an organized and concise document that contains the rules/syntax that need to be memorized.
By Henri B•
Sep 12, 2019
I'm just auditing this course ... don't need credits. Did web development 15 years ago, but not since and wanted to catch up on changes, refresh things I had forgotten and learn CSS better. I think the instructor does an excellent job of explaining and the pace is nice.
I had minor confusion at the beginning because GitHub looks different than on the videos, but that was because time has passed and GitHub page changed. Not a big deal. Also, when the course was made VS Code was not as well developed as it is today. I installed the sublime-text editor the course used, but found that VS Code handling of Emmet was better and VS Code has add in LiveServer to see changes right away.
Bottom line - great course & instructor. Gets to the point quickly and effectively.
By Soleh F A•
Jul 18, 2016
And last but not the least thanks Coursera for providing best online courses and Thanks Johns Hopkins University for presenting this beautiful course......
By Alex H•
Sep 10, 2017
This course teaches well what the 3 web technologies have. HTML5 is only covered basic as there are more and more features coming. JS is covered to change essential behaviour of the site but also all the perks this language shines trough. I would like to see more server side technologies in future like apache or nodejs as in this course was only used browser-sync for rapid development and git hub pages as usual preview standard. In generall all three came into play in this course well and this course introduced business aspects like visiting a customer and planing the first mockups for design. Last but not least the instructor also showed advances in using chrome developer tools and ajax which are crucial for consistent responsive design.
By Aadil m•
Jun 2, 2021
This is a great course, detailed, well organized, and fun, and Yaakov is a great instructor. As always, coming into a course with some experience is better than none, but even without any knowledge coming in is ok if you watch all the lectures and read the supplementary books as needed. Completing this course can bring you along the path to web development expertise quick. I highly recommend this course and instructor!
also Thank you so much and Thank you Coursera Management for making learning free for all, you guys rock. With Coursera, I have learnt so many courses I have never thought I could learn in my life time and I have shared them with my friends who are very appreciative. Thank you! Thank you!!
By Hao L•
Jan 25, 2017
This course is awesome!
Thanks to Professor Yaakov Chaikin and Johns Hopkins team ! Thanks to everyone who makes efforts to improve this course. To be honest, this is the most excellent course I have taken and it helps me enormously.
By Edwin W K•
May 29, 2018
By Maria d C P•
Apr 29, 2016
For the last 7 months, I've been enrolled in all of Coursera's courses related with Front-End Developing and this one is so far the best course ever. This course is very well structured, it's hands on, and get you ready for "real world" development what is great. Yaakov Chaikin is a great instructor, explains well, is engaging and get to the point. It is a very demanding course and you will need to dedicated more hours per week to watch all videos (then what you usually you need in these kind of courses), so you will need to be committed to do it but in the end you will learn tons.
Thank you for the Johns Hopkins University team for doing such a great job and a special thanks to Yaakov Chaikin!
By Kuolai S•
May 4, 2016
This course, HTML CSS JS, benefits me effectively in many ways:
HTML: I learned most updated HTML here with a little over 60 minute lectures; wohich otherwise may take me weeks to read two or three books with many redundant chapters.
CSS: I have to admit I need more time to be proficient about it. Styling, floating, DOM traversing, ..lots of CSS features that I learned are essential and with just about two hours of lecture.
By Travis Y•
Jul 12, 2016
This course is an outstanding introduction to Web design technologies and tools. As a backend developer, I was looking for a course to refresh my knowledge of HTML and CSS, and this course went far beyond what I had hoped to learn -- even introducing me to some new tools, as well as filling in a lot of the background of WHY things work the way they do. My only criticism might be that the final week's assignment was not very difficult, and perhaps as a result, didn't force me to really study the material. Otherwise, I highly recommend this course, and I'm looking forward to taking the Angular course in this series. Thank you very much, Yaakov, and Johns Hopkins!
By eric t•
Dec 10, 2016
My condition: a total computer science newbie.
This course, as its proclamation, is very suitable for someone like me.
It is a condense and delicate course, which means in order to get the skill to build a website, the only thing has to be done is following the steps in the video and finishing the assignment ; and yet every topic in the course, even a line of code, deserves further contemplation.
"Why Yakkov does this instead of that?" is a question I frequently ask myself during the course.
In short, this course provide a solid ground for developing skills in web development, and I sincerely recommend it to everyone who's interested in this field.
By PURUSHOTHAMANSRIKANTH R•
Apr 11, 2019
I have been actively watching the tutorials for a week, and its really good!! The instructor explains everything very clearly and even a lay man can understand everything from this.
I'm very glad that my journey is so very productive with such wonderful courses, offered by JHP University and Coursera.
EDIT 1: So now, I have completed 90% of this course. This course is super lit folks, I would suggest all of you to enroll for this course, if you wish to start a career with Web Development.
By Younghoon J•
Nov 2, 2017
Don't hesitate to start this course because you will lose really really an awesome opportunity to take the fun and great class. As I am the person who is the beginner and took some courses online and offline of web development, I would like to tell you that the instructor of this course is very knowledgeable plus he has experience in the industry I could say. The difference between this course and the other courses I had taken before is that he is trying to show the real industry as he gets a real client during the lecture and indeed, he builds a real website continuously interacting with the real client. You know what, just take this course :)