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Web DesignWeb AccessibilityHtmlHtml5

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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

3 hours to complete

Week One

This week we will uncover the "mystery" behind the Internet. What happens when you type a URL into your browser so that a webpage magically appears? What is HTML5 and what happened to HTML 1 - 4? We will also cover some practical concepts that you need to master before you begin coding your own pages.

6 videos (Total 51 min), 8 readings, 1 quiz
6 videos
01.04 - Looking at Your Browser Options5m
01.05 - Editors: How to use an editor to create an HTML file14m
How to use CodePen2m
8 readings
Required Materials10m
Optional Resources10m
OPTIONAL - The browser wars10m
OPTIONAL - The origins of MOSAIC10m
OPTIONAL - How well does your browser support html5?10m
Notice for Auditing Learners: Assignment Submission10m
1 practice exercise
Week One - HTML/Web basics1h
4 hours to complete

Week Two

This week you will need to take a deep breath and jump into coding. I will cover a large number of HTML tags, but it is important that you do more than just listen to these video and read the text book material. You need to practice (and fail!) in order to learn. Believe it or not, once you master the basic idea of using tags and attributes you will know everything you need to use any HTML5 tag. The page may not look the way you want it to look yet, but you will be able to use text, links, images, tables, and even music and videos! If you want to refer to a textbook this week for reinforcement of concepts, we will be using the Shay Howe online textbook as a reference. I will include links after the lectures, but some students prefer to read before the videos. (My preferred approach is to read/watch/read again.)

10 videos (Total 90 min), 4 readings, 1 quiz
10 videos
02.04 - Template Page7m
02.05 - Images9m
Font Awesome Demo8m
02.06 - Hyperlinks9m
02.07 - Multimedia7m
02.08 - Tables8m
02.09 - Useful Tags11m
4 readings
Readings1h 30m
Starter template page10m
Alternative Text10m
1 practice exercise
5 hours to complete

Week Three

Okay, you created a file...what now? This week we will begin by covering the important but often overlooked concepts of validation and accessibility. Did you follow the DOM structure when you created your page? Did you use semantic tags to make sure that page viewers can access all of the information, even if they have physical or cognitive disabilities? This is knowledge you can use if you would like to pursue a career as a web accessibility specialist. Finally I will briefly cover the steps needed to post your site to the web. There are many free and paid services that you can use to get your work off your computer and on to the Internet.

11 videos (Total 72 min), 5 readings, 3 quizzes
11 videos
03.02b - Funkify4m
03.03 - Hosting Your Site5m
03.04 - cPanel8m
3.04a - Creating a GitHub Pages Account5m
3.04b - Uploading to GitHub Pages Account8m
03.05 - Using Secure File Transfer Protocol7m
03.06 - Final Project Demo2m
03.07 - Closing3m
5 readings
Does your browser support accessibility?10m
Putting Your Code Out on to the Web10m
Final Project Description10m
Watch for a link to more material10m
2 practice exercises
Hosting and Validation10m
Final Quiz - Putting it Together18m
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Top reviews from Introduction to HTML5

By ABSep 27th 2017

I really enjoyed everything about this course. I thought the exercises/quizzes were fair and the instructor showed me many things that will serve me well going forward. Great course, great instructor!

By NJApr 26th 2019

I didn't know about making my web pages accessible till this course. But now I know how important it is for my web pages to be accessible to all, for my html to validate and be semantically correct.



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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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