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About the Course

Thanks to a growing number of software programs, it seems as if anyone can make a webpage. But what if you actually want to understand how the page was created? There are great textbooks and online resources for learning web design, but most of those resources require some background knowledge. This course is designed to help the novice who wants to gain confidence and knowledge. We will explore the theory (what actually happens when you click on a link on a webpage?), the practical (what do I need to know to make my own page?), and the overlooked (I have a page, what do I do now?). Throughout the course there will be a strong emphasis on adhering to syntactic standards for validation and semantic standards to promote wide accessibility for users with disabilities. The textbook we use is available online, “The Missing Link: An Introduction to Web Development and Programming” by Michael Mendez from This course will appeal to a wide variety of people, but specifically those who would like a step-by-step description of the basics. There are no prerequisites for this course and it is assumed that students have no prior programming skills or IT experience. The course will culminate in a small final project that will require the completion of a very simple page with links and images. The focus of this course is on the basics, not appearance. You can see a sample final page at This is the first course in the Web Design For Everybody specialization. Subsequent courses focus on the marketable skills of styling the page with CSS3, adding interactivity with JavaScript and enhancing the styling with responsive design. You can see a sample site for the capstone course at

Top reviews


Apr 16, 2020

This course was very interesting and helpful in the initialization of web development also the course instructor is very good she delivers her knowledge up to maximum possibilities and also motivates.


Sep 27, 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!

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By Lucio O d O J

Apr 26, 2017

Another excellent course taught by Colleen.

By Catherine

Dec 15, 2016

Great introduce, really helpful. thank you!

By Madhu G D

Nov 28, 2016

excellent !!! coursera you guys are awesome

By Deleted A

Nov 27, 2016

It is exactly as promised by the professor.

By Xi

Jan 22, 2016

Very good course for basic HTML knowledge~

By Patrick B

Jan 08, 2016

A great course to grasp the basics of HTML!

By Jacob B

Jan 04, 2016

Very well laid out. Succinct yet thorough.

By Russell J

Oct 13, 2015

Awesome course from a fantastic instructor.


Jul 01, 2020

The course was taught in an excellent way!

By Namus S A

Jun 11, 2020

Loved this course. Helped me to grow a lot

By Anmol J

Jun 11, 2020

this course is good for absolute beginner

By Gaurav M

May 28, 2020

This course is very helpful for begineers.

By Shubhankar P

Apr 30, 2020

Excellent Faculty and Well Designed Course

By G Y S S V N

Apr 19, 2020

For beginners this course is very helpful.

By Hans W

Apr 15, 2020

Great way for beginners to get into HTML5!

By Jorge M C S

Mar 03, 2020

Excellent course, I learned a lot, thanks.

By Cihat K

Nov 24, 2019

It was very useful. Thanks for everything.

By Adir G

Nov 20, 2019

Collen, You are the greatest teacher ever!

By Afra I Y A

Sep 25, 2019

Cource of HTML5 it is very good ...


By Khushal U

Jul 06, 2019

Good with almost all of the aspect covered

By Zoë T G

May 01, 2019

Very helpful. Do encourage to participate.

By Zakria H

Dec 09, 2018

thanks for your Efforts .. my best Wishes

By Lars T

Nov 11, 2018

A very good introductory course in HTML 5.

By Yu-Hsiang C

Apr 19, 2018

It's very easy to learn, you won't regret.


Nov 06, 2017

Suitable for non experience webpage coding