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About the Course

Welcome to Introduction to Front-End Development, the first course in the Meta Front-End Developer program. This course is a good place to start if you want to become a web developer. You will learn about the day-to-day responsibilities of a web developer and get a general understanding of the core and underlying technologies that power the internet. You will learn how front-end developers create websites and applications that work well and are easy to maintain. You’ll be introduced to the core web development technologies like HTML and CSS and get opportunities to practice using them. You will also be introduced to modern UI frameworks such as Bootstrap and React that make it easy to create interactive user experiences. By the end of the course, you will be able to: - Describe the front-end developer role - Explain the core and underlying technologies that power the internet - Use HTML to create a simple webpage - Use CSS to control the appearance of a simple webpage - Explain what React is - Describe the applications and characteristics of the most popular UI frameworks For the final project in this course, you will create and edit a webpage using HTML and the Bootstrap CSS framework. Using a responsive layout grid, you will construct a responsive webpage containing text and images that looks great on any size screen. This is a beginner course intended for learners eager to learn the fundamentals of web development. To succeed in this course, you do not need prior web development experience, only basic internet navigation skills and an eagerness to get started with coding....

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Nov 1, 2022

The example given in each video was very helpful in understanding how things work on the internet.

Overall experience was great as it was basically about basics and introduction to web development.


Sep 20, 2022

Honestly, pretty solid course. A lot of people were saying this course isn't for beginners but I would strongly disagree. I think the difficulty is FAIR, and really gets your brain thinking logically.

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By Victor M E

Jul 10, 2022

I t is not beginner friendly. It is too fast. I know this is jsut the introduction, but for a beginner who learns it for the first time it is too much. I will not finish this certification even before i begin. Other certifications like W3 School are more user friendly. Please concider the way you are teaching. Espeacially the first course should not be overwhelming from the beginning, since people try it for free and make their decisions based on their experience.

By Lorraine O

Apr 19, 2023

Very insightful. this is my first time learning computer programming and it was quite informative. i would suggest more questions are added per video followed by demonstrative examples in each video.

By Ashley

Jul 8, 2022

As other reviewers have said, the spoken content does not keep pace with the text on the slides which makes for an unsatisfactory experience. Assignment 2 (CSS) was wrongly coded and it took moderators a few days to look at comments from users and finally correct the scoring algorithm. The main problem with this course is though, by far, the breakneck pace with which the instructor (otherwise lovely in every way) is forced to go through the material, without stopping to explain the logic behind a coding convention or its practical applications. For CSS, not a single concrete example is given and the very first one such is encountered during the assignment ( no wonder the vast majorty of learnerns failed it, according to Coursera). There are far better courses on these topics out there (UMich on this platform, all their courses are great, or the WEB3 Consortium's tutorials which are all very well taught- and free!). Sad to say, but I would not recommend this course to anyone - it needs vast improvements if it is to be of any value for someone who actually wants to learn these topics.

By Gemma D

Jul 6, 2022

Some lab tests are failing because silly things like the ones from the week2 about css in the page styling process are failing because of the css property ordering suggested in the assignment, in the practice we know css properties order doesnt really matter much if we are not overwritting the property. So please take a look at your test cases and check that.

By Avin J

Jan 7, 2023

This is a very well structured and well informed course if you are absolutely new to web development..Covers every basics and also advnace later on..The learning path is very well designed by meta.

By Catalin

Sep 7, 2022

Extremely basic stuff. The "course" served more like an overview of what you need to learn than a real course. They covered very basic HTML, very basic CSS, some Bootstrap and skipped over JavaScript straight to React, where they only broadly defined components and the virtual DOM. The labs offer 100% handholding which I personally dislike, and are very laggy. The quizes were pretty straightforward and don't offer much learning value compared to a more practical approach like a project, which there was none.

Conclusion: I got zero value out of it, but I can see it being somewhat useful for a complete beginner, I just think there are better already existing resources out there for that.

Pros: good for a confused beginner to get an overview of the things he needs to learn to become a junior front-end web developer.

Cons: labs were way too easy, simplistic, rudimentary, laggy, and straight up offered the solutions instead of only providing the things you need to do, and only after to get the possibility to check what you've done. There was also no project, we didn't build anything.

Gave it 2 stars because I appreciated the attempt from Meta, but they need to work harder if they want to make a course / specialization worth more than the paper it's printed on. See you in the next one.

By Shahid N

Nov 2, 2022

The example given in each video was very helpful in understanding how things work on the internet.

Overall experience was great as it was basically about basics and introduction to web development.

By Shaun G

Sep 21, 2022

Honestly, pretty solid course. A lot of people were saying this course isn't for beginners but I would strongly disagree. I think the difficulty is FAIR, and really gets your brain thinking logically.

By H.

Aug 16, 2022

Before starting this course I had 0 experience on frontend. I think this course is more like a starting point, it gives you all you need in order to continue your studies of this fantastic field.

By Shervin R

Jul 20, 2022

Extremely comprehensive material and simple teaching style. I was shocked when I received the email from Meta on becoming a Meta certified Software Engineer.

This is a credential that will cause employers to take an extra look when submitting a job application.

I mean, Reach which is being taught in paid bootcamps and courses for several thousands dollars by hundreds of professional developers was created by... Meta!

What is better than learning straight from the source?

Amazing opportunity for all aspiring developers, what more could we wish for?

By Usman M

Apr 27, 2023

experience was great!! the outline and the way of engaging students with lab work was too much great i must recommend newbies to learn from here to improve their skills as a front end web developer.

By Mo R

Jul 7, 2022

I liked that it's not boring and deal with an individual on above average level. A lot of concepts were covered and were clear, with advancing in the certificate it will be more clear.

By Amanullah A

Jul 14, 2022

The course was amazing and tought everything you need to know about basic front-end development. Looking forward to study the rest of the courses.

By Neil B G

Jul 1, 2022

More theory than actual learning.

By Muhammad U A F

Aug 31, 2022

I learn a lot, thanks to Meta and Coursera for the opportunity and the financial aid. I'm looking forward for the next course to learn more about React for my journey to become Front-End Engineer.


Aug 2, 2022

Very good for a beginner... The instructor is very clear and concise. Also, even as one who is a bit experienced, some concepts were better explained here for my understanding.

By Beamtan T

Jul 4, 2022

One of the strong point of this course is the voice of the speaker is so clear, even with the non-native english speaker can understand almost 100 % of the content good job.

By Suvam A

Jul 22, 2022

This course will give you everything you need to start learning about front-end development. You will get a glimpse of all the basic but core concepts.

By Inesa K

Jul 12, 2022

Not covering the topics in depth

By Vikas K

Jul 31, 2022

Topics like bootstrap should have been more indepth and the assignment should have been harder.

By Austin F

Nov 28, 2023

Just finished the full course and received my professional certificate and I am very grateful to Meta and Coursera for providing it. If you are about to start: 1. TAKE NOTES. I have 4 notebooks full of notes from all of the information. Make cheat sheet type documents in VS Code where you can list out different concepts with examples. 2. There will be moments where you feel lost. Ask Chat GPT for help, visit Stack Overflow, LTT forums, use YouTube. Do your own research. 3. Trust the process. There will be times when you feel that they went too quickly on one subject or another. They will come back to it, I promise. 4. Practice, practice, practice. The course is a lot of theory. It's up to you to put the learning into action. 5. Save your very first website and compare it to the one you complete for the final project. It will make for a good laugh. Good luck!

By Evan H

Oct 18, 2023

Fantastic introduction into HTML/CSS. Provides the skills to recognize different components when looking at web source code, and is a great foundation for the next steps in learning web development.

By Mann J

Aug 3, 2022

This course is perfect for beginners as it guides you to learn HTML, CSS, Bootstrap from the very basics. A must take course to upgrade or add new skills to yourself. Thank you Meta!

By Boat

Jul 5, 2022

some problem with subtitle issue and i just want to learn Javascript quickly.

By Abubakar B

Jul 18, 2022

Although I have a strong knowledge of front development, I still found some of the concepts in this Introductory course really powerful. The instructor was eloquent and explained everything clearly. My favourite lesson was the accessibility part. There is a lot we take for granted when building a website. I learned that building a website that serves everyone is not only important but necessary.