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Interactivity with JavaScript, University of Michigan

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About this Course

If you want to take your website to the next level, the ability to incorporate interactivity is a must. But adding some of these types of capabilities requires a stronger programming language than HTML5 or CSS3, and JavaScript can provide just what you need. With just a basic understanding of the language, you can create a page that will react to common events such as page loads, mouse clicks & movements, and even keyboard input. This course will introduce you to the basics of the JavaScript language. We will cover concepts such as variables, looping, functions, and even a little bit about debugging tools. You will understand how the Document Object Model (DOM) is used by JavaScript to identify and modify specific parts of your page. After the course, learners will be able to react to DOM Events and dynamically alter the contents and style of their page. The class will culminate in a final project - the creation of an interactive HTML5 form that accepts and verifies input. This is the third course in the Web Design For Everybody specialization. A basic understanding of HTML and CSS is expected when you enroll in this class. Additional courses focus on enhancing the styling with responsive design and completing a capstone project....

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Mar 16, 2016

An excellent course, my JavaScript has improved greatly since I completed the requirements. Colleen is a fantastic teacher, I found the lectures to be highly informative and the assignments good fun.


Feb 07, 2016

I was glad to find a course that focused simply on the basics of Javascript. So many courses cover the three HTML, CSS, and JS, but don't give enough to really start working with Javascrip.\n\nThanks

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Dec 14, 2018

I loved this course a lot. However, it would be great to add more practical individual assignments.

By Eduardo Sánchez Villafán

Dec 10, 2018


By Dhruvil Patel

Dec 03, 2018

best course!

By Genís Torrents

Dec 03, 2018

This course is a lot worse than the others in this module. It does not teach what js is, just how to do a few basic things with it. People who know any programming language will sleep through half of the lectures. People who don't won't learn to code anyway.

By Cibi

Nov 29, 2018

Teaches you the basics of javaScript and forms in a fast and orderly way. Great course

By Sanjana Pasuparthy

Oct 25, 2018

Good course to get started off with JavaScript. Would like a couple of more optional quizzes and assignments so that people who are keen on getting an in-depth knowledge are also benefited. Thank you Colleen for your efforts!

By Monica R

Oct 11, 2018

Really a nice course.

It was very useful.

By Chris Taylor

Oct 03, 2018

Good introduction to JavaScript. Not a true "coding" class, but gives enough information to help start learning. I enjoyed it.

By Kalive Purushotham Kumar

Sep 30, 2018

Nice Course


Sep 27, 2018