University of California, Davis
Introduction to Web Development
University of California, Davis

Introduction to Web Development

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William Mead

Instructor: William Mead


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No prior experience required
10 hours to complete
3 weeks at 3 hours a week
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There are 4 modules in this course

Welcome to the course! In this module, we will begin with downloading and installing the code editor Visual Studio Code. You will then be able to identify different parts of the HTML language, manually add basic tags for web pages, and properly use basic opening and closing tags with content on a HTML file to markup content. You will also test files for errors using a HTML validator. Let’s get started!

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15 videos2 readings1 assignment2 discussion prompts

In this module, we will use the anchor tag in HTML to create different kinds of links. You’ll link to files within the same website using relative path syntax. You’ll also demonstrate using tags that put replaced content on a web page. We’ll continue on by identifying different image formats used for images displayed on web pages. You’ll practice using appropriate attributes to provide the browser with more information about replaced content. We’ll finish up this module by identifying other types of replaced content such as video, audio, and iFrame content. Let’s get started.

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11 videos1 assignment1 discussion prompt

Welcome to Module 3! In this module, we’ll identify and correctly use different semantic sectioning elements in HTML files. You’ll demonstrate using HTML to change markup on different platforms. You’ll also demonstrate using a service like GitHub to store and share Git repositories. We’ll finish up the module by creating linked HTML files with folders and subfolders, and practice optimizing images and using them on pages for a personal website project. We have a lot to cover, so let’s get started!

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13 videos1 assignment2 discussion prompts

Welcome to the final module of this course! In this module, we’ll articulate the purpose of CSS and identify different parts of a CSS rule. You’ll demonstrate using characters such as curly braces, semi-colons, and commas when writing CSS syntax. Then, we’ll articulate and differentiate big ideas in CSS and create more specific CSS rules through the use of combinator selectors. We’ll finish up the module by identifying where and how CSS can be used within a website, including in-line CSS, CSS rules inside style tags, and CSS in linked stylesheets.

What's included

15 videos1 reading1 assignment2 discussion prompts


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William Mead
University of California, Davis
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