Thought the course did a great job of teaching the basics without getting too ahead of itself. All of the sample code was well commented out to explain exactly what the code did which was very helpful
This is an excellent course for the basics in html, css and js I would definitely recommend it to anyone who wanted to build a simple but interactive website using one of the many frameworks available
By David C V•
Even for a complete novice and even given how short the course is, the topics are barely explained. There's a lot of programming that's just left unexplained and the most you get from the course is by reading documentation. And then the quizzes touch a lot of topics that weren't mentioned even in passing. And the projects are just dissapointing, all of them can be completed in 5 minutes without really understanding what you are doing, offering no challenge and no real skill improvement. Especially the last one, "copy this snippet of code and figure out where to paste it - hint - if you open the file it tells you" it's just not worth the time honestly. Specially comparing this course to other beginner courses avaliable in coursera i found it lacking content.
By Rhonda B•
Html and CSS were excellent!
Yes - the quizzes were too easy - I passed all of them even when I wasn't understanding most of the material.
I went over to CodeAcademy and Microsoft Virtual Academy to get a better foundation in JS, then came back and was able to understand a bit better. As for me, I am going to spend more time learning and practicing JS/JQ before moving on to the next course in this specialization.
By Bob C•
Use this course to reinforce your front end skills and not to learn for the first time. There's too many gaps in the presented content for a beginner. The video and audio were presented in a professional high quality format that you would expect from a major university. However, the course structure was slightly unorganized and didn't flow as well as other courses of similar content. Sometimes the instructors seemed to be at a loss for words and stumbled along with arms flailing. At 2X speed it's very obvious and entertaining.
It was a fair attempt for their first online Coursera Web Development course. Hopefully, University of London will improve with future courses.
By Tony H•
The 2.5 is for the decent content and the presenters, who try hard. The course is strictly for beginners although the JQuery could be a bit off-putting and a little programming experience would certainly help. Not sure why Visual Studio Code doesn't get a mention as with live server it is very user friendly. I have only given half marks because the assignments are trivial in the extreme even for complete newcomers to the subject. For example, copying two blocks of code to marked places in a file tests nothing.
By Haim M•
By Niek T•
Things are well explained and quizes are well constructed. Personally I didn't find the Assignments challenging enough. As a beginning developper I usualy find it difficult to come up with well sclaed assignment with which I main they are not too small and easy but also no too hard either. I know that's quite subjective but maybe a few optional Assignments (up for peer review but maybe not graded, might be usefull for people like me.) Kind regards, Niek
By Pablo P•
The course is interesting, the professors are good, they know how and what they have to explain. But the exercises and tests are really easy and do not require lots of knowledge. In fact, seems more like an explanation than a test. So, if you don't practice by yourself you won't learn a thing. Even though Coursera give you an certificate.
I would add more and better practical exercises to make this course better.
By Andrew M•
The course could and should have digs a hole lot deeper into the material, a brief history of the web, the browser, wars standards compliance, I feel, should have been part of this course. Web-standards in general also, html/css/js versions which just have new versions or upcoming versions should have been presented and/or relevant links provided.
This course if full of missed opportunities.
By Oscar H•
I think the Course could improve the Challenges.
I think that The Night/Day mode assigment and also the one that required to change the pictures was not difficult enough to exploit and test the skills we learned.
The first assigment in other hand was more about coding and doing something from scratch. I think every assigment should be as good as that one.
By Sean C•
Great video instructions. Had some tech issues on my end. Not really a good idea to try this on a chromebook if you are just getting started. If you know the work-arounds to make the assignments with a chromebook it's below your level. Still very much worth the time to watch the videos whether or not you are going to complete the work.
By marsya a•
Words... TOO MANY Words!! Talking talking talking, most if it without valuable content. I got bored listening to the instructors continuously telling us what they were going to tell us, repeating themselves, and then telling us what they told us again and again and again... Also WAY too many UMMMMsss from the instructors.
By Roy H•
While the content was great the assignments were a let down. Many of them is making very minor changes and uploading screenshots rather than having the opportunity to try all the skills that were taught. I would have preferred if the assignments were to make the pages we were working with from scratch.
By January J•
In my opinion, this is a decent introductory course but I feel it relies too heavily on the bootstrap framework and not enough basic fundamentals are taught. There is a lot happening within any framework and understanding the how, and why of web design is just as important as getting the final product.
By Miniapple E•
Not that bad I've might have learned more visiting other MOOC like Openclassrooms where they give us more information about coding. This course is just showing the basic, not as complete as other online course platform where they show you how to insert video, contact form and audio.
By Andrew G•
Got really bonkers listening to the University of London jingle at the start AND end of each of the 38 video's in this course. The content is just ok.. but not explanation is very high level. It is good for someone who has never had experience with web technologies before.
By Damir K•
Needs way bigger scope and a bit more going into details. The Full Stack Web Development course is somewhat like that. Lectures are good and easy to understand, both visuals and speak are nice and clear. Hopefully next one remains great quality but with more content :)
As a learning course the final project was specification-less. they should ask for something specific and explained well they should test conecpts not asking for whatever idea you have, apply what you learned I think this is an old school method.
By Abdelrahman M•
overall is good , but it didn't show the full details for a beginner and i was confused about a lot of things , my advice for you if you've already know some information about the topics ,you 'll feel more comfortable with this course .
By Pona T•
By QuangHuy T•
Course is really helpful for whom start develop website, however, question set is too small so student can guess its answer in few trial (I don't like it).
At the end, I admire your effort in these series and will keep joining the next course.
By Thomas K•
A nice introduction to the basics but I found the assignments a little to easy so I didn't feel competent at the end of the course. I thought the instructors gave the information in clear and concise way which made the course quite enjoyable
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By Abdullah A F•
The overall lecture was good but instructor always shows readymade code. it is difficult to understand when a lecturer speech from readme code. It is easy to understand when a lecturer speech+write code simultaneously.