Website Development for Beginners Certificate

Website Development for Beginners Certificate
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With website development continuing to be one of the most in-demand skillsets required in the modern workplace, it’s never made more sense to formalise your interest in web development by getting qualified. This flexible online training is designed for people who are new to web development and are keen to develop their skills in this exciting area, whether as a hobby or in corporate web development or freelance web development. The course is also suitable for business owners who wish to build a website for their organisation or need a training solution for staff.

Will It Teach Me To Be A Web Developer?

Even the most experienced web developer will tell you that you never stop learning web development. However, this training will equip you with all the basic knowledge and tools you need to successfully build your first website. It takes a useful practical approach with code example, guidance material and plenty of coding activities to develop your skills.

What Does The Course Cover?

You’ll start with an overview of the history of the web before getting up to date with more recent innovations and expected future developments. After that, the 10 easy-to-digest modules are designed to guide you through all you need to know to get up and running with the HTML, CSS and JavaScript coding languages, plus much more.

Key Learning Points

Work through the 10 modules before taking an end of course exam (included) and achieving certification in web development for beginners.

  • Learn about the past, present and future of the internet.
  • Define the terms client-side and server-side in the context of web development.
  • Learn how to create a simple HTML document and set up the basic skeleton of a web page.
  • Use different HTML elements to create different sections of a web page.
  • Add styling code to HTML in internal and external style sheets with CSS.
  • Learn how CSS is used alongside HTML to build attractive pages.
  • Explore coding concepts for the web such as the CSS Box Model, the HTML DOM Model and JavaScript’s Object Orientation.
  • Learn to use JavaScript code in HTML documents in order to change and modify the structure and add interactivity.

Advantages of the Course

  • The comprehensive, easy-to-follow course material appeals to a wide range of learning styles.
  • End of module activities and a final test are designed to embed knowledge.
  • The ability to write simple web pages and elements using HTML, CSS and JavaScript is an in-demand skill that will attract you to a wide range of employers.
  • Your new skillset will prove invaluable for business, professional and personal projects.
  • There are no prerequisites to take this beginner-level course.
  • Download your certificate or receive it in the post when you complete the end.
  • A good investment for businesses who wish to build their own website, or those looking to train staff in website development.

This course is CPD certified.

The Internet and the Web
  • What ARPANET was and how it is linked to the invention of the Internet
  • How the Hypertext and Hyperlink concepts are fundamental to the way our Web works
  • How the Domain Name System was invented to translate unreadable web addresses into mnemonic phrases
  • How the World Wide Web was invented as a way to ease the communication within a scientific organisation
What is Web Development?
  • The difference between a web page, web site and web application
  • How web servers are used to store data and information relating to the web site
  • The terms ‘client-side’ and ‘server-side’, and what they mean
  • The three main languages in building web sites and how they are used
Hypertext Markup Language (HTML)
  • What is Hypertext Markup Language and why it is used to build websites
  • What are the mandatory basic elements in an HTML document
  • What is the purpose of the head and body elements in a website as well as the difference between the two
  • What is nesting and why it is fundamental for any scripting language
Advanced HTML elements
  • Some of the more advanced elements that can be structured using HTML
  • The difference between a block element and an inline element and why this matters for the layout
  • How many versions of HTML existed and why the latest one excites web developers
  • The main HTML elements that help us create basic web layouts
Introduction to CSS
  • What Cascading Style Sheets is and why it is used to style web pages
  • The differences between the different version of CSS and which is the latest
  • How CSS can be inserted in HTML documents using internal and inline style sheets
  • The steps to creating an external style sheet and how to link it with HTML
HTML & CSS in Action – Part I
  • What the HTML classes and ids are and how to use them with CSS
  • How to write CSS code according to the CSS syntax rules
  • What selectors are used for as well as the different kinds of CSS selectors that you can use
  • The difference between a pseudo class and a pseudo element
HTML & CSS in Action – Part II
  • How points, pixels and percentages are used as basic units of measure in Web Development
  • What properties are in the context of Cascading Style Sheets and what they are used for in CSS code
  • What the idea behind the CSS Box Model is and why every CSS element can be thought of as a box
  • The difference between margins, padding and borders in the context of the Box Model
HTML & CSS in Action Part III
  • How to style an HTML web page using colour
  • What the RGB abbreviation stands for in the context of colour theory and how to apply it in CSS
  • How to add gradients and shadow effects to CSS elements
  • How to create a custom horizontal navigation bar using HTML and CSS
Introduction to JavaScript
  • What JavaScript is and how it is used alongside HTML and CSS to add interactivity to the web page
  • Why JavaScript is an object-oriented, dynamic and event-driven programming language
  • What variables and values mean in the JavaScript code and the data types specific to JavaScript
  • What role operators play when manipulating JavaScript variables
JavaScript in Action
  • What the concept of an object means in JavaScript and the different ways to construct an object
  • What the Document Object Model is and how it links to HTML code
  • How the HTML Document object allows JavaScript to access and modify each element inside the HTML and CSS code
  • Which JavaScript methods you can apply to HTML document objects to control the behaviour of elements
Course Code
Online Course
Course Access
1 Year
Exams Included
1 gigahertz (GHz)
1 GB
Operating Systems
Windows 7
Windows 8
Windows 10
Mac OS
Internet Explorer 8 or above
Google Chrome
Safari 6 or above
Mozilla Firefox
Windows, Mac, iPhone, iPad, Android
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