07. November 2019 - 18:30
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Introduction to Web Development | Goldsmiths University | Goldsmiths University | Thursday, 07. November 2019

Tim Berners Lee said ‘the original idea of the web was that it should be a collaborative space where you can communicate through sharing information.’ There are many tools and customisable web sites that enable you to ‘get online’, communicate & collaborate. This introductory course will teach you how to build websites from the ground up using HTML and CSS, providing an understanding of web technologies. We’ll also cover how to make these compatible with all devices, from smartphone to desktop.
As well as the work we complete in class, you will also be asked to undertake tasks using the Coursera learning platform. Through a combination of lab and online work we’ll teach you the fundamental skills of web design, and are especially interested in tailoring the course to suit your needs. Whether you wish to develop your own project, or to gain additional employability skills, we can guide you through your first steps, offering you expert guidance and troubleshooting any issues you experience.
This a five week intensive short course designed to help you take your first steps in responsive web design and development. We’ll achieve this by focusing on exploring the design process and the two foundational web design languages: HTML & CSS. Many websites aren’t built to be adaptable to different devices, meaning the user experience is hampered. This leads to pictures being wrongly formatted, or important messages becoming lost. Learning to build responsive websites from scratch will help you alleviate these issues, to use readily available web tools & platforms, and to create a welcoming and adaptable space for your audience.