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Introduction to Web Development

Detailed Course Curriculum
This module is a foundational course designed to provide students with an overview of the web development process. The module covers the basics of web development, starting with the request/response cycle, which is the fundamental process of how web pages are delivered to the user’s browser. It also covers front-end and back-end development, which are the two main components of web development. Additionally, the module covers the basics of HTML, CSS, and JavaScript, which are the three core technologies used in web development. The learners will also learn how to set up a developer environment, including installing and configuring tools and software necessary for web development.
The Internet is an essential part of our daily lives, but its origins and inner workings are often overlooked. This module aims to provide students with an understanding of the history and infrastructure of the Internet. It covers the creation of the first computer networks, the development of the World Wide Web, and the protocols that enable data to be transmitted over the Internet. Students will also learn about the role of Internet Service Providers (ISPs) and Domain Name System (DNS) in connecting devices and websites. This module provides a foundation for understanding how the Internet functions, which is essential for anyone interested in web development, networking, or information technology.
The HTML Fundamentals module is a crucial building block for any web development course. It provides learners with an understanding of the core concepts of HTML, such as tags, attributes, and elements. The module starts with an introduction to the role of HTML in web development, followed by a detailed explanation of how to structure web pages using HTML tags. Students will learn about essential HTML tags such as headers, paragraphs, links, images, lists, and tables. They will also learn how to use attributes to provide additional information about elements and how to create and style forms using HTML. The hands-on challenges throughout the module provide learners with practical experience in using HTML to create web pages.
The CSS Fundamentals module is an essential part of web development training that provides students with an understanding of how to add visual styling and layout to their web pages using Cascading Style Sheets (CSS). The module covers the basics of CSS, including selectors, properties, and values, and how they are used to style HTML elements. Students will also learn about the CSS box model and how it is used to control the layout of web pages. Hands-on exercises and practical examples are used to reinforce the concepts covered in the module and help students gain practical skills. Upon completion of the module, students will have a solid foundation in CSS and be able to apply their knowledge to create visually appealing and well-designed web pages.
The CSS Layouts: Float, Flex Box & CSS Grid module in the Introduction to Web Development course is focused on the three ways of building layouts in CSS: floats, flexbox, and CSS grid. The module covers the basics of using floats to create a simple layout, followed by a more in-depth exploration of the more modern and powerful tools of flexbox and CSS grid. By the end of the module, students will have a good understanding of the advantages and disadvantages of each layout technique and will be able to choose the appropriate layout tool for their projects.
The Web Design Rules & Framework module in the Introduction to Web Development course is designed to provide learners with an understanding of the basic principles of web design. Students will learn about the importance of typography, color schemes, images, and other visual elements in creating a visually appealing website. The module also covers the importance of user experience, and how to design websites that are easy to use and navigate. The Website-Personalities-Framework is introduced as a way to create websites that are tailored to specific personalities, which can help to improve the overall user experience. By the end of the module, students will have a solid understanding of the key principles of web design and how to apply them in their own website projects.
In web development, reusable components and layout patterns play a crucial role in creating efficient and maintainable code. This module aims to teach students the basics of component-based design and how to create reusable components using HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. Students will also learn about various layout patterns, such as grid systems, and how to create flexible and responsive layouts using CSS. The module will cover the best practices for designing and implementing components and layouts, including accessibility and performance considerations. By the end of the module, students will have a solid understanding of component-based design principles and the skills to create efficient and reusable code in web development projects.
The Project – Setup & Desktop Version module is focused on providing students with the practical skills and knowledge necessary to plan, design, and develop a website from scratch. The module will cover essential topics such as responsive design, the use of rem and max-width units, and setting up a reusable grid system. By the end of the module, students will have a clear understanding of the different steps involved in building a website, from designing the layout to adding content and functionality. They will also have a chance to apply their knowledge and skills by building a complete website with multiple sections, including a homepage, about page, contact page, and more. This module is ideal for anyone looking to develop their web development skills and create professional-grade websites.
The Responsive Web Design module is essential for creating websites that work well on various devices, including desktops, laptops, tablets, and mobile devices. Students will learn how to use flexible layouts, fluid images, and media queries to make websites responsive and adaptable. They will also learn about breakpoints, which are points at which the layout of a website changes to fit the screen size of the device. By the end of this module, students will be able to create responsive designs that provide optimal viewing experiences across a range of devices and screen sizes. They will also be able to use media queries to customize the appearance of their website based on the device type, screen size, and orientation.
The JavaScript & Deployment module in the Introduction to Web Development course covers the basics of adding interactivity and effects to a website using JavaScript. Students will learn about variables, functions, conditional statements, loops, and event handling. They will also explore how to manipulate the DOM (Document Object Model) to create dynamic web pages. The module also covers the principles of web performance optimization, including minification, bundling, and caching. Finally, students will learn how to deploy their website to a web server using FTP or a hosting platform like GitHub Pages or Netlify. By the end of this module, students will have the skills and knowledge to create interactive and performant websites and deploy them to the web.
The Conclusion module of the Introduction to Web Development course is designed to help students recap and consolidate their learning from the entire course. Students will review the fundamentals of HTML, CSS, and JavaScript, and will be provided with some best practices for writing clean, maintainable code. The module will also provide an overview of some popular web development frameworks and libraries, and how they can be used to build complex web applications. Finally, the module will provide some resources for further learning and practice, such as online courses, communities, and projects. By the end of the course, students will have a solid foundation in web development and will be able to create their own responsive, visually appealing, and interactive websites.

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