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Overview

Thanks to a growing number of software programs, it seems as if anyone can make a webpage. But what if you actually want to understand how the page was created? There are great textbooks and online resources for learning web design, but most of those resources require some background knowledge. 

The programme

This Introduction to HTML5 offered by Coursera in partnership with University of Michigan is designed to help the novice who wants to gain confidence and knowledge. We will explore the theory (what actually happens when you click on a link on a webpage?), the practical (what do I need to know to make my own page?), and the overlooked (I have a page, what do I do now?). Throughout the course there will be a strong emphasis on adhering to syntactic standards for validation and semantic standards to promote wide accessibility for users with disabilities. 

This course will appeal to a wide variety of people, but specifically those who would like a step-by-step description of the basics. There are no prerequisites for this course and it is assumed that students have no prior programming skills or IT experience. The course will culminate in a small final project that will require the completion of a very simple page with links and images. 

Detailed Programme Facts

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Week 1 - This week we will uncover the "mystery" behind the Internet. We will also cover some practical concepts that you need to master before you begin coding your own pages.
  • Week 2 - This week you will need to take a deep breath and jump into coding. 
  • Week 3 - Okay, you created a file...what now? This week we will begin by covering the important but often overlooked concepts of validation and accessibility.

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English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

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