Web 101: Building Portfolios with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript

Master web dev essentials and design compelling portfolios in this beginner-friendly course.
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1hr 50min of on-demand video
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Understand the critical role of well-designed portfolios in the web development landscape.
Attain fundamental skills in HTML, CSS, and JavaScript, laying the groundwork for effective web development.
Master the essentials of HTML for structuring portfolios with semantic tags.
Apply CSS techniques, including advanced features like Flexbox and Grid, to create visually appealing and responsive portfolios.
Implement interactive features using JavaScript, enhancing the user experience.
Apply advanced styling, interactivity, and optimization techniques to create polished and dynamic online portfolios.


  • Participants should have basic computer skills, access to a stable internet connection, and familiarity with a text editor like Visual Studio Code. While prior web development experience is not mandatory, a genuine interest and motivation to learn HTML, CSS, and JavaScript are essential. The course accommodates diverse learners, including beginners, providing a structured path to build foundational web development expertise.


Embark on a transformative journey into the world of web development and portfolio design with our comprehensive course. Designed for beginners and aspiring web developers, this course provides a structured exploration of key technologies and design principles essential for creating stunning and functional portfolios.

Course Outline:

Section 1: Introduction

  • Lecture 1: Introduction: Gain insight into the course objectives and the exciting world of web development.

Section 2: Introduction to Web Development and Portfolio Design

  • Lecture 2: Why a Portfolio Matters: Understand the critical role portfolios play in the realm of web development.

  • Lecture 3: Introduction to HTML, CSS, and JavaScript: Dive into the foundational technologies driving modern web development.

Section 3: HTML Essentials for Your Portfolio

  • Lecture 4: Building Blocks of HTML: Explore the essential components of HTML.

  • Lecture 5: Power of Semantic HTML: Learn how semantic HTML enhances the impact of web content.

  • Lecture 6: Structuring Portfolio Content: Apply HTML to organize and present portfolio content effectively.

Section 4: Styling Portfolio with CSS

  • Lecture 7: Introduction to Cascading Style Sheets (CSS): Understand the role of CSS in styling web pages.

  • Lecture 8: Selectors, Properties, and Values: Master the fundamental elements of CSS.

  • Lecture 9: Applying CSS to Enhance Visual Design: Apply CSS techniques to elevate the aesthetic appeal of your portfolio.

Section 5: Advanced CSS Techniques

  • Lecture 10: Responsive Design with CSS Flexbox and Grid: Explore advanced CSS techniques for responsive design.

  • Lecture 11: Showcasing Projects: Develop strategies for effectively presenting and showcasing portfolio projects.

  • Lecture 12: Adding Interactivity with CSS Transitions and Animations: Enhance portfolio dynamics through CSS transitions and animations.

  • Lecture 13: Optimizing for Mobile and Tablet Devices: Ensure your portfolio is optimized for various devices.

  • Lecture 14: Designing Navigation Menu: Craft a user-friendly navigation experience.

  • Lecture 15: Designing Contact Form: Create an engaging and functional contact form.

  • Lecture 16: Designing About Section: Develop an appealing and informative 'About' section.

Section 6: Adding Interactivity with JavaScript

  • Lecture 17: Role of JavaScript in Web Development: Understand the significance of JavaScript in creating dynamic web experiences.

  • Lecture 18: JavaScript Basics: Build a foundation in JavaScript programming.

  • Lecture 19: Single Page Navigation: Implement single-page navigation for seamless user experiences.

  • Lecture 20: Validating Contact Form: Utilize JavaScript to validate and enhance the functionality of contact forms.

Who Should Take This Course:

  • Beginners with an interest in web development and creating impactful portfolios.

  • Aspiring web developers seeking practical skills in HTML, CSS, and JavaScript.

  • Individuals looking to enhance their online presence through a professionally designed portfolio.

Join us on this educational journey, and by the end of the course, you'll have the skills and knowledge to craft an impressive and interactive web portfolio that stands out in the digital landscape.

Who this course is for:

  • This course is tailored for individuals aspiring to build a strong foundation in web development and create impressive online portfolios.


Researcher | Author | Software Engineer
Suman Kunwar
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Suman Kunwar has worked in the IT industry mostly focused on web technologies for more than 10 years. As CTO of Mom's Store Nepal, he helps parents sustainably meet their clothing needs. He has served as a mentor for HTML, CSS, and JavaScript courses in Coursera and has built a canvas game that won third place in Asia Pacific (2019 Developer Circles from Facebook Community Challenge).

He obtained his Ph.D. in Computer Science in 2022 with research interests in image and signal processing and deep neural networks. He is also an author of Learn JavaScript : Beginners Edition book. As a hobby, he builds tools that increase the productivity of developers. Sustainable living and mountaineering are two of his passions.

CEO/Co-Founder at Ottr
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With a diverse background spanning over five years in strategic planning, project management, and content creation, I currently am the CEO at Ottr Technology. In this role, I specialize in translating visionary concepts into tangible realities through meticulous strategic planning and policy development. Previously, I served as a Strategic Planner at a design agency, honing my ability to align processes seamlessly with company strategies. Additionally, my tenure as a Project Manager at a media company showcased my effective leadership in stimulating cross-functional teams. As a Content Creator, I take pride in independently managing content creation endeavours, significantly enhancing social media engagement. I look forward to sharing this wealth of experience with you on our Udemy journey.

Creative Head at Ottr
Roshit Shrestha
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Passionate and innovative problem solver with 5+ years in UI/UX design. Proficient in Figma, Adobe XD, Photoshop, and Illustrator. Dedicated to crafting human-centric products, I bring expertise in transforming concepts into polished, user-friendly designs. I am excited to share my knowledge as an Udemy instructor, guiding aspiring designers in bringing ideas to life.

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