Introduction to Web Development

Are you Interested in Learning Web Development? Enroll in this Free course for a Dynamic Introduction to the Profession!
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  • Lectures 15
  • Length 2 hours
  • Skill Level Beginner Level
  • Languages English, captions
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Published 10/2013 English Closed captions available

Course Description

Are you considering web development as a career? Do you simply want to learn to create your own web sites but don't know where to start? Does the world of programming fascinate you? Are you curious about "what it takes" to be a web developer.

Join master instructor, Mark Lassoff, for this fast paced, short course designed to introduce you to the world of web development. You'll be introduced to three of the primary languages used for web development.

Exposure to Three Major Programming Languages
First, Mark will introduce you to HTML5, HyperText Markup Language, used to contain the content elements of web and mobile sites. Next, you'll be introduced to CSS, Cascading StyleSheet Language, used to add design and style to web presentations. Finally, Mark will introduce you to Javascript, one of the most important and fastest growing languages used today.

Dynamic Course Design
This course is designed to give you a preview of what professional web development work is like. You'll use some of the same languages and techniques used by professional web developers every day. With fascinating, fast paced lectures, code samples, and challenging lab exercises (solutions provided) you'll gain a sense of what it's like to work in the web development field.

Thousands have learned web development and programming from Mark Lassoff. Join Introduction for Web Development today and start your path towards mastering this exciting and challenging field.

What are the requirements?

  • Mac or PC
  • Free Text editor (Brackets Recommended)
  • Web Browser (Chrome and Firefox Recommended)

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Understand the technologies used in web development
  • Identify the tools used by web developers
  • Apply HTML document structure
  • Write HTML allowing you to display a simple web page
  • Add images to a web page
  • Understand the role of CSS in web development
  • Understand the HTML/CSS color model
  • Apply colors to web page elements
  • Alter CSS text properties
  • Understand and apply the basics of the CSS box model
  • Know the role of Javascript programming in web development
  • Integrate prewritten Javascript code
  • Create a basic Javascript program to collect data
  • Use Javascript to adjust the appearance of page elements
  • Understand the next steps to learning professional web development skills

Who is the target audience?

  • Anyone who wants to start learning web development
  • Beginners
  • Students
  • Teachers
  • Traditional developers who want to learn web

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

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Certificate of completion.


Section 1: Tools and HTML

In this video, your instructor, Mark, goes through some of the things you will learn in this brief course, like HTML, CSS, and Javascript.


Mark goes through some web browsers, text editors, testing environments, and some other tools of the trade


In this video, Mark introduces you to HTML, and goes through how to make a very basic web page.


Mark shows you how to insert your image to your webpage, formatting an image, captioning, and adding tags for descriptions.

1 page

Complete this lab exercise after you view the Section 1 video lectures.

Section 2: CSS

In this video, Mark shows you how to take the simple default text on your web page and change its colors, size, and overall look by using CSS.


Mark shows you the two different codes to set a specific color with CSS and how to highlight text


Mark shows you how to make a content box in HTML, and how to stylize it in CSS, like adding padding and borders.

2 pages

Complete these lab exercises after you watch the Section 2 video lectures.

Section 3: Javascript

In this video, Mark shows you how to insert a pre-written Javascript form into your page with HTML


Mark introduces you to Javascript, which is a language for interactions with the user on a webpage, with an example that converts the user's inputed age into dog years


Here, Mark shows you how to build a name and email form to get and store a user's information


Mark briefly goes over what you've learned in this course, and where to take your new knowledge from here

4 pages

After viewing the Section 3 video lectures, complete these lab exercises.

Section 4: Bonus Lecture

Here's some bonus material to help you continue learning.

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Instructor Biography

LearnToProgram, Inc., Learn Web, Mobile and Game Development

LearnToProgram Media is a leading publisher of web, mobile, and game development courses that are used by over 500,000 people in 65 countries. LearnToProgram's valuable network of technical resources includes content on YouTube, iTunes, and Roku, as well as books, free tutorials, and online courses.

With a mission of “teaching the world to code" LearnToProgram instructors are teachers first and technical experts second. Their primary skill is relating complex technical information to nontechnical people learning web, mobile and game development. The entirely online, self-paced sales model allows students to learn at their own pace.

With over 40 courses on the market, LearnToProgram offers students flexible programs in web development, mobile application development and game development. Currently the company's most popular online courses include Become a Certified Web Developer and 10 Apps in 10 Weeks.

The company is based outside of Hartford, Connecticut.

Instructor Biography

Mark Lassoff, Programming Instructor with over 500,000 students worldwide.

Mark Lassoff 's parents frequently claim that Mark was born to be a programmer.  Starting, in the mid-eighties at age 11, Mark was hard at work on his Commodore 64 writing games in the BASIC language.  After completing a computer science degree, Mark developed software for several well-known internet startups during the initial internet boom of the mid 1990’s.  Five years ago Mark parlayed a two decades of software development experience into his latest entrepreneurial venture, LearnToProgram Media.

LearnToProgram Media publishes online courses that teach mobile, web, and game development. Over 500,000 people have learned programming from Mark through online classes he has either authored or published. In addition to publishing popular courses and books LearnToProgram Media operates an internet video network which produces several programs on software development.

Previously Mark founded PowerPlant Marketing, which created marketing automation software for REALTORS™.  After the sale of PowerPlant, Mark went on to found Internet Broadcasting Group which counted among it’s launch clients Nike, Blue Moon Brewing Company and Opubco.

Mark lives in Connecticut and speaks worldwide on software development, entrepreneurship and online learning.  He has spoken at TechWeek NY, TechWeek LA, and SXSW, among other large conferences.  In his spare time he he enjoys aviation, mentoring new business owners and spending time with life-long friends and family.

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