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Practical Web Development: Make Websites Quickly And Easily

A comprehensive guide to website creation, including server setup, domain name, templates, and more.
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Created by Wilson Wang
Last updated 11/2015
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  • 1 Supplemental Resource
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  • Certificate of Completion
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Hi! My name is Wilson Wang, and I've been making websites extensively for the past few years. I have found that creating a website is much easier than people portray it to be, and that is why I have created this course.

This course is designed for people who want to learn how to quickly make a beautiful website. By the end of this course you will have made a website from start to finish, as well as learned how to use Amazon's AWS service, some basic Unix commands, Github, Ubuntu Server setup, Domain names, and more. People wanting to practice their command line skills will also benefit from this course, as the back-end/server side work is done through Unix.


You will learn:

  • How websites work
  • How the domain name, ip address, server, and web browser are connected to each other
  • How to clone code from Github
  • The basics of Amazon AWS
  • The basics of Server Administration/Command Line
  • How to modify templates to suit your needs
  • Pointers toward more advanced resources for aspiring web developers
  • And more...

Enroll now to start creating your own website and becoming a kick-ass web developer!

Who is the target audience?
  • Anyone who wants their own website
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What Will I Learn?
Use Amazon's AWS Services
Create a self-hosted website with a domain name and a server
Clone a template from Github
Get a general idea of the steps required to create a website
Do basic server administration and edit files on a Unix system
Understand interaction between local machines and the server
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Curriculum For This Course
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1 Lecture 02:56
1 Lecture 00:00

In this course I will be using Unix commands. I will attempt to explain what I'm doing, but in case I forget, please consult this guide. It contains detailed descriptions of the basic Unix commands, and will help you clarify what I am doing in the videos.

Guide: Linux commands for doing work on the server
6 pages
Part 1: The Server
6 Lectures 41:15
1.1 - Introduction to AWS

1.3.0 - Logging into the Server (for Windows)

1.3.1 - Logging into the Server (for Mac/Linux)

1.4 - Introduction and Installation of Apache HTTP Server

Part 2: The Website
10 Lectures 01:00:12
2.1 - Cloning a Template from Github

2.2 - Using the Template

2.3.0 - Copying files from your computer to the server (for Mac/Linux)

2.3.1 - Copying files from your computer to the server (for Windows)

2.4 - Modifying the Template (pt. 1)

2.5 - Modifying the Template (pt. 2)

2.6 - Modifying the Template (pt. 3)

2.7 - Modifying the Template (pt. 4)

2.8 - Modifying the Template (pt. 5)

2.9 - Modifying the Template (pt. 6)
Part 3: The Domain Name
1 Lecture 05:31
3.1 - Getting and Setting up a domain name
Part 4: Conclusion and More Resources
1 Lecture 04:00
4.1 - Conclusion and More Resources
About the Instructor
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Software Engineer, Homo Sapien, Maker of Things

Hi! My name is Wilson, and I am teaching on Udemy because I want to pass on what I've learned.

My areas of expertise are software development/programming and physics. I have been creating apps and websites ever since I started high school, so I have quite a lot of experience doing that. In particular I have figured out the most straightforward way to create apps and websites, so in my courses you will save lots of time by not learning superfluous information.

I am also highly qualified to teach physics. In high school I achieved a near-perfect score on the AP Physics C test, and I also won a Gold Medal in the US Physics Olympiad.

Finally, even if you don't like science or technology, I still recommend you try them out. By studying science and technology you get a unique viewpoint of the world which will separate you from everyone else - while the general public sees X, you will see Y and be able to capitalize on these insights.

I hope you find my courses helpful, and if you have any suggestions please tell me!

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