Learn to Code for the Web Course - University of Leeds

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Program Description

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Ever wondered what's behind your favourite websites and apps? Get to grips with the basics of coding in HTML, CSS and JavaScript.

This course is part of the An Introduction to Coding and Design program, which will enable you to get acquainted with programming and the fundamentals of user experience (UX).

Experiment with coding in different programming languages

Ever thought about learning how to code? Now’s your chance to learn the languages of the future.

On this course, you’ll be introduced to the basics of code types. You’ll explore the role that the coding languages of HTML, CSS and JavaScript play in making web pages and sites.

You’ll also have the opportunity to try it for yourself by applying your new coding skills to a project of your own.

What topics will you cover?

  • How the internet works
  • An introduction to coding languages
  • Investigating source code
  • Styling web pages
  • Using HTML and CSS

When would you like to start?

Most FutureLearn courses run multiple times. Every run of a course has a set start date but you can join it and work through it after it starts.

  • Available now
  • 27 July 2020

What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to:

  • Summarise the structure and terminology of the internet.
  • Define the roles of HTML, CSS and JavaScript in making web pages and sites.
  • Experiment with the code of existing web pages using browser developer tools.
  • Produce basic HTML (with guidance) using browser-based tools.
  • Produce basic CSS (with guidance) using browser-based tools.
  • Describe how real-world sites and apps build upon the basics.

Who is the course for?

This course is designed for people who have digital skills but would like to build confidence in using digital technology in the workplace.

This may include those studying for A-levels, those who have a degree, or those who want to improve their career prospects.

The course will also be useful for anyone in employment who wants to boost their digital skills or anyone returning to the workplace who’d like to gain confidence in how working practices has evolved.

You might also be interested in the other courses in the Digital Skills for the Workplace collection from the University of Leeds and the Institute of Coding.

Who will you learn with?

Tom Armitage

I'm a technologist and designer. I make things out of hardware, software, and the internet. When not making technology and art, I also write music and build instruments. I originally studied English.

Who developed the course?

University of Leeds

As one of the UK’s largest research-based universities, the University of Leeds is a member of the prestigious Russell Group and a centre of excellence for teaching.

Institute of Coding

The Institute of Coding is a family of learners, businesses and educators creating a new way to develop the digital skills needed at work and beyond.

What's included?

The University of Leeds is offering everyone who joins this course a free digital upgrade so that you can experience the full benefits of studying online for free. This means that you get:

  • Unlimited access to this course
  • Includes any articles, videos, peer reviews and quizzes
  • Tests to validate your learning
  • A PDF certificate of Achievement to prove your success when you’re eligible
Last updated Oct 2020

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