Web Design and Development

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USD 3600


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About the course

This front-end web development certificate is all about designing and building websites that are focused on the needs of users, striking a balance between form and function. From the very beginning, you will explore the ideas of mental models and target audience personas. By taking a design-first, code-second approach, you will learn to structure content and make informed design decisions based on the needs of potential website visitors before writing a single line of code. Foundational concepts of writing valid HTML and CSS are paired with accessibility best practices to ensure you can implement your designs effectively and accurately. Through an introduction to JavaScript, jQuery, and data collection, you will explore adding simple interactivity and forms to your websites. Throughout these courses, you will practice meeting the needs of your target audiences while designing web experiences that are attractive, functional, and accessible.

  • Framing Front-End Web Development
  • Structuring Content with HTML
  • Styling Web Content with CSS
  • Composition and Responsive Design
  • Improving User Experience with Interactivity
  • Collecting Data with Forms


  • Establish a framework for success in front-end web development
  • Produce valid HTML that organizes content in a meaningful way for your target audience
  • Use CSS to design and implement a web page that is appropriate for your target audience
  • Employ visual design principles to create attractive, functional websites styled and laid out with CSS
  • Enhance the user experience through interactivity with JavaScript
  • Recognize basic JavaScript & jQuery syntax rules and event-based programming techniques
  • Design, code, and evaluate a form to collect data inputs from your target audience

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In May of 2017 I received my Ph.D. in Computer Science at Washington University in St. Louis. Under the supervision of Dr. Caitlin L. Kelleher, I investigated leveraging completion problems to help enable middle school to learn computer programming independently. If you would like to know more ab...


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