Web Development Fundamentals: A beginners guide to coding

——   Created by Kalob Taulien

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Learn how to get into web development.

In this class, we're going to explore what web development is and how exactly to get into web development as a hobby or career. If you're brand new to coding, software development or web development, this is where you should start as this is the perfect introduction into web development course. 

We'll tackle commons myths about web development and common questions people have, such as:

  • Am I too old to get into web development?
  • Do I need to be a genius to start coding?
  • Do I need a university or college degree?
  • Is it expensive to get into web development? And,
  • Is it hard to get into coding/web development?

Then we'll take a look at tools of the trade, and get set up with programs we need to get started right away. We'll also explore what it takes to break into the industry and become a web developer.

If you're brand new to coding, or you're thinking about maybe getting into web development/coding as a career or hobby, this course should be your very first step.

Along the way, I'll explain terminology and common words we use in the industry. And then we'll dive into open source and what it is, why it's important and what companies are looking for in open source contributions.

Lastly, we'll create a very simple HTML web page as your final project and I'll show you how you can get into web development in as little as 10 minutes. 


The course project

You will get a code editor setup on your computer and write a few lines of code which will be your first official web page.

You'll open it in your browser and then take a screenshot of your web page. 

Don't forget to share your final code (or screenshot) in your Arbington Project!

11 Lessons

What is web development?
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How to get into web development
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What does it take to get into web development?
Web development tools
How websites are created
Frontend vs backend coding
Fullstack web development
Working with teams
What is open source?
Don't reinvent the wheel
Getting started with your first line of code

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Courtney Fuhr liked this class and said...

Really made it easy to understand what developing is and more than anything, made me feel it’s truly possible to learn this skill.

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About the instructor

Hi everybody! I'm Kalob Taulien.

Here's the TL;DR (short) version about me:

  • I have been coding since 1999 and teaching people how to code since 2011
  • I have over 500,000 web development students world-wide
  • I'm on the Wagtail CMS core development team (Wagtail is Python's #1 most popular website making …
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