Web Development Fundamentals: A beginners guide to coding

——   Created by Kalob Taulien
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  • Kalob Taulien
    Kalob Taulien

    Web Development Teacher

  • Biography

    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 system)
    • I try my best to answer EVERY question my students have 
    • I love teaching — it's definitely one of my natural talents 
    • Also I love goats! (Great conversation starter with me if we ever get to meet in person)

    Below you can find all my Arbington courses. The categories go from easiest to hardest, except for the Misc. Coding Courses at the very end. 

    If you're brand new to coding, start with BEGINNERS WEB DEV. and then move on to HTML. 

    If you're an experienced web developer, you can skip through any of the sections below. 

    If you want to learn how to make websites look really nice, and act nice, you want to look into HTML, CSS and JavaScript. 

    If you want to create websites where users can login, have an account, and save information, you want to look into PHP, Python, Django, or Wagtail. 

    Last but not least, EVERYONE should know Git and how to use GitHub. It's absolutely vital that 100% of all developers understand Git and GitHub. It's the secret language that every employer is looking for. I have an entire section on it, too. 

    Don't forget to follow me on Arbington web development resources!

    Happy coding!

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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.

    Course content

    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

    What you'll learn

    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.