The Ultimate Web Development Course
Learn ALL the major web development technologies in one working project: HTML, CSS, MySQL, PHP, jQuery and AJAX
Taught by freelance developer and experienced online educator Dr. Richard Stibbard, this course takes you in easy steps through the entire process of building an up-to-date web interface which updates its database and HTML on the fly without the need for page refreshes, rather like the 'Add to Favourites' function on Youtube or Trivago.com's hotel search.
Along the way you will learn how to:
- structure a website using HTML5
- apply styling with cascading stylesheets (CSS)
- convert a static site to a dynamic one using PHP
- remove inefficient duplicate code
- use PHP functions to isolate variables
- use MySQLi and prepared statements for secure database queries
- manipulate page content immediately with jQuery
- update the database silently with AJAX
- upload the project to a web host and deal with important security considerations.
- PDF version of the course allows full-text search
The course is equally suitable for beginners or more advanced students. For beginners there are step-by-step instructions which take you through every step of the project until all the principles have been covered, and then hand over to assignments which allow you to put into practice what you have learned before you see the solutions.
For learners already familiar with some aspects of web design and development who want to move onto specific points more quickly, incremental working files and clear guidance are provided at every stage, allowing you to skip lessons you do not need and rejoin the course at any point without losing track of the necessary code.
With studio quality audio, widescreen HD video, and incremental versions of the source code, this efficiently organized course teaches up-to-date coding techniques and gives comprehensive coverage of an important aspect of modern web development.
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I have been working in web development since 2006, now mainly using Wordpress and before that building custom database-driven websites from scratch, as well as buiding and customizing online learning sites with Moodle. Before that, I was a lecturer at the University of Surrey, where I specialized in distance education through the online learning platform WebCT Vista (later to become Blackboard).
I thus have wealth of expertise not just in the technical aspects of my courses, but also the educational side of online learning. My aim is to deliver courses of supreme clarity which are suitable for a range of learners, and which make learning a pleasure for all my students.
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Reviews of the course
This has been one of the best web courses ever
It should be used as a model by almost anyone thinking of teaching on the web. It has cleared out nearly a decade of web programming cobwebs. The fact you have made a course which is complete end-to-end is impressive. The fact that code examples all work puts nearly every programming book and most web courses to shame. Paul Wolfson, Principal Investigator, Dallas Legal Technology
It definitely is the "Ultimate" course on Web development.
I want to thank the instructor Dr Richard Stibbard for coming up with such a well organised and complete course on web development making use of the latest trends and techniques. The best thing about this course is that its very well organised and Dr Richard knows what he is teaching. Every lesson is meaningful and every word he says sits right into your brain. I am a huge fan of this course and can't stop writing and praising enough about it. It is by far the best course on web development to take up and i can say this because i have taken other courses on udemy and trust me they all disappoint at some point.But 5 stars to Dr Richard and his course.And lastly i want to add the best thing about this course is wherever and whenever you have a query you write about it and you will get the precise answer within a day.
Many Thanks to Dr Richard !!! Aprajita Sambyal
Work through a comprehensive example.
This course covers a lot of material in the best possible way: by working through a well thought-out example website ("Favourite Movies"). It will take a while to complete, but once your done, you will probably be excited to start working on your own site. This course was worth much more than the $30 that I paid. Steven Amodio
I originally had minimal web development knowledge but after taking this course I am now in a position to develop a (basic) web application in full. Dr Stibbard has the knack of explaining things very well and the assignments are a great way of making the lessons 'stick'. I really cannot praise this course highly enough, it's brilliant. David Morgan