This course is as short as I could make, specifically for a busy person who needs an easy start with web development and who hopes to get a good result in the shortest period as possible.
You will see what is going on behind the scene when the user enters the address to the address bar of the browser to see the web page.
The regular web application has several layers, and we will have a look at them. The terminology overview gives us a clue for understanding the naming conventions used by programmers.
The comparison of the components of a common web application in most used programming languages will make you feel comfortable in the conversations about the web.
We will check the structure of the web pages and the language used by the browsers to convert the string of the text to the page.
The modern browsers have tools to see the page from inside; you will learn how to open them, what to look for, and why it is a good idea to play with the code of existent page there.
The course covers the typical structure of the web page and shows the ways to style text there.
The websites use the different types of images like GIF, JPEG, SVG, PNG. The type depends on the purpose of the picture. We will investigate it.
I will show you my favorite free image editor IrfanViewer, and it's menus and tools. You will see the use of it in practice.
Last part of the course covers three different Content Management Systems from inside to build a pretty website with minimum knowledge about web development. You will see the admin portals of WordPress, Wix and custom CMS; and the process of the blog post creation.
I hope this course will be helpful to you.
I started my career as a teacher at the elementary school in Russia. When we moved to Canada, I've got QXpress certificate as a desktop publisher and webmaster after studying books of David Blatner (still have one of them). The same way I learned web development: reading books and playing with the code. I became a professional web developer, and in my opinion, anyone can do the same.