The Introduction to Web Development culminates with a project to build a music player. Students can upload their own music and images for the player. They can also use their web development skills to personalize their music player.
An Introduction to Web Development emphasizes students applying and exploring the information presented. Students are presented with a code editor so they can put into action each concept they learn. In addition, the content provides code snippets to get students started.
This content provides a well-rounded introduction to the core concepts of web development. It also goes beyond the basics by presenting students with lessons on how to developer tools in the browser to help debug their code, using the jQuery library to increase their productivity, and how to use web forms.
An Introduction to Web Development reflects the need for computer science education to meet students where they are. Like any specialized community, computer science has its own jargon. The formal teaching of computer science should not burden students with the assumption that they are fluent in this special language. The lessons assume no prior experience with coding, provides boilerplate code so students can focus on the lesson, and introduces how to use the Codio platform.