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Understanding Web Development: A Beginners Guide to the Web

Christopher Dodd, Web Developer / Blogger

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20 Videos (2h 50m)
    • Introduction to 'Understanding Web Development'

    • What to expect from the course

    • How you can edit any page on the web

    • Front-end vs Back-end

    • HTML

    • CSS

    • Javascript

    • Frameworks

    • Bootstrap

    • Jquery

    • Setting up a basic server

    • PHP

    • MySQL

    • Connecting to a database

    • Deploy P1. 1: Domain

    • Deploy Pt 2: Files

    • Deploy Pt 3: Database

    • Using FTP

    • Bonus: Wordpress

    • Conclusion & Class Project

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About This Class

So you want to become a web developer? Or least, want to know how the web works?

I don’t blame you. Web development is an in-demand skill that allows you work from anywhere and earn a great living.

Web development is what I learned back in 2015 that has allowed me to travel the world and work remotely for the last two years.

In this class, I’ll teach you all the basics that I think you need to know before choosing your long-term learning path in web development.

After taking this course, you will understand how the web works and how you can take part in building it.

In this class, we’ll discuss some major concepts behind developing for the web including:

  • Getting you up to speed about how the web works
  • Learning the difference between front-end vs back-end web development, and
  • Showing you how to deploy your own website

We’ll also go over some of the tools and languages necessary for web development including:

  • HTML, CSS and Javascript
  • PHP
  • SQL, and
  • Frameworks such as bootstrap and jQuery

My goal for this class is that, by the end, you will have a broad understanding of web development and become clear of how you want to use this important skill of web development in your professional career or for personal use.

So, if you’re ready to get started, click on the next video and I’ll see you on the inside.

3 of 3 students recommendSee All

Excellent class! Chris delivered a professional and truly comprehensive class on everything you need to know about web development. As a beginner, I especially enjoyed how he breaks things down into easy to understand lessons. The screen recordings make it feel like I'm sitting next to Chris as he explains the web. Great class!
Jesse Forrest

Copywriting Veteran

Ok, this one was the best class here in SkillShare so far. Really like it and it´s finally clear in my mind. I hope you make more classes as good as this one. Following for sure!





Christopher Dodd

Web Developer / Blogger

Christopher Dodd is a self-taught web developer, YouTuber and blogger with a mission to help individuals learn the skills to freelance and make a living independently. 

Chris learned web development in 2015 in order to work remotely and travel the world and has done so for the past 2+ years. 

Through his YouTube channel, blog and Instagram, Chris inspires and educates newbie 'digital nomads' to chase their passions and pursue a location independent career.

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