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HTML and CSS are markup languages and the building blocks that make up the web. This course is called "Not your Typical Intro" because it does not follow the usual pattern of other courses and tutorials that you find on the Internet. Usually HTML and CSS are taught with a focus on language syntax. But knowing syntax alone does not enable you to create a webpage from a design. You need to know where to start and how to approach the task, in other words - you need to learn how to think like a front-end developer. In this course you will learn how to convert digital design mockups into static web pages. We will teach you how to approach page layout, how to break down a design mockup into page elements, and how to implement that in HTML and CSS. You will also learn about responsive design techniques, which are increasingly important in a world where mobile devices and TV screens are used more and more often to look for information and entertainment.
Lesson 1 - From Design to CodeDiligently employ a code/test/refine strategy as you precisely and deliberately translate initial design documents into static web pages. You'll also investigate the Document Object Model (DOM) and its implications for web development.
Lesson 2 - Your Own FrameworkTake pride in creating and personalising your own multi-platform, responsive CSS framework for publishing your professional portfolio projects to the web.
Lesson 3 - Learning and Using BootstrapStrategically investigate an existing professional CSS framework as you use it to build a website using responsive design principles while maintaining code readability.
- Cameron Pittman - A passionate educator and programmer, Cameron lives and breathes web development as he creates programming courses at Udacity. Before coming here, Cameron was a combination Director of Content and web developer at Seattle startup LearnBIG. He taught four years of high school physics and chemistry in Nashville, TN, during which time he pioneered teaching physics with the video game Portal 2. Cameron graduated with a degree in physics and astronomy from Vanderbilt University and earned his master's in teaching from Belmont University.
- Jessica Uelmen - Jessica fell in love with teaching as a wee child when she forced her younger siblings to play "school" and learn all the things she mastered during the past school year. Armed with a BS in Electrical Engineering Technology from the University of Central Florida, she spent her early career teaching teachers how to use microcontrollers and robotics in the classroom. She also has her ME in Engineering Management from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. In her spare time, Jessica enjoys reading, skiing, and traveling the world.
Udacity is a for-profit educational organization founded by Sebastian Thrun, David Stavens, and Mike Sokolsky offering massive open online courses (MOOCs). According to Thrun, the origin of the name Udacity comes from the company's desire to be "audacious for you, the student". While it originally focused on offering university-style courses, it now focuses more on vocational courses for professionals.