Launch a Full-Stack Career
Web developers solve problems everyday by coding websites and web applications. So what exactly is the difference between a website and a web app? Though they have some similarities––like the fact that they both run within a browser––web applications are built with programming languages, like Ruby, and are created with a specific interactive function. Web developers are responsible for creating the web apps you use everyday, from Gmail to Instagram!
If you’re a builder AND love to solve problems with creative solutions, web development is right up your alley. Now you just need to learn the basic building blocks of the web and programming fundamentals!
HTML & CSS
HTML and CSS are the building blocks of the web and the cornerstones of front end development. In this class, you will learn how to structure, code, and launch your very own website from scratch. You will also learn how to take advantage of the modern web development tools that come baked into all major web browsers to make writing code and building beautiful websites easier than you ever imagined!
- Domains & Hosting
Git, GitHub, and The Command Line
Professional developers may not agree on much, but they do ALL agree about one thing: version control. In this course you will learn how to use the world’s most popular version control system, Git, to track all your coding projects. Learn how to use Git via your computer’s command line and back everything up online using the service Github. You’ll also get practice installing Git, creating code repositories, and sharing your code with other developers.
- Command Line
Programming in Ruby
Begin your journey into programming by learning Ruby, the language famous for simplifying web app development and making programmers happy! In this class you’ll get hands-on experience by writing interactive (and hilarious) Ruby web applications.
- Programming Fundamentals
- Object Orientation
- Ruby Gems
Tools you will learn:
You’ll connect with your classmates and instructors in Slack, a messaging and collaboration tool used by thousands of digital teams worldwide.
Your Web Developer Portfolio
By the end of this course, you will have everything you need to create a hand-coded website and web application using the following skills:
HTML & CSS
HTML & CSS
The first two languages every future developer should learn, HTML and CSS are known as the "building blocks" of the web
A programming language that makes websites dynamic, interactive, and really fun to use
A tool used to keep track of changes to code and to allow the user to restore earlier versions in case of bugs
The core knowledge that you will gain before writing and executing programming languages like Ruby
A programming language that makes building a web application quick and easy!
A software program that runs within a browser and provides a specific function (i.e., Gmail)
After completing the program, you will earn:
The Skillcrush Web Developer Course
Official Certificate of Completion
The perfect addition to your new portfolio, your resume, AND your LinkedIn profile!
How Do I Know If This Course Is for Me?
This Course Is for You If:
- You want to build confidence and make money with tech skills, but don’t know how to begin.
- You’re itching to code your own websites and applications.
- You have dabbled in HTML and CSS but need to learn the fundamentals.
- You want to learn a programming language.
- You like learning to be fun and collaborative.
This Course Is Not for You If:
- You've already designed and coded your own websites from scratch.
- You’re looking to learn advanced topics such as PHP. (Check out our WordPress Developer course!).
- You want to take a deep dive into User Experience (check out our User Experience Design course!).
- You think learning has to be serious.
- You don’t like fun or collaboration.
Your instructors are ALWAYS here to help.
Full Stack Instructor
Web Development Instructor
DIRECTOR OF CURRICULUM
Chelsea oversees curriculum development at Skillcrush. She's developed and taught numerous courses in coding, design, freelancing, writing, editing, publishing, communication, and other professional skills.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Do I need to have previous tech experience to succeed in this Course?Not at all! This course is perfect for beginners with zero coding experience. You just need to have a basic understanding of computers and be able to upload and download files.
Should I have a Mac or a PC to take this course?The only thing you need is a computer with access to the web. You should be able to stream YouTube or Vimeo videos and download/upload materials like photos and documents. We recommend a Mac for your future career in tech as Macs tend to be the industry standard, BUT a Windows PC will work fine too.
How long will I have access to my Course?Once you’ve completed payment for the course, you’ll have access to it for LIFE.
What does a web developer make?Web developers make on average $73,000 a year, but you can make more as you add on to your skill set and learn new programming languages.
What education do you need to become a web developer?Good news: you don’t need a traditional education to become a web developer! By enrolling in our Web Developer course, we’ll teach you everything you need to know: the basics of the web, how to code a website, programming fundamentals, and how to create a software program that runs on the web.
What’s the difference between a web developer, front end developer, back end developer and full stack developer?So glad you asked! A web developer can specialize in front end or back end development; if they know both front and back end languages they are considered a full-stack developer. They can control the way the website looks and all of the functionality behind the scenes. You can read more about the differences and similarities in our blog post.
Why should I learn to code?Learning some kind of coding language is important; it’s a great way to improve your digital literacy! Even learning just HTML can take you a long way. The best way to think about it is like learning a new language––if you can do that (and we ALL speak some kind of language), you can certainly learn how to code! In fact, learning to code changes your life entirely. Here are 10 ways that can happen!
What are the benefits of learning programming?Even though it is a matter of interest, learning a programming language will open many doors. With programming, you’re able to speak the computer’s language and create dozens of custom solutions.
You don’t have to go back to school. You don’t need to be under 30, 40, or even 60. You don’t have to leave your job or take time off. You don’t even have to know a single thing about code—if you can download a file, you’re tech-savvy enough.
I used to work in retail and I just don't see myself ever going back—my career outlook has completely changed! Now I am a Junior Developer at a small business that needs their site updated. I work directly with the Lead Developer to launch new products, debug issues, and alter styles for each viewport. The best part about my job is that I'm also being paid to learn!
My dream has literally come true and is really working. Now that I have tech skills, I work from home, earn a decent wage, spend time with my children, code (which I love), and continue to learn.
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