Web Development

Course Description

This course is designed to start you on a path toward future studies in web development and design, no matter how little experience or technical knowledge you currently have. The web is a very big place, and if you are the typical internet user, you probably visit several websites every day, whether for business, entertainment or education. But have you ever wondered how these websites actually work? How are they built? How do browsers, computers, and mobile devices interact with the web? What skills are necessary to build a website? With almost 1 billion websites now on the internet, the answers to these questions could be your first step toward a better understanding of the internet and developing a new set of internet skills.

By the end of this course you'll be able to describe the structure and functionality of the world wide web, create dynamic web pages using a combination of HTML, CSS, JavaScript, PHP and MySQL database management, apply essential programming language concepts when creating HTML forms, select an appropriate web hosting service, and publish your webpages for the world to see. Finally, you'll be able to develop a working model for creating your own personal or business websites in the future and be fully prepared to take the next step in a more advanced web development or design course or specialization.

Some of these concepts include: clouds, MapReduce, key-value/NoSQL stores, classical distributed algorithms, widely-used distributed algorithms, scalability, trending areas, and much, much more!

Know how these systems work from the inside out. Get your hands dirty using these concepts with provided homework exercises. In the programming assignments, implement some of these concepts in template code (programs) provided in the C++ programming language. Prior experience with C++ is required.

The course also features interviews with leading researchers and managers, from both industry and academia.

Course Instructor


Chandra Mohan

Pursuing M.Tech in IIIT Specialized in Java & Web Development



Course Overview and Website Structure and Hosting

This first module provides an overview of how websites function, their structure, and the ins and outs of choosing a website name and selecting an online host to house your website. By the end of this module, you'll be able to: find and select a web hosting company; choose an effective domain name; use the host to manage your websites; and discuss how networks and the internet function at a high level.

  • Course Overview
  • Module 1 Introduction
  • What is a Web Hosting Company?
  • How to Find and Select a Web Hosting Company
  • Naming a Website
  • Website Name Registration
  • Networks and the Internet
  • First Look at a Website Control Panel
  • Web Development Tools


HTML Basics

In this module, we'll begin to explore how to design and create websites by exploring the base language used to power all websites: HTML. By the end of this lesson, you'll be able to: identify and use common HTML tags; add an image to a webpage; create HTML-formatted tables; use hyperlinks to connect a series of webpages; upload your finished HTML pages to a web host; and, learn some tips and tricks for styling pages and practicing your coding.

  • Module 2 Introduction
  • Components and Structure of a Website
  • Creating Your Own HTML: Setting Up a Template
  • Creating Your Own HTML: Creating Links and Formatting Text
  • Creating Your Own HTML: Working with Images
  • Creating Your Own HTML: Working with Tables
  • Creating HTML - How to Practice
  • How to Put Your HTML on the Internet
  • How to Test Your HTML
  • Basic Styling in Webpages


Backend Basics - PHP

In this module you will learn about Dynamic web content that is achieved by using PHP.

  • Introduction to PHP
  • Editor Packages for PHP
  • PHP basics- Variables, Arrays and Functions
  • HTML Forms


MySQL Databases

In this module you will learn how to make and configure databases in MySQL.

  • Introduction to PHPMYADMIN
  • Creating Databases
  • Configuring Tables
  • Connecting database to website using PHP


Web Design

In this module you will learn how to style a web page using CSS, Javascript and JQuery.

  • Introduction to CSS
  • Layout making with CSS3
  • Adding dynamic elements with Javascript and Jquery.