What is Web Development?

Web development is an umbrella term for any type of work that related to developing websites for public or private use. Some of the fundamental languages that fall beneath the umbrella of web dev are HTML, CSS and JavaScript, which can be used to develop small and simple websites. But there exist many more languages that you can use to build sophisticated web-based applications and services!

In our web development courses, we focus on creating simple and functional web pages.


What are HTML, CSS and JavaScript?

HTML, CSS and JavaScript are some of the most popular languages that are used in web development, and are great for when you’re first starting out.

  • HTML stands for Hypertext Markup Language, and it controls the content on a web page. If you were to think of a website as a human body, you could think of HTML as the language that controls the “skeleton” of your website.
  • CSS stands for Cascading Stylesheets, and it controls the presentation of a web page. You can think of it as the language that controls the “clothes” your website wears.
  • JavaScript (often shortened to JS) can be used to control the behaviour of a web page. You can think of it as the language that controls how your web page “behaves” when other people interact with it.


Overview of our Web Dev course

Below is an overview of our 12-month Web Dev pathway. It is made up of four 8-week courses, to be delivered each school term.


Level 1 Course

Discover the fundamentals of the internet and web development.

Learning outcomes

  • The fundamentals of the internet
  • Intro to text editors (e.g. Notepad)
  • Intro to HTML
  • Brief intro to CSS
  • Storing and naming files
  • Creating multiple pages and linking them
  • Creating a navigation menu

Project outcomes

  • Designing and creating a personal web page that can display text, images, and music.
  • Using HTML & CSS in Notepad to create the website.
  • Project to include: logo, stylesheet, navigation menu, and 3 pages.


Level 2 Course

Consolidate fundamentals and explore more challenging concepts.

Learning outcomes

  • Review of: fundamentals of the internet and websites
  • Review of: text editors and naming files
  • Consolidating and explore HTML
  • Further exploring CSS
  • Brief intro to JavaScript
  • Displaying text and image via button click
  • Using tables

Project outcomes

  • Designing and creating a website for a fictional business.
  • Using JavaScript to build simple button features.
  • Project to include: logo, table, stylesheet, navigation menu, 6 pages, and 3 buttons.


Level 3 Course

Apply more advanced concepts in more complex problems.

Learning outcomes

  • Consolidating and explore more challenging HTML & CSS
  • Further exploring JavaScript
  • Calling functions by button click
  • Manipulating text and images via button clicks and variables
  • Using if statements
  • Using arrays
  • Creating and embedding computer games

Project outcomes

  • Designing and creating a gaming web page for a fictional business.
  • Using JavaScript to create a more interactive web experience and build computer games for the website.
  • Project to include: an array, a button, and 2 games.


Level 4 Course

Extend yourself. Design your own projects. Let your imagination guide your development.

Learning outcomes

  • Review of Level 1-3 course: HTML, CSS, JavaScript
  • Review of: naming files, making tables, buttons, arrays, making dynamic pages
  • Planning your project, wireframes
  • Building your own project
  • Extending your knowledge by building website to suit your project needs

Project outcomes

  • Building your own project. Project to include:
    • Project plan and wireframes
    • Aesthetic and user-friendly design
    • Interactive web experience with dynamic pages


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