At Sololearn, our goal is to provide coding classes that not only integrate the best practices in learning to code, but also some of the most useful topics for modern web development. Combining essential content concepts, practical coding challenges, and a unique and thriving learner community to network with and learn together, Sololearn is the industry leader in mobile and online coding offerings.
Sololearn is excited to announce our newest coding course: Web Development Fundamentals. With web development only becoming more important to individuals and companies worldwide during the rise of remote work during the COVID-19 pandemic, the goal of this course is to provide learners with the essential skill set needed to build dynamic and responsive websites for themselves and potential clients. Modern web development requires programmers who know how to navigate all of the key components of operating a website, from databases and the back-end to the tools needed to create a responsive and navigable user interface.
What Is Included In The Web Development Fundamentals Course?
The Web Development Fundamentals course is broken down into three specific modules, each of which is geared toward introducing everything you need to know about web development into manageable, “bite-sized” chunks to make progressing through your learning easy, efficient, and exciting. Here’s what you can expect in each:
Module 1: Getting Started
Games on the Web
Learning the basics about browser-based games (which have exploded in popularity over the past decade and longer), including the actual coding that makes games function, creating visual and gameplay elements, and incorporating dynamic and customizable features.
This section will be your introduction to the language that has been responsible for the rise of the modern Internet since its early days. This segment covers the foundational elements of HTML and how it backstops the websites you interact with everyday.
Attributes & Images
A deeper dive into these core HTML components, which will govern what users see when they visit a particular website or browser game.
The language used for describing the presentation of Web pages, which includes colors, layout, and fonts. CSS allows users to adapt the presentation of a site to different types of devices, like large screens, small screens, or printers.
Explore the choices that can deliver real benefits and results to you or your clients by improving user experience, ensuring core functionality actually works, and giving your users a seamless navigational experience when they access your website.
Functions (blocks of code designed to perform a specific service or action) are a key element of the language, and this segment will explore the most important for you to know for web development.
Events (such as user clicks, form submissions, polls etc) are the actual actions a user needs to perform when they visit your website. This segment will explore how to handle event logic, guarantee expected results, and handle common bugs or issues with website events.
Module 2: Working With Canvas
All the basics and fundamentals you need to know about the Canvas API, how it operates, and how it is used in a variety of different web development settings.
Specific Canvas Use Cases
Such as drawing shapes, drawing texts, adding images, creating animations, and more.
Module 3: Making a Game
Have an idea for the next addictive viral web browser game? Well once you’ve made it to Module 3, you’ll be in heaven, because that’s what you’ll cover here. Browser gaming has come a long way from the early days of Snake and Pong, and Module 3 is designed to cover the modern techniques and principles needed to create those dynamic, visually appealing browser games that have become so popular over the past few years. Here’s what’s touched on during the third module:
The “game loop” is a technique employed to render animations and games with changing state over a duration of time. At its heart, a game loop is a function that runs as many times as possible, taking user input, updating the state for the elapsed time, and then drawing the frame. If you want to create a browser game, this segment covers one of the most fundamental components.
Specific Gaming Features
These include lessons about managing and optimizing frame rate, collision detection, user input, and the other user experience features so essential to creating a successful browser-based game.
Bonus: Code Repo!
In addition to the different learning modules, the Web Development Fundamentals class also integrates one of our favorite new Sololearn features: the Code Repo. A chance for learners to actively build something with the concepts and knowledge they learn while taking the class, the Code Repo for the Web Development Fundamentals class allows you to hone your skills by building a demo website that can sell tickets to visit the Eiffel Tower! This means that once you’ve completed your modules and completed the Code Repo alongside of it, you’ll have created a working ticket selling website that you can add to a portfolio or CV for future job interviews. It’s just one more way that Sololearn allows learners to combine learning code with actual, practical experience to help jumpstart your career that much faster.
Why Choose The Web Development Fundamentals Course?
Now that we’ve covered everything you can expect to learn in our new course, why might you consider taking it? Here are some of the best reasons:
If gaming is your passion, this course will teach you everything you need. Learning how to code games is a fundamental part of many beginning coding classes, but the Web Development Fundamentals class goes beyond the basics. By learning both the back-end and front-end components of game development, you can pursue a career in web game development or fast-track your progress toward learning advanced game development for consoles or mobile also.
There is no shortage of demand for web developers. If you want to make money or simply make coding your career of choice, web development skills offer plenty of job opportunities. Demand for talented web developers is only continuing to rise in recent years, and these fundamentals will make you a potential hire for industries from gaming to business to education and everything in between.
You get a course certificate for your Sololearn profile to help build your resume. Upon finishing the Web Development Fundamentals class, you’ll receive a certificate of completion to demonstrate your newfound knowledge and skills from the class for potential employers (or to show off to your fellow Sololearn community members!)