How To Create a Website in a Weekend! (Project-Centered Course)

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About this course: What you’ll achieve: In this project-centered course*, you’ll design, build, and publish a basic website that incorporates text, sound, images, hyperlinks, plug-ins, and social media interactivity. We’ll provide you with step-by-step instructions, exercises, tips, and tools that enable you to set up a domain name, create an attractive layout for your pages, organize your content properly, ensure that your site functions well across different operating systems and on mobile devices, keep your site safe, and finally, let people know your site is online. We’ll even show you how to track your visitors. Throughout the course, you'll engage in collaboration and discussion w…

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When you enroll for courses through Coursera you get to choose for a paid plan or for a free plan

  • Free plan: No certicification and/or audit only. You will have access to all course materials except graded items.
  • Paid plan: Commit to earning a Certificate—it's a trusted, shareable way to showcase your new skills.

About this course: What you’ll achieve: In this project-centered course*, you’ll design, build, and publish a basic website that incorporates text, sound, images, hyperlinks, plug-ins, and social media interactivity. We’ll provide you with step-by-step instructions, exercises, tips, and tools that enable you to set up a domain name, create an attractive layout for your pages, organize your content properly, ensure that your site functions well across different operating systems and on mobile devices, keep your site safe, and finally, let people know your site is online. We’ll even show you how to track your visitors. Throughout the course, you'll engage in collaboration and discussion with other learners through course forums and peer review. Once you complete your first website project using Wordpress, you can move on to our optional, extended module that covers more advanced techniques such as using a simple text editor, coding in HTML, CSS, and Javascript, and more. What you’ll need to get started: This project-centered course is designed for learners who have little or no prior experience developing a web site. You will need a computer with a stable Internet connection. We’ll use Wordpress to get you started, provide lots of downloadable examples, and guide you through the process of giving and receiving constructive peer-to-peer feedback. *About Project-Centered Courses: Project-centered courses are designed to help you complete a personally meaningful real-world project, with your instructor and a community of learners with similar goals providing guidance and suggestions along the way. By actively applying new concepts as you learn, you’ll master the course content more efficiently; you’ll also get a head start on using the skills you gain to make positive changes in your life and career. When you complete the course, you’ll have a finished project that you’ll be proud to use and share.

Created by:  The State University of New York
  • Taught by:  Dr. Margaret Anne Schedel, Associate Professor

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  • Taught by:  Melissa Clarke

Commitment 10 hours of study, 10 hours of active project work Language English How To Pass Pass all graded assignments to complete the course. User Ratings 3.2 stars Average User Rating 3.2See what learners said Coursework

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Syllabus


WEEK 1


Module 1: Prepping Your Site



In Module 1 you will learn the mechanics of the internet, and start planning your own site. You'll articulate a purpose for your design and pick fonts and a color scheme to match. We won't use Wordpress yet; next module you will learn how to create your vision on the web.


1 video, 4 readings expand


  1. Video: Module 1 Introduction
  2. Reading: Important Note about Course Deadlines and Timing
  3. Slideshow: Working with the Internet
  4. Slideshow: Getting Ready
  5. Discussion Prompt: Website Design Discussion
  6. Reading: DESIGN
  7. Reading: Instructions for Assignment 1: Finding Inspiration
  8. Discussion Prompt: Assignment 1 Discussion: Finding Inspiration
  9. Reading: Instructions for Assignment 2: Create a Mood Board
  10. Discussion Prompt: Assignment 2 Discussion: Creating your Mood board

Graded: Assignment 1: Find Inspiration
Graded: Assignment 2: Create a Mood Board

WEEK 2


Module 2: Starting to work with Wordpress
Module 2 contains the bulk of the work for this course. In this module you'll create an outline for your site, set up Wordpress, choose a theme and publish your first page. Then we'll show you how to add links to other pages on the internet.


1 video, 4 readings expand


  1. Video: Module 2 Introduction
  2. Slideshow: Mapping your Site
  3. Slideshow: Create and Customize
  4. Slideshow: Adding Media
  5. Slideshow: Linking
  6. Discussion Prompt: Innovative Organization Discussion
  7. Reading: ORGANIZING
  8. Reading: Instructions for Assignment 3: Create a Sitemap
  9. Discussion Prompt: Assignment 3 Discussion: Creating your Sitemap
  10. Reading: Instructions for Assignment 4: Create your Homepage
  11. Discussion Prompt: Assignment 4 Discussion: Creating your Homepage
  12. Reading: Instructions for Assignment 5: Add Hyperlinks
  13. Discussion Prompt: Assignment 5 Discussion: Adding Hyperlinks

Graded: Assignment 3: Create a Sitemap
Graded: Assignment 4: Create your Homepage
Graded: Assignment 5: Add Hyperlinks

WEEK 3


Module 3: Add Media, Social Media and Launch



In Module 3 you'll add media such as images, videos and sound to your site. You'll also learn how to incorporate social media. Once you're happy with your site, you'll test it on mobile platforms and multiple browsers before you go public and start counting the visitors to your site.


1 video, 5 readings expand


  1. Video: Introduction to Module 3
  2. Slideshow: Lesson 7 - Plugins
  3. Slideshow: Lesson 8 - Finishing Touches
  4. Discussion Prompt: Social Media Discussion
  5. Reading: MEDIA & SOCIAL MEDIA
  6. Reading: Instructions for Assignment 6: Add Media and Social Media
  7. Discussion Prompt: Assignment 6 Discussion: Adding Media & Social Media
  8. Reading: Instructions for Assignment 7: Complete Homepage, & Add Pages
  9. Peer Review: Assignment 7: Complete Homepage, & Add Pages
  10. Discussion Prompt: Assignment 7: Completing your Homepage and
  11. Reading: Instructions for Assignment 8: Check Compatibility Across Platforms
  12. Discussion Prompt: Assignment 8 Discussion: Checking Compatibility
  13. Reading: Instructions for Assignment 9: Go Public!
  14. Discussion Prompt: Assignment 9 Discussion: Going Public

Graded: Assignment 6: Add Media and Social Media
Graded: Assignment 8: Check Compatibility Across Platforms
Graded: Assignment 9: Go Public!

Module 4: Go Deeper with Further Customization
Module 4 contains more resources for you to customize your site, with some information about backend programming such as CSS and HTML. We will be adding more resources as we (and some Coursera web developers) create them.


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  1. Video: Introduction to Module 4
  2. Video: Principles of Good Web Design, Part I (Guest Lecture: Melody Kim, Coursera)
  3. Video: Principles of Good Web Design, Part II (Guest Lecture: Melody Kim, Coursera)
  4. Video: How to Use Your Web Browser to Inspect Website Elements (Guest Lecture: Archana Sankaranarayanan, Coursera)
  5. Video: Using Browser Extensions to Learn About Font and Color (Guest Lecture: Archana Sankaranarayanan, Coursera)
  6. Video: Font Color, Size and Family (Guest Lecture: Joel Aguero, Coursera)
  7. Video: Color on the Web (Guest Lecture: Joel Aguero, Coursera)
  8. Video: Images on the Web (Guest Lecture: Joel Aguero, Coursera)

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