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Coursera: Responsive Web Design

 with  Dr Matthew Yee-King, Dr Kate Devlin and Marco Gillies
In this course you will learn how to apply concepts from interaction design and human computer interaction in order to design and build an interactive, professional looking website. You will learn how to make your web page designs adapt to different screen sizes using responsive grid layouts. You will learn how to add navigation and other design elements, and you will learn how to separate data and display using JavaScript objects and templates.

At the end of the course, you will be able to:
1. Explain why users need to know where they are, where they can go and what is on a web page
2. Create wireframe mockups of web pages
3. Identify the key functional elements of web pages
4. Use Bootstrap components to realise page designs
5. Use JavaScript data structures such as arrays and objects to define the data used in a web page
6. Use the Handlebars template library to convert data to HTML
7. Add interactivity to templates using JavaScript event listeners

In this course, you will complete:
1 website design assignment taking ~1 hour to complete
1 programming assignment taking ~1 hour to complete
4 quizzes, each taking ~20 minutes to complete
multiple practice quizzes, each taking ~5 minutes to complete

Participation in or completion of this online course will not confer academic credit for University of London programmes

Syllabus

Responsive Web Design: Course overview
In this course you will learn how to apply concepts from interaction design and human computer interaction in order to design and build an interactive, professional looking website. You will learn how to make your web page designs adapt to different screen sizes using responsive grid layouts. You will learn how to add navigation and other design elements, and you will learn how to separate data and display using Java Script objects and templates.

Web design principles
Welcome to the first module of 'Responsive Web Design'. By the end of this module you will be able to understand the basic concepts of usability and user experience and tell the user where they can go with navbars. In addition you will be able to tell the user what is here with effective layout and understand the high level requirements of creating an accessible website. We hope you enjoy the module!

Realising design principles in code
Welcome to the second module of 'Responsive Web Design'. By the end of this module you will be able to set up a basic Bootstrap site and build Bootstrap collapsible, responsive navbars using titles and breadcrumb trails and you'll also be able to build multiple layouts in one with a responsive grid. We'll also be looking at installing Bootstrap themes. Enjoy!

Adding content to websites
Welcome to the third module of 'Responsive Web Design' By the end of this module, you will be able to separate page structure from page content, use JavaScript objects and implement JavaScript templates with Handlebars as well as being able to display different data with the same template and the same data with different templates. Finally we will be looking at using a Bootstrap modal. We hope you enjoy the module!

Building a full gallery app
Welcome to the fourth module of 'Responsive Web Design'. By the end of this module you will be able to store objects in an array and display them with a template, and dynamically display single images from an array. We will also be looking at implementing a search function, and by working with complex data structures, switching between different templates. Enjoy!

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Cost Free Online Course (Audit)
Pace Upcoming
Subject Web Development
Provider Coursera
Language English
Certificates Paid Certificate Available
Calendar 4 weeks long
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a year ago
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Mark Riker completed this course, spending 3 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be easy.
The course starts with a short introduction on the topic of usability and user experience. A good idea, but not very well presented. Next is an intro to bootstrap. OK, but not deep enough for a course called "Responsive Web Design". The last two weeks cover JavaScript. Or more precisely: they cover a few JavaScript lib Read More
The course starts with a short introduction on the topic of usability and user experience. A good idea, but not very well presented. Next is an intro to bootstrap. OK, but not deep enough for a course called "Responsive Web Design". The last two weeks cover JavaScript. Or more precisely: they cover a few JavaScript libraries.

To sum it up, the course was OK, but could use a revision. There are too many mistakes in the examples and sometimes, the instructors look a bit unprepared and confused.
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2 years ago
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Cyn Gar partially completed this course, spending 2 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be very easy.
This class relies on shortcuts, specifically the Bootstrap library, so it doesn't actually teach the fundamentals of CSS or JavaScript. If you hope to get a job after this course, pray your future employer doesn't expect you to be able to decipher existing code or use WordPress.
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Anonymous partially completed this course.
I dropped it after getting to the fourth week. Only one of the weeks really covers generalized web design principles for creating responsive sites. The rest of the course has you learning particular libraries, which is bad because libraries go in and out of fashion all the time. In addition, the examples used for 'go Read More
I dropped it after getting to the fourth week. Only one of the weeks really covers generalized web design principles for creating responsive sites. The rest of the course has you learning particular libraries, which is bad because libraries go in and out of fashion all the time.

In addition, the examples used for 'good design' were sites like Paypal and Tumblr -- sites that are notorious for being poorly designed and/or utilizing antipatterns.

In particular, the Tumblr log-in page the course lauds actually requires several clicks to reach from the index page and features large, randomly-picked, animated gifs in the background. The flashing lights and colors can trigger photosensitivity. The random nature of the images can also cause confusion as to whether one is on the right page or being phished. These are key usability issues that make Tumblr's log-in page a very poor example for design students, regardless of the course's focus.

Meanwhile, Paypal has multiple entries on the antipattern website the course recommends you read...

Recommending these sites as "good" examples did not inspire much confidence, and once I saw I had a second week of learning Handlebars ahead of me, I lost all interest.
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2 years ago
Jason Michael Cherry completed this course, spending 3 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be medium.
This was an exceptionally good course, and served as a good overview of designing websites to be responsive to different devices. The lectures are detailed in the how and why of the code used, and gives a good starting point to build your own websites from.
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