Microsoft launches free Web Development program for beginners

The software giant, Microsoft has launched a new program for beginners interested in getting started with web development technologies. The program called ‘Web Dev for Beginners’ is hosted on GitHub and offered through YouTube.

The 12-week long program includes 24 lesson curriculum that includes JavaScript, CSS, and HTML. Each lesson has pre and post-lesson quizzes. Here’s what each lesson includes:

  • optional sketchnote
  • optional supplemental video
  • pre-lesson warmup quiz
  • written lesson
  • for project-based lessons, step-by-step guides on how to build the project
  • knowledge checks
  • a challenge
  • supplemental reading
  • assignment
  • post-lesson quiz

Towards the end of the program, students will be able to work on real-world web development projects. Here are the concepts that students will learn

  • Introduction to Programming and Tools of the Trade
  • Basics of GitHub includes working with a team
  • Accessibility
  • JavaScript Data Types
  • Functions and Methods
  • Making Decisions with JS
  • Arrays and Loops
  • HTML in Practice
  • CSS in Practice
  • JavaScript Closures, DOM manipulation
  • Build a Typing Game
  • Working with Browsers
  • Building a form, calling an API and storing variables in local storage
  • Background processes in the browser, web performance
  • More Advanced Game Development with JavaScript
  • Drawing to canvas
  • Moving elements around the screen
  • Collision detection
  • Keeping score
  • Ending and restarting the game
  • HTML Templates and Routes in a Web App
  • Build a Login and Registration Form
  • Methods of Fetching and Using Data
  • Concepts of State Management

You can enroll in the program on https://github.com/microsoft/Web-Dev-For-Beginners.

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