The Complete Web Development Masterclass


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This course offers a comprehensive look into the entire web development process – from local server configuration using WAMP and MAMP to production deployment using the latest web technologies including: LAMP Stack (Linux, Apache, PhpMyAdmin and MySQL) for Ubuntu, HTML 5, CSS, Bootstrap, JavaScript, jQuery, XML, and AJAX.

 

Who is this course for?

  • Anyone interested in a career in web development
  • Anyone interested in starting a web-based business
  • Anyone who wants to transition from basic shared, VPS or dedicated hosting packages to sophisticated cloud hosting solutions
  • Anyone wanting to update or learn new programming skills using the latest web scripting languages
  • Web Development enthusiasts

What will you learn?

  • Understand the essentials of Local and Wide Area Networks
  • Setup a basic network
  • Register a domain name with Domain Privacy
  • Forward a domain, renew and administer a domain
  • Configure Nameservers and DNS Zone Files
  • Create and Configure a Testing server on a Local Windows or MAC System
  • Configure a Production web server on popular cloud hosting platforms
  • Create disk backups and install disk images on a virtual server
  • Setup Ubuntu on a Virtual Machine
  • Install and configure WAMP for Windows
  • Install and configure MAMP for MAC
  • Administer a remote server using PuTTY or Terminal
  • Proficiently navigate the Linode Virtual Server Dashboard
  • Configure Security Settings on a Virtual Ubuntu Server
  • Scale a virtual server up and down depending on needs
  • Install LAMP Stack (Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP, PhpMyAdmin) on a local and remote server
  • Setup users and access privileges on an Ubuntu server
  • Upload files using FileZilla FTP Client
  • Proficiently Program in HTML, CSS, JavaScript, jQuery, Bootstrap, PHP, and AJAX
  • Create mobile responsive web applications using Bootstrap
  • Create unique animated objects using jQuery
  • Create and administer MySQL databases using PhpMyAdmin
  • Create Web-based Login Authentication using PHP and MySQL
  • Create the famous “Google Search Suggest” Feature using AJAX and PHP
  • Create server and client side validation algorithms for web forms
  • Use Google Apps for Work to set up a customized business email address

Highlights:

  • Learn everything you need to know to about Web Development
  • Learn the latest scripting languages:
    • HTML
    • CSS
    • JavaScript
    • jQuery
    • Bootstrap
    • PHP
    • XML
    • AJAX
  • Master setup and installations – domain name registration, nameserver, and DNS Zone Files configurations, Ubuntu on a Virtual Machine, MAMP for Mac and more.
  • Create unique animations, validation algorithms, testing servers, disk backups much more.
  • Install and administer key components such as LAMP Stack, MySQL databases, Security Settings, a remote server using PuTTY and more.

Testimonials:

“I took the Web Development masterclass to improve my knowledge in PHP, MySQL, and AJAX. I was pretty familiar with most of the other scripting languages, but a refresher certainly didn’t hurt. I learned a tremendous amount from this course and am very grateful. Look forward to taking more courses with you guys. Keep up the great work.” – Della Rios

“Just finished the Web Development class and had a great time. The training was very easy to follow and the quizzes and exams really helped. One of the best courses I have taken.” – Tyler Cross

“I took this course to learn more about jQuery. They teach a lot of nice effects and animations. Very happy I took the training.” – Gary Pope

“This course is very well-rounded. It covers all the important concepts relevant to web development. I heard about this course through one of my co-workers. We are both very happy with the training.” – Neal Matthews

“I had a great time with this course. The project in the last section was exactly what I was looking for. If you are interested in learning more about AJAX development, take the course!” – Steve Cain

A detailed look into the course:

The development style taught in this course is specifically intended to address the importance of creating scalable web infrastructures on cloud hosting platforms that can accommodate any type of project, while maintaining the lowest overhead cost possible.

This includes small informational websites of only a few pages to advanced ‘big data’ style, dynamic web applications. We go through several live examples of web development and Linux based server configurations on popular Cloud hosting providers such as Linode.com.

Section 1 & 2 (Introduction, How the Internet Works)

The course begins with an overview of learning objectives. We then explore how the internet works, including the composition and transmission of data packets over both LAN and WAN Networks. Next, we take a look at the HTTP and HTTPs protocols as applicable to the client and server-side communications – including DNS Lookups. This section will also teach students how email exchange works over SMTP and IMAP. The role of Network Ports and Firewalls are also introduced.

Web development masterclass

Section 3, 4: (The Web Development Process, Planning a Website)

Students will gain an understanding of all the steps involved in the web development process including:

  • Planning
  • Infrastructure setup – VPS, Dedicated, and Cloud Hosting Solutions
  • Domain registration
  • FTP File Transfer Agents
  • Front End Development using HTML 5, CSS, Bootstrap, JavaScript, jQuery, XML, AJAX
  • Database Development and Administration using MySQL and PhpMyAdmin
  • DNS Record configuration
  • Business Email Setup and Configuration

Section 5: Web Hosting and System Requirements

We conduct an in-depth case analysis of web hosting solutions including Shared, Virtual Private, Dedicated and Cloud Hosting.

We provide an overview of various packages offered by different web hosting companies and weigh the pros and cons of each one.

Students are also introduced to the importance of web server scalability and the advantages of cloud hosting over traditional hosting services. We also examine the infrastructure requirements of popular, resource-intensive applications such as Netflix and Facebook to emphasize the importance of avoiding costly mistakes in the initial stages of development.

Section 6: Domain Names

We provide an overview of the domain name registration process. This includes the role of registrars and TLD (Top Level Domain) administration by ICANN. ccTLD’s (Country Code Top Level Domains) are also explored.

Students will gain hands-on experience with the registration process using popular domain registrars. We will provide a comparison of different registrars and register a sample domain name using GoDaddy.com. Other topics of discussion will include domain name privacy and administration, auto-renewal, domain forwarding, and name server assignment.

Section 7: Testing Environment

Students will be introduced to configuring a local testing server on a PC or MAC system using WAMP (Windows, Apache, MySQL, PhpMyAdmin) or MAMP (MAC, Apache, MySQL, PhpMyAdmin). The lessons will provide a detailed guide on the installation of the packages and an overview of the interface menu.

Section 8: Production Environment

Students will acquire the skills needed to optimally configure a live production environment for securely hosting web applications on a cloud server (Linode). The section will start with an overview of different cloud hosting providers such as Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, Linode and Digital Ocean.

We will then provide a live demonstration of server setup using Linode.com. This includes deployment of Ubuntu and installation of LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL, PhpMyAdmin) on the Linode Server using remote access consoles such as Terminal (MAC) and PuTTY for Windows.

Students will gain an in-depth knowledge of server maintenance, file and directory commands. We will also explore SSH Authentication for multiple users and file permissions to reduce security vulnerabilities. Remote Desktop connections for server administration will also be taught, using Tight VNC (Windows) and RealVNC (MAC).

A thorough overview of the Linode server management console will be conducted, to show students how to scale servers, change root passwords, manage the DNS Zone file and create back-ups.

Section 9: FTP Setup

Students will learn the role of an FTP (File Transfer Protocol) client to connect to a remote server, through a local machine. We will provide a live demonstration on file upload using FileZilla and explore the FileZilla Interface for connection management.

Section 10: HTML Development

Section 10 explores HTML (Hyper Text Markup Language). HTML is a key fundamental building block when learning to develop websites. Students will initially learn the basics of HTML page structure and gradually transition into working with spacing, text formatting, lists, images, videos, links, anchors, tables, forms and much more. We also include several projects, where students are shown first-hand, how to develop and code HTML web pages from scratch.

Section 11: CSS Development

Students learn to use CSS (Cascading Style Sheets) to create stylish, responsive web page layouts. We start by discussing the parts and types of CSS rules, followed by CSS classes, DIVS, and ID. Students will gain significant exposure to various formatting options, including margins, padding, font properties, backgrounds, transparency, positioning, link styling and CSS tables. This section includes a hands-on web development project where students will utilize the concepts explored in the lesson.

Section 12: Document Object Model (DOM)

As a precursor to JavaScript, we explore the DOM (Document Object Model). We will explain its usage and application in manipulating HTML and CSS elements.

Section 13: JavaScript Development

We introduce students to JavaScript coding to add interactivity to static HTML and CSS pages. The section starts with discussing JavaScript placement, using both internal and external scripts. We then take a look at the JavaScript output, variable declarations, arithmetic operators, objects, strings, math functions, arrays, conditional statements, loops, functions, and events. Students also go through two hands-on projects that will further solidify their knowledge of the concepts explored in the lessons.

Section 14: JQuery Library

We explore the jQuery library and many of its unique features used to create stunning, animated web pages. We start with the basics, from embedding jQuery into web pages to working with Selectors. Students then explore working with events, toggling, fading, sliding, and other forms of animation. The lessons also teach students how to work with callbacks, chaining, draggable, accordion menus and many other functions.

Section 15: Bootstrap Framework

Students are taught to use the Bootstrap framework for responsive, mobile-first – front-end development. As one of the leading open-source development libraries, Bootstrap is an essential part of the developers coding arsenal. The section begins with teaching students how to include essential Bootstrap files into web pages. It then explores the Bootstrap Grid system and popular layout strategies for optimal cross-device and cross-browser compatibility.

Students gain exposure to just about every Bootstrap component, from typography, tables, and images, to jumbotrons, wells, alerts, buttons, glyphicons and progress bars. The section includes several hands-on exercises that will walk students through the process of creating stunning layouts, complete with modals, carousels, popovers, drop-down menus, forms and much more.

Section 16: PHP Development

Students gain exposure to creating dynamic web applications and functionality using PHP. We start with the basics, including variable declaration and data output. The lessons then transition into working with objects, conditional statements, loops, functions, arrays and form validation.

Section 17: MySQL Database Integration

Students learn to unleash the true power of web application development with MySQL database integration. We start with the basics of database and table creation, to user management. Next, we explore the execution of commonly used SQL statements for database modification and administration. Students are also taught how to create database connections and execute SQL statements from PHP scripts.

Section 18, 19 (XML, AJAX, & Development)

We explore XML and AJAX integration to create dynamic content, without page refresh. The lessons will cover several hands-on training exercises that will encompass many of the exciting functions AJAX offers. Students will build a website complete with database integration, registration forms with server-side validation, user authentication, and an SMTP-based contact submission form.

Section 20: Google Apps for Work

Students learn to create a customized business email address using Google Apps for Work. Email administration is also explored, along with alias creation.

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Deal Terms

  • After completing your purchase, you will be provided with a coupon code to register at the vendor’s website, to gain lifetime access to the masterclass.
  • Includes full support from instructors.
  • The course is compatible with MAC and PC users. All required software downloads are free.
  • Some basic computer knowledge is required (creating files/folders, installing programs etc).
  • Lectures are recorded in HD and must be streamed – requires a stable internet connection.
  • The course is licensed on a per-user basis. It may not be sold, redistributed, or given away in any shape or form.

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