Intro to Web Development Class Schedule

Class times and class topics subject to change as necessary but students will be informed as soon as possible when there are changes.

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Class 1: Hello World

Wednesday October 25th 7:00pm - 8:00pm

In this class we will work on setting up our web environment and our hosting account. Everyone in the class will get free web hosting for the duration of the class and a subdomain like We will work on uploading a script that prints "Hello World" on the page.

Class 2: Project Ideas

Wednesday November 1st 7:00pm - 8:00pm

In this class we will discussing both our individual projects as well as our group project. Milly will have doable ideas to help get your imagination going and your homework will be to think about what you would like to do and create a plan.

Class 3: Introduction to Basic HTML

Wednesday November 8th 7:00pm - 8:30pm

HTML is the coding language of the web but as a PHP developer we spend a lot of time getting our PHP scripts to write HTML. This class will be an introduction to HTML and will go over all the required tags and architecture of your web page. We will also talk about our projects.

Class 4: Using PHP to output HTML

Wednesday December 6th 7:00pm - 8:30pm

In this class we will use PHP to output some of our web page HTML on the page and randomly generate colors in a box. We will also continue learning some of the basic tags like creating links, etc.

Class 5: Introduction to Databases

Wednesday December 13th 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Databases are a powerful tool in web development, it allows us to store data and even allows users to add data of their own. We will build our first database and connect the database to our web page.

Class 6: Databases Part 2

Wednesday December 20th 7:00pm - 8:30pm

We will expand our databases to make a dynamic script that gets data for the web page from the database.

Class 7: Introduction to CSS

Wednesday January 3rd 7:00pm - 8:30pm

CSS (cascading style sheets) is code that is used to style our HTML in a more advanced way. We will learn the basics.

Class 8: Including Files for Better Project Organization

Wednesday January 10th 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Including files is a better way to organize your project, we will learn the basics and update our class projects.

Class 9: Introduction to Javascript

Wednesday January 17th 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Javascript is a client side programing language that we can use in our projects to control the browser. We will learn how it works by building a random praise generator. 

Class 10: Using PHP and Javascript together

Wednesday January 24th 7:00pm - 8:30pm

We will use both Javascript and PHP to pull random phrases out of a database table. We will also be introduced to Javascript libraries like jQuery that make it easier to use Javascript.

Class 11: Securing our Code

Wednesday January 31th 7:00pm - 8:30pm

This is techically the last instructional class, we will discuss methods to secure our code to prevent hacking. We will also schedule the next phase of the class. We will meet every 2 weeks at this point so Milly can help answer questions for your projects. 

Our last class will be Wednesday March 27th from 7:00pm - 8:30pm where will show each other our final projects.

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