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1.1 Introduction

Welcome to How to Become a Web Developer. My name is Jeremy McPeak, and I'm going to teach you some of the most important aspects of web development. Let's get started!

1.1 Introduction

So you want to be a Web developer, but you are a bit overwhelmed with well, everything. That's understandable and in fact most of us have been in your shoes. Hi there, my name is Jeremy McPeak. And in this course I will help you understand the things you need to know to get started as a Web developer. First, I'm going to walk you through the tools you'll need for not only this course, but for your journey as a Web developer. We live in a fantastic time where tools are plentiful, and it can actually be difficult to find the tool that we love to use. Next I'll give you an overview of how the Internet works. It's really nothing more than a huge network, but a lot of technology has worked together behind the scenes in order to make it function. Then I'll introduce you to the three technologies we use that work together to make great webpages. First is HTML, the language we use to create the foundation of our webpages. Without HTML, our pages would be a jumbled mess of text. HTML allows us to give our pages structure. It also gives us the ability to give certain text within our page a specific meaning. But HTML is a limited language. We use it to only for marking up our documents. In order to give our pages a pleasing look, we use cascading style sheets, or CSS. With CSS, we select certain pieces of our webpage in order to change how it looks. We can even change the layout of our page. The third technology is a language called JavaScript, and it's what we use to energize our webpages. With JavaScript, we can change our pages on the fly. Even going so far as to remove and add new pieces to the page. We can also change the CSS with JavaScript, too. We have a lot of ground to cover. So when you're ready, queue up the first video and we will get started.

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