Web Fundamentals Training

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Course Description

This course covers the building blocks of web development. You'll learn how to build web pages with HTML and CSS, then how to make your pages more dynamic with PHP and JavaScript.

If you've never done any programming or web development before, this course will introduce you to the fundamentals of web architecture and how to create a web page from the ground up.

We recommend this course for anyone who wants to build websites with Drupal and has no experience with web development. The goal of the course is to make you feel comfortable working with web development and how to problem solve and search for solutions when working on a web project.

Learning Objectives

You'll come away from the course with knowledge of:

  • How HTML and browsers interact

  • How to write semantic HTML to structure web pages

  • CSS syntax and how to style HTML elements and create simple layouts

  • Basic programming concepts, like variables, expressions, functions

  • How to use PHP to make a web page dynamic, and how to run a PHP script

  • Javascript syntax, how to add javascript to a page, and how to use jQuery

  • The role of HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and PHP in building web pages



  • Creating a web page with HTML
  • Creating semantic HTML
  • Overview of HTML tags
  • Inline vs. block HTML tags
  • How to format text
  • Adding links and images
  • Accessibility basics
  • Using a browser inspector


  • Basic CSS syntax and concepts
  • Styling inline, block, and text components
  • Techniques for creating layouts with CSS
  • How to identify and fix common CSS problems
  • Using CSS to enhance your design
  • Creating responsive layouts with CSS
  • CSS grid and flexbox


  • Creating a basic web page with PHP
  • Running a PHP script
  • Using variables
  • Working with different data types
  • Operators and if statements
  • Using and creating functions
  • Introduction to object-oriented PHP


  • Adding simple JavaScript code inline
  • Including external JavaScript file
  • Selecting HTML and adding an event listener
  • Using variables and functions
  • Working with conditionals and objects
  • Adding jQuery
  • Creating a toggle menu with JavaScript
  • Using additional JavaScript libraries

Who Will Get the Most Out of This Course?

This course is ideal for anyone brand-new to web development. It's a preparatory class for the Drupal Theming and Drupal Module Development Courses.


Our blended learning approach mixes the best of both worlds: live online sessions and self-paced complementary learning materials. The core of our online training offering is our expert-led live sessions. In addition, you can always take advantage of our virtual learning platform's training guides and video tutorials as needed. 

Here's what to expect:

  • 👩‍🏫 Interactive sessions over Zoom (twice a week from 2 pm to 4 pm ET)
  • 📺 On-demand videos and virtual exercises to complete in between the sessions
  • 👨‍💻 A one-to-one session with your trainer for personalized support
  • 💬 A dedicated Slack workspace to get real-time answers to your specific questions
  • 🏆 A certificate upon completion

What is the format of live sessions? Our classes usually have 6-10 participants, and we have a hard limit of 12 participants per trainer. Our live sessions happen twice a week, usually on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and are 2-hour long (all times are on ET).

How is this different from other courses on the market? Our courses are designed for people who work full-time jobs and need to apply what they learn to real-life projects quickly. Our training includes live learning sessions and offers real-time mentorship from an expert

What are the trainers' credentials? Our courses are delivered by Strategists, Designers and Senior Developers with 10+ years of experience. They're seasoned professionals with real-world projects in a variety of sectors, from small businesses to multinational corporations.

Do I need to install anything on my computer? We’ll give you the necessary instructions and support to work with Drupal locally on your computer for the development courses. If you face restrictions, we’ll provide an alternative remote environment so you can work from your browser.

My organization requires an invoice. Can you provide one? Yes. Contact us before proceeding with payment. We can issue you an invoice with a link to pay via credit card or electronic transfer.

Do you offer discounts for charities or individuals? Yes, contact us to receive a discount on the course.

Do you offer custom training? Yes, we can provide custom training for your team. Learn more about our approach to tailoring a custom course or get in touch with us, and we can set up training that fits your needs.

Can I switch my start date? Can I get a refund? We can reschedule your ticket to the next available course. Our training program runs twice a year, with a first cohort slated to start in March and the second in September. Tickets are refundable up until 30 days before the start of the course. And it's always free and easy to transfer your ticket to another person, just contact us.

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