Web Development

10-Week Part-Time Course

Design and code beautiful websites

Skills & Tools

Use HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, jQuery, GitHub, and Sublime in concert.

HTML, CSS, and JavaScript websites

Production Standard

Build a fully responsive, interactive website that stands apart from the usual templates.

Master technical vocabulary

The Big Picture

Understand how a skillful mix of programming and layout powers the web we see – and how teams collaborate to create it.

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Our educational excellence is a community effort. When you learn at GA, you can always rely on an in-house team of experts to provide guidance and support, whenever you need it.

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    Learn industry-grade frameworks, tools, vocabulary, and best practices from a teacher whose daily work involves using them expertly.

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    Teaching Assistants

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    Course Producers

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Embrace The Details

Unit 1: The Basics

HTML Basics

  • Apply HTML tags: <head>, <link>, <script>, <style>, <meta> to web pages
  • Apply tags to HTML documents to effectively section content
  • Differentiate between the various image file types
  • Predict image paths and apply relative paths to img src tags
  • Describe how the Internet delivers web pages to the browser

CSS Basics

  • Apply and explain the CSS “cascade” including: importance, specificity and inheritance
  • Differentiate between basic web color principles: RGB, RGBA, hexadecimal color and HSL
  • Experiment with CSS properties and values to change the styling of a page

Advanced CSS

  • Define CSS Box Model, and demonstrate the ability to properly manipulate the "box" around tags
  • Differentiate between classes vs IDs and apply best practices when implementing
  • Select nested elements to apply styling

Page Layout

  • Draw the DOM Tree for web pages containing sections <div>, <section>
  • Apply header, footer, sidebar, and multi-column layouts to develop a web page
  • Experiment and predict effects of floats and clearing CSS positioning
  • Describe the use of Normalize and reset.css files


  • Practice web development by transforming a design comp into an HTML and CSS web page

Introduction To Programming

  • Practice programmatic thinking by writing pseudo code to solve a basic problem
  • Define web site behavior and the practical uses of JavaScript
  • Predict DOM output / changes by reading JS code

JavaScript Basics (Variables, Conditionals)

  • Define variables and identify best cases to use them
  • Differentiate between strings, integers and floats
  • Apply conditionals to change the programs control flow
  • Describe arguments as they relate to functions
  • Apply the JS click function

JavaScript Functions

  • Describe arguments as they relate to functions
  • Predict values returned by a given function
  • Differentiate between named and anonymous functions

Intro To jQuery

  • Utilize jQuery tree traversal techniques to access and manipulate DOM elements
  • Utilize jQuery Docs to apply functions

Arrays and Traversing The DOM

  • Apply JS and jQuery knowledge to program a carousel
  • Define arrays and collections
  • Practice using indexes to access array elements

Unit 2: Building In Concert

Lab Session

  • Apply programming skills to plan and build a full website with HTML/CSS and JS

Review and Refactor

  • Apply switch blocks as a replacement for if/else if/else
  • Describe the concept of "this" as it applies within jQuery anonymous functions
  • Define refactoring and describe why it is important
  • Learn the basics of CSS/JS refactoring and be able to apply these concepts to their own code
  • Differentiate ways to debug code and how to apply the concepts to their own code

Responsive Web Design

  • Articulate that responsive design is more design than code
  • Know the difference between fixed and responsive layouts and understand the difference between fluid and elastic layouts
  • Apply media queries to web sites to achieve a responsive layout
  • Implement media queries to change layout on mobile devices

Web Forms

  • Understand what the form tag is used for and what the method, action, and enctype attributes are used for
  • Be able to differentiate the different types of inputs and why/where we would use each
  • Understand how to group elements by name
  • Be able to perform pseudo-styling of input elements that the browser won't let us directly style

Special Topic

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These days, code literacy is an essential skill. You'll learn how to think like a programmer, how to build your first website and so much more.

Emerson Taymor / Managing Director, Co-Founder Philosophie Inc

Emerson Taymor

Meet your instructors

Learn from skilled developers with professional experience in the field.

Sarah Holden


Sarah Holden

Lead Front-End Developer,

Kin HR

Dave Turner


Dave Turner



John McSwain


John McSwain

Founder & CEO,

base10 Software LLC

Ethiopia Rabb


Ethiopia Rabb

Senior Web Developer,


Kameron Zach

Los Angeles

Kameron Zach

Principal Partner,

Let's Build

 Arthur  Bouie

New York City

Arthur Bouie

Solutions Engineer ,


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Oct 10 – Dec 19


10am - 5pm

$3,500 USD

Nov 3 – Jan 21

Except: Nov 26, Dec 24, Dec 31

Tue & Thu

6:30pm - 9:30pm

$3,500 USD

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We love questions, almost as much as we love providing answers. Here are a few samplings of what we’re typically asked, along with our responses:

  • Why is this course relevant today?

    Building websites using HTML, CSS and JavaScript is an essential 21st-century skill. Virtually every industry, from design to journalism to marketing, now requires professionals to work closely with technical teams. The skills you learn in this class will allow you to make edits and updates to your website and communicate more effectively with technical stakeholders, giving you a competitive advantage.

  • What practical skill sets can I expect to have upon completion of the course?

    This course is designed to teach students how to translate their ideas into functional, stylized websites for personal or business purposes. You’ll learn how to design and build a site that leverages the principles of user-centric design and will master the technical vocabulary required to communicate your ideas to others.

  • Who will I be sitting next to in this course?

    This is a beginner level course, and therefore a wide range of people sign up. In the past we’ve had:

    • Designers
    • Bloggers
    • Entrepreneurs
    • Project Managers
    • Students
  • Will there be any pre‐work?

    Yes. Very light. Just download a browser and text editor.

  • Should I come equipped with anything?

    Yes. A laptop (Mac preferred but PC is okay).

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