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Introduction to Web Development

by Nina Zakharenko and Brian Holt

Introduction to Web Development is a one-stop course that covers all of the tools you’ll need to create websites.

What you'll learn

Introduction to Web Development is a one-stop course that covers all of the tools you’ll need to create websites.

The course contains in-depth discussions of each of “The Big Three” tools used for Website development:

  • Hypertext Markup Language (HTML)
  • Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)
  • And JavaScript as well as getting started with GitHub and Node.js
This course gives you the skills you need to be a professional web developer. Course materials can be found at

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Course FAQ

What is web development?

Web development means creating websites and web applications, which are programs that run in a web browser. Many web development courses begin by teaching you the building blocks of the web: HTML, CSS, and JavaScript.

What does a web developer do?

Web developers can do anything from designing and launching websites and web apps to analyzing their performance, maintaining and updating them, providing expert consultation, and much more. Web developers don't just run websites, however, they might also create games and design a wide array of interactive components for a webpage.

What is the best web development course to take to become a web developer?

At Pluralsight, we have thousands of web development courses to choose from, and none are inherently better than the others -- it's really about what you plan to focus on in your career. If you have no idea where to start, then this Introduction to Web Development course will help you understand the field better. But we also have courses on specific frameworks for developing websites and web apps, like React and NodeJS, as well as different topics like game development or designing for ecommerce.

About the authors

Nina is a Senior Software Engineer at reddit, working on She’s been a developer for over 8 years, with experience in several programming languages, most recently Python and Javascript. In her spare time, she skis, snowboards, climbs, and mountain bikes from her home base in Park City, UT.

Brian Holt is presently the redditgifts front-end developer at reddit. This essentially means he gets paid to use JavaScript, CSS, and HTML to help you connect to the world around you, gain deep and meaningful insight, and look at cat pictures for hours. When not saving the world one line of JavaScript at time, Brian loves to ski, mountain bike, run, and hang out with his wife and Havanese puppy. Brian is currently a resident of Salt Lake City, UT.

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