Oct 24th 2016

Responsive Website Tutorial and Examples (Coursera)

In this course, we will show you exciting examples of collaborative, interactive web applications that use various types of media including sound, images and big data. We will show you how to build sites that provide precisely this functionality, using Meteor. We will also provide fully working example application code that you can use for your own commercial web projects. The course also provides a range of advice and suggestions about how to develop bespoke web applications which match the requirements of clients, where clients are people who commission the product or people who use the product.

We will take you through the development of the following applications:

1. A portfolio website with collaborative blogging functionality.

2. An interactive, realtime, multi user music remixing system.

3. An interactive, online graffiti wall where users can collaborate to create graphics.

4. An interactive data visualisation platform for exploring and plotting big data in exciting ways.

At the end of this course, you will be able to:

• Implement animated data visualisations and graphics using advanced user interface libraries such as vis.js

• Work with external data sources

• Create multi user, realtime, collaborative environments

• Use media APIs such as the Web Audio API

Participation in or completion of this online course will not confer academic credit for University of London programmes.

Responsive Website Tutorial and Examples is course 5 of 6 in the Responsive Website Development and Design Specialization.

This Specialization covers the basics of modern full stack web development, from UX design, to front-end coding, to custom databases. You’ll build foundational skills in a full range of technologies, including HTML/CSS, Javascript, and MongoDB, and you’ll learn to implement a reactive, multi-user web application using the meteor.js framework. We’ll also touch on more advanced topics, such as APIs, data visualization, and animation. Upon completing the Specialization and Capstone Project, you’ll have designed and launched your own fully-functioning, responsive web application.