Welcome to Module 3 | SDTL3 A3.1 |
Welcome to Module 3 | SDTL3 A3.1 |

Nigel, one of our experienced tutors, will introduce you to the Web Fundamentals module and give you a flavour of what to expect.

Over the next few sections, we will cover key HTML and CSS fundamentals. This will give you a brief overview of how to build websites. It is very important that you follow every step of the tutorials. You can do it at your own pace. Pause videos as required, and perform each step on your own machine.

As a web developer, you'll need to be able to modify existing code to alter its behaviour. Feel free to make your own additions and changes to see what happens! These tutorials cover many topics. Make sure you follow them all and re-watch any areas you need to practise again. The work you do here will be the starting point for the next exercise.

Note: If you're using an offline editor, like Notepad, make sure you save your work as you progress. Many online editors will save automatically. 



- Hi, welcome back. I'm Nigel, and I'm a software tutor here at QA. In this video, we'll explore your next module, which is Web Fundamentals. The internet or web has completely changed how businesses interact with people. This module will build your knowledge and skills to maximize the web for your business. We use the internet and web applications every day of our lives. But do you really know what's going on behind the scenes? In this eight-week module, we'll be building on the programming skills you've already gained. Here, we will focus on how the web works, business context and market environment, building responsive web applications, introducing you to HTML, CSS, and JavaScript, user experience, known as UX, and user interface, known as UI. We don't expect you to be familiar with these topics, so don't worry. We'll give you everything you need online and in the classroom. By now, you should already be familiar with the three phases of your modules, Discover, Practice, Apply. In Discover, you'll work on introductory activities to understand what makes a really engaging website or app. In Practice, you'll be applying your new skills in a safe environment to build pages using HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. Your Discover and Practice activities will be completed in the first four weeks of this eight-week module. This includes attending a five-day classroom session, which will bring all your learning together. In the final four weeks of this module, you'll work towards your Apply activity. Here, you'll find your work-based occupation activity, which will allow you to apply what you've discovered and practiced and create evidence for your portfolio. This activity will have you work towards developing user interfaces relevant to your team and project. By the end of this module, you should start to appreciate the different platforms your software will be deployed on. You'll also have a good understanding of how people interact with software and how you can improve these experiences. Did you know you've only got 10 seconds to impress a user who's clicked onto your website? If they can't find what they need or don't like the look of the webpage, they will leave and never return. The numbers get even scarier. Mobile users will leave your website after three seconds if it doesn't load quick enough. This is why building a good-looking and fully functioning website is so important. Now that you have a feel for this module, you can start working on the activities in this section. Remember, we are here to help. If you need us, feel free to shout anytime. Enjoy.

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