Web Development Foundations

Balancing project-based learning with engaging activities, students utilize their acquired knowledge to build useful tools and responsive websites.

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Web Development Foundations: Middle school computer science and coding

Teach Students Programming and Design using Project-Based Lessons

This course teaches students the basics of web design and web development. This course will dive into the following topics: basic art principles, user experience and interface design, responsive layouts, accessibility, HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. At the end of this course, students will be able to build responsive websites and web-based tools that are designed with a target audience and accessibility needs in mind.

Students will

  • Design and develop a collection of projects.
  • Gain an understanding of design principles and accessibility
  • Gain a high competence in HTML and CSS.
  • Gain an understanding of JavaScript centered around web development. 
  • Become highly proficient in creating responsive web projects


Upon completing this course, students will be prepared to earn the following industry-recognized certification(s):

Certiport IT Specialist - HTML and CSS Certification

KnowledgePillars HTML & CSS Coding Specialist


Grade Band: Grades 6-8

Format: Year-long

Prerequisites: None



Video-Based Lessons


Earns Certifications


Self-Grading Quizzes


Project Portfolio


Capstone Project





Web Design

Interface Design

Course Breakdown

Unit 1:

Designing for the Internet

Unit 2:

Web Development Basics

Unit 3:

JavaScript Basics & HTML Forms

Unit 4:

Designing & Developing Responsive Websites

STEAM Connections

STEAM connections embedded in this course reinforce relevant science and math concepts to provide a well-rounded educational experience.

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Project Portfolio

Through a combination of follow-along projects and self-directed activities, students build a unique coding project portfolio demonstrating the skills and knowledge they acquire.

Mock Business Website

Students build a functional one-page layout for a mock business using their knowledge of UI and UX design and their HTML, CSS and JavaScript skills.

Color Picker

Using HTML, CSS, and JavaScript, students will create a color picker application that can generate RGBA values and hexadecimal color code.

Green Team Website

Students create a responsive static website using HTML and CSS from scratch, exercising their understanding of semantic and non-semantic HTML elements, typography, and positioning.

Web Design Wireframes

Students create a mood board and a collection of both block and high-fidelity wireframes utilizing their understanding of UI and UX design, the web design workflow, and visual hierarchy.

Technical Requirements


RAM: 4GB or more

CPU: Pentium 5 or later

Software Installed

Google Chrome


13" or bigger display

Full keyboard

Three-button mouse with scroll wheel

Headphone jack and headphones

Operating System

Chromebook: Chrome OS 100.0 or later

Windows: 7, 8, 8.1, 10 or later

Mac: OS X El Capitan 10.11 or later

Linux: 64-bit Ubuntu 18.04+, Debian 10+, openSUSE 15.2+, or Fedora Linux 32+

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