This course helped me hone my CSS skills. Even though I had some knowledge on the subject, I understood and practiced many things that I had difficulty understanding before. Thanks, Professor Colleen.
This course is a recommendable for all beginners who are interested in designing and styling their web pages. The whole course is interesting and challenging at the end of the course and I enjoyed it.
von Pranjal G•
I think the content can be more informative with more coding example .
von Lokesh N•
can include more videos on styling and more tags on html like forms
von MD A H•
Good course. It's like academic course. Good for beginners.
von Deleted A•
continue aneducation through coursera is very good
von Shantanu S•
IT IS GOOD FOR BEGINNNERS AND HAVE A GREAT COURSE
von hari h n•
It's good if she explained every code clearly.
von Girish D K•
Need to explain in more detail in videos.
von Mayank S T•
the explanation of everything is not good
von Axel R•
It took far too long to get Peer-graded
von Rahul G•
Its a good course but I expect more..
von Khaled A A•
Contain could been more in depth.
von Md A Z•
There were no flexbox or grid
von Deleted A•
This is a very helpful course
von Martin K•
Too vague on topics
von Hamza B K•
need many update..
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von Charles L M•
While I love Dr. van Lent's teaching style, I was somewhat disappointed in the course as a whole. After about the first week the instructor was not heard from again on the forums. It wasn't until about the last week that some official teaching staff started to make an appearance.
This was an issue as, especially in the first week, as there was a good deal of discrepancy between what was on the grading rubric, what was provided in description for the homework, and what was in an optional video that described the homework. All with no official direction as to what was correct, or how things should be properly graded. The students were just left to themselves to try and interpret what the instructor meant, and what was the proper thing to do in regards to the peer grading. This continued, albeit to a far lesser extent, through the remainder of the course.
While I don't expect instructors to be in the forums all that often, I do expect them to clear up obvious issues, and to make some type of official statement as to how students should proceed. I believe this was the first offering of this course, and I hope as it offered again those discrepancies are fixed, and perhaps more official teaching staff are able to monitor the forums.
As far as the material itself, it is pretty good, and covers most of the basics well. As I said at the start, I really love Dr. van Lent's teaching style. She is very encouraging, and easy to understand. She is also very human, making mistakes as she goes along, and correcting them. I feel this gives the student a good experience of the real world iterative process that coding is, that even with experience mistakes are still made, and to be expected, and how to go about doing some debugging to correct those mistakes.
Course crammed with unnecessary details (loads of CSS "decoration" properties that one may test on it's own), without focusing on CSS fundamentals, such as page layout strategies, float-based layouts, element positioning which, in my view, are discussed only very superficially.
I'll forget 90% of discussed "decoration" properties in a few days but when I think of CSS paradigms - a structure that can be later filled with easily forgotten/easily retrieved "decoration" properties - that I'll take with me "for ever" out from this course.... sounds empty. The extra star goes for stressing the importance of accessibility.
To sum up: decoration largely outweighs structure.
von Lelania C G•
This is not a self paced course. The material is presented in a confusing way, some of it's outdated as far back as 2013, there are many typos, some of the questions on the quizzes are hard to decipher and in at least one instance, the answer page didn't even match the question (week 2, #6). I posted a question on the forum, no one answered and there's no way to contact the instructor directly. This has been the most frustrating learning experience I've ever had.
von Michael S•
The final assignment is peer graded, which means you'll have to deal with idiots grading your final assignment.