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The Best Web Development Courses to Do During Lockdown

06 January 2021 | Annabel Hudson

The past 10 months have been difficult for many, for numerous reasons.

The past 10 months have been difficult for many, for numerous reasons. However, there are a few positives we should take from this whole situation, including for some the opportunity of extra time we may have to work on our own personal development. During the initial lockdown, back in March 2020, there was roughly a 450% increase in the number of people enrolling into online courses within the first week of lockdown – and this number continued to grow throughout the following months. Online courses have numerous benefits, they are an excellent way to educate yourself on new topics, a great approach to enhancing your CV, and can also be done around your own schedule, all from the comfort of your own home. As we enter lockdown once again, this is the perfect time to enrol in an online course and make use out of any extra time. Let’s take a look at the best online website development courses on offer at the moment:  


Learn How To Build Websites by Codecademy

Codecademy offers guided tutorials for beginners intended to learn the basics of coding and building a website. It provides a self-contained development environment where you can gain a basic understanding of how to read and write code, how to create your own website designs and when you are ready, you will be able to launch your site online. Codecademy has welcomed over 45 million users and is guaranteed to provide you with a worthwhile course. Codecademy also offers an excellent student discount – making it even more appealing for the younger generation interested in web development!


Duration: Self-paced


Computer Programming by Khan Academy

Khan Academy is a hugely beneficial learning site which covers a wide range of subjects in great deal. The Computer Programming course offers numerous self-guided tutorials, featuring excellent explanations and video guidance on the topic. Throughout the course duration, you will learn the complete ins and outs of JS, HTML, CSS and SQL. This is a very in-depth course, perfect for beginners and those who want to brush up on the computer programming skills.


Duration: Self-paced


An Introduction to Interactive Programming in Python by Coursera

This is a two-part course designed to help those with little to no computing background learn the basics of building a simple interactive application. Coursera choose to utilise Python as their computer language, as it is easy-to learn and is a widely used language in my computational courses on offer. Within the first part of this course, you can expect to learn the basic elements of programming and then use these elements to create simple interactive applications. Many have seen the benefits of completing this particular course, with 20% of people receiving a pay increase or promotion after completion.


Duration: Approximately 19 hours to fully complete, but self-paced.



Introduction to HTML and CSS by Treehouse

This course will teach you the basic building blocks of web development and how to create webpages using; HTML and CSS. Learn how to use HTML to tell your web browser how the content of your web pages and applications are structured and learn how to use CSS to select HTLM tags and tell your browser what your content should look like. Whether you are coding for fun or want to start a career in the coding field, this course is a great place to learn all the basics regarding HTML and CSS.


Duration: Self-paced


The Complete Web Developer Course 2.0 by Udemy

This course presents a comprehensive curriculum focusing on building websites. You do not need any prior web development knowledge to enrol in the course. With a vast range of content, this course will prove to be beneficial for beginners and intermediates regarding the learning of new information. There are 15 sections within this course, which range from HTML and CSS to APIs and MySQL, providing students with all the essential web development knowledge they need. With over 250,000 students and a 4.5 start rating, you can trust this course will be worth your time.


Duration: Self-paced 


Of course if your own skills are a work in progress, and you need a website, application or piece of software built by the experts, you can always contact us here at Pogo for advice and prices – help to keep us out of mischief during lockdown…