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Web Development Summer Camp (LA)

Web Coding Summer Camp for High School Students

In this 2-week immersive course, students will learn the most important skill set in the modern-day economy, web coding! Students will become proficient in HTML, CSS, and JavaScript, enabling them to design and code their very own modern and responsive websites. 

The course begins with learning HTML and understanding how HTML is used to structure websites. Next, students learn how to write CSS and JavaScript in order to add design, style, and responsiveness to their website. Finally, students learn advanced front-end web development by using jQuery to create beautifully unique and highly functional sites. 

The Web Development Bootcamp is perfect for any student who is looking to get into coding! Web coding is a useful and engaging introduction to the programming world, as students can see in real-time how every line of code they write contributes to their site!

Prerequisites & Ages: The program is ideal for students ages 13-18 with an interest in coding. Prior coding/programming experience is not required, but students must be comfortable with computer basics.  

Scheduling Note: Class will not be held on July 4th and 5th. 

  • Small Classes
  • Computer Provided
  • Book included
  • Free Retake
  • Coffee website with background image, buttons, and links

    Create impactful layouts with full background hero images, colorful social media icons, and a clear call-to-action.

  • NYC website mockups created with Photoshop

    Create mockups for mobile, tablet, & desktop websites.

  • NYC website with CSS navigation menu

    Learn to code mobile friendly navigation using only CSS!

  • HTML email marketing upcoming events

    Learn to make great looking HTML emails.

  • Jive Factory website with JavaScript accordian

    Create accordions to elegantly hide and show content.

  • Lake Tahoe website optimized for mobile

    Learn to write media queries to create websites that work across multiple devices.

  • Customizing a WordPress theme

    Use custom templates to display your content any way you like.

Learn Coding and Build Amazing Websites!

Our web development curriculum has won countless awards from coding blogs and websites, and even was featured on Newsweek magazine! Noble Desktop, in conjunction with NextGen, has developed a custom curriculum with interactive workbooks that enable every student to learn by doing! In addition to our workbook and hands-on curriculum, students benefit from an 8:1 student to teacher ratio, which ensures they get the attention they need to be successful. 

Gain an Academic Edge

There is a proven connection between learning programming and improved academic performance, as the problem-solving and computational skills required for programming are easily applicable to everyday situations and a wide range of academic subjects. On top of that, engaging in extra-curricular courses in computer science demonstrates to colleges that an applicant is eager to learn advanced topics and knowledgeable about the tech-based skills economy of the 21st Century. 

Students Learning Advanced Material

Step-by-Step Exercises that Promote Active Learning

Our proven educational methods empower students to actively engage with class material. Students watch a short demonstration and then dive right into practicing skills on their own through expertly-crafted activities and projects.  

Instructor with Step by Step Things

Collaborate with an Industry Expert to Create Your Own Website

Throughout the Web Development Summer Camp, students work to develop their own dynamic and unique websites. Beyond learning how to code websites using HTML, CSS, and JavaScript, students gain real-world skills as they experience first-hand what it takes to turn their ideas into reality 

Student's Original Website

Learn More About Our Summer Web Development Class in LA

Our Web Development course has been one of our best-selling courses in recent years. NextGen has award-winning workbooks, teachers, and resources. When you add all those three together with amazing students it results in an amazing summer.

In this program, students will be taught how to build and design the front and back-end of websites. This course is a great introduction to design and coding because HTML/CSS is one of the easiest coding languages to learn. This course then progresses into a more advanced language in JavaScript. Furthermore, students will be introduced Sketch, a designed tool for Mac OS. This course will test both the student’s creative side of his/her brain as well as his/her technical side of the brain.

This course will show a student the processes of creating a website from scratch. The course will start by introducing students to Hypertext Markup Language (HTML). This is a standard language that allows coders to tag text files, to choose fonts, colors, graphics, images, and more onto websites. Additionally, this course will cover the design of websites which includes learning CSS & Sketch. CSS stands for Cascading Style Sheets and it is a style language used in conjunction with HTML for page layouts, colors, and fonts. Sketch is a digital design application that can be used for user interface design for web, mobile, and infographics. Finally, students will be introduced to JavaScript which is the most used programming language in the world! This allows students to make the websites dynamic. In conclusion, students should think of HTML as learning how to structure the silhouette of the websites, CSS/Sketch as the style and design of the site, and finally the JavaScript as a final feature to make your website more appealing and active. Once all of these parts come together, students will see the power of all these languages and tools! Students should leave the class with a beautiful, reactive website.

Why Learn Web Dev at NextGen?

Easy to Learn: HTML/CSS are the easiest to learn and implement. There is no math or conditional logic within these languages as there is in Python, Java, and many more. HTML/CSS are both extremely very similar to English and intuitive. Even though these are the most basic web languages they are still extremely powerful especially when paired together.

Learn 3 Languages + Sketch: Within this 2-week course, students will be introduced to HTML, CSS, JavaScript, as well as Sketch. All of these courses are separate skills that can be used in many different fields. Additionally, students can list proficiencies in all these tools on their resume. It can be used to design emails, front-end app design, and back-end functionality in games and apps.

Capitalize on Ideas: Similar to the two-week app development course, these skills are very marketable to colleges. In addition to that, Students who can build websites can capitalize on any business idea or become a freelance web developer. The ability to create websites is a timeless and necessary skill in today’s economy.

Ability to Create Anything: The uses of the programming language taught in this class is endless. HTML can be used to build basic web pages, create beautiful emails, edit web pages, build resumes, and much more! Additionally, CSS/Sketch can be used to design the front-end of almost anything including packaging, icons, logo, etc. Lastly, learning JavaScript will teach your brain computation logic.

Who should attend our Web Dev Summer courses?

Our web development course is designed mainly for high-school students but college students are welcomed as well!

This course is a great introductory to the world of programming, computer science, and design. This class applies to all students with many different fields of interests because of the number of languages and skills taught in this 2-week camp. This course is also great for students with business ideas or looking to gain technical skills in freelance. Web development is an important skill that will help students in the future no matter what career they choose!

Are there any prerequisites for the Web Dev course?

This course has no math or coding pre-requisites, but students must be comfortable with basic computer skills and have a desire to learn at an advanced level.

Web Dev Course Detailed Overview

This course combines three different courses into one: Sketch, Web Design, Web Development. The first section of the course will be basic web coding, while the second part will be design, and the course will culminate in advanced web coding principles.

The first part of this course will cover HTML syntaxes such as headers, paragraph, body, title, and meta tags. This class will move towards learning how to input images and organically moving into CSS. Students will be introduced to the class system in CSS as well as CSS tags such as div, background-color, borders, and more. This component of the course will finish with students using developer tools as well as creating a fluid layout on their site.

The second part of the course will be focused on design. The course will focus primarily on Sketch but will teach more advanced topics within CSS. Students will learn how to create new files, insert photos, insert vector graphics, as well as creating symbols and editing text styles.

Finally, the course will move onto JavaScript. This will start with the fundamentals of the language but quickly move into the more advanced coding aspects. This course will teach students how to use plug-ins to increase the usability of their site.

Web Development Terms

HTML
  • To create webpages and emails we use HTML code (Hypertext Markup Language).
  • HTML tags mark up (label) content to indicate headings, paragraphs, lists, links, images, and more.
  • You can get a quick start in our 3-hour Intro to HTML & CSS class, dive deeper in our 18-hour Web Development Level 1 class, or for the most thorough training earn a Certificate in Web Design.
CSS
  • CSS (Cascading Style Sheets) code is used to style the contents of a webpage (or email), based on the HTML markup.
  • CSS controls the appearance of everything, from fonts and color, to building responsive page layouts that look good across screen sizes (mobile, tablet, and desktop).
  • Start learning CSS in our Web Development Level 1 class. Dive deeper in our Web Development Level 2 class where we cover many important CSS concepts, such as media queries. Learn more advanced ways to optimize for mobile devices and building responsive pages in our Mobile & Responsive Web Design class. The classes can be taken individually, or as part of our Web Design Certificate program.
JavaScript & jQuery
  • JavaScript code is used to add interactivity, animation, and more to the front-end of web sites (what you see in a browser). Create slideshows, image galleries, validate forms, and much more.
  • JavaScript can also be used on the back-end of websites to execute code on a web server.
  • jQuery is the most popular JavaScript library, and it makes it easier to target elements, handle events, and more.
  • Get started in our JavaScript & jQuery class.
Front-End & Back-End
  • The front-end of websites involve coding HTML, CSS, and JavaScript that control the look and feel of a website. 
  • The back-end of websites involve coding languages such as PHP, MySQL, Ruby on Rails, Node.js, etc. to create application-like functionality that typically interact with a database.
  • The front-end works in a web browser, whereas the back-end works on a web server.
User Interface (UI) Design
  • Design that focuses on how users experience and interact with a variety of products from websites and software applications to computers, appliances, machines, and mobile devices.
  • The goal of user interface design is to make it as simple and efficient as possible for users to accomplish their goals—what is often called user-centered design.