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Certificate in Mobile Web Developer Online Course

Learn skills to become a Mobile Web Developer

Learn to develop websites for mobile devices, such as Androids and iPhones

The ever-increasing use of Smartphones worldwide has created a great demand for Mobile Web Developers. Smartphones include a mobile browser that is similar to the traditional desktop browser, enabling millions of mobile users to browse the web on their devices instead of a traditional computer.

With more and more users accessing websites using mobile devices, businesses and organizations must adjust their websites to improve mobile experience.  Although most mobile browsers can display a scaled version of a traditional website, mobile-friendly websites make it much easier for users to browse, find the information they need, and make purchases. This is especially important for e-commerce and consumer-focused websites and will become more important as more Smartphone users consult their phones to browse content, buy products, and access online services.

These changes are expected to continue to drive growth in markets such as Mobile Web Development and Mobile App Development for years to come. You can become a Mobile Web Developer, and, in this course, you’ll learn the latest technologies to prepare you for a career.

Upon registration, you are given twelve months to complete this program.

Learn the basics of Web Development and HTML.

  • Differentiate between HTML and XHTML
  • Create links in documents
  • Add images to documents
  • Create tables
  • Create forms
  • Create dynamic web applications and visual effects using Dynamic HTML

Start building HTML5 pages today.

  • Recognize the major benefits of HTML5
  • Understand the difference between HTML5 and HTML4
  • Familiarize yourself with new elements and attributes
  • Work with audio and video
  • Work with the new Canvas element to create code-based drawings
  • Use Web Storage for offline applications
  • Use all the new form elements
  • Know about the current state of browser support and how to make sites degrade gracefully
  • Leverage capabilities to present mobile-friendly sites

Learn the benefits of CSS

  • Avoid using deprecated tags and attributes
  • Use CSS Syntax, organize code, and use and tags appropriately
  • Know the common properties and their values
  • Create custom CSS cursors
  • Style links to create “CSS Buttons”
  • Work with borders, margin, and padding (the box model)
  • Style tables and position elements
  • Use advanced page layout techniques
  • Use shorthand properties
  • Create effects with background images
  • Lay out forms with tables
  • Use CSS with lists to create hierarchical navigation
  • Know about browser support
  • Understand how to use Media Queries to display content modified to fit the client device

Learn how JavaScript is used.

  • Use JavaScript Syntax and review basics
  • Know about objects, methods, and properties
  • Work with JavaScript variables and create functions
  • Write flow control logic
  • Validate forms
  • Create roll-over images
  • Open and work with new windows
  • Work with timers and intervals
  • Use the navigator history and location objects
  • Review JavaScript functions and the DOM
  • Create dynamic forms and web applications
  • Review XmlHttpRequest and JSON
  • Use advanced techniques, such as anonymous function
  • Use regular expressions for advanced form validation
  • Create dynamic menus and modify content

Get started with jQuery

  • Work with the jQuery Core
  • Handle events
  • Create effects
  • Build Ajax applications
  • Write and use plugins
  • Write high-performing applications
  • Organize code
  • Know how to use jQuery Mobile framework to add support for touch and other gestures
  • Know about jQuery Mobile’s capabilities, supported devices, and support for accessibility
  • Use jQuery Mobile to make calls, send SMS text message, send emails, and display video
  • Extend jQuery Mobile’s capabilities with ThemeRoller framework

Take further steps in becoming a Mobile Web Developer.

  • Know how one website can respond to the specific needs of the environment on which it is being viewed, presenting a layout appropriate for mobile
  • Understand the varying levels of support for some features among different devices
  • Understand the GeoLocation API and use it to integrate the user's location into websites.
  • Integrate video and other media appropriately for mobile devices
  • Use the Foundation framework to abstract low-level responsive coding and to create grid-based layouts
  • Create page transitions, dialogs, and buttons optimized for mobile
  • Incorporate phone-friendly forms, sliders, dialogs, and other widgets
  • Handle touch, phone-orientation, scrolling and other phone events
  • Create plugins and incorporate others' plugins into your code

Course Fast Facts:

  • This course is delivered 100% on-line and is accessible 24/7 from any computer or smartphone
  • Instructors lead each course and you will be able to interact with them and ask questions
  • You can study from home or at work at your own pace in your own time
  • You will be awarded a certificate at completion of this course

Course Delivery

Upon enrolment, an automated welcome email will be sent to you (please check your junk email inbox if not received as this is an automated email), in order for you to access your online course, which is Available 24/7 on any computer or smart mobile device. New courses start every month to ensure that we have the correct ratio of students to tutors available, please ensure you select a starting date when you go through our shopping cart, at checkout. The course is easy to follow and understand.

Recognition & Accreditation

All students who complete the course receive a certificate of completion with a passing score (for the online assessment) and will be issued a certificate via email.

  • Introduction to HTML
    • A Quick Overview of Web Development
    • Introduction to HTML
    • Paragraphs, Headings and Text
    • HTML Links
    • HTML Images
    • HTML Lists
    • HTML Tables
    • HTML Forms
  • Introduction to CSS
    • Crash Course in CSS
    • CSS Fonts
    • CSS Texts
    • Colors and Backgrounds
    • Custom Cursors
    • CSS and Links
    • Borders, Margin and Padding
    • Styling Tables with CSS
    • Transforms and Transitions
  • Advanced CSS
    • Positioning and Visibility
    • Advanced CSS Page Layout
    • Media Queries
    • CSS Shorthand Properties
    • CSS Lists as Hierarchical Navigation
    • CSS Background Tricks
    • Laying out and Styling Forms with CSS
    • CSS Best Practices
    • Browser-compatibility Issues
  • Introduction to JavaScript
    • JavaScript Basics
    • Variables, Arrays and Operators
    • JavaScript Functions
    • Built-In JavaScript Objects
    • Conditionals and Loops
    • JavaScript Form Validation
    • Images, Windows and Timers
    • Navigator, History, and Location Objects
  • Advanced JavaScript
    • Quick JavaScript Recap
    • Advanced Techniques
    • Regular Expressions
    • The HTML Document Object Model
    • Dynamic Forms
    • Dynamic HTML
  • HTML5
    • Laying out a Page with HTML5
    • HTML5 - How We Got Here
    • Sections and Articles
    • HTML5 Audio and Video
    • HTML5 Forms
    • HTML5 Web Storage
    • HTML5 Canvas
    • Integrated APIs
  • jQuery Fundamentals
    • JavaScript Basics
    • jQuery Basic Concepts
    • jQuery Core
    • Events
    • Effects
    • Ajax
    • Plugins
    • Best Performance Practices
    • Code Organization
    • Custom Events
  • Developing Mobile Websites
    • Designing for Mobile
    • Flexible Grids
    • Flexible Images and Other Media
    • The Viewport & Media Queries
    • HTML5:  Mobile Specific Forms
    • GeoLocation API
    • Home Screen Icons
    • Accelerometer
    • Video
    • jQuery Mobile
    • Mobile Menus
    • The Bootstrap Framework
  • jQuery Mobile
    • jQuery Mobile
    • What Is jQuery Mobile?
    • Getting Started with jQuery
    • Widgets and UI
    • JavaScript and Events
    • Integration with the Phone
    • The Theme Framework
    • Plugins

Entry requirements

Students must have basic literacy and numeracy skills.

Minimum education

Open entry. Previous schooling and academic achievements are not required for entry into this course.

Computer requirements

Students will need access to a computer and the internet.

Minimum specifications for the computer are:


  • Microsoft Windows XP, or later
  • Modern and up to date Browser (Internet Explorer 8 or later, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)


  • OSX/iOS 6 or later
  • Modern and up to date Browser (Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

All systems

  • Internet bandwidth of 1Mb or faster
  • Flash player or a browser with HTML5 video capabilities(Currently Internet Explorer 9, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

Students will also need access the following applications:

Adobe Acrobat Reader

1. Can I register for programs if I am an international student? 

Yes, because These programs are online you never have to actually travel to the school. Most schools offer telephone or online registration.

2. How long does it take to complete a program? 

Upon registration, you are given an initial twelve months to complete this program. Should you need more time beyond the twelve months, an extension of six months is available with a fee of $500.

3. Do I have to buy additional materials? 

All the materials you'll need are included, and their cost will be covered by your tuition. We will ship all materials ground service upon enrollment.

4. Can I get financial assistance? 

These courses are non-credit courses, so they do not qualify for federal aid. In some states, vocational rehab or workforce development boards will pay for qualified students to take our courses.

5. What happens when I complete the program? 

Upon successful completion of the program, you will be awarded a certificate of completion.

6. Am I guaranteed a job? 

These programs will provide you with the skills you need to obtain an entry-level position in most cases. We don't provide direct job placement services, but our facilitators and career counselors will help you build your resume and are available to give advice on finding your first job. Facilitators will also be available to use as a professional reference upon completion of the program. Potential students should always do research on the job market in their area before registering.

7. Who will be my instructor? 

Each student is paired up with a facilitator for one-on-one interaction. The facilitator will be available (via e-mail) to answer any questions you may have and to provide feedback on your performance. All of our facilitators are successful working professionals in the fields in which they teach.

8. What software or hardware do I need in order to take online programs and what are the system requirements? 

In order to take our online programs, you must have access to a computer and the Internet. You can access the program contents from any Web-enabled computer. You don't have to use the same computer to log-in to the program every time. We recommend that you have a word-processing program (Microsoft Word is best) and the latest version of Internet Explorer.

9. Can I use a Mac?

Yes, you can use a Mac for this program; however, the Mac should have Mac OS X.

11. When can I start the program? 

Our programs are all open enrollment. You can register and start the program as soon as you are ready.

Please note: Once the program curriculum is accessed online or through submission of a material shipment confirmation, refunds cannot be issued.

12. How much time should I spend studying?

The learning interface indicates the suggested number of hours you should spend on each lesson as well as the suggested total number of hours for each section within this career course. This will help you know the time commitment you should make before you begin each section and lesson within. You will have access to the course for a full year. An additional access time of a 6-month increment is available for purchase if you need it.

13. Do I have to buy additional materials?

No, the program includes printed course manuals and access to class files for each section of the course.

14. What skills will I gain by successfully completing this program?

You will start out learning the basics of HTML, CSS, and JavaScript and then move onto more advanced features of those technologies including HTML5. The course then builds upon that knowledge with the fundamentals of jQuery, which is the platform for learning to develop mobile websites and working with jQuery Mobile. With these skills, you will be able to build a traditional website or take an existing website and convert it to a dynamic mobile website.

15. What skills should I already have in order to take this program?

There are no specific prerequisites for this program, but you should be reasonably knowledgeable and very interested in computers and the Internet.

16. What is a typical day like for a web developer?

Web developers work both independently and with others on a variety of day-to-day tasks and projects in which coding, problem-solving, and attention to detail are key. Typically, web developers work in a traditional in-person office setting, though some work remotely, with Monday through Friday work schedules. Extra hours may be needed or required.  Some web developers are contract, freelance, or self-employed and set their own hours but typically are available during their clients’ office hours, potentially working in-person in their clients’ offices. The specifics really depend on the company or institution’s size, work culture, and objectives.

17. Do web developers need to continue to learn?

Successful web developers are passionate about their work and continue to build their skills to keep up with the latest technologies and advances and maintain their core skill set. This program is unique in that upon successful completion, you will possess a core skill set in several different programming languages.

18.  What if I don't have enough time to complete my program within the time frame provided?

The time allotted to complete your program has been calculated based on the number of hours for each program, so don't worry too much about not completing in time. If, after a concerted effort, you are still unable to complete, your Student Advisor will help you work out a suitable completion date. Please note that a fee will be charged for an extension.

Nat Dunn founded Webucator in 2003 to combine his passion for web development with his business expertise in order to help companies benefit from both. Nat began programming games in Basic on a TRS-80 at age 14. He has been developing websites and providing web development training since 1998. Nat is President and Chief Executive Officer of Webucator, is a Certified Technical Trainer (CTT+), and holds a BA (Pomona College) and an MBA (Harvard Business School).

Brian Hoke
 is Principal of Bentley Hoke, a web consulting firm in Syracuse, New York. The firm serves the professional services, education, government, nonprofit, and retail sectors with a variety of development, design, and marketing services. Core technologies for the firm include PHP and Wordpress, JavaScript and jQuery, Ruby on Rails, and HTML5/CSS3. Previously, Brian served as Director of Technology, Chair of the Computer and Information Science Department, and Dean of Students at Manlius Pebble Hill School, an independent day school in DeWitt, NY. Before that, Brian taught at Insitut auf dem Rosenberg, an international boarding school in St. Gallen, Switzerland. Brian holds degrees from Hamilton and Dartmouth colleges.

Note: This course is supported by multiple instructors at Webucator, a national training and courseware development company, all of whom are experts in their fields.

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Course Summary

Course ID No.: 007GES317
Delivery Mode: Online
Course Access: 12 months to complete this program
Tutor Support: Yes
Time required: 280 Hours