Quick Access - (You'll be using these a lot)

Code Quality and Validation

Your submitted work must follow the CSE 154 Code Quality Guide and pass validation standards for each language.

Ed / Gradescope / Canvas

Ed is the go to place for asking any questions about homework or course material. How Too is the place to ask questions for general programming knowledge. Gradescope and Canvas are for submitting course assignments and checking grades in this class. Reminder: Do not post homework solutions on Ed or How Too!

Language Cheatsheets

CSE 154 "Language Cheatsheets" are used to summarize what we cover (and help students identify what is within the scope of this course)


Course Tool Setup

In this course, we will be using Gradescope and Git for assignment submission and VS Code as a text editor. Here are the setup guides to get you started:

Browser Dev Tools

We strongly recommend using Chrome to view your web pages in this class:

Other development tools that exist but we will not use in this class:

Languages and Technologies


These are a couple great HTML resources. The first two links are massive lists of every HTML tag (check them out to see what's possible with HTML).

Accessibility Resources

Resources on web accessibility and how to make accessible websites.


Here's a couple links for getting initially acquainted with CSS. Again the first two links are large lists of every CSS poperty.

CSS Layout and Flexbox

Need to organize the elements of your website in a specific fashion? Check out these links to figure out how.


Incorporate some behavior and functionality into your website. Here are some links to get started with JavaScript.


Application Program Interfaces (APIs) allow different programs to interact with each other and make up a key part of how the internet works. Here's an introduction and a list of cool APIs to check out.

Regular Expressions

Regular Expressions (regex for short) is a powerful way to search for specific strings based on a defined pattern. Here are some links to learn about and practice regex.


Run JavaScript on the server! Here's an intro to Node.

Extra Goodies

Website Inspiration

Here's a helpful catalog of websites for when you need that extra kick of inspiration.

Interesting Reads

Curious to learn more about various web development topics or the industry at large? Check out of some these resources in your free time.

Design & Prototyping Softwares

Web design and prototyping is a topic outside the scope of this course, but it is still a very worthwhile skillset to develop if you have the time or interest. Below are some industry standard design softwares.

Colors & Gradients

Colors are pretty important in web design. Here are a couple of our favorite resources for finding just the right color. Bonus addition: gradients!


Just as important as color are fonts. Once again here are some of our favorite resources.


Adding icons to your website can add an extra touch of professionalism. Here are a few libraries of premade icons.

Advanced Extra Goodies

CSS Animations

You can accomplish a stunning variety of animations with CSS. Begin to learn how with these links.

JavaScript Animations

Fun fact, you can create JavaScript animations too! These are a couple awesome libraries that make animating way easier.

3D Graphics Using JavaScript

A mind boggling web technology is the ability to render 3D graphics/models in the browser. Here's an introduction.

Frontend JavaScript Frameworks

Frameworks and libraries are pre-written JavaScript code that make the job of creating user interfaces easier. Check out a couple of the most popular.

Advanced APIs

Let's dive deeper into the powerful APIs web browsers provide right out the box. From audio playback to vibrating a phone, browser APIs open up a whole world of fun!

Server Side Without Node.js

Although we will only teach Node.js in this course, when creating server side web applications we are not just limited to using Node.js. Explore some common alternatives for backend development.

NoSQL Databases

NoSQL Databases are just that! Databases that are not powered by the SQL programming language. Check out one popular alternative for storing your data: MongoDB.

The Cloud

Hop on the hypetrain and get an intro to developing web applications that live on the cloud using Heroku!

Desktop Applications

Did you know you can make desktop applications using HTML, CSS, and JavaScript? Well you can! Here's how.

Mobile Applications

Did you know you can make mobile applications using JavaScript? Well you can! Here's how.


At the cutting edge of web technologies is WebAssembly, an assembly-like language that runs in the browser. By writing C/C++ or Rust programs that compile to WebAssembly the internet could eventually be capable of running AAA video games, photo/video editing software, and so on in the browser.