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== What ==
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Learn HTML, CSS and JavaScript - and put them to good use! This class, taught by [[User:JeffreyATW|Jeffrey Carl Faden]], is aimed at beginners who are interested in web development, as well as seasoned professionals looking to brush up on the latest and greatest.
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<h1>Front-end Web Development</h1>
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<h2>A free, weekly class on HTML, CSS, and JavaScript taught by [http://jeffreyatw.com/ Jeffrey Carl Faden]</h2>
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<h2>What</h2>
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Learn HTML, CSS and JavaScript - and put them to good use! This free class is aimed at beginners who are interested in web development, as well as seasoned professionals looking to brush up on the latest and greatest.
  
Frontend web development is all about making code that runs in the browser (versus code that runs on the server). There isn't a big focus on web design (creating wireframes and mockups), but we do cover best practices for turning these designs into beautiful code.
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Front-end web development is all about making code that runs in the browser (versus code that runs on the server). This class focuses on writing interactive web applications, taking designs and turning them into code, and much more.
  
== Who ==
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This class can be attended in-person, or it can be viewed online. Videos/material for previous classes can be found on the [[Front-end_Web_Development/Notes|previous classes]] page.
This class is for '''everyone'''! '''Complete beginners''' and more experienced developers are welcome at any time. If you're new to the class, consider coming to the [[#Lecture|lecture]] at 7:30 for a recap.
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<h2>Who</h2>
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This class is for '''everyone'''! Computer users unacquainted with programming, as well as experienced developers, are welcome at any time. If you're new to the class, consider attending the [[#Lecture|lecture]] at 7:30 for a recap.
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This class is entirely '''free''' to attend. You do not have to be a Noisebridge member. If you are coming to Noisebridge to attend the class in-person, state that you're here for the class and you'll be allowed in as a guest.
  
The space and the class are entirely '''free''' to attend. You do not have to be a Noisebridge member.
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If you appreciate this class and the space that enables it to be taught, please consider [[Donate or Pay Dues|donating to Noisebridge]].
  
 
Please bring any kind of laptop.
 
Please bring any kind of laptop.
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<h2>When</h2>
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[[#Lecture|Lectures]] start promptly at '''8pm on Mondays''' and go for up to two hours. There is a half-hour recap starting at '''7:30pm'''. Please try to arrive early as physical space is limited.
  
== When ==
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[[#Lab|Labs]] start at '''7pm on Thursdays''' and end two hours later.
[[#Lecture|Lectures]] start promptly at '''8pm on Mondays''' and go for two hours. There is a half-hour recap starting at '''7:30pm'''. Please try to arrive early as physical space is limited.
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[[#Lab|Labs]] start at '''8pm on Thursdays''' and can go up to two hours.
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This class runs in a weekly series, and the curriculum takes about 6 months from start to finish. Don't let it discourage you if you're starting from the middle - attend recaps and labs and you should be able to catch up!
 
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This class runs in a weekly series, and the curriculum takes about 5 months from start to finish. Don't let it discourage you if you're starting from the middle - attend recaps and labs and you should be able to catch up!
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<h2>Where</h2>
== Where ==
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'''[[Noisebridge]]''', 2169 Mission St., San Francisco, 94114 (at 18th St., near 16th St. BART station). [[Getting Here]]
 
'''[[Noisebridge]]''', 2169 Mission St., San Francisco, 94114 (at 18th St., near 16th St. BART station). [[Getting Here]]
  
The lecture is currently held in the [[Classrooms#Church|Church classroom]], which is in the back of the space.
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The lecture is held in the [[Classrooms#Church|Church classroom]], which is in the back of the space.
  
The lab is currently held in the [[Classrooms#Turing|Turing classroom]], the room past the wood shop.
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The lab is held in the [[Classrooms#Turing|Turing classroom]], the room past the wood shop.
  
Read up on [[Getting_In|getting in]] to the space. TL;DR: ring the bell!
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Read up on [[Getting_In|getting in]] to the space. Again, you do not need to be a member!
  
== Keep Informed ==
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If you're attending online, look for the link to watch the latest class in the [[#Lecture]] section.
Join the [[Mailinglist#WebDev|WebDev]] or [[Mailinglist#Noisebridge-announce|Noisebridge-announce]] mailing lists to be notified of upcoming class topics via email.
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If you can't make it, subscribe to a mailing list to be notified when you can watch a live stream of the lecture! If you missed it, previous lecture streams are available for viewing on the [[Frontend_Web_Development/Notes|Previous Classes]] page!
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Remember that you can start coming to class at any time during the series! You can catch up by watching videos from [[Front-end_Web_Development/Notes|previous classes]], doing [[Front-end_Web_Development/Assignments|assignments]], or attending [[#Lab|lab]].
 
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<h2>Keep Informed</h2>
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<li>[https://www.noisebridge.net/mailman/listinfo/webdev WebDev email list]</li>
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<li>[https://www.facebook.com/groups/noisebridgefwd/ Facebook group]</li>
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<li>[https://www.noisebridge.net/mailman/listinfo/noisebridge-announce Noisebridge-announce email list]</li>
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'''Join one of the above to be notified of upcoming classes.'''
  
== Lecture ==
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If you can't make it, subscribe to a mailing list to be notified when you can watch a live stream of the lecture! If you missed it, previous lecture streams are available for viewing on the [[Front-end_Web_Development/Notes|Previous Classes]] page!
Weekly classroom-style presentation on HTML/CSS/JS. The lecture starts every Monday at 8pm. We also have a recap starting at 7:30pm, where we'll cover the (very) basics:
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* Explaining "frontend" vs. "backend"
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* Discussing tools of the trade
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* Explaining the separation between structure, presentation, and behavior
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* Writing a basic HTML page
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<h2>Get Set Up</h2>
* Styling the page with basic CSS
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Get a web browser
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Most web browsers keep themselves up to date. You'll have to take extra steps with the built-in browsers.
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Download [https://chrome.google.com Chrome], [https://www.firefox.com Firefox], or [http://www.opera.com/ Opera]
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Safari users:
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Make sure you are running [http://www.apple.com/osx/ OS X 10.11 El Capitan]
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Go to the Safari menu > Preferences > Advanced > Show Develop menu in menu bar
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Internet Explorer users: either [http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/ upgrade to Windows 10] and use [https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/microsoft-edge Microsoft Edge], or upgrade to [http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/internet-explorer/ Internet Explorer 11]
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Get a text editor
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There are a number of great free (or free to use) text editors that include helpful features like syntax highlighting and code completion.
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<li>[https://atom.io/ Atom]</li>
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<li>[http://brackets.io/ Brackets]</li>
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<li>[http://www.sublimetext.com/ Sublime Text]</li>
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<li>GNU/Linux users: Text Editor (gedit), Kate, vim, emacs, etc...</li>
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<li>Windows: '''don't use''' Notepad or WordPad</li>
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<li>OS X: '''don't use''' TextEdit</li>
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Get Git
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In order to save your work and put it on the web, you'll need to set up Git, a version control system.
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<li>OS X: Open Terminal and type <code>git</code> (or possibly <code>sudo git</code>) to begin installation</li>
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<li>Windows: Install [https://git-for-windows.github.io/ Git for Windows] with all default options</li>
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<li>Sign up for a [https://github.com GitHub] account</li>
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Get the class materials
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The lectures and labs have some materials and assignments, all of which can be found in the [https://github.com/JeffreyATW/fwd fwd] repository. In the first few weeks of class, we'll explain how to use Git, but if you're familiar:
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<li>Run <code>git clone <nowiki>https://github.com/JeffreyATW/fwd.git</nowiki></code> in your terminal
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<li>Windows: use Git Bash as your terminal</li>
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<li>Create a separate folder in which to do your own work</li>
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<li>If you already have the materials, <code>cd</code> into the <code>fwd</code> directory and run <code>git pull</code> to update your copy to the latest version.</li>
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<h2>Lecture</h2>
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Weekly classroom-style presentation on HTML/CSS/JS. The lecture starts every Monday at 8pm. We also have a recap starting at 7:30pm, where we'll cover last week's material.
  
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=== Class for 2012-10-01: CSS positioning ===
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==== <span style="color: red;">NO LECTURE 2016-05-02</span> ====
We'll focus on positioning of elements: spacing them out from other elements using margins, positioning them absolutely on the page, positioning them relatively, fixed and more.
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[https://plus.google.com/events/c61p66mode1fc0qh9ofe170q4kc Join the Google+ Event to be notified of the video livestream (you don't have to be a Google+ member).]
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==== Class for 2016-04-25: CSS positioning ====
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We're going to let JavaScript take a backseat for the rest of the series, and we'll begin to focus on CSS concepts. This time, we'll focus on positioning of elements: using absolute, relative, or fixed positioning to put the elements anywhere we want on the whole page. We'll use [http://jeffreyatw.com/static/frontend/series6/class4/mockup.png this mockup] along with [http://jeffreyatw.com/static/frontend/series6/class4/assets.zip these assets] to put together a page that demonstrates positioning.
  
=== [[Frontend_Web_Development/Notes|Previous classes]] ===
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If have been daunted by the complexity of JavaScript programming, this should be a much simpler, straightforward class.
We discuss a different topic in-depth every week. Some previous topics have been:
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* CSS selectors ([[Frontend_Web_Development/Notes#Class_for_2012-04-16:_CSS_selectors_and_the_box_model|2012-04-16]])
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* CSS positioning ([[Frontend_Web_Development/Notes#Class_for_2011-11-22|2011-11-22]], [[Frontend_Web_Development/Notes#Class_for_2012-04-23:_CSS_positioning|2012-04-23]])
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* Turning a mockup into HTML and CSS ([[Frontend_Web_Development/Notes#Class_for_2011-12-05|2011-12-05]], [[Frontend_Web_Development/Notes#Class_for_2012-04-30:_CSS_floats|2012-04-30]])
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* Turning a professional mockup into HTML and CSS ([[Frontend_Web_Development/Notes#Class_for_2012-01-30|2012-01-30]], [[Frontend_Web_Development/Notes#Class_for_2012-05-07:_Working_from_mockups|2012-05-07]])
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* CSS3 properties ([[Frontend_Web_Development/Notes#Class_for_2012-03-05|2012-03-05]], [[Frontend_Web_Development/Notes#Class_for_2012-05-14:_Working_from_mockups_.28CSS3_edition.29|2012-05-14]], [[Frontend_Web_Development/Notes#Class_for_2012-08-13:_CSS3_and_CSS4|2012-08-13]])
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* File transfer ([[Frontend_Web_Development/Notes#Class_for_2011-12-12|2011-12-12]], [[Frontend_Web_Development/Notes#Class_for_2012-05-21:_File_transfer|2012-05-21]])
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* JavaScript ([[Frontend_Web_Development/Notes#Class_for_2011-12-19|2012-01-02]], [[Frontend_Web_Development/Notes#Class_for_2012-06-04:_JavaScript|2012-06-04]])
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* jQuery ([[Frontend_Web_Development/Notes#Class_for_2012-01-16|2012-01-09, 2012-01-16]], [[#Class_for_2012-06-11:_jQuery|2012-06-11]])
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* AJAX ([[Frontend_Web_Development/Notes#Class_for_2012-01-23|2012-01-23]], [[Frontend_Web_Development/Notes#Class_for_2012-06-25:_AJAX|2012-06-25]])
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* Menus and modals ([[Frontend_Web_Development/Notes#Class_for_2012-02-06|2012-02-06]], [[Frontend_Web_Development/Notes#Class_for_2012-07-09:_Modals_and_menus_using_Twitter_Bootstrap|2012-07-09]])
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* Sign up forms ([[Frontend_Web_Development/Notes#Class_for_2012-02-13|2012-02-13]], [[Frontend_Web_Development/Notes#Class_for_2012-07-16:_Sign-up_forms|2012-07-16]])
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* Other jQuery plugins ([[Frontend_Web_Development#Class_for_2012-07-23:_Other_jQuery_plugins|2012-07-23]])
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* HTML5 elements ([[Frontend_Web_Development/Notes#Class_for_2012-02-20|2012-02-20]], [[Frontend_Web_Development/Notes#Class_for_2012-07-30:_HTML5_elements|2012-07-30]])
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* Mobile websites ([[Frontend_Web_Development/Notes#Class_for_2012-02-27|2012-02-27]], [[Frontend_Web_Development/Notes#Class_for_2012-08-06:_Mobile_websites|2012-08-06]])
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* Progressive enhancement: cross-browser compatibility and accessibility ([[Frontend_Web_Development/Notes#Class_for_2012-03-12|2012-03-12]], [[Frontend_Web_Development/Notes#Class_for_2012-08-20:_Progressive_enhancement|2012-08-20]])
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* Web frameworks and other "backend" web development topics (2012-03-19, [[Frontend_Web_Development/Notes#Class_for_2012-08-27:_Backend_web_development|2012-08-27]])
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* Preprocessors (Less, Sass, Compass, CoffeScript, HAML) ([[Frontend_Web_Development/Notes#Class_for_2012-09-10:_Preprocessors|2012-09-10]])
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* Hardening Web Applications (http://webapp-hardening.heroku.com/)
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[https://plus.google.com/events/cq51phkul67gb0mkf7c8pivlnsk Join the Google+ Event to watch the video livestream.]
  
== Lab ==
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[https://www.facebook.com/events/870716986367981/ Join the Facebook event if you'd like to RSVP.]
We also meet for a weekly lab/workshop where we work on an assignment that covers the material learned in the lecture earlier in the week. Those working on their own personal projects are also more than welcome to come and solicit help. Every Thursday at 8pm.
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=== [http://jeffreyatw.com/static/frontend/series3/class2/assignment.html Assignment for 2012-10-04] (CSS selectors, display, box model) ===
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<h3>[http://jeffreyatw.com/fwd-slides Intro presentation]</h3>
  
== Resources ==
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<h3>[[Front-end_Web_Development/Notes|Previous Classes]]</h3>
'''The [http://docs.google.com/present/view?id=dfjgtf36_41hmtj2td2 short presentation] I use.'''
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* [http://jeffreyatw.com/static/frontend/series2/class4/answersheet.zip Simple three-column HTML and CSS page]
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* [http://jeffreyatw.com/static/frontend/class5/answer%20sheet.zip "Noisetwitter" client with commented source]
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* [http://jeffreyatw.com/static/frontend/class8/jQuery.zip jQuery slideshow and event listener examples]
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* [http://jeffreyatw.com/static/frontend/class12/answersheet.zip "Real-world" web page]
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* [http://jeffreyatw.com/static/frontend/class13/html5_elements.zip A page making use of every valid (as of 2012-07) HTML element]
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=== [[Frontend_Web_Development/Notes|Previous Classes]] ===
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<h2>Lab</h2>
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We also meet for a weekly lab/workshop where we work on an assignment that covers the material learned in the lecture earlier in the week. Those working on their own personal projects are also more than welcome to come and solicit help. Every Thursday at 7pm in the Turing classroom.
  
=== [[Frontend_Web_Development/Assignments|Previous Assignments]] ===
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==== <span style="color: red;">NO LAB 2016-05-05</span> ====
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==== [https://github.com/JeffreyATW/fwd/blob/master/series9/class15/assignment.md Assignment for 2016-04-28] (CSS positioning) ====
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<h3>[[Front-end_Web_Development/Assignments|Previous Assignments]]</h3>
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<h2>See Also</h2>
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<div class="web-development__link">[[Web Development Resources]]</div>
 
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[[Category:Events]][[Category:Classes]]

Latest revision as of 12:57, 30 April 2016

Front-end Web Development

A free, weekly class on HTML, CSS, and JavaScript taught by Jeffrey Carl Faden

What

Learn HTML, CSS and JavaScript - and put them to good use! This free class is aimed at beginners who are interested in web development, as well as seasoned professionals looking to brush up on the latest and greatest.

Front-end web development is all about making code that runs in the browser (versus code that runs on the server). This class focuses on writing interactive web applications, taking designs and turning them into code, and much more.

This class can be attended in-person, or it can be viewed online. Videos/material for previous classes can be found on the previous classes page.

Who

This class is for everyone! Computer users unacquainted with programming, as well as experienced developers, are welcome at any time. If you're new to the class, consider attending the lecture at 7:30 for a recap.

This class is entirely free to attend. You do not have to be a Noisebridge member. If you are coming to Noisebridge to attend the class in-person, state that you're here for the class and you'll be allowed in as a guest.

If you appreciate this class and the space that enables it to be taught, please consider donating to Noisebridge.

Please bring any kind of laptop.

When

Lectures start promptly at 8pm on Mondays and go for up to two hours. There is a half-hour recap starting at 7:30pm. Please try to arrive early as physical space is limited.

Labs start at 7pm on Thursdays and end two hours later.

This class runs in a weekly series, and the curriculum takes about 6 months from start to finish. Don't let it discourage you if you're starting from the middle - attend recaps and labs and you should be able to catch up!

Where

Noisebridge, 2169 Mission St., San Francisco, 94114 (at 18th St., near 16th St. BART station). Getting Here

The lecture is held in the Church classroom, which is in the back of the space.

The lab is held in the Turing classroom, the room past the wood shop.

Read up on getting in to the space. Again, you do not need to be a member!

If you're attending online, look for the link to watch the latest class in the #Lecture section.

Remember that you can start coming to class at any time during the series! You can catch up by watching videos from previous classes, doing assignments, or attending lab.

Keep Informed

Join one of the above to be notified of upcoming classes.

If you can't make it, subscribe to a mailing list to be notified when you can watch a live stream of the lecture! If you missed it, previous lecture streams are available for viewing on the Previous Classes page!

Get Set Up

  1. Get a web browser

    Most web browsers keep themselves up to date. You'll have to take extra steps with the built-in browsers.

  2. Get a text editor

    There are a number of great free (or free to use) text editors that include helpful features like syntax highlighting and code completion.

    • Atom
    • Brackets
    • Sublime Text
    • GNU/Linux users: Text Editor (gedit), Kate, vim, emacs, etc...
    • Windows: don't use Notepad or WordPad
    • OS X: don't use TextEdit
  3. Get Git

    In order to save your work and put it on the web, you'll need to set up Git, a version control system.

    • OS X: Open Terminal and type git (or possibly sudo git) to begin installation
    • Windows: Install Git for Windows with all default options
    • Sign up for a GitHub account
  4. Get the class materials

    The lectures and labs have some materials and assignments, all of which can be found in the fwd repository. In the first few weeks of class, we'll explain how to use Git, but if you're familiar:

    • Run git clone https://github.com/JeffreyATW/fwd.git in your terminal
      • Windows: use Git Bash as your terminal
    • Create a separate folder in which to do your own work
    • If you already have the materials, cd into the fwd directory and run git pull to update your copy to the latest version.

Lecture

Weekly classroom-style presentation on HTML/CSS/JS. The lecture starts every Monday at 8pm. We also have a recap starting at 7:30pm, where we'll cover last week's material.

[edit] NO LECTURE 2016-05-02

[edit] Class for 2016-04-25: CSS positioning

We're going to let JavaScript take a backseat for the rest of the series, and we'll begin to focus on CSS concepts. This time, we'll focus on positioning of elements: using absolute, relative, or fixed positioning to put the elements anywhere we want on the whole page. We'll use this mockup along with these assets to put together a page that demonstrates positioning.

If have been daunted by the complexity of JavaScript programming, this should be a much simpler, straightforward class.

Join the Google+ Event to watch the video livestream.

Join the Facebook event if you'd like to RSVP.

Intro presentation

Previous Classes

Lab

We also meet for a weekly lab/workshop where we work on an assignment that covers the material learned in the lecture earlier in the week. Those working on their own personal projects are also more than welcome to come and solicit help. Every Thursday at 7pm in the Turing classroom.

[edit] NO LAB 2016-05-05

[edit] Assignment for 2016-04-28 (CSS positioning)

Previous Assignments

Personal tools