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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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Learn HTML, CSS and JavaScript - and put them to good use! This free 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.
  
 
Front-end 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.
 
Front-end 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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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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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 coming to the [[#Lecture|lecture]] at 7:30 for a recap.
  
 
The space and the class are entirely '''free''' to attend. You do not have to be a Noisebridge member. Upon arriving at Noisebridge, 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. Upon arriving at Noisebridge, state that you're here for the class and you'll be allowed in as a guest.
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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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<div class="new-series__calendar"><span class="new-series__calendar__month">June</span> <span class="new-series__calendar__date">2</span></div>
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<div class="new-series__calendar"><span class="new-series__calendar__month">About</span> <span class="new-series__calendar__date">2 <span class="new-series__calendar__months">months</span></span></div>
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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]].
 
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>Lecture</h2>
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, such as explaining what "front-end" means, discussing tools of the trade, and understanding basic HTML and CSS.
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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 2014-06-09: CSS selectors and the box model ====
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==== <span style="color: red">NO CLASS 2015-05-25</span> ====
CSS selectors are probably the most complex part of the CSS language, so we'll look at them further in-depth. We'll also talk about the box model, the display concept that makes words and containers on the web look like they do.
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[https://plus.google.com/events/c77h1kbp6cbdolmjsgvssb6h6ho Join the Google+ Event to watch the video livestream (you don't have to be a Google+ member).]
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==== Class for 2015-05-18: version control (Git) and the command line ====
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This class is a general overview on version control and the command line. I've taught how to use an FTP client to upload files to the web, but the truth is that most developers don't do that anymore - rather, they collaborate with their peers by using version control systems, which allows them to keep track of their work in a reliable fashion and push it to the web.
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Again, this class isn't about web development per se - it's just an important introduction to using the command line to work with Git, one of the most popular version control systems. Everyone will create their own fork of a repository and check in their work.
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During the half-hour before the class, we'll help people set up Git on their computers. On OS X, you'll need to download Xcode from the App Store, and on Windows you should install [http://msysgit.github.io/ Git for Windows]. Also, please sign up for a [https://github.com GitHub] account.
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[https://plus.google.com/events/ct14doc110agmnd0vc5fbllhnpk Join the Google+ Event to watch the video livestream.]
 
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<h3>[http://docs.google.com/present/view?id=dfjgtf36_41hmtj2td2 Intro presentation]</h3>
 
<h3>[http://docs.google.com/present/view?id=dfjgtf36_41hmtj2td2 Intro presentation]</h3>
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==== [http://jeffreyatw.com/static/frontend/series6/class2/assignment.html Assignment for 2014-06-12] (CSS selectors and the box model) ====
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==== [http://jeffreyatw.com/static/frontend/series5/class17/assignment.html Assignment for 2015-05-14] (media queries) ====
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Latest revision as of 16:27, 20 May 2015

Front-end Web Development

A free, weekly class on HTML, CSS, and JavaScript

What

Learn HTML, CSS and JavaScript - and put them to good use! This free class, taught by 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.

Front-end 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.

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 coming to the lecture at 7:30 for a recap.

The space and the class are entirely free to attend. You do not have to be a Noisebridge member. Upon arriving at Noisebridge, 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 8pm 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!

Next Series

About 2 months

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 lists to be notified of upcoming classes via email.

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!

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 CLASS 2015-05-25

[edit] Class for 2015-05-18: version control (Git) and the command line

This class is a general overview on version control and the command line. I've taught how to use an FTP client to upload files to the web, but the truth is that most developers don't do that anymore - rather, they collaborate with their peers by using version control systems, which allows them to keep track of their work in a reliable fashion and push it to the web.

Again, this class isn't about web development per se - it's just an important introduction to using the command line to work with Git, one of the most popular version control systems. Everyone will create their own fork of a repository and check in their work.

During the half-hour before the class, we'll help people set up Git on their computers. On OS X, you'll need to download Xcode from the App Store, and on Windows you should install Git for Windows. Also, please sign up for a GitHub account.

Join the Google+ Event to watch the video livestream.

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 8pm in the Turing classroom.

[edit] Assignment for 2015-05-14 (media queries)

[edit] NO LAB 2015-05-21

[edit] NO LAB 2015-05-28

Previous Assignments

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