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<h2>Thank you!</h2>
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<p>I've had a great time teaching this class since 2011, and as of 2017, I'm on hiatus, as I'm moving onto my next big volunteer effort. 🍼</p>
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<p>Thanks to all of the students who have attended over the years. If you've taken the class and would like to leave any comments, [http://goo.gl/forms/fMVQ76gHPPECuDOL2 please do so on this survey]. You can also [https://donate.noisebridge.net/ donate to Noisebridge] if you're feeling generous.</p>
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<p>If you'd like to teach front-end topics at Noisebridge, [[Hosting an Event|please do]]! You can [http://jeffreyatw.com/ contact me] if you'd like any feedback on your lesson plan.</p>
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<h1>Front-end Web Development</h1>
 
<h1>Front-end Web Development</h1>
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<h2>A free, weekly class on HTML, CSS, and JavaScript</h2>
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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>
 
<h2>What</h2>
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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! Throughout this series of free classes, we'll cover:
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* HTML
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* JavaScript
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* jQuery
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* AngularJS
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* React
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* CSS basics
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* CSS positioning, floats, and flexbox
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* Working from mockups
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* Web server frameworks
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* and more!
  
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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). 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 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.
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<h2>Who</h2>
 
<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 coming to the [[#Lecture|lecture]] at 7:30 for a recap.
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This class is for '''everyone'''! If you're looking to begin a career in web development, this class is for you. Computer users unacquainted with programming, as well as experienced developers looking to brush up on the latest and greatest, are welcome at any time.
  
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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'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.
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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>
 
<h2>When</h2>
 
[[#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.
 
[[#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.
  
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[[#Lab|Labs]] start at '''8pm on Thursdays''' and end two hours later.
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[[#Lab|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!
 
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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<h2>Where</h2>
 
<h2>Where</h2>
 
'''[[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]]
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Read up on [[Getting_In|getting in]] to the space. Again, you do not need to be a member!
 
Read up on [[Getting_In|getting in]] to the space. Again, you do not need to be a member!
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If you're attending online, look for the link to watch the latest class in the [[#Lecture|Lecture]] section.
 
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<h2>Next Series</h2>
 
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<div class="new-series__calendar"><span class="new-series__calendar__month">January</span> <span class="new-series__calendar__date">5</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]].
 
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<h2>Keep Informed</h2>
 
<h2>Keep Informed</h2>
 
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<li>[https://www.noisebridge.net/mailman/listinfo/webdev WebDev]</li>
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<li>[https://www.noisebridge.net/mailman/listinfo/webdev WebDev email list]</li>
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<li>[https://www.noisebridge.net/mailman/listinfo/noisebridge-announce Noisebridge-announce]</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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<li>[http://www.meetup.com/noisebridge/ Noisebridge on Meetup]</li>
 
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'''Join one of the above lists to be notified of upcoming classes via email.'''
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'''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 [[Front-end_Web_Development/Notes|Previous Classes]] page!
 
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!
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<h2>Get Set Up</h2>
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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>[https://code.visualstudio.com/ Visual Studio Code]</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>macOS: '''don't use''' TextEdit or Notes</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>macOS: 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>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 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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Front-end code can often get very repetitive and hard to maintain. We'll expand upon last week's talk about backend code generation by introducing preprocessors - languages which compile into HTML, CSS, or JS. We've taken a look at PHP and ERB, but we'll also walk through languages that look nothing like HTML (HAML), and languages that compile into CSS (Less, Sass + Compass) and JS (CoffeeScript). These languages can make your life much easier as they help keep you from repeating yourself (DRY!). We'll also introduce Middleman, one of many workflow systems that makes using these languages easy.
 
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<h3>[http://jeffreyatw.com/fwd-slides Intro presentation]</h3>
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[https://plus.google.com/events/ctlo3cafj3g2oj4o0lnv8kic39s 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>[[Front-end_Web_Development/Notes|Previous Classes]]</h3>
 
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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 8pm in the Turing classroom.
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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.
  
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Latest revision as of 05:32, 8 December 2021

Thank you!

I've had a great time teaching this class since 2011, and as of 2017, I'm on hiatus, as I'm moving onto my next big volunteer effort. 🍼

Thanks to all of the students who have attended over the years. If you've taken the class and would like to leave any comments, please do so on this survey. You can also donate to Noisebridge if you're feeling generous.

If you'd like to teach front-end topics at Noisebridge, please do! You can contact me if you'd like any feedback on your lesson plan.

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! Throughout this series of free classes, we'll cover:

  • HTML
  • JavaScript
  • jQuery
  • AngularJS
  • React
  • CSS basics
  • CSS positioning, floats, and flexbox
  • Working from mockups
  • Web server frameworks
  • and 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! If you're looking to begin a career in web development, this class is for you. Computer users unacquainted with programming, as well as experienced developers looking to brush up on the latest and greatest, 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.

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.

  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.

    • macOS: 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.

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.

RECRUITING! Maintainer volunteers wanted, consider volunteering to become a maintainer. Edit

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