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<h1>Front-end Web Development</h1>
<h2>A free, weekly class on HTML, CSS, and JavaScript</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.
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'''! 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.
Please bring any kind of laptop.
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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.
[[#Lab|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!
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'''[[Noisebridge]]''', 2169 Mission St., San Francisco, 94114 (at 18th St., near 16th St. BART station). [[Getting Here]]
The lecture is held in the [[Classrooms#Church|Church classroom]], which is in the back of the space.
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. Again, you do not need to be a member!
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<h2>Next Series</h2>
<div class="new-series__calendar"><span class="new-series__calendar__month">About</span> <span class="new-series__calendar__date">3 <span class="new-series__calendar__months">months</span></span></div>
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]</li>
<li>[https://www.noisebridge.net/mailman/listinfo/noisebridge-announce Noisebridge-announce]</li>
'''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 [[Front-end_Web_Development/Notes|Previous Classes]] page!
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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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<!--==== Class for 2014-10-27: back-end web development ====
This class is all about the seedy underbelly of web development: the backend!
I know we already have a [http://www.railsschool.org/ Rails class here at Noisebridge], but this one is tailored toward front-end developers wanting to get a taste of how things come together. We'll talk about PHP, then Express.js, then Rails.
During the recap period, we will set up your computers. But it's best to do this before arriving if possible. Here are the steps used for class preparation:
===== THE EASY WAY =====
If you would like to follow along, the easiest option is to run a virtual machine.
* Install [https://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Downloads VirtualBox AND the Extension Pack]
* [http://jeffreyatw.com/static/frontend/series5/class19/Ubuntu.ova Download this preconfigured Ubuntu virtual machine (1.88GB)]
* Double-click the .ova file. You should check the "reinitialize the MAC address" step.
* Start the machine after installation and you're all set!
* System username and password are both "'''front-end'''". Feel free to change them if that's uncomfortable.
===== THE HARDER WAY =====
If you don't want to use a virtual machine.
On Linux, you'll need to follow these steps:
* Run:
** <code>sudo apt-get install nodejs</code>
** <code>sudo apt-get install npm</code>
* <code>wget --no-check-certificate https://raw.github.com/joshfng/railsready/master/railsready.sh && bash railsready.sh</code>
** When installing, choose RVM.
* For PHP, follow these instructions: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/ApacheMySQLPHP
On OS X 10.9:
* Install Node.JS: http://nodejs.org/
* To install Rails, run:
** <code>curl -O https://raw.github.com/joshfng/railsready/master/railsready.sh && bash railsready.sh</code>
*** When installing, choose RVM.
* For PHP, install MAMP: http://www.mamp.info/en/index.html
On Windows or OS X 10.8 and below:
* http://nodejs.org/ - install Node.JS
* Use RailsInstaller: http://railsinstaller.org/
* And for PHP:
** Mac: http://www.mamp.info/en/index.html
** Windows: http://www.wampserver.com/en/
===== THE HARDEST WAY =====
Install Node.JS, NPM, Apache, PHP, RVM, Ruby, and Rails individually. Good luck!-->
==== Class for 2014-10-20: 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, and on Windows you should install [http://msysgit.github.io/ Git for Windows].
[https://plus.google.com/events/cv1v7rhinuseqn6f6o5o5c46920 Join the Google+ Event to watch the video livestream.]
<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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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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==== [http://jeffreyatw.com/static/frontend/series5/class17/assignment.html Assignment for 2014-10-16] (media queries) ====
<h3>[[Front-end_Web_Development/Assignments|Previous Assignments]]</h3>
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<h2>See Also</h2>
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