Front-end Web Development
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.
This class is for everyone! Complete beginners and more experienced developers are welcome at any time. You don't need to wait for the class to start its curriculum over - 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.
Please consider bringing a[ny kind of] laptop.
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.
Labs start at 8pm on Thursdays and can go up to two hours.
The lecture is currently held in the Church classroom, which is in the back of the space.
The lab is currently held in the Turing classroom, the room past the wood shop.
Read up on getting in to the space. TL;DR: ring the bell!
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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:
- Explaining "frontend" vs. "backend"
- Discussing tools of the trade
- Explaining the separation between structure, presentation, and behavior
- Writing a basic HTML page
- Styling the page with basic CSS
Class for 2012-06-11: jQuery, cont'dWe will be building upon the existing Noisetwitter app, using jQuery functions to add the UI for retweeting, favoriting, and replying.
We discuss a different topic in-depth every week. Some previous topics have been:
- CSS positioning (topic for 2011-11-22 and 2012-04-23)
- Turning a mockup into HTML and CSS (topic for 2011-12-05 and 2012-04-30)
- Turning a professional mockup into HTML and CSS (topic for 2012-01-30 and 2012-05-07)
- CSS3 properties (topic for 2012-03-05 and 2012-05-14)
- File transfer (topic for 2011-12-12 and 2012-05-21)
- jQuery (topic for 2012-01-09, 2012-01-16 and 2012-06-11)
- AJAX (topic for 2012-01-23)
- Menus and modals (topic for 2012-02-06)
- Sign up forms (topic for 2012-02-13)
- HTML5 elements (topic for 2012-02-20)
- Mobile websites (topic for 2012-02-27)
- Progressive enhancement: cross-browser compatibility and accessibility (topic for 2012-03-12)
- Web frameworks and other "backend" web development topics (topic for 2012-03-19)
- Hardening Web Applications (http://webapp-hardening.heroku.com/)
Future class ideas
- CSS grids
- Precompiled code (Less, Sass, Compass, CoffeScript, HAML)
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.