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<h1 style="text-align: center; border: none; font-weight: bold; font-size: 4em; margin: -55px 0 0; overflow: visible; background: #fff; position: relative; padding-top: 55px;">Front-end Web Development</h1>
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<h2 style="text-align: center; font-weight: bold; font-size: 2em; border-bottom: 0;">A free, weekly class on HTML, CSS, and JavaScript</h2>
== What ==
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<h2 style="border-bottom: 0;">What</h2>
 
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.
 
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.
  
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). 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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== Who ==
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<h2 style="border-bottom: 0;">Who</h2>
 
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.
 
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.
  
The space and the class are entirely '''free''' to attend. You do not have to be a Noisebridge member.
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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.
  
 
Please bring any kind of laptop.
 
Please bring any kind of laptop.
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<h2 style="border-bottom: 0;">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 '''8pm 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 style="border-bottom: 0;">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!
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<h2 style="border-bottom: 0;">When does the series start over?</h2>
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The series will restart '''in about a month'''.
  
== Keep Informed ==
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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]].
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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<h2 style="border-bottom: 0;">Keep Informed</h2>
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'''Join the [https://www.noisebridge.net/mailman/listinfo/webdev WebDev] or [https://www.noisebridge.net/mailman/listinfo/noisebridge-announce Noisebridge-announce] mailing lists''' to be notified of upcoming class topics 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 [[Frontend_Web_Development/Notes|Previous Classes]] page!
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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!
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<h2 style="border-bottom: 0;">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.
  
== Lecture ==
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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:
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==== Class for 2014-04-14: version control (Git) and the command line ====
* Explaining "frontend" vs. "backend"
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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.
* 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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* Styling the page with basic CSS
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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.
==== Class for 2013-03-11: Old vs. new: progressive enhancement and browser testing ====
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In the first hour, we'll talk about progressive enhancement - a practice where websites are created in a layered way that makes them accessible and cross-browser friendly. We'll look at [http://jeffreyatw.com/static/frontend/series3/class19/sites.zip two versions of an example site] and demonstrate how one is outdated, and the other adheres to progressive enhancement principles. We've touched on these concepts throughout the whole class, but in this class we'll focus on why they're important, and what could happen if you DON'T adhere to them.
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This will segue nicely into a talk about browser testing - how to do it and what to look out for.
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There is no recap period for this class.
  
[https://plus.google.com/events/cqf4oi5tpp0sc71un9sr64uigi4 Join the Google+ Event to be notified of the video livestream (you don't have to be a Google+ member).]
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[https://plus.google.com/events/ce97kicqaqbk2ku4odj7e6rsfgo Join the Google+ Event to be notified of the video livestream (you don't have to be a Google+ member).]
 
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<h3 style="border-bottom: 0;">[http://docs.google.com/present/view?id=dfjgtf36_41hmtj2td2 Intro presentation]</h3>
  
=== [[Frontend_Web_Development/Notes|Previous classes]] ===
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<h3 style="border-bottom: 0;">[[Front-end_Web_Development/Notes|Previous Classes]]</h3>
We discuss a different topic in-depth every week. Some previous topics have been:
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* CSS selectors, positioning, floats
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* Turning a professional mockup into HTML and CSS
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* JavaScript
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* jQuery and plugins
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* File transfer and AJAX
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* HTML5 and CSS3
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* Mobile web
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* Progressive enhancement: cross-browser compatibility and accessibility
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* Web frameworks and other "backend" web development topics
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== Lab ==
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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.
 
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/series3/class19/assignment.html Quiz for 2013-03-14] ===
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==== [http://jeffreyatw.com/static/frontend/series5/class18/assignment.html Quiz for 2014-04-17] ====
 
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<h3 style="border-bottom: 0;">[[Front-end_Web_Development/Assignments|Previous Assignments]]</h3>
 
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=== [http://docs.google.com/present/view?id=dfjgtf36_41hmtj2td2 Intro presentation] ===
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=== [[Frontend_Web_Development/Notes|Previous Classes]] ===
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=== [[Frontend_Web_Development/Assignments|Previous Assignments]] ===
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<h2 style="border-bottom: 0; display: inline; padding-right: .5em;">See Also:</h2><span style="font-size: 150%">[[Web Development Resources]]</span>
 
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Latest revision as of 10:21, 16 April 2014

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 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! Complete beginners and more 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.

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!

When does the series start over?

The series will restart in about a month.

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 the WebDev or Noisebridge-announce mailing lists to be notified of upcoming class topics 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 the (very) basics, such as explaining what "front-end" means, discussing tools of the trade, and understanding basic HTML and CSS.

[edit] Class for 2014-04-14: 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.

There is no recap period for this class.

Join the Google+ Event to be notified of the video livestream (you don't have to be a Google+ member).

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.

Previous Assignments

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