[Noisebridge-discuss] Frontend Web Development, Monday 8pm: Preprocessors

Jeffrey Carl Faden jeffreyatw at gmail.com
Sat Mar 30 15:02:56 UTC 2013

Monday's class will expand upon the topic of backend web apps by talking
about preprocessor languages - languages which compile into HTML, CSS, or
JS. We've taken a look at PHP and ERB, but we'll also walked 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

If you haven't set up Rails on your machine, I suggest you follow the
instructions from last week (
The virtual machine has been updated to be able to run Rails with no fuss.

This is the last class of the series! The new series will start after a
one-week break, on April 8.

If you can't make it to this week's lecture, you can watch a live
video stream of the class. Join this Google+ Event to be notified of
when to hop on (you don't have to be a Google+ member):
This video stream will also be available to watch after the class is

--- The usual details follow ---

Learn HTML, CSS and JavaScript - and put them to good use! This class,
taught by Jeffrey Carl Faden, is aimed at complete 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.

The class starts on Monday at 8pm, and goes until 10pm! Plan to arrive
EARLY, as the class has been filling up very fast. We will have a
recap of last week's material starting at 7:30pm. If you're either
new, couldn't make last week's class or you simply need a refresher,
come early and we'll go through a simple tutorial. 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 and the space in which it's taught are entirely free to
attend. Please bring a laptop. Read all of the details here:

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