[Noisebridge WebDev] Frontend Web Development, Monday 8pm: Progressive enhancement

Jeffrey Carl Faden jeffreyatw at gmail.com
Sun Aug 19 16:36:21 UTC 2012


For tomorrow's class, we'll be talking about progressive enhancement -
a practice where websites are created in a layered way that makes them
accessible and cross-browser friendly. We'll be looking at an example
site and demonstrate how it adheres to these principles:
http://jeffreyatw.com/static/frontend/series2/class18/lecture.zip
We've touched on these concepts throughout the whole class, but on
Monday we'll focus on why they're important, and what could happen if
you DON'T adhere to them.

As part of the class, we'll use a Chrome extension called ChromeVox,
which is a free screen reader for the web. We'll also be using virtual
machines to run older versions of Internet Explorer on my Mac.

Can't make it to the lecture? Want to view it remotely? Join this
event and be notified of when the live video stream is available:
https://plus.google.com/events/crmk4k0sgr6754pikpqmk939ttk/109330412848890683860
I'll be keeping Twitter open during the class, so feel free to ask me
questions during the broadcast at http://twitter.com/jeffreyatw

--- The usual details follow below: ---

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.

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 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. It is completely fine to jump in
half-way - the recaps and labs should help you get up to speed.

As always, this class and the space in which it's taught are entirely
free to attend. Read all of the details here:
https://noisebridge.net/wiki/Frontend_Web_Development

Jeffrey


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