[Noisebridge WebDev] Frontend Web Development, Monday 8pm: Old vs. new: progressive enhancement and browser testing

Jeffrey Carl Faden jeffreyatw at gmail.com
Sat Sep 28 21:30:25 UTC 2013

On Monday, 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 two versions of an example site (
http://jeffreyatw.com/static/frontend/series3/class19/sites.zip) 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demonstrate how one is outdated, and the other adheres to progressive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.

This will segue nicely into a talk about browser testing - how to do it and
what to look out for.

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 weekly
lecture series, taught by Jeffrey Carl Faden, is aimed at complete
beginners who are interested in making websites, 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.

This class does go in a series, but the series can last up to half a year.
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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