Front-end Web Development
I've had a great time teaching this class since 2011, and at the end of 2016, I'm going on hiatus, as I'm moving onto my next big volunteer effort. 🍼
The last class will be on December 19. Thanks to all of the students who have attended over the years.
Front-end Web Development
- CSS basics
- CSS positioning, floats, and flexbox
- Working from mockups
- Web server frameworks
- and more!
This class can be attended in-person, or it can be viewed online. Videos/material for previous classes can be found on the previous classes page.
This class is for everyone! If you're looking to begin a career in web development, this class is for you. Computer users unacquainted with programming, as well as experienced developers looking to brush up on the latest and greatest, are welcome at any time.
If you're new to the class, consider attending the lecture at 7:30 for a recap.
This class is entirely free to attend. You do not have to be a Noisebridge member. If you are coming to Noisebridge to attend the class in-person, state that you're here for the class and you'll be allowed in as a guest.
If you appreciate this class and the space that enables it to be taught, please consider donating to Noisebridge.
Please bring any kind of laptop.
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 7pm 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!
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!
If you're attending online, look for the link to watch the latest class in the Lecture section.
Join one of the above to be notified of upcoming classes.
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!
Get Set Up
Get a web browser
Most web browsers keep themselves up to date. You'll have to take extra steps with the built-in browsers.
Get a text editor
There are a number of great free (or free to use) text editors that include helpful features like syntax highlighting and code completion.
In order to save your work and put it on the web, you'll need to set up Git, a version control system.
Get the class materials
The lectures and labs have some materials and assignments, all of which can be found in the fwd repository. In the first few weeks of class, we'll explain how to use Git, but if you're familiar:
git clone https://github.com/JeffreyATW/fwd.gitin your terminal
- Windows: use Git Bash as your terminal
- Create a separate folder in which to do your own work
- If you already have the materials,
fwddirectory and run
git pullto update your copy to the latest version.
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 last week's material.
 Class for 2016-12-05: Working from professional mockups
We'll take the knowledge we gained from looking at the box model, positioning, media queries and CSS3, and work off of a mockup to make a site that could pass as a professional design.
This class will require the use of Harp, a static web server, as we'd like to make this as realistic of a project as possible. As a bonus, we'll learn how to use preprocessors like Sass to help us with our code.
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 7pm in the Turing classroom.