Front-end Web Development/Notes
Notes from previous Front-end Web Development classes.
 Class for 2016-01-25: version control (Git) and the command line
This class is a general overview on version control and the command line. Most developers 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.
During the half-hour before the class, we'll help people set up Git on their computers. On OS X, type
git in a Terminal to get started. On Windows you should install Git for Windows. Also, please sign up for a GitHub account.
 Class for 2016-01-11: CSS selectors and the box model
CSS selectors are probably the most complex part of the CSS language, so we'll look at them further in-depth. We'll also talk about the box model, the display concept that makes words and containers on the web look like they do.
 Class for 2016-01-04: the basics
THIS is the class to attend if you are a complete beginner! We are starting the curriculum of this class from square one. We'll cover the very basics:
- Explaining "front-end" vs. "back-end"
- Explaining web apps vs. web sites
- Discussing tools of the trade
- Describing the separation between structure, presentation, and behavior
- Writing a basic HTML page
- Styling the page with basic CSS
- Adding a small amount of JS
- Explaining the role of front-end development as a job and career
No recap session for this class. Please show up before 8pm, as physical space is limited. Bring a laptop!