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<h1 style="text-align: center; border: none; font-weight: bold; font-size: 4em; margin: -55px 0 0; overflow: visible; background: #fff; position: relative; padding-top: 55px;">Front-end Web Development</h1>
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<h2 style="text-align: center; font-weight: bold; font-size: 2em; border-bottom: 0;">A free, weekly class on HTML, CSS, and JavaScript</h2>
== What ==
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<h2 style="border-bottom: 0;">What</h2>
 
Learn HTML, CSS and JavaScript - and put them to good use! This class, taught by [[User:JeffreyATW|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.
 
Learn HTML, CSS and JavaScript - and put them to good use! This class, taught by [[User:JeffreyATW|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.
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Front-end 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.
 
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== Who ==
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<h2 style="border-bottom: 0;">Who</h2>
 
This class is for '''everyone'''! '''Complete beginners''' and more experienced developers are welcome at any time. If you're new to the class, consider coming to the [[#Lecture|lecture]] at 7:30 for a recap.
 
This class is for '''everyone'''! '''Complete beginners''' and more experienced developers are welcome at any time. If you're new to the class, consider coming to the [[#Lecture|lecture]] at 7:30 for a recap.
  
The space and the class are entirely '''free''' to attend. You do not have to be a Noisebridge member.
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The space and the class are entirely '''free''' to attend. You do not have to be a Noisebridge member. Upon arriving at Noisebridge, state that you're here for the class and you'll be allowed in as a guest.
  
 
Please bring any kind of laptop.
 
Please bring any kind of laptop.
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<h2 style="border-bottom: 0;">When</h2>
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[[#Lecture|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.
  
== When ==
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[[#Lab|Labs]] start at '''8pm on Thursdays''' and end two hours later.
[[#Lecture|Lectures]] start promptly at '''8pm on Mondays''' and go for two hours. There is a half-hour recap starting at '''7:30pm'''. Please try to arrive early as physical space is limited.
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[[#Lab|Labs]] start at '''8pm on Thursdays''' and can go up to two hours.
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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!
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<h2 style="border-bottom: 0;">Where</h2>
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'''[[Noisebridge]]''', 2169 Mission St., San Francisco, 94114 (at 18th St., near 16th St. BART station). [[Getting Here]]
  
This class runs in a weekly series, and the curriculum takes about 5 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!
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The lecture is held in the [[Classrooms#Church|Church classroom]], which is in the back of the space.
  
== Where ==
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The lab is held in the [[Classrooms#Turing|Turing classroom]], the room past the wood shop.
'''[[Noisebridge]]''', 2169 Mission St., San Francisco, 94114 (at 18th St., near 16th St. BART station). [[Getting Here]]
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The lecture is currently held in the [[Classrooms#Church|Church classroom]], which is in the back of the space.
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Read up on [[Getting_In|getting in]] to the space. Again, you do not need to be a member!
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<h2 style="border-bottom: 0;">When does the series start over?</h2>
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The series will probably restart '''on May 19th''', barring any unforseen circumstances.
  
The lab is currently held in the [[Classrooms#Turing|Turing classroom]], the room past the wood shop.
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Remember that you can start coming to class at any time during the series! You can catch up by watching videos from [[Front-end_Web_Development/Notes|previous classes]], doing [[Front-end_Web_Development/Assignments|assignments]], or attending [[#Lab|lab]].
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<h2 style="border-bottom: 0;">Keep Informed</h2>
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'''Join the [https://www.noisebridge.net/mailman/listinfo/webdev WebDev] or [https://www.noisebridge.net/mailman/listinfo/noisebridge-announce Noisebridge-announce] mailing lists''' to be notified of upcoming class topics via email.
  
Read up on [[Getting_In|getting in]] to the space. TL;DR: ring the bell!
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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 [[Front-end_Web_Development/Notes|Previous Classes]] page!
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<h2 style="border-bottom: 0;">Lecture</h2>
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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 the (very) basics, such as explaining what "front-end" means, discussing tools of the trade, and understanding basic HTML and CSS.
  
== Keep Informed ==
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Join the [[Mailinglist#WebDev|WebDev]] or [[Mailinglist#Noisebridge-announce|Noisebridge-announce]] mailing lists to be notified of upcoming class topics via email.
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==== Class for 2014-04-21: back-end web development ====
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This class is all about the seedy underbelly of web development: the backend!
  
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 [[Frontend_Web_Development/Notes|Previous Classes]] page!
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I know we already have a [[Backend_web_dev_in_Ruby_on_Rails|Rails class here at Noisebridge]], but this one is tailored toward front-end developers wanting to get a taste of how things come together. We'll talk about PHP, then Express.js, then Rails.
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== Lecture ==
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During the recap period, we will set up your computers. But it's best to do this before arriving if possible. Here are the steps used for class preparation:
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 the (very) basics:
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* Explaining "frontend" vs. "backend"
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* Discussing tools of the trade
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* Explaining the separation between structure, presentation, and behavior
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* Writing a basic HTML page
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* Styling the page with basic CSS
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===<span style="color:red">NO LECTURE 2012-11-19</span>===
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=== [[Frontend_Web_Development/Notes|Previous classes]] ===
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===== THE EASY WAY =====
We discuss a different topic in-depth every week. Some previous topics have been:
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If you would like to follow along, the easiest option is to run a virtual machine.
* CSS selectors ([[Frontend_Web_Development/Notes#Class_for_2012-10-01:_CSS_selectors_and_the_box_model|2012-10-01]])
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* Install [https://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Downloads VirtualBox AND the Extension Pack]
* CSS positioning ([[Frontend_Web_Development/Notes#Class_for_2012-10-08:_CSS_positioning|2012-10-08]])
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* [http://jeffreyatw.com/static/frontend/series5/class19/Ubuntu.ova Download this preconfigured Ubuntu virtual machine (1.88GB)]
* CSS floats ([[Frontend_Web_Development/Notes#Class_for_2012-10-15:_CSS_floats|2012-10-15]])
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* Double-click the .ova file. You should check the "reinitialize the MAC address" step.
* Turning a professional mockup into HTML and CSS ([[Frontend_Web_Development/Notes#Class_for_2012-10-22:_Working_from_professional_mockups|2012-10-22]], [[Frontend_Web_Development/Notes#Class_for_2012-11-05:_Working_from_professional_mockups.2C_cont.27d|2012-11-05]])
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* Start the machine after installation and you're all set!
* JavaScript ([[Frontend_Web_Development/Notes#Class_for_2011-12-19|2012-01-02]], [[Frontend_Web_Development/Notes#Class_for_2012-06-04:_JavaScript|2012-06-04]])
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* System username and password are both "front-end". Feel free to change them if that's uncomfortable.
* jQuery ([[Frontend_Web_Development/Notes#Class_for_2012-01-16|2012-01-09, 2012-01-16]], [[#Class_for_2012-06-11:_jQuery|2012-06-11]])
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* File transfer ([[Frontend_Web_Development/Notes#Class_for_2011-12-12|2011-12-12]], [[Frontend_Web_Development/Notes#Class_for_2012-05-21:_File_transfer|2012-05-21]])
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* AJAX ([[Frontend_Web_Development/Notes#Class_for_2012-01-23|2012-01-23]], [[Frontend_Web_Development/Notes#Class_for_2012-06-25:_AJAX|2012-06-25]])
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* Menus and modals ([[Frontend_Web_Development/Notes#Class_for_2012-02-06|2012-02-06]], [[Frontend_Web_Development/Notes#Class_for_2012-07-09:_Modals_and_menus_using_Twitter_Bootstrap|2012-07-09]])
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* Sign up forms ([[Frontend_Web_Development/Notes#Class_for_2012-02-13|2012-02-13]], [[Frontend_Web_Development/Notes#Class_for_2012-07-16:_Sign-up_forms|2012-07-16]])
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* Other jQuery plugins ([[Frontend_Web_Development#Class_for_2012-07-23:_Other_jQuery_plugins|2012-07-23]])
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* HTML5 elements ([[Frontend_Web_Development/Notes#Class_for_2012-02-20|2012-02-20]], [[Frontend_Web_Development/Notes#Class_for_2012-07-30:_HTML5_elements|2012-07-30]])
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* CSS3 properties ([[Frontend_Web_Development/Notes#Class_for_2012-03-05|2012-03-05]], [[Frontend_Web_Development/Notes#Class_for_2012-05-14:_Working_from_mockups_.28CSS3_edition.29|2012-05-14]], [[Frontend_Web_Development/Notes#Class_for_2012-08-13:_CSS3_and_CSS4|2012-08-13]])
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* Mobile websites ([[Frontend_Web_Development/Notes#Class_for_2012-02-27|2012-02-27]], [[Frontend_Web_Development/Notes#Class_for_2012-08-06:_Mobile_websites|2012-08-06]])
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* Progressive enhancement: cross-browser compatibility and accessibility ([[Frontend_Web_Development/Notes#Class_for_2012-03-12|2012-03-12]], [[Frontend_Web_Development/Notes#Class_for_2012-08-20:_Progressive_enhancement|2012-08-20]])
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* Web frameworks and other "backend" web development topics (2012-03-19, [[Frontend_Web_Development/Notes#Class_for_2012-08-27:_Backend_web_development|2012-08-27]])
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* Preprocessors (Less, Sass, Compass, CoffeScript, HAML) ([[Frontend_Web_Development/Notes#Class_for_2012-09-10:_Preprocessors|2012-09-10]])
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* Hardening Web Applications (http://webapp-hardening.heroku.com/)
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===== THE HARDER WAY =====
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If you don't want to use a virtual machine.
  
== Lab ==
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On Linux, you'll need to follow these steps:
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 8pm.
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* Run:
<div style="background: #fff; box-shadow: -webkit-box-shadow: 0px 0px 40px 20px #fff; box-shadow: 0px 0px 50px 20px #fff;">
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** <code>sudo apt-get install nodejs</code>
=== [http://jeffreyatw.com/static/frontend/series3/class7/assignment.html Assignment for 2012-11-15] (JavaScript variables) ===
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** <code>sudo apt-get install npm</code>
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* <code>wget --no-check-certificate https://raw.github.com/joshfng/railsready/master/railsready.sh && bash railsready.sh</code>
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** When installing, choose RVM.
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* https://help.ubuntu.com/community/ApacheMySQLPHP
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On OS X 10.9:
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* Install Node.JS: http://nodejs.org/
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* To install Rails, run:
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** <code>curl -O https://raw.github.com/joshfng/railsready/master/railsready.sh && bash railsready.sh</code>
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*** When installing, choose RVM.
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* For PHP, install MAMP: http://www.mamp.info/en/index.html
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On Windows or OS X 10.8 and below:
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* http://nodejs.org/ - install Node.JS
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* Use RailsInstaller: http://railsinstaller.org/
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* And for PHP:
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** Mac: http://www.mamp.info/en/index.html
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** Windows: http://www.wampserver.com/en/
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===== THE HARDEST WAY =====
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Install Node.JS, NPM, Apache, PHP, RVM, Ruby, and Rails individually. Good luck!
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[https://plus.google.com/events/cm22uirdsej526f5g2njdc2e360 Join the Google+ Event to be notified of the video livestream (you don't have to be a Google+ member).]
 
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<h3 style="border-bottom: 0;">[http://docs.google.com/present/view?id=dfjgtf36_41hmtj2td2 Intro presentation]</h3>
  
== Resources ==
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<h3 style="border-bottom: 0;">[[Front-end_Web_Development/Notes|Previous Classes]]</h3>
'''The [http://docs.google.com/present/view?id=dfjgtf36_41hmtj2td2 short presentation] I use.'''
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* [http://jeffreyatw.com/static/frontend/series2/class4/answersheet.zip Simple three-column HTML and CSS page]
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* [http://jeffreyatw.com/static/frontend/class5/answer%20sheet.zip "Noisetwitter" client with commented source]
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<div style="width: 50%; float: left; display: -webkit-flex; display: -moz-flex; display: flex;"><div style="margin-left: .5em; padding: 0 1em; background: #E5FFE5; -webkit-border-bottom-right-radius: 10px; border-bottom-right-radius: 10px;">
* [http://jeffreyatw.com/static/frontend/class8/jQuery.zip jQuery slideshow and event listener examples]
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* [http://jeffreyatw.com/static/frontend/class12/answersheet.zip "Real-world" web page]
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* [http://jeffreyatw.com/static/frontend/class13/html5_elements.zip A page making use of every valid (as of 2012-07) HTML element]
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=== [[Frontend_Web_Development/Notes|Previous Classes]] ===
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<h2 style="border-bottom: 0;">Lab</h2>
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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 8pm in the Turing classroom.
  
=== [[Frontend_Web_Development/Assignments|Previous Assignments]] ===
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==== [http://jeffreyatw.com/static/frontend/series5/class18/assignment.html Quiz for 2014-04-17] ====
 
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<h3 style="border-bottom: 0;">[[Front-end_Web_Development/Assignments|Previous Assignments]]</h3>
 
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[[Category:events]]
 
 
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<h2 style="border-bottom: 0; display: inline; padding-right: .5em;">See Also:</h2><span style="font-size: 150%">[[Web Development Resources]]</span>
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Latest revision as of 20:29, 22 April 2014

Front-end Web Development

A free, weekly class on HTML, CSS, and JavaScript

What

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.

Front-end 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.

Who

This class is for everyone! Complete beginners and more experienced developers are welcome at any time. If you're new to the class, consider coming to the lecture at 7:30 for a recap.

The space and the class are entirely free to attend. You do not have to be a Noisebridge member. Upon arriving at Noisebridge, state that you're here for the class and you'll be allowed in as a guest.

Please bring any kind of laptop.

When

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 8pm 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!

Where

Noisebridge, 2169 Mission St., San Francisco, 94114 (at 18th St., near 16th St. BART station). Getting Here

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!

When does the series start over?

The series will probably restart on May 19th, barring any unforseen circumstances.

Remember that you can start coming to class at any time during the series! You can catch up by watching videos from previous classes, doing assignments, or attending lab.

Keep Informed

Join the WebDev or Noisebridge-announce mailing lists to be notified of upcoming class topics via email.

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!

Lecture

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 the (very) basics, such as explaining what "front-end" means, discussing tools of the trade, and understanding basic HTML and CSS.

[edit] Class for 2014-04-21: back-end web development

This class is all about the seedy underbelly of web development: the backend!

I know we already have a Rails class here at Noisebridge, but this one is tailored toward front-end developers wanting to get a taste of how things come together. We'll talk about PHP, then Express.js, then Rails.

During the recap period, we will set up your computers. But it's best to do this before arriving if possible. Here are the steps used for class preparation:


[edit] THE EASY WAY

If you would like to follow along, the easiest option is to run a virtual machine.

[edit] THE HARDER WAY

If you don't want to use a virtual machine.

On Linux, you'll need to follow these steps:

On OS X 10.9:

On Windows or OS X 10.8 and below:

[edit] THE HARDEST WAY

Install Node.JS, NPM, Apache, PHP, RVM, Ruby, and Rails individually. Good luck!

Join the Google+ Event to be notified of the video livestream (you don't have to be a Google+ member).

Intro presentation

Previous Classes

Lab

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 8pm in the Turing classroom.

Previous Assignments

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