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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>
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<h1>Front-end Web Development</h1>
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<h2>A free, weekly class on HTML, CSS, and JavaScript</h2>
<h2 style="border-bottom: 0;">What</h2>
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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.
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<h2>What</h2>
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Learn HTML, CSS and JavaScript - and put them to good use! This free 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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<h2 style="border-bottom: 0;">Who</h2>
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<h2>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.
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This class is for '''everyone'''! Computer users unacquainted with programming, as well as 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.
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If you appreciate this class and the space that enables it to be taught, please consider [[Donate or Pay Dues|donating to Noisebridge]].
  
 
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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<h2>When</h2>
 
[[#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.
 
[[#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.
  
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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!
 
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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<h2>Where</h2>
 
'''[[Noisebridge]]''', 2169 Mission St., San Francisco, 94114 (at 18th St., near 16th St. BART station). [[Getting Here]]
 
'''[[Noisebridge]]''', 2169 Mission St., San Francisco, 94114 (at 18th St., near 16th St. BART station). [[Getting Here]]
  
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The lab is held in the [[Classrooms#Turing|Turing classroom]], the room past the wood shop.
 
The lab is held in the [[Classrooms#Turing|Turing classroom]], the room past the wood shop.
  
Read up on [[Getting_In|getting in]] to the space. TL;DR: ring the bell!
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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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I estimate the next series will begin in '''November'''.
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<h2>Next Series</h2>
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<div class="new-series__calendar"><span class="new-series__calendar__month">About</span> <span class="new-series__calendar__date">2 <span class="new-series__calendar__months">months</span></span></div>
  
If waiting for the next series sounds too long, remember that you can start coming to class immediately! You can catch up by watching videos from [[Frontend_Web_Development/Notes|previous classes]], doing [[Frontend_Web_Development/Assignments|assignments]], or attending [[#Lab|lab]].
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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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'''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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<h2>Keep Informed</h2>
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<li>[https://www.noisebridge.net/mailman/listinfo/webdev WebDev]</li>
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<li>[https://www.noisebridge.net/mailman/listinfo/noisebridge-announce Noisebridge-announce]</li>
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'''Join one of the above lists to be notified of upcoming classes 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 [[Frontend_Web_Development/Notes|Previous Classes]] page!
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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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<h2>Lecture</h2>
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 "frontend" means, discussing tools of the trade, and understanding basic HTML and CSS.
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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 last week's material.
  
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==== Class for 2013-10-14: Backend web development ====
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==== Class for 2014-10-06: CSS3 ====
This class is all about the seedy underbelly of web development: the backend!
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We've covered CSS3 before, but in the context of a mockup. We'll look further into CSS3 with a demonstration of what the new technologies are, how to make the most of them, and how to make sites using CSS3 look good in less capable browsers.
  
I know we already have a [[Backend_web_dev_in_Ruby_on_Rails|backend class here at Noisebridge]], but this one is tailored toward frontend developers wanting to get a taste of how things come together. We'll spend the first half talking about PHP, then move onto a Rails, a more complex example.
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No recap for this class - come at 8.
  
Here are the steps used for class preparation:
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[https://plus.google.com/events/cj77pgdc4dale4hh8nj1gure65c Join the Google+ Event to watch the video livestream.]
 
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<h3>[http://docs.google.com/present/view?id=dfjgtf36_41hmtj2td2 Intro presentation]</h3>
 
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===== THE EASY WAY: =====
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If you would like to follow along, the easiest option is to run a virtual machine:
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* Install [https://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Downloads VirtualBox AND the Extension Pack]
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* [http://jeffreyatw.com/static/frontend/series4/class21/Ubuntu.ova Download this preconfigured Ubuntu virtual machine (1.84GB)]
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* Double-click the .ova file. You should check the "reinitialize the MAC address" step.
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* Start the machine after installation and you're all set!
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* System username and password are both "frontend". Feel free to change them if that's uncomfortable.
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===== THE HARDER WAY: =====
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If you don't want to use a virtual machine.
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On Linux, you'll need to follow these steps:
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<h3>[[Front-end_Web_Development/Notes|Previous Classes]]</h3>
* https://github.com/joshfng/railsready
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** When installing, choose RVM.
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** Also run <code>sudo apt-get install nodejs</code>
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* https://help.ubuntu.com/community/ApacheMySQLPHP
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On Windows or Mac OS X:
 
 
* Start with RailsInstaller: http://railsinstaller.org/
 
* And for PHP:
 
** Mac: http://www.mamp.info/en/index.html
 
** Windows: http://www.wampserver.com/en/
 
 
===== THE HARDEST WAY: =====
 
Install Apache, PHP, RVM, Ruby, and Rails individually. Good luck!
 
 
[https://plus.google.com/events/ciomcooavgniac0a2keii6s893c 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>
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<h2>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.
  
<h3 style="border-bottom: 0;">[[Frontend_Web_Development/Notes|Previous Classes]]</h3>
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==== [http://jeffreyatw.com/static/frontend/series7/class14/assignment.html Assignment for 2015-04-23] (AJAX) ====
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<h2 style="border-bottom: 0;">Lab</h2>
 
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.
 
  
<div style="color: #000; background:#eeffee;padding:.5em 10px; margin: 1em 0; -webkit-border-radius: 10px; border-radius: 10px; -webkit-box-shadow: 0 0 10px rgba(0,0,0,.25); box-shadow: 0 0 10px rgba(0,0,0,.25);">
 
 
==== [http://jeffreyatw.com/static/frontend/series3/class19/assignment.html Quiz for 2013-10-03] ====
 
 
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<h3>[[Front-end_Web_Development/Assignments|Previous Assignments]]</h3>
<h3 style="border-bottom: 0;">[[Frontend_Web_Development/Assignments|Previous Assignments]]</h3>
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[[Category:Events]][[Category:Classes]]

Latest revision as of 11:08, 2 May 2015

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 free 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! Computer users unacquainted with programming, as well as 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.

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.

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!

Next Series

About 2 months

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 one of the above lists to be notified of upcoming classes 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 last week's material.

[edit] Class for 2014-10-06: CSS3

We've covered CSS3 before, but in the context of a mockup. We'll look further into CSS3 with a demonstration of what the new technologies are, how to make the most of them, and how to make sites using CSS3 look good in less capable browsers.

No recap for this class - come at 8.

Join the Google+ Event to watch the video livestream.

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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