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Notes from previous [[Frontend Web Development]] classes.
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Notes from previous [[Front-end Web Development]] classes.
  
==== Class for 2013-06-03: Working from professional mockups, cont'd ====
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==== Class for 2016-01-25: version control (Git) and the command line ====
We continued putting our professional-looking site together from [http://jeffreyatw.com/static/frontend/series4/class5/lecture.zip where we left off]. We focused on some fancy CSS3 techniques, and we saw how to make an interactive dropdown menu with no JavaScript.
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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.
  
We didn't exactly finish, but I went ahead and put on the finishing touches. [http://jeffreyatw.com/static/frontend/series4/class6/noiseco The final product can be found here] (but where we left off can be found in the [http://jeffreyatw.com/static/frontend/series4/class6/lecture.zip lecture materials]).
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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.
  
'''[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WMeTFrR1rtA Lecture video]'''<br>
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During the half-hour before the class, we'll help people set up Git on their computers. On OS X, type <code>git</code> in a Terminal to get started. On Windows you should install [http://msysgit.github.io/ Git for Windows]. Also, please sign up for a [https://github.com GitHub] account.
'''[http://jeffreyatw.com/static/frontend/series4/class6/lecture.zip Lecture materials]'''
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==== Class for 2013-05-20: Working from professional mockups ====
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[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zxh7ZimG77A Lecture video]<br>
We took the knowledge we gained from looking at the CSS box model, floats, and positioning, and worked off of something given to us by a designer (me).
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[https://github.com/JeffreyATW/shakespeare10 Lecture materials]
  
We worked off of [http://jeffreyatw.com/static/frontend/series2/class5/mockup.png this mockup] and its [http://jeffreyatw.com/static/frontend/series2/class5/mockup_annotations.png annotated version] to make a site that could pass as a professional design (but don't take my word for it). [http://jeffreyatw.com/static/frontend/series2/class5/assets.zip Image assets can be found here].
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==== Class for 2016-07-18: CSS selectors and the box model ====
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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. All of this will be made easy with browser developer tools, which we'll learn how to use.
  
'''[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Y6MxRAPfLs Lecture video]'''<br>
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[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ZvaR6n-3ao Lecture video]<br>
'''[http://jeffreyatw.com/static/frontend/series4/class5/lecture.zip Lecture materials]'''
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[https://github.com/JeffreyATW/fwd/tree/master/series10/class2 Lecture materials]
  
==== Class for 2013-05-13: CSS positioning ====
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==== Class for 2016-07-11: the basics ====
In the last few classes, we focused on element measurements and floats. This time, we focused on positioning of elements: spacing them out from other elements using margins, and using absolute, relative, or fixed positioning to put the elements anywhere we want on the whole page.
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<strong style="color:green">THIS is the class to attend if you are a complete beginner!</strong> We are starting the curriculum of this class from square one. We'll cover the very basics:
 
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* Explaining "front-end" vs. "back-end"
'''[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IxROKEWIjB8 Lecture video]'''<br>
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* Explaining web apps vs. web sites
'''[http://jeffreyatw.com/static/frontend/series4/class4/lecture.zip Lecture materials]'''
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==== Class for 2013-05-06: CSS floats ====
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Floating is the secret sauce behind creating websites with multiple columns, navigation menus, and basically any block element that's aligned to the left or right. We learned about floats by taking a look at some examples, then took a [http://jeffreyatw.com/static/frontend/series2/class4/mockup.png mockup] and created a site from it.
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'''[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5j6oA4sS99U Lecture video]'''<br>
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'''[http://jeffreyatw.com/static/frontend/series4/class3/lecture.zip Lecture materials]'''
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==== Class for 2013-04-22: CSS selectors and the box model ====
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CSS selectors are probably the most complex part of the CSS language, so we looked at them further in-depth. We also talked about the box model, the display concept that makes words and containers on the web look like they do.
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'''[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fqQph1vry7A Lecture video]'''<br>
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'''[http://jeffreyatw.com/static/frontend/series4/class2/lecture.zip Lecture materials]'''
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==== Class for 2013-04-15: the basics ====
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We covered the very basics:
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* Explaining "frontend" vs. "backend"
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* Discussing tools of the trade
 
* Discussing tools of the trade
* Explaining the separation between structure, presentation, and behavior
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* Describing the separation between structure, presentation, and behavior
 
* Writing a basic HTML page
 
* Writing a basic HTML page
 
* Styling the page with basic CSS
 
* Styling the page with basic CSS
* Explaining the role of frontend web development as a job and career
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* Adding a small amount of JS
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* Explaining the role of front-end development as a job and career
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No recap session for this class. Please show up before 8pm, as physical space is limited. Bring a laptop!
  
'''[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TmDCjhCuNtU Lecture video]'''<br>
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[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xVtoau13GU8 Lecture video]<br>
'''[http://jeffreyatw.com/static/frontend/series4/class1/lecture.zip Lecture materials]'''
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[https://github.com/JeffreyATW/fwd/tree/master/series10/class1 Lecture materials]
  
 
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[[Frontend_Web_Development/Notes/Archive|Notes archive]]
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[[Frontend_Web_Development/Notes/Archive|Class notes from previous series]]

Latest revision as of 09:21, 27 July 2016

Notes from previous Front-end Web Development classes.

[edit] 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.

Lecture video
Lecture materials

[edit] Class for 2016-07-18: 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. All of this will be made easy with browser developer tools, which we'll learn how to use.

Lecture video
Lecture materials

[edit] Class for 2016-07-11: 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!

Lecture video
Lecture materials


Class notes from previous series

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