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Notes from previous [[Front-end Web Development]] classes.
 
Notes from previous [[Front-end Web Development]] classes.
  
==== Class for 2014-01-06: Working from professional mockups ====
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==== Class for 2016-01-25: version control (Git) and the command line ====
We'll take the knowledge we gained from looking at the CSS box model, floats, and positioning, and work 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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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.
  
'''No video for this class. [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Y6MxRAPfLs Try last series's video.]'''<br>
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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://jeffreyatw.com/static/frontend/series5/class5/lecture.zip Lecture materials]'''
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==== Class for 2013-12-09: CSS positioning ====
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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.
In the last few classes, we've focused on element measurements and floats. This time, we'll focus 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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'''[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q453KMiCC2s Lecture video]'''<br>
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[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zxh7ZimG77A Lecture video]<br>
'''[http://jeffreyatw.com/static/frontend/series5/class4/lecture.zip Lecture materials]'''
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[https://github.com/JeffreyATW/shakespeare10 Lecture materials]
  
==== Class for 2013-12-02: CSS floats ====
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==== Class for 2016-07-18: CSS selectors and the box model ====
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'll learn about floats by taking a look at some examples, then take a [http://jeffreyatw.com/static/frontend/series2/class4/mockup.png mockup] and create a site from it.
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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.
  
[http://jeffreyatw.com/static/frontend/series5/class3/answersheet.zip The site's final code (not finished in class) is here.]
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[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ZvaR6n-3ao Lecture video]<br>
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[https://github.com/JeffreyATW/fwd/tree/master/series10/class2 Lecture materials]
  
'''[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fw_U7YZzbW0 Lecture video]'''<br>
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==== Class for 2016-07-11: the basics ====
'''[http://jeffreyatw.com/static/frontend/series5/class3/lecture.zip Lecture materials]'''
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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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==== Class for 2013-11-18: 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.
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'''No video for this class. [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fqQph1vry7A Try last series's video.]'''<br>
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'''[http://jeffreyatw.com/static/frontend/series5/class2/lecture.zip Lecture materials]'''
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==== Class for 2013-11-11: the basics ====
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<span style="color:green">'''THIS is the class to attend if you are a complete beginner!'''</span> 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"
 
* Explaining "front-end" vs. "back-end"
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* Explaining web apps vs. web sites
 
* 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 front-end 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
No recap session for this class. Please show up '''promptly''' at or before 8pm, as physical space is limited. Bring a laptop!
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P.S. This might be the last series I teach for a while. I might take a longer break after the end of the series (in about 6 months). We'll see. But if you've been meaning to attend, this is your chance!
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No recap session for this class. Please show up before 8pm, as physical space is limited. Bring a laptop!
  
'''No video for this class. [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TmDCjhCuNtU Try last series's video.]'''<br>
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[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xVtoau13GU8 Lecture video]<br>
'''[http://jeffreyatw.com/static/frontend/series5/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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