Front-end Web Development/Notes
Notes from previous Front-end Web Development classes.
Class for 2014-08-25: jQuery UI
We'll go back to the "professional" site we put together a number of weeks ago and add more functionality to it with some jQuery plugins. We'll first make a dialog box - or a "modal" - pop up when you click the sign up buttons. We'll do this by introducing jQuery UI to make common user controls easier to create. We'll also compare our CSS-only menu with one made with the help of jQuery, explaining the differences between the two.
Class for 2014-08-18: jQuery, cont'd
We'll continue learning about jQuery by focusing on the example we saw last class. We'll add functionality to it that made it seem more like the real thing.
Class for 2014-08-11: jQuery
To learn what jQuery can do, we'll add some scripting to this sample web app.
Class for 2014-07-21: Working from professional mockups, cont'd
Class for 2014-07-14: Working from professional mockups
We'll take the knowledge we gained from looking at the CSS box model, floats, and positioning, and work off of this mockup and its annotated version to make a site that could pass as a professional design (but don't take my word for it). Image assets can be found here.
Class for 2014-06-23: CSS positioning
In the last few classes, we've focused on element measurements and floats. This time, we'll focus on positioning of elements: using absolute, relative, or fixed positioning to put the elements anywhere we want on the whole page. We'll use this mockup along with these assets to put together a page that demonstrates positioning.
Class for 2014-06-16: CSS floats
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 mockup and create a site from it.
Class for 2014-06-09: 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 2014-06-02: 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"
- Discussing tools of the trade
- Explaining the separation between structure, presentation, and behavior
- Writing a basic HTML page
- Styling the page with basic CSS
- Explaining the role of front-end web 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!