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== What ==
 
== What ==
 
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.
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== Who ==
 
== Who ==
This class is for '''everyone'''! '''Complete beginners''' and more experienced developers are welcome at any time. You don't need to wait for the class to start its curriculum over - 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'''! '''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.
 
The space and the class are entirely '''free''' to attend. You do not have to be a Noisebridge member.
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[[#Lab|Labs]] start at '''8pm on Thursdays''' and can go up to two hours.
 
[[#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 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!
  
 
== Where ==
 
== Where ==
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* Styling the page with basic CSS
 
* Styling the page with basic CSS
  
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=== Class for 2012-09-24: the basics ===
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=== Class for 2012-11-12: JavaScript ===
<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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We'll talk about JavaScript: making webpages interactive through client-side code. We'll use the console, which is part of the browser's developer tools, to demonstrate the basics of the language.
* 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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* Explaining the role of frontend web development as a job and career
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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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[https://plus.google.com/events/ch5q2i41scskptkcbgiudb1osec Join the Google+ Event to be notified of the video livestream (you don't have to be a Google+ member).]
 
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[https://plus.google.com/events/cppv9j7a0hve0ecpr45pn41mhho Join the Google+ Event to be notified of the video livestream.]
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=== Previous classes ===
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=== [[Frontend_Web_Development/Notes|Previous classes]] ===
 
We discuss a different topic in-depth every week. Some previous topics have been:
 
We discuss a different topic in-depth every week. Some previous topics have been:
* CSS positioning ([[Frontend_Web_Development/Notes#Class_for_2011-11-22|2011-11-22]], [[Frontend_Web_Development/Notes#Class_for_2012-04-23:_CSS_positioning|2012-04-23]])
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* CSS selectors ([[Frontend_Web_Development/Notes#Class_for_2012-10-01:_CSS_selectors_and_the_box_model|2012-10-01]])
* Turning a mockup into HTML and CSS ([[Frontend_Web_Development/Notes#Class_for_2011-12-05|2011-12-05]], [[Frontend_Web_Development/Notes#Class_for_2012-04-30:_CSS_floats|2012-04-30]])
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* CSS positioning ([[Frontend_Web_Development/Notes#Class_for_2012-10-08:_CSS_positioning|2012-10-08]])
* Turning a professional mockup into HTML and CSS ([[Frontend_Web_Development/Notes#Class_for_2012-01-30|2012-01-30]], [[Frontend_Web_Development/Notes#Class_for_2012-05-07:_Working_from_mockups|2012-05-07]])
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* CSS floats ([[Frontend_Web_Development/Notes#Class_for_2012-10-15:_CSS_floats|2012-10-15]])
* 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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* 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]])
* 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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* 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]])
 
* 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]])
 
* 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]])
 
* 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]])
 
* 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]])
 
* 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]])
 
* 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]])
 
* 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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* Other jQuery plugins ([[Frontend_Web_Development#Class_for_2012-07-23:_Other_jQuery_plugins|2012-07-23]])
 
* Other jQuery plugins ([[Frontend_Web_Development#Class_for_2012-07-23:_Other_jQuery_plugins|2012-07-23]])
 
* 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]])
 
* 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]])
 
* 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]])
 
* 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]])
 
* 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]])
 
* 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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== Lab ==
 
== 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.
 
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.
=== Lab for 2012-09-13 ===
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We will be installing PHP and Ruby on Rails. Come with your laptop after the setup period, I can walk you through creating your first web app, or experimenting with preprocessors.
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=== [http://jeffreyatw.com/static/frontend/series3/class6/assignment.html Assignment for 2012-11-07] (fun with divs) ===
 
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This is also a good time to ask questions about the field of web development in general now that the series is complete, or come to ask questions about the new series of classes, which starts in two weeks.
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Revision as of 17:38, 11 November 2012

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.

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.

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.

Please bring any kind of laptop.

When

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.

Labs start at 8pm on Thursdays and can go up to two hours.

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!

Where

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

The lecture is currently held in the Church classroom, which is in the back of the space.

The lab is currently held in the Turing classroom, the room past the wood shop.

Read up on getting in to the space. TL;DR: ring the bell!

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:

  • Explaining "frontend" vs. "backend"
  • Discussing tools of the trade
  • Explaining the separation between structure, presentation, and behavior
  • Writing a basic HTML page
  • Styling the page with basic CSS

Class for 2012-11-12: JavaScript

We'll talk about JavaScript: making webpages interactive through client-side code. We'll use the console, which is part of the browser's developer tools, to demonstrate the basics of the language.

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

Previous classes

We discuss a different topic in-depth every week. Some previous topics have been:

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.

Assignment for 2012-11-07 (fun with divs)

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