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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 2013-07-22: AJAX ====
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==== Class for 2015-04-20: Ajax ====
We talked about Asynchronous JavaScript and XML, a technology that allows us to talk to a server without leaving the page. jQuery makes this extremely easy. We added AJAX functionality to [http://jeffreyatw.com/static/frontend/series4/class11/lecture.zip our app we've been building on]. We used this [http://jeffreyatw.com/static/frontend/series4/class12/tweet.php.zip PHP file] to test it out.
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We'll talk about Asynchronous JavaScript and XML, a technology that allows us to talk to a server without leaving the page. jQuery makes this easy. We'll add Ajax functionality to [http://jeffreyatw.com/static/frontend/series7/class10/lecture.zip the Twitter app] and, time permitting, the [http://jeffreyatw.com/static/frontend/series7/class12/lecture.zip corporate site]. We'll use these [http://jeffreyatw.com/static/frontend/series6/class14/php.zip PHP files] to test them out.
  
'''[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hi1arhXXQsw Lecture video]'''<br>
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If you don't already have web hosting, please sign up for some at [https://www.nearlyfreespeech.net/ NearlyFreeSpeech.NET] for free (or very cheap). Also, install the [https://filezilla-project.org/ FileZilla Client].
'''[http://jeffreyatw.com/static/frontend/series4/class12/lecture.zip Lecture materials]'''
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==== Class for 2013-07-15: jQuery, cont'd ====
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[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7uKphYn9eQI Lecture video]<br>
We continued learning about jQuery by focusing on [http://jeffreyatw.com/static/frontend/series4/class10/lecture.zip the example we saw last week]. We added functionality to it that made it seem more like the real thing.
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[http://jeffreyatw.com/static/frontend/series7/class14/lecture.zip Lecture materials]
  
'''[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X6Bublxub3w Lecture video]'''<br>
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==== Class for 2015-04-13: HTTP & SFTP ====
'''[http://jeffreyatw.com/static/frontend/series4/class11/lecture.zip Lecture materials]'''
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We'll talk about file transfer: HTTP, which is the method of getting and sending information in the web browser, and SFTP, which is a method of securely uploading files to a web host.
  
==== Class for 2013-07-08: jQuery ====
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We'll set up free web hosting accounts at [https://www.nearlyfreespeech.net NearlyFreeSpeech.NET] (which you should sign up for now), and upload to them using [http://filezilla-project.org the FileZilla client] (which you should install now).
We introduced jQuery, a JavaScript library that makes web programming a whole lot easier. jQuery is the most popular of many libraries that allow us to interact with the document easily, while also providing us with a few tools that are missing from the base language.
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To learn what jQuery can do, we added some scripting to [http://jeffreyatw.com/static/frontend/series4/class10/assets.zip this sample web app].
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[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ekgRrffUuLo Lecture video]
  
'''[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IP3MgfcStxg Lecture video]'''<br>
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==== Class for 2015-04-06: Forms ====
'''[http://jeffreyatw.com/static/frontend/series4/class10/lecture.zip Lecture materials]'''
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We'll continue working on [http://jeffreyatw.com/static/frontend/series7/class11/lecture.zip our site] and add a sign-up form, with validation, inside the modal. We'll learn about built-in HTML5 validation, but also use the [http://jqueryvalidation.org/ jQuery Validation plugin] to help us where browser support is necessary.
  
==== Class for 2013-07-01: JavaScript, cont'd ====
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[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pg7wmtJlK2M Lecture video]<br>
We continued discussing JavaScript basics: arrays, objects, creating functions, and scopes.
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[http://jeffreyatw.com/static/frontend/series7/class12/lecture.zip Lecture materials]
  
'''[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u-Q5DhW8jpA Lecture video]'''<br>
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==== Class for 2015-03-30: Bootstrap ====
'''[http://jeffreyatw.com/static/frontend/series4/class9/lecture.zip Lecture materials]'''
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We'll go back to the [http://jeffreyatw.com/static/frontend/series7/class6/lecture.zip "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 [http://getbootstrap.com/ Bootstrap] to make common user controls easier to create. We'll also compare our CSS-only menu with one made with the help of Bootstrap, explaining the differences between the two.
  
==== Class for 2013-06-24: JavaScript ====
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[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ImtSy7Atv4g Lecture video]<br>
We talked about JavaScript: making web pages interactive through client-side code. We used the console, which is part of the browser's developer tools, to demonstrate the basics of the language. This and next week's class can be treated as a general introduction to programming.
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[http://jeffreyatw.com/static/frontend/series7/class11/lecture.zip Lecture materials]
  
'''[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pfd78FpYPuI Lecture video]'''<br>
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==== Class for 2015-03-23: jQuery, cont'd ====
'''[http://jeffreyatw.com/static/frontend/series4/class8/lecture.zip Lecture materials]'''
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We'll continue learning about jQuery by focusing on [http://jeffreyatw.com/static/frontend/series7/class9/lecture.zip the example we worked on last class]. We'll add functionality to it that will make it seem more like the real thing.
  
==== Class for 2013-06-17: HTTP & SFTP ====
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[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vdwAizbinKw Lecture video]<br>
We talked about file transfer: HTTP, which is the method of getting and sending information in the web browser, and SFTP, which is a method of securely uploading files to a web host.
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[http://jeffreyatw.com/static/frontend/series7/class10/lecture.zip Lecture materials]
  
We set up free web hosting accounts at [https://www.nearlyfreespeech.net NearlyFreeSpeech.NET], and uploaded to them using [http://filezilla-project.org the FileZilla client].
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==== Class for 2015-03-16: jQuery ====
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We'll introduce jQuery, a JavaScript library that makes web programming a whole lot easier. jQuery is the most popular of many libraries that allow us to interact with the document easily, while also providing us with a few tools that are missing from the base language.
  
'''[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pfJxBeNzbvQ Lecture video]'''
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To learn what jQuery can do, we'll add some scripting to [http://jeffreyatw.com/static/frontend/series6/class9/assets.zip this sample web app].
  
==== Class for 2013-06-03: Working from professional mockups, cont'd ====
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[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zm7zsESGeE0 Lecture video]<br>
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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[http://jeffreyatw.com/static/frontend/series7/class9/lecture.zip Lecture materials]
  
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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==== Class for 2015-03-09: JavaScript, cont'd ====
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We'll continue discussing JavaScript basics: arrays, objects, creating functions, and scopes.
  
'''[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WMeTFrR1rtA Lecture video]'''<br>
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[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2hYHCzIryyc Lecture video]<br>
'''[http://jeffreyatw.com/static/frontend/series4/class6/lecture.zip Lecture materials]'''
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[http://jeffreyatw.com/static/frontend/series7/class8/lecture.zip Lecture materials]
  
==== Class for 2013-05-20: Working from professional mockups ====
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==== Class for 2015-03-02: JavaScript ====
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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We'll talk about JavaScript: making web pages 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. This and next week's class can be treated as a general introduction to programming.
  
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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[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=18dlNI3C87s Lecture video]<br>
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[http://jeffreyatw.com/static/frontend/series7/class7/lecture.zip Lecture materials]
  
'''[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Y6MxRAPfLs Lecture video]'''<br>
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==== Class for 2015-02-23: Working from professional mockups, cont'd ====
'''[http://jeffreyatw.com/static/frontend/series4/class5/lecture.zip Lecture materials]'''
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We will continue working off of [http://jeffreyatw.com/static/frontend/series2/class5/mockup.png this mockup], its [http://jeffreyatw.com/static/frontend/series2/class5/mockup_annotations.png annotated version], and its [http://jeffreyatw.com/static/frontend/series2/class5/assets.zip image assets] and learn a bit about CSS3 in the process.
  
==== Class for 2013-05-13: CSS positioning ====
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[http://jeffreyatw.com/static/frontend/series7/class5/lecture.zip Here's where we left off last time.]
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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'''[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IxROKEWIjB8 Lecture video]'''<br>
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[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tPljsmaygZc Lecture video]<br>
'''[http://jeffreyatw.com/static/frontend/series4/class4/lecture.zip Lecture materials]'''
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[http://jeffreyatw.com/static/frontend/series7/class6/lecture.zip Lecture materials]
  
==== Class for 2013-05-06: CSS floats ====
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==== Class for 2015-02-09: Working from professional mockups ====
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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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].
  
'''[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5j6oA4sS99U Lecture video]'''<br>
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'''No video for this class. [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OralfEawmM4 Here's last series's video.]'''<br>
'''[http://jeffreyatw.com/static/frontend/series4/class3/lecture.zip Lecture materials]'''
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[http://jeffreyatw.com/static/frontend/series7/class5/lecture.zip Lecture materials]
  
==== Class for 2013-04-22: CSS selectors and the box model ====
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==== Class for 2015-02-02: CSS positioning ====
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.
+
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 [http://jeffreyatw.com/static/frontend/series6/class4/mockup.png this mockup] along with [http://jeffreyatw.com/static/frontend/series6/class4/assets.zip these assets] to put together a page that demonstrates positioning.
  
'''[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fqQph1vry7A Lecture video]'''<br>
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[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s6pJlM6Hsjo Lecture video]<br>
'''[http://jeffreyatw.com/static/frontend/series4/class2/lecture.zip Lecture materials]'''
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[http://jeffreyatw.com/static/frontend/series7/class4/lecture.zip Lecture materials]
  
==== Class for 2013-04-15: the basics ====
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==== Class for 2015-01-26: CSS floats ====
We covered the very basics:
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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'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.
* Explaining "frontend" vs. "backend"
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[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xpI-3yvswgY Lecture video]<br>
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[http://jeffreyatw.com/static/frontend/series7/class3/lecture.zip Lecture materials]
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==== Class for 2015-01-12: 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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[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YzDENIp705U Lecture video]<br>
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[http://jeffreyatw.com/static/frontend/series7/class2/lecture.zip Lecture materials]
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==== Class for 2015-01-05: 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"
 
* Discussing tools of the trade
 
* Discussing tools of the trade
 
* Explaining the separation between structure, presentation, and behavior
 
* Explaining 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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* Explaining the role of front-end web 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=Eydq4iapY98 Lecture video]<br>
'''[http://jeffreyatw.com/static/frontend/series4/class1/lecture.zip Lecture materials]'''
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[http://jeffreyatw.com/static/frontend/series7/class1/lecture.zip Lecture materials]
  
 
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[[Frontend_Web_Development/Notes/Archive|Notes archive]]
 
[[Frontend_Web_Development/Notes/Archive|Notes archive]]

Latest revision as of 21:30, 22 April 2015

Notes from previous Front-end Web Development classes.

Contents

[edit] Class for 2015-04-20: Ajax

We'll talk about Asynchronous JavaScript and XML, a technology that allows us to talk to a server without leaving the page. jQuery makes this easy. We'll add Ajax functionality to the Twitter app and, time permitting, the corporate site. We'll use these PHP files to test them out.

If you don't already have web hosting, please sign up for some at NearlyFreeSpeech.NET for free (or very cheap). Also, install the FileZilla Client.

Lecture video
Lecture materials

[edit] Class for 2015-04-13: HTTP & SFTP

We'll talk about file transfer: HTTP, which is the method of getting and sending information in the web browser, and SFTP, which is a method of securely uploading files to a web host.

We'll set up free web hosting accounts at NearlyFreeSpeech.NET (which you should sign up for now), and upload to them using the FileZilla client (which you should install now).

Lecture video

[edit] Class for 2015-04-06: Forms

We'll continue working on our site and add a sign-up form, with validation, inside the modal. We'll learn about built-in HTML5 validation, but also use the jQuery Validation plugin to help us where browser support is necessary.

Lecture video
Lecture materials

[edit] Class for 2015-03-30: Bootstrap

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 Bootstrap to make common user controls easier to create. We'll also compare our CSS-only menu with one made with the help of Bootstrap, explaining the differences between the two.

Lecture video
Lecture materials

[edit] Class for 2015-03-23: jQuery, cont'd

We'll continue learning about jQuery by focusing on the example we worked on last class. We'll add functionality to it that will make it seem more like the real thing.

Lecture video
Lecture materials

[edit] Class for 2015-03-16: jQuery

We'll introduce jQuery, a JavaScript library that makes web programming a whole lot easier. jQuery is the most popular of many libraries that allow us to interact with the document easily, while also providing us with a few tools that are missing from the base language.

To learn what jQuery can do, we'll add some scripting to this sample web app.

Lecture video
Lecture materials

[edit] Class for 2015-03-09: JavaScript, cont'd

We'll continue discussing JavaScript basics: arrays, objects, creating functions, and scopes.

Lecture video
Lecture materials

[edit] Class for 2015-03-02: JavaScript

We'll talk about JavaScript: making web pages 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. This and next week's class can be treated as a general introduction to programming.

Lecture video
Lecture materials

[edit] Class for 2015-02-23: Working from professional mockups, cont'd

We will continue working off of this mockup, its annotated version, and its image assets and learn a bit about CSS3 in the process.

Here's where we left off last time.

Lecture video
Lecture materials

[edit] Class for 2015-02-09: 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.

No video for this class. Here's last series's video.
Lecture materials

[edit] Class for 2015-02-02: 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.

Lecture video
Lecture materials

[edit] Class for 2015-01-26: 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.

Lecture video
Lecture materials

[edit] Class for 2015-01-12: 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.

Lecture video
Lecture materials

[edit] Class for 2015-01-05: 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!

Lecture video
Lecture materials


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