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Front-End Web Development

Front-End Web Development


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10 E 21st St
3rd Fl
New York, NY 10010
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Saturday, November 10, 2018 -
10:00am to 5:00pm


This is a 10-week part-time course. Skills & Tools: Use HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, jQuery, GitHub, and Sublime in concert. Production Standard: Build a fully responsive, interactive website that stands apart from the usual templates. The Big Picture: Understand how a skillful mix of programming and layout powers the web we see--and how teams collaborate to create it. What You'll Learn: Unit 1: The Basics HTML Basics Apply HTML tags: <head>, <link>, <script>, <style>, <meta> to web pages Apply tags to HTML documents to effectively section content Differentiate between the various image file types Predict image paths and apply relative paths to img src tags Describe how the Internet delivers web pages to the browser CSS Basics Apply and explain the CSS cascade including: importance, specificity and inheritance Differentiate between basic web color principles: RGB, RGBA, hexadecimal color and HSL Experiment with CSS properties and values to change the styling of a page Advanced CSS Define CSS Box Model, and demonstrate the ability to properly manipulate the "box" around tags Differentiate between classes vs IDs and apply best practices when implementing Select nested elements to apply styling Page Layout Draw the DOM Tree for web pages containing sections <div> , <section> Apply header, footer, sidebar, and multi-column layouts to develop a web page Experiment and predict effects of floats and clearing CSS positioning Describe the use of Normalize and reset.css files HTML/CSS Lab Practice web development by transforming a design comp into an HTML and CSS web page Introduction To Programming Practice programmatic thinking by writing pseudo code to solve a basic problem Define web site behavior and the practical uses of JavaScript Predict DOM output / changes by reading JS code JavaScript Basics (Variables, Conditionals) Define variables and identify best cases to use them Differentiate between strings, integers and floats Apply conditionals to change the programs control flow Describe arguments as they relate to functions Apply the JS click function JavaScript Functions Describe arguments as they relate to functions Predict values returned by a given function Differentiate between named and anonymous functions Intro To jQuery Utilize jQuery tree traversal techniques to access and manipulate DOM elements Utilize jQuery Docs to apply functions Arrays and Traversing The DOM Apply JS and jQuery knowledge to program a carousel Define arrays and collections Practice using indexes to access array elements Unit 2: Building In Concert Lab Session Apply programming skills to plan and build a full website with HTML/CSS and JS Review and Refactor Apply switch blocks as a replacement for if/else if/else Describe the concept of "this" as it applies within jQuery anonymous functions Define refactoring and describe why it is important Learn the basics of CSS/JS refactoring and be able to apply these concepts to their own code Differentiate ways to debug code and how to apply the concepts to their own code Responsive Web Design Articulate that responsive design is more design than code Know the difference between fixed and responsive layouts and understand the difference between fluid and elastic layouts Apply media queries to web sites to achieve a responsive layout Implement media queries to change layout on mobile devices Web Forms Understand what the form tag is used for and what the method, action, and enctype attributes are used for Be able to differentiate the different types of inputs and why/where we would use each Understand how to group elements by name Be able to perform pseudo-styling of input elements that the browser won't let us directly style Special Topic Instructor and student choice

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