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Front End Web Development

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About Course

This project-based course is designed to provide learners with the knowledge and skills to develop dynamic and engaging front-end web applications. Through hands-on activities and real-world examples, learners will learn HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and jQuery to create responsive websites and interactive user interfaces.

Project Plan: The final project for this course will be a responsive website for a fictional restaurant. The website will include a homepage, menu page, about us page, and contact page. Learners will use their knowledge of HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and jQuery to create a user-friendly interface that is accessible on desktop and mobile devices.

Module 1: Introduction to HTML and CSS

Lesson 1: Introduction to HTML Learning Objectives:

  • Define HTML and its purpose
  • Identify the basic structure of an HTML document
  • Create and customize headings, paragraphs, and lists using HTML tags

Real World Example: Show examples of popular websites and highlight how HTML is used to structure content.

Activities:

  1. Create an HTML document using basic tags such as <html>, <head>, <body>.
  2. Add headings, paragraphs, and lists to the HTML document.
  3. Customize the appearance of the HTML document using CSS.

Discussion Questions:

  1. Why is HTML important in web development?
  2. What are some benefits of using CSS to style HTML elements?

Expansion Activities:

  1. Create a personal website using HTML and CSS.
  2. Explore popular CSS frameworks such as Bootstrap and Foundation.

Lesson 2: Introduction to CSS Learning Objectives:

  • Define CSS and its purpose
  • Identify the basic syntax of CSS
  • Apply CSS styles to HTML elements

Real World Example: Show examples of popular websites and highlight how CSS is used to style HTML elements.

Activities:

  1. Create an external CSS file and link it to an HTML document.
  2. Apply different styles to HTML elements such as text, background, and borders.
  3. Use CSS selectors to target specific HTML elements.

Discussion Questions:

  1. How can CSS be used to improve the accessibility of a website?
  2. What are some best practices for organizing CSS code?

Expansion Activities:

  1. Explore CSS preprocessors such as Sass and Less.
  2. Create a responsive navigation menu using CSS.

Module 2: JavaScript Basics

Lesson 1: Introduction to JavaScript Learning Objectives:

  • Define JavaScript and its purpose
  • Identify the basic syntax of JavaScript
  • Use JavaScript to interact with HTML elements

Real World Example: Show examples of popular websites and highlight how JavaScript is used to add interactivity.

Activities:

  1. Add a script tag to an HTML document and write basic JavaScript code.
  2. Use JavaScript to change the content and style of HTML elements.
  3. Use event listeners to add interactivity to HTML elements.

Discussion Questions:

  1. What are some benefits of

Lesson 1: Introduction to JavaScript (cont’d) Real World Example: Show examples of popular websites and highlight how JavaScript is used to add interactivity.

Activities:

  1. Add a script tag to an HTML document and write basic JavaScript code.
  2. Use JavaScript to change the content and style of HTML elements.
  3. Use event listeners to add interactivity to HTML elements.

Discussion Questions:

  1. What are some benefits of using JavaScript in web development?
  2. How can JavaScript be used to enhance user experience on a website?

Expansion Activities:

  1. Explore JavaScript libraries such as React and Angular.
  2. Create a simple game using JavaScript.

Lesson 2: Introduction to jQuery Learning Objectives:

  • Define jQuery and its purpose
  • Identify the basic syntax of jQuery
  • Use jQuery to simplify and enhance JavaScript code

Real World Example: Show examples of popular websites and highlight how jQuery is used to simplify and enhance JavaScript code.

Activities:

  1. Include the jQuery library in an HTML document.
  2. Use jQuery to manipulate HTML elements.
  3. Use jQuery to add interactivity to HTML elements.

Discussion Questions:

  1. What are some benefits of using jQuery in web development?
  2. How does jQuery simplify and enhance JavaScript code?

Expansion Activities:

  1. Explore jQuery plugins for creating animations and effects.
  2. Create a slideshow using jQuery.

Module 3: Responsive Web Design

Lesson 1: Introduction to Responsive Web Design Learning Objectives:

  • Define responsive web design and its purpose
  • Identify the basic principles of responsive web design
  • Use media queries to create a responsive layout

Real World Example: Show examples of websites that are responsive and highlight the benefits of responsive design.

Activities:

  1. Create a basic responsive layout using CSS media queries.
  2. Use responsive images and videos to improve the user experience.
  3. Test the responsiveness of a website using developer tools.

Discussion Questions:

  1. Why is responsive web design important in modern web development?
  2. What are some best practices for creating a responsive layout?

Expansion Activities:

  1. Explore popular responsive design frameworks such as Bootstrap and Foundation.
  2. Create a mobile-first layout using CSS media queries.

Module 3: Responsive Web Design 

Lesson 2: Advanced Responsive Techniques Learning Objectives:

  • Define advanced responsive techniques such as flexbox and grid
  • Identify when to use flexbox and grid
  • Use flexbox and grid to create complex layouts

Real World Example: Show examples of websites that use flexbox and grid to create complex layouts and highlight the benefits of using these techniques.

Activities:

  1. Use flexbox to create a navigation menu that adjusts to different screen sizes.
  2. Use grid to create a two-column layout that adjusts to different screen sizes.
  3. Combine flexbox and grid to create a complex layout.

Discussion Questions:

  1. What are the benefits of using flexbox and grid in responsive web design?
  2. How can flexbox and grid be used to create complex layouts?

Expansion Activities:

  1. Explore CSS frameworks that use flexbox and grid, such as Bulma and Tailwind.
  2. Create a responsive portfolio website using flexbox and grid.

Module 4: Accessibility

Lesson 1: Introduction to Web Accessibility Learning Objectives:

  • Define web accessibility and its importance
  • Identify common accessibility barriers and how to address them
  • Use HTML and CSS to improve accessibility

Real World Example: Show examples of inaccessible websites and highlight the importance of web accessibility.

Activities:

  1. Use semantic HTML to improve accessibility.
  2. Use ARIA attributes to improve accessibility.
  3. Use CSS to improve accessibility.

Discussion Questions:

  1. Why is web accessibility important in modern web development?
  2. What are some best practices for improving web accessibility?

Expansion Activities:

  1. Explore popular accessibility tools such as screen readers and browser extensions.
  2. Test the accessibility of a website using automated tools and user testing.

Lesson 2: Advanced Accessibility Techniques Learning Objectives:

  • Define advanced accessibility techniques such as keyboard navigation and ARIA live regions
  • Identify when to use advanced accessibility techniques
  • Use advanced accessibility techniques to improve accessibility

Real World Example: Show examples of websites that use advanced accessibility techniques and highlight the benefits of using these techniques.

Activities:

  1. Use keyboard navigation to improve accessibility.
  2. Use ARIA live regions to improve accessibility.
  3. Test the accessibility of a website using automated tools and user testing.

Discussion Questions:

  1. What are the benefits of using advanced accessibility techniques in web development?
  2. How can advanced accessibility techniques be used to improve the user experience for people with disabilities?

Expansion Activities:

  1. Explore popular accessibility standards such as WCAG and Section 508.
  2. Create a web application that is accessible using advanced accessibility techniques.

Module 5: Final Project

Lesson 1: Project Planning Learning Objectives:

  • Define the project requirements for a responsive website for a restaurant
  • Create a project plan that outlines the timeline, tasks, and milestones for the project
  • Identify potential challenges and risks and develop strategies to address them

Real World Example: Show examples of project plans for website development projects and highlight the importance of planning for success.

Activities:

  1. Define the project requirements for the responsive website for a restaurant.
  2. Create a project plan that outlines the timeline, tasks, and milestones for the project.
  3. Identify potential challenges and risks and develop strategies to address them.

Discussion Questions:

  1. Why is project planning important in web development?
  2. What are some common challenges and risks in web development projects and how can they be addressed?

Expansion Activities:

  1. Explore project management tools such as Trello and Asana.
  2. Create a project plan for a personal web development project.

Lesson 2: Project Implementation Learning Objectives:

  • Implement the design and functionality requirements for the responsive website for a restaurant
  • Use HTML, CSS, and JavaScript to create a responsive and interactive website
  • Test the website and ensure its accessibility

Real World Example: Show examples of successful website implementations and highlight the importance of thorough testing.

Activities:

  1. Implement the design and functionality requirements for the responsive website for a restaurant.
  2. Use HTML, CSS, and JavaScript to create a responsive and interactive website.
  3. Test the website and ensure its accessibility.

Discussion Questions:

  1. How does website implementation differ from website planning?
  2. Why is thorough testing important in website development?

Expansion Activities:

  1. Explore popular design tools such as Sketch and Figma.
  2. Implement a website for a different type of business or organization.
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What Will You Learn?

  • Front End Web Development course, you will learn the skills and knowledge necessary to create responsive and interactive websites. Specifically, you will learn:
  • HTML, CSS, and JavaScript fundamentals
  • Web design principles and techniques
  • Mobile-first design approach
  • User experience design and testing
  • Website optimization and performance
  • Project planning and management
  • By the end of the course, you will have completed a real-world project, a responsive website for a restaurant, which will demonstrate your abilities in front-end web development.

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RK
5 months ago
The flexibility and accessibility of the materials made it easy for me to balance work and learning.
IT
5 months ago
As a working professional, I needed a course that I could complete at my own pace, and this one was perfect.
IK
5 months ago
The hands-on projects were both fun and educational. I feel much more confident in my skills after completing this course.
NY
5 months ago
I loved this course! It's perfect for beginners like me. The explanations were clear, and the assignments were challenging yet doable. I appreciate the instructor's dedication to helping students succeed.
A
11 months ago
I recently took the Google My Business course and found it incredibly informative and practical.