Introduction to Javascript & JQuery

Introduction to Javascript & JQuery
Event on 2013-05-01 18:00:00

Introduction to Javascript & JQuery

Joel Turnbull, Senior Front-end Web Developer, People Browser
Wednesday, May 1st from 6:00 – 9.00 pm

This workshop is designed for web designers who want to be taken seriously as front-end developers.

Through lecture and hands-on activity, participants will gain experience with the basics of using Javascript and JQuery to update the appearance and content of a web page in real time.

During the activity, HTML and CSS files will be provided. Guided by the instructor, students will add JQuery and AJAX calls to add interactivity to the page and develop a simple application that updates content dynamically from a server.

Student Takeaways:

– How to incorporate JQuery into a website

– How to read documentation to get the answers you need

– How to communicate with a web server using AJAX & JSON

– How dynamically animate and update web pages

– How to use online resources to continue to improve your skills

Level & Prerequisites:

Intermediate. Participants are assumed to have experience with writing HTML and CSS without the assistance of a graphical editor (i.e. Dreamweaver). You should be comfortable looking at HTML source code, inspecting web pages and making changes to existing HTML and CSS. Knowledge of templating is helpful. Cut-and-paste experience with Javascript/Jquery is a plus.

Required Materials: Laptop, Chrome Web Browser (free download), Sublime Text 2 text editor (free download). Additional materials will be downloaded during class. 

Joel Turnbull has been making websites since last century. He enjoys helping people find elegant solutions and improving the web for everyone. His spare time is devoted to jQuery support, programming languages, good books and too much good music.


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