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Web Development Test Drive

An Introduction to Programing and the Web

Course Description

Throughout this six-week course, students learn the basics of front-end web development. Students will learn the basic practices, fundamentals, and ideas behind creating dynamic websites with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. With a focus on applied knowledge, students will get hands-on training using HTML to create semantic page structures, CSS to implement modern designs, and JavaScript to make the pages dynamic and interactive.

This course can also be utilized as a preview to the immersive 12-week program, giving students new to development exposure to what the full-time course would feel like and a great introduction to being a developer. The fee for this introductory course can be applied directly to the tuition of our immersive Web Development Program.

Classes are once week (as scheduled) at 10:00 a.m to 3 P.M. The course is taught online.

*Group rates are available, contact us for more information.

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About the Instructor: Liz Tiller

Our resident developer avocado, Liz, is a recovering academic turned JavaScript developer thanks to The Iron Yard. When TIY shut down and the meetups scattered, she wanted to make sure the kids classes weren’t forgotten. She helped rebrand and continue the classes as SDG Jr so children could continue to learn to code for free. Liz became the first Tampa City Organizer for Tech Ladies in order to support and lift up women in all branches of technology.

Course Outline

Week One
Intro to HTML
  • Basics of HTML
  • Using semantic HTML
  • Our online development environment
  • Web Accessibility
Week Two
Intro to CSS
  • Basics of CSS
  • How does CSS improves the development experience?
  • Common CSS properties
  • Classes and IDs
Week Three
CSS Layouts
  • Using CSS to layout a webpage
  • The box model
  • Flexbox
  • CSS Grid
Week Four
Responsive Web
  • Improving the experience on different sized screens
  • Media Queries
  • Responsive Design
  • Mobile First Design
Week Five
Intro to JavaScript
  • What is JavaScript?
  • Variables and Types
  • The Dom
  • Functions
  • Events
  • Using CSS and JavaScript Together
Week Six
Putting it altogether
  • Arrays and Loops
  • Inputs and Javascript

Expected Outcomes

By the end of the course, students should be able to:

  • Explain the basic developer workflow
  • Implement semantic HTML to structure a webpage's content
  • Implement CSS to style and layout a webpage's presentation
  • Implement JavaScript to manipulate and HTML webpage's behavior

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