The HTTP Protocol
You can't start developing for the web without knowing the fundamentals. This module talks about the HTTP protocol used to request resources from the server. We'll explore the details of what is used for a browser and for a server to make sure the communication is legitimate.
- Http Verbs and their meanings
- Request and Response Headers
- Interpreting Status Codes
- Caching Resources
The structure of a web page is created on HTML. We'll have a look at basic elements like input fields, divs,... to make sure the content is structured in the way we want.
- Anatomy of a page
- How a page is parsed
- Some important HTML elements
- Semantic Elements
- Styling and Behavior
Working with forms is one of the most important aspects in HTML development. It makes it possible for the user to send data to the server
- Form Elements
- How Forms Work
- Useful Attributes and Functions
A web page only looks nice when we start styling it. HTML is great to get all of our content on the page, but when we want to change the font, the colors, the location of everything we need some way to target these properties. CSS is the language we'll use to make sure the browser renders the page in the way we want to. We'll start with basic selectors and end with how Responsive Design works.
- Styling websites using CSS
- CSS Selectors
- Responsive Web Design and Media Queries
- Understanding Inheritance & Cascading behavior
- The Box Model
One of the hardest parts of CSS is making sure that every element is located at the correct position. We'll explain how to do this and which properties have what kind of effect on the elements in the page.
- Flow, display, float
- Positioning elements
- Flexible Box
- Page layout strategies
Responsive web design with Bootstrap
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in the messy world of media queries.
- Normalizing and Resetting
- The Grid System
- Utility classes
- Customizing look and feel
- Components: navigation, popovers ...
In this module we'll take a first look at the language and how to make our lives easier by using it efficiently.
- What is ECMAScript?
- Picking the right Libraries
- Developer Tools
so we'll try to explain a couple of its quirks as well. This way, we can avoid surprises later.
- Using Variables
- Primitives and Objects
- Functions: more powerful than you'd expect
- Understanding Scope
- Strict Mode
- Error Handling
Collections are a big part of OO programming, they allow you to map one-to-many or many-to-many relationships, as well as let you work with sets of data.
- Storing multiple values in Arrays
- Useful Functions
- Using Objects as Maps
- Sets, Maps and Others
We also take a look at the native class syntax introduced in ECMAScript 2015
- Creating your own Objects using Constructors
- Class pattern and ECMAScript 2015 Class syntax
- Using Properties to encapsulate your fields
- The 'this' keyword explained
In this module we'll see how to make our code run asynchronously.
- Using Callbacks
- Event Handling
- Working with Promises
- Async and Await
- Using Libraries
- Content Delivery Networks
- Getting Libraries with npm
- Modules versus the Global Object
- Using Task Runners like Gulp
- Bundling and Minification Tools like WebPack
- PolyFills and Traspilers like Babel and TypeScript
- Tools for Code Quality
Browser Interaction with jQuery
popular parts include selectors, event handling, making ajax call, animations, ...
- The jQuery Ecosystem
- Querying with CSS selectors
- Generating HTML
- Setting Attributes and Properties
- Styling from Code
- Dealing with Forms
- Event handling with jQuery
- Comparing jQuery with other UI libraries
This module is about communicating with the backend. REST allows client-server communication using HTTP.
- Verbs and URLs
- XML and JSON format
- Example with node.js and Express
Client-side Service Consumption
By using AJAX we can call server-side actions from our client-side code and process the results in a quick, user-friendly manner.
- Getting data using AJAX
- Fetch API
- External Libraries
Enter Web Storage, a couple of features that allow us to store a bit extra in each browser. We'll look at Local and Session storage and compare it to IndexedDB.
- Storing key-value pairs
- Tracking Changes
- Local vs. Session Storage
- Browser Database Storage