The Complete Front-End Development

This program has been designed to help Skill-Lync students in the computer science domain build their own websites. To become a front-end developer, students will be trained in numerous programs like; Javascript, HTML5, CSS, and Bootstrap, along with Jquery, AJAX, JSON and it’s principles.

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A Quick Overview

Front end and back end are two very common terms used in programming. They are used to separate two main functions in programming. Back-end Development refers to server-side development. It is the term used for the behind-the-scenes activities that happen when performing any action on a website. It can be logging in to your account or purchasing a watch from an online store. Frontend is the part of the website users can see and interact with such as the graphical user interface (GUI) and the command line including the design, navigating menus, texts, images, videos, etc. In this course we will specifically be concentrating on front end development. In this course, you will be learning a host of applications which are used in front end development. In the course you will be looking into webpage structuring using HTML5. We will then proceed on to styling our website with CSS and Bootstrap 4. Once you have a grip on the concepts you will be presented with a challenges and projects to cement them.


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COURSE SYLLABUS

1 Basics of a Web Application

Information on the Web is stored in documents, using the HTML (HyperText Markup Language) language. Web clients interpret HTML and display the documents to a user. The protocol that governs the exchange of information between the Web server and Web client is named HTTP.


This week, we will give you a brief introduction to the topics of HTTP and how it works.

The topics in specific you will be learning are:

 

  • What are websites and how do they work? 
  • How does the Internet work? 
  • The browser and HTTP. 
  • How have web applications evolved- Web 1.0, 2.0, 3.0? 
  • HTTP session and session storage.
  • Fundamentals of web application design- The N-tier architecture.
  • Role of HTML, CSS, and JavaScript.
  • Set up the software development environment you will use throughout the remainder of the course.


2Structuring your webpage using HTML5

During the course of this week, you will be learning how to structure your webpage using HTML5. HTML5 is a programming language whose acronym stands for HyperText Markup Language. It allows the modification of the appearance of web pages. It is also used to structure and present content for the websites.


The topics taught in this week are:


  • Valid document structure, anatomy of HTML syntax
  • HTML5 semantic tags - Elements and attributes, Block and inline elements
  • Essential HTML5 tags - headings, paragraph, styles, comments, colours
  • HTML lists - unordered and ordered lists
  • Inserting images using HTML 
  • How to create hyperlinks using anchor tags
  • HTML tables
  • HTML forms and create a simple contact me form
  • HTML Div-Layout and separate content for CSS styling
  • Classes, ID
  • HTML iFrames
  • HTML Graphics
  • HTML Media
  • HTML APIs- Geolocation, Web Storage, Web Workers, Drag and Drop, SS Event
  • HTML best practices- HTML vs XHTML


3Styling your webpage using Cascading Style Sheets (CSS3)

During this week, you will learn how to style your webpage. Styling a web page is vital as it impacts how the audience perceives your brand, product, or service. The first impression that they have on your website can make either stay on your page or migrate them to a competitor’s. This is where Cascaded Style Sheets(CSS) come into play.


During this week, you will learn:


  • Basics of CSS3, CSS rules
  • Comments, Colors, background, border, margin, padding, height and width
  • CSS selectors and properties
  • Inline, internal, and external CSS
  • Font styling, web safe fonts - texts, icons, links
  • The 'Box model'
  • CSS sizing methods
  • CSS static, relative, and absolute positioning systems
  • CSS float and clear 
  • Pseudo classes and pseudo elements
  • Class vs. ID
  • Opacity, Navigation bars, Dropdowns
  • CSS rule conflict resolution. specificity, and implementing style hierarchy
  • Images and forms styling
  • Transitions, animations, pagination, 2D and 3D transforms
  • Responsive web design 
  • The grid system
  • Flexbox, media queries
  • CSS coding best practices

4 Make styling simpler using Bootstrap 4

As the number of devices that are available to the general populace increases, your website will receive traffic from various forms of devices. Each of these devices has different screen sizes, different UIs, and other differing features. So, it is vital that you ensure that your website looks best regardless of the device it is viewed from. During the classes this week, you will learn about Bootstrap4. Bootstrap is an open-source front-end framework for faster and easier web development. It includes HTML and CSS based design templates for typography, forms, buttons, tables, navigation, models, image carousels and many other, as well as optional JavaScript plugins.


This week’s content will have:


  • The mobile-first paradigm
  • Wireframes in the design phase
  • Twitter Bootstrap- Grid System
  • How to install the Bootstrap framework
  • Bootstrap containers to layout website easily
  • Other Bootstrap components- buttons, tables, images, jumbotron, alerts, progress bars, spinners, dropdowns, forms, panels, modal, tooltip, popover, scrollspy, utilities, media objects and filters
  • Bootstrap carousels
  • Bootstrap cards 
  • Bootstrap navigation bars
  • Bootstrap themes
  • Font awesome


5Principles of building a better UI

A good User Interface (UI) is almost invisible to the user. It avoids unnecessary clutter and gets straight to the point. This is done by using a myriad of labels and visual aids. However, the most vital feature for a good UI are common UI elements. By integrating common elements in your UI, the users will feel more comfortable and will be able to get things done more quickly.


During the course of this week, you will learn:


  • Web Design - Colours, typography
  • Principles of a good User Interface (UI)
  • Principles of a good User Experience (UX)
  • Usability- Don’t make the user think
  • Naturalness
  • User Control
  • Predictability
  • Flexibility and efficiency
  • Consistency
  • Error prevention
  • Clarity
  • Visual hierarchy
  • Progressive disclosure
  • Accommodate all types of users
  • Fitts' law
  • Protect the user’s work
  • Design for interaction
  • Focus on one action
  • Grouping and breakup
  • Prioritise performance
  • Principles- DRY, KIS, less is more, Responsive Web Design (RWD).
  • Information architecture
  • User research and usability testing
  • Improving accessibility
  • Implementing these principles on our website.


6Starting an eCommerce website using HTML, CSS. and Bootstrap

The most common usage for a website is in E-commerce. In general, an eCommerce website is considered to be highly dynamic with a lot of elements. That is why the student is being introduced to this particular type of website. It will help them handle almost any type of website thereafter.


During this week we will teach you how to:


  • Interact with clients for creating their eCommerce website
  • Building the website front end from scratch with the help of wireframes
  • Code walkthrough


7Add behaviour to your website using JavaScript

This week we will be taking our website to the next level with interactivity and reaction to page events such as page load, button clicks, mouse movements, keyboard input etc. We’ll dynamically alter the contents and style of a webpage. A big advantage of having a website which is actively interacting with the user is more user engagement. This will give more leads and in turn more revenue.


The topics we will be covering in detail during this week are:


  • Variables, data types, operators in JavaScript 
  • Statements, syntax, comments, and events
  • Loops, control, and conditionals 
  • JS forms
  • Document Object Model (DOM)
  • Browser Object Model (BOM)
  • JS functions
  • Scope and closures 
  • Object-Oriented Programming (OOP) 
  • JS objects and prototypes- keyword
  • Cookies
  • Exception handling
  • Arrow functions
  • Promises
  • Template string, default parameters, spread and rest operators, destructuring, generators, set, map, weak set, weakmap 
  • HTML APIs
  • Separation of concerns, refactoring, debugging, and coding best practices


8 Learn to refactor JQuery in existing sites

In computer programming, refactoring is generally done to improve the design, structure, and/or implementation of the software. All these actions are done while preserving its functionality.

During this week we will learn about:

 

  • Installing and using the jQuery framework
  • jQuery syntax, selectors, events and functions
  • Manipulate text, styles and attributes with jQuery
  • Create animations and customizations with jQuery
  • Responding to user-initiated events with jQuery
  • Traversing - ancestors, descendants, siblings, filtering


9 Code your eCommerce website using JavaScript

We will learn how to code your eCommerce website with the help of JavaScript. The importance of JavaScript as a web technology can be determined from the fact that it is currently used by 94.5% of all websites. As a client-side programming language, JavaScript helps web developers to make web pages dynamic and interactive by implementing custom client-side scripts. The topics we will be discussing are 

  • Possibilities with JS 
  • Animating our website
  • Code walkthrough


10Serving and retrieving data using AJAX, JSON, and XML

We will be learning how to serve and retrieve data using 3 data types- AJAX, JSON and XML.


We will be covering:


  • Serving and retrieving data to a web site
  • Asynchronous loading - Set up and handle AJAX requests and responses. 
  • JSON
  • XML
  • Processing JSON data
  • JSON vs. XML

11 Your final eCommerce website

Now that we have covered the major parts of the course, we will now be moving on to the concluding week.


During this week, we will be 

  • Building final parts of the eCommerce site UI
  • Adding asynchronous calls to the website and Data transfer using JSON
  • Summary
  • What next?
  • Motivational tips


Projects Overview

Project 1

Highlights

Create the seller page as shown in the mockup
Create the return order page as shown in the mockup
Create the “my profile” page with the side navigation bar as shown in the mockup with an edit button.

Project 2

Highlights

The capstone project will help develop a professional-quality web portfolio. You will demonstrate the ability to design and implement a responsive site for a minimum of three platforms. 
Create an entire ecommerce site - “Swag of India” with given real world functionalities.

Coding Assignment:

Create the wishlist page with the side navigation bar just like you created the cart page using adding product id of wishlist item in local storage on click of the heart button on that product. Find that item from the JSON data and display the wishlist items shown.
On click of any product in my orders page, it should open the track order page as shown in the mockup. Display that product in this page, however it’s ok to have the same single dummy track for every product.
Create a checkout page with given mockup. Include required animations for the different divs of the form using jQuery similar to the FAQ page.
Create the “Edit profile” page, “My orders” page as shown in earlier module.
Connect all the pages you created for your site. Make sure to not have any broken links which should redirect to pages you have created.


Flexible Course Fees

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Basic

2 Months Access

7000

Per month for 3 months

  • Access Duration : 2 months
  • Mode of Delivery : Online
  • Project Portfolio : Available
  • Certification : Available
  • Email Support : Available
  • Forum Support : Available
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Lifetime Access

15000

Per month for 3 months

  • Access Duration : Lifetime
  • Mode of Delivery : Online
  • Project Portfolio : Available
  • Certification : Available
  • Individual Video Support : 12/month
  • Group Video Support : 12/month
  • Email Support : Available
  • Forum Support : Available
  • Telephone Support : Available
  • Dedicated Support Engineer : Available

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Certification

  • Top 5% of the class will get a merit certificate
  • Course completion certificates will be provided to all students
  • Build a professional portfolio
  • Automatically link your technical projects
  • E-verified profile that can be shared on LinkedIn

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Frequently Asked Questions

1Who can take your course?

Any Computer Science or Non-Computer Science student or a professional who wants to become a web developer/front end developer. This course is designed to help a new developer explore the theory (the science behind everything), the practical (what to do and how to do?), and the bonus (understanding existing code to improve it). There are no prerequisites for this course- no prior programming skills or IT experience required.

2What is included in your course?

This course is a step-by-step description of the basic and advanced topics of front-end technologies: HTML5, CSS3, Javascript, Bootstrap and JQuery and other technologies- JSON, AJAX, XML along with coding practical sessions. It has 12 small exercises and 1 major project to mark course completion.

3What will the student gain from your course?

A complete and thorough understanding of a web application front-end. Students will gain confidence in each of the technologies with practical hands-on learning, and creating an eCommerce website. Upon completion of this course, students will feel comfortable creating and/or updating existing website’s front-end.

4What software skills are you teaching and how well are these tools used in the industry?

Front end technical design, development, cross-platform Testing strategies and industry best practices are being taught. This methodology is the same as used in the industry to develop web applications front end.

5What real world application for the tools and techniques will you teach in this course?

All real-world eCommerce and other websites on the Internet are created using these technologies as the base. Without learning these technologies, it is not possible to understand or create the front end of any website. Any real-world web page is supposed to be pixel perfect and that is what we are aiming to get to in this course. A working eCommerce website is to be developed from scratch with the code walkthroughs and exercises in this course.

6Which companies use these techniques and for what?

All companies creating web applications use these technologies, especially for implementing better user experience which holds the most importance in customer retainment on the web application.

7How is your course going to help me in my path to MS or PhD?

Learning front end software is the first step in creating any web project demonstrating expertise in software development or visualizations. Such projects can be used in the portfolio to land any job as well as to showcase the required skill for any MS specialization. As part of demonstrating a research outcome which can be shown on a browser, these technologies help in displaying those visualizations. Hence as a first step in creating any demonstration on the web, front-end technologies are to be learnt.

8How is this course going to help me get a job?

As mentioned, this course will help in creating a practical working eCommerce project to showcase front end development skills and gain a job as a web applications developer or a front-end developer. This project can be uploaded as part of the student’s web portfolio on GitHub.

9What is the ratio of theory to hands-on practical content?

30% of the course teaches theoretical concepts but for the most part (70%), it is practical hands-on coding and practising via exercises without which no skill is learnt best.


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