Introduction to front end web/software development
This course is currently offered only as part of a larger course. Please book this course instead:
Introduction to full stack web development
You are free to pay for and attend just the first half of the course, which deals with front-end web development only.
Start: 10 Feb 2024 End: 24 Feb 2024
Time: 9:00am (please arrive at least 15 minutes before this time)
3 consecutive Saturdays from 9am until 3pm. The classes are on-site at our premises in Ipaja, Lagos or accessible online from anywhere.
Those joining online must have good internet connection in order to access the course. Each class is followed by assignments and teacher assessments.
1) Live Online (Google meets): Access details will be sent before the classes commence
2) Video content only: Three-month access to the video content
3) Onsite (Lagos/Ogun):
1 Prince Alade Lane, Off Ajasa Command, Lagos, Nigeria
Location on map
There are no Academic requirements for this course
Students are encouraged to attend the class with their own laptops as additional costs would apply for use of in-house computers. Furthermore, students are required to do off-site tutorials which would require the use of a computer.
Basic Training: For people who would like to have a good grounding in Internet technologies, web building and/or software development. This course does not involve any examinations or issue any certification.
It is ideal for: Enthusiasts who would like to know more about building and software development; Company bosses and managers who would want a better understanding of IT and how it can be applied to their business. Students who would like to use this as a stepping stone for a certification or a degree course etc etc.
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*** Week 1: HTML/CSS (FRONT END) ****
(1) Introducing the tutors
(2) What the course covers
(3) What materials are required and what you get from the course
(4) Brief history of HTML and browsers
(5) Question and answer session
(7) Basic 'Hello World page'
(8) HTML Images
(9) HTML Links: external, relative etc etc
(10) HTML Forms
(11) Advanced HTML tags
(12) Question and answer session
(13) Introduction to CSS
(14) Inline CSS
(15) Internal CSS
(16) Classes, IDs, DIVs and Styles
(17) External CSS and why they are useful
(18) Precedence in CSS conflicts commands (ie which one hold sway when there is a conflict)
(19) Question and answer session
(20) Homework 1: give students a list of HTML and CSS tags to study, test and understand
(21) Homework 2: give students a pdf of a basic HTML/CSS page that they must replicate and upload for assessment before the next class
(1) Tutorial: resolve any problems with the HTML/CSS assignment.
(2) Question and answer session
(3) Tools: The importance of text editors: all students to download and install Notepad++ and view all their pages on it.
(4) HTML spillovers: Comments for HTML and CSS!!!!
(5) colours: just 'search HTML colour codes' in Google ** or go to: http://htmlcolorcodes.com/
(6) Opening talk with graphics: the rise of responsive/Adaptive web page
(7) Build a basic responsive and/or adaptive page for mobile phones from scratch
* Lengthy, hands-on lecture. Must include: Home page; Registration page, Login page; profile page; profile amendment page; contact us page
(8) Tools: useful tools/libraries to build responsive/adaptive page: just a short talk on this. No teaching
(13) If statements
(14) Strings and String Methods,
(15) Arrays and Array methods,
(16) loops and breaks
(18) debugging with console.log() (as opposed to alert),
(1) Tutorial: resolve any problems with the previous assignment
(2) Question and answer session
(3) arguments in functions
(4) Adding event handlers outside the HTML (eg document.getElementById("myElement").onclick = myFunction ... )
DOM Object (they must be ale to use features like getEtlementById("myElement").innerHTML='xyz' )
* hands-on with onBlur, onClick and name validation..
(7) In-class work: An old-style email validation exercise.
(8) Question and answer session
(9) Using browsers to debug and troubleshoot your work
(10) Quizzes: for all that we have leant
(11) Final questions and answers
(12) Homework 1: Build a calculator
What to expect from the course: