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JavaScript for Front-End

Master the art of JavaScript coding and unlock the potential of jQuery with Practical Programming's hands-on course. Learn how to add animation, interactivity, and powerful functionality to your web pages using industry-standard frameworks. Take your front-end development skills to the next level and become a coding pro.

  • Level Advanced
  • Age 15 and older
  • Price $975
  • Location Live Online Webinar, New York, NY

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Class Description


What you'll learn in this web development course:

In this hands-on JavaScript class, you’ll start by learning the fundamentals of JavaScript code, and then get into jQuery. jQuery is an industry standard framework that lets you quickly and easily write powerful JavaScript. You’ll learn how to work with some useful jQuery plugins, and gain an understanding of how plugins work, so you can use any plugin!

This advanced course is for people who have experience building webpages. It is a coding class, so HTML & CSS knowledge equivalent to our Web Development Level 2 class is expected.

Students should feel comfortable coding HTML and CSS. You should have knowledge equivalent to our Web Development Level 2 class

What You'll Learn

  • Write JavaScript code to add animation and interactivity to your webpages.
  • Learn the fundamentals of the JavaScript language (variables, loops, arrays, functions, etc.).
  • Understand how to use free JavaScript frameworks, such as the industry standard jQuery.
  • Learn how to use jQuery plugins to quickly can add many different kinds of common functionality.
  • Create animated slideshows.
  • Build animated image enlargers, show/hide additional content, and much more.

Learn more about JavaScript for Front-End at Practical Programming.


Section 1

Fundamentals of JavaScript Code

  • JavaScript methods (such as alerts and console.log)
  • Variables
  • Using Chrome’s DevTools: The JavaScript Console
  • The importance of quotes
  • Numbers vs. strings
  • Concatenation
  • Booleans
  • Error messages & troubleshooting JavaScript

The DOM & Getting/Setting Properties

  • Selecting HTML elements with getElementById()
  • Manipulating selected elements
  • Getting & setting properties (such as adding a class)

Functions & Event Handlers

  • Defining & calling functions
  • Defining parameters & passing arguments
  • Using an event listener

Section 2

Arrays, Math Object, & Displaying a Random Testimonial

  • Creating an array
  • Editing an array
  • The Math object
  • Picking a random item from an array

For Loops

  • Creating a for loop
  • Using the for loop to set menus
  • The JavaScript Keyword This
  • Using a For Loop In the Product Chooser

External JS Files: Sharing JavaScript Across Pages

  • Externalizing JavaScript
  • Linking to the JavaScript file

If Else, the Date Object, & Creating Elements

  • Conditional Logic: Using if-else statements
  • Single (=) vs. Double (==) Equal Signs
  • The Date Object
  • Creating Elements in a Page with JavaScript

Section 3

JavaScript Objects

  • Intro to objects
  • Defining an Object
  • Accessing & manipulating objects

Dynamically Changing Content with Custom Objects

  • Referencing the Menu
  • Listening For When the Menu is Changed & Getting the Chosen Value
  • Loading in Data from an External File
  • Dynamically Changing Info on the Page

Using a JavaScript Library: Tabs

  • Using premade JavaScript Libraries
  • Creating tabbed sections within a webpage

Section 4

Using a JavaScript Library: Slideshow/Carousel

  • Setting Up the HTML Content
  • Linking to the Provided Files
  • Initializing the Script
  • Customizing the Script Using Provided Options
  • Tweaking Some CSS

Intro to the GreenSock Animation Platform (GSAP)

  • Loading the GSAP JavaScripts
  • Anatomy of a GSAP Tween
  • The gsap.from() Method
  • Tweening Multiple Properties
  • Easing

GSAP Timelines: Animating Multiple Elements in Sequence

  • Animating Multiple Elements
  • Creating & Using a Timeline
  • Cleaning Up the Syntax with Chaining
  • Timeline repeat & repeatDelay Properties

Section 5

GreenSock: Staggered Animations & Animating SVG

  • Animating SVG
  • Transform Origin
  • Stagger: Animating Multiple Elements from a Single Tween

GreenSock: Animating an HTML5 Ad (Google Banner Ads)

  • Linking to the Google Hosted Version of GreenSock
  • Creating a Timeline & Animating Multiple Scenes
  • X & Y versus xPercent & yPercent
  • Timeline Labels & Using Seeking to Jump to a Specific Part of a Timeline

GreenSock: Preventing Flash of Unstyled Content on Load

  • Using Chrome’s DevTools to Simulate a Slow Network
  • Preventing Flash of Unstyled Content on Load
  • Checking Your Ad Using the Google Ads HTML5 Validator

Section 6

GreenSock: Intro to Scrolling Animations (ScrollTrigger)

  • Setting Up a ScrollTrigger
  • Toggle Actions
  • Turning on Markers
  • Scrubbing: Linking an Animation to the Scrollbar
  • Starting & Ending Scroll Positions

GreenSock: Parallax Animation

  • Setting Up the HTML
  • Styling the Parallax Layers
  • Adding the Depth Info
  • Using GSAP to Make the Parallax Work

GreenSock: ScrollTrigger on Multiple Alternating Elements

  • Making ScrollTrigger Work with Each Element Individually
  • Alternating Directions For Each Row
  • Fixing Unwanted Horizontal Scrolling

Refund Policy

To reschedule or cancel, email us at [email protected]

All courses include a non-refundable registration fee (10% of the undiscounted course price).

  • Students may cancel up to 11 business days before the class/program start date and receive a refund, less the registration fee.
  • Cancellations within 11 business days are not permitted; however, students may reschedule up to 4 business days before the class start date.

Note: Any refunds must be requested within 180 days from the original payment date; courses rescheduled within 11 business days of the start date are not eligible for refunds.

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