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JavaScript & jQuery

Web Development Level 3

Go beyond HTML/CSS and learn JavaScript so you can add interactivity such as animated slideshows, lightboxes (image enlargers), show/hide content, validate forms, and more.

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 use some popular jQuery plugins, and gain an understanding of how plugins work, so you can use any plugin!

This advanced level 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.

  • Create accordions to elegantly hide and show content.

  • Carousel sliders let you easily scroll through content.

  • Create cycle slideshows that you can fully control.

  • Learn to make great-looking gallery slideshows.

  • Create robust client-side form validation with ease.

  • Provide helpful text suggestions in forms with a bit of JavaScript.

  • Cycles are a great way to display lots of content in a little area.

  • Learn how to hide and show content to keep your layouts clean.

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  • 18 hours of Hands-On Training
  • Custom Written Workbook Included
  • Mac or PC
  • In New York City and Live Online

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What You’ll Learn

Section 1
Fundamentals of JavaScript Code

Topics

  • JavaScript methods (such as alerts)
  • Variables
  • The importance of quotes
  • Numbers vs. strings
  • Concatenation
Reusing Code with Functions

Topics

  • Defining functions
  • Calling functions
  • Defining parameters & passing arguments
Simple Accordion with JavaScript

Topics

  • Targeting elements by ID
  • Hiding & showing elements with JavaScript
If Statements: Clearing Form Fields

Topics

  • Testing code in the JavaScript Console
  • Getting & setting properties
  • Using if statements
  • Reshowing text hints in empty form fields

Section 2
Introduction to JavaScript Objects & the DOM

Topics

  • Intro to objects
  • The global object
  • Breaking open & manipulating objects
Dynamically Changing Content with Custom Objects

Topics

  • Checking the functionality of the select menu
  • Getting the chosen value
  • Dynamically changing the state name value
  • Dynamically changing the rest of the values
Introduction to Arrays & the Math Object

Topics

  • Creating an array
  • Editing an array
  • Creating an array of welcome headings
  • The Math object
  • Using the Math object to pick random headlines
Introduction to For Loops

Topics

  • Creating a for loop
  • Using the for loop to set dropdown menus
  • Clearing the To menu
  • Optional bonus: refining the menu selection experience
Section 3
Exploring JavaScript Selectors

Topics

  • Intro to JavaScript selectors
  • Selecting multiple elements & elements without IDs
  • Getting a specific list item
  • Getting elements by class name
  • Getting multiple items using querySelectorAll()
  • Getting a single item using querySelector()
  • Chaining selectors together
  • Targeting elements by data attribute
Photo Filter Website: User Friendly Navigation

Topics

  • Setting up the selectors with data attributes
  • Getting the selectors on load
  • Toggling the filter buttons
  • Refining the filter buttons
Photo Filter Website: Getting the Photos to Filter

Topics

  • Creating an array to store the selectors
  • Getting the All button to select all filters
  • Getting the rest of the buttons to select the other filters
  • Initially hiding the photos
  • Getting the photos to filter
Photo Filter Website: Creating an Exclusive Filter

Topics

  • Adding a checkbox to toggle exclusive filtering on/off
  • Separating the inclusive & exclusive filters
  • Writing a conditional to select the appropriate filter
  • Programming the exclusive filter
  • Rerunning the filter when the checkbox is toggled
  • Improving the user experience
Section 4
Showing/Hiding Content with jQuery Animation

Topics

  • Getting started with jQuery
  • Running code when the document is ready
  • Click events
  • Using jQuery’s slideToggle() method
  • Supporting JavaScript disabled users
Sharing JavaScript Across Pages

Topics

  • Externalizing JavaScript
  • Linking to the JavaScript file
jQuery Hover Animation

Topics

  • Adding an outline with CSS
  • Using jQuery’s hover() method
  • Using jQuery’s animate() method
More Advanced jQuery Showing/Hiding

Topics

  • Adding an animation to reveal hidden content
  • Targeting the proper div: traversing the document
  • Swapping the button image with jQuery

Section 5
jQuery Lightbox: A Pop-up Image Viewer

Topics

  • Linking to the plugin files
  • Initializing the pop-up
  • Grouping the photos into a gallery
  • Adding captions
  • Removing the counter
  • Customizing the appearance
jQuery Cycle: A Simple Slideshow

Topics

  • Initial setup
  • Defining what content gets cycled
  • Adding more cycles & exploring options
  • Reversing the animation
jQuery Cycle: Adding Slideshow Controls

Topics

  • Preventing a possible “flash of unstyled content”
  • Enabling the slideshow
  • Adding & customizing the controls
Section 6
jQuery Cycle: Adding a Pause Button

Topics

  • Adding a pause/play button
  • Styling the pause/play button
  • Checking to see if the cycle is paused
  • Making the pause/play button work
jQuery Form Validation

Topics

  • Initializing the plugin & setting options
  • Customizing the error messages
  • Changing the location of the error messages
  • Styling the error messages
jQuery Image Carousel

Topics

  • Linking to the plugin files
  • Creating the carousel
  • Styling the carousel
  • An easy way to add prev & next buttons
  • Adding custom prev & next buttons
  • Setting how many items are shown