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JavaScript & jQuery

JavaScript Classes New York City

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 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.

Upcoming Classes

Price: $975 Click for Discounts

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

We Literally Wrote the Book!

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To make the perfect class we had to write our own workbooks which are included with each class.

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What You’ll Learn

Section 1
Fundamentals of JavaScript Code


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


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


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


  • 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


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


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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


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


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


  • 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


  • 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


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


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


  • 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


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


  • 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

Why Train With Noble?

27 Years of Experience

Noble Desktop has been teaching computer graphics and web development since 1991. In all those years we have perfected the craft of teaching. If students get hung up on any issue, we tweak the class to make it work better. Every instructor uses the same time-tested curriculum we have developed. Ask around: Noble Desktop has a stellar reputation for exceptional computer graphics training.

Our Teaching Method is Better

We don't ask you to simply "follow along," copying what the instructor does. Instead we ask you to focus 100% attention on the lesson at hand. Only after the lesson do you then put into practice what you have learned by working on a computer with our step-by-step workbooks. This "learn, then practice" method results in the student learning and retaining much more than traditional "follow along" classes.

We Wrote the Book Ourselves

Most of our classes include a custom training workbook written by our top instructors. Take it home with you: with step-by-step exercises and power-user keyboard shortcut guides, it’s like having a refresher course right on your desk. We wrote the book ourselves because we couldn't find any book that was good enough. Now our books are being used by other schools and training centers worldwide.

We Provide Computers, Mac or PC

Since when did training centers expect you to "bring a laptop"? Noble Desktop has always had classrooms full of computers, Mac and PC. Each computer is loaded with software and has a 19-inch monitor. The next time you are asked to "bring a laptop," ask why you aren't being provided a computer. Noble Desktop always has up-to-date equipment in our state-of-the-art classrooms.

Not Just Anyone Can Teach

All our instructors are working professionals who bring on-the-job experience to the classroom. But we don't just let anyone teach a course. How many experts do you know who can't teach? We've learned to audition and test our instructors. Only after they have been through our screening process will they be put in front of students. And they are required to use our time-tested curriculum, assuring a positive learning experience for all our students. Read our instructor bios.

Money-Back Guarantee

We’re the only school to offer an unconditional money-back guarantee. If within the first half of the class you don’t absolutely love it, we’ll give you a full refund. Please note any request needs to be made before the halfway point of any class.

We Are NY State-Licensed, and Adobe Authorized

When looking at a computer training school, check to see if they are NY State-licensed. Any school in New York should be licensed by law. Noble Desktop follows state-issued guidelines for curriculum development and teacher licensing. Adobe Authorized means our instructors have passed the rigorous Adobe Certification Exam, and that we follow Adobe's quality-control standards.

Our Students Love Us! 2200+ Testimonials and Counting

We offer our guarantee because we think we’re the best—but don’t take our word for it. Ask more than 2200 industry professionals who have enjoyed our classes and are putting what they learned to use on the job. Read their testimonials.