Web Programming III: Deep Dive into CSS & JS (Age 9-11)

CAMP OVERVIEW

Language: English

 

This unit continues to extend from the foundation of Web Programming built in the preceding courses. With a solid understanding of basic HTML, CSS and JavaScript, students progress to tackle some fundamental challenges inherent in web programming - layouts and animations.

 

Much of the web we see today was carefully designed by a UX designer and laid out by a web developer. How we place things in a page and have it be readable, attractive, and easy to navigate for users on desktops, laptops, tablets and phones, is very important in the modern age.

 

On top of that, the vast majority of modern web pages feature some form of animation. It may be a status bar, a drop down menu or an image carousel. The possibilities are endless. Understanding how to create these effects with JavaScript and careful DOM manipulation is an important skill to possess.

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TOPICS COVERED

Session 1 - 2 : Introduction to CSS Layouts and Responsive Design

  • Review of CSS Basics, Margins and Positions

  • Learning and applying different display modes, including Flex, a powerful way to design pages

  • What is responsive web design and why we need it

  • Hands-on: creating web pages using CSS to design and layout pages

Session 3 - 5 : Interactive CSS Animations

  • Learning @keyframe animations and CSS pseudo-selectors

  • Learning the transform CSS property

  • Learning transition, perspective, overflow and z-index CSS properties

  • Hands-on: Building animated web pages

Session 6 - 8 : Advanced Front-end Javascript Logic

  • Reviewing and applying fundamental JavaScript methods, including string manipulation, loops, conditionals and logical operators

  • Reviewing DOM traversal, and learning targeting methods on HTML elements

  • Manipulating HTML and CSS properties with JavaScript, including creating, appending and destroying HTML elements

  • Hands-on: Creating interactive, front-end web pages

Session 9 - 10: Programming an interactive webpage

  • Refresher on user design principles 

  • Creating individual projects and performing continuous testing

  • Presenting the project to the rest of class


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