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Developing web applications with HTML, JavaScript and JQuery

Objectives

HTML (Hypertext Markup Language) is a standard language designed for creating pages and sites for the World Wide Web. Although today many simple web sites are created using a graphical productivity tool such as Adobe Dreamweaver, a sound knowledge of the syntax and semantics of HTML remains a requirement for building more sophisticated sites, such as those using scripting languages (such as JavaScript, PHP, or Perl) or using HTML5.

JavaScript is a simple object-oriented programming language that interacts with HTML pages. This makes it possible to develop webpages which are more interactive and dynamic than with HTML alone.

The jQuery framework, which is an extension of JavaScript, is one of the most popular tools that will considerably simplify writing and maintaining web applications. Different (and older) versions of the most common browsers are supported by default, and typical tasks like DOM interaction, form handling and animations are greatly simplified, allowing the developer to focus more on ideas, and less on writing complex code.

At course completion the participant will be able to create a website by combining HTML, CSS (Cascading Stylesheets), JavaScript and jQuery.

Note: if you want to master HTML5/JavaScript along with AngularJS, you can choose the alternate course Developing web applications with HTML, JavaScript and AngularJS.

Main topics

  • HTML5
  • Basic structure of an HTML document
  • HTML markup: tags and elements
  • Formatting text with CSS3 (Cascading Style Sheets)
  • Multimedia: including images and videos
  • All about hyperlinks
  • Adding formatted data: lists and tables
  • Interacting with the user: creating HTML5 forms
  • JavaScript
  • How to include scripts in an HTML page
  • Basic control statements
  • Program flow
  • Working with data: how to use objects and functions
  • The Document Object Model (DOM): an overview
  • How to interact with the DOM
  • Making web forms more user-friendly: client-side validation
  • Creating and manipulating cookies
  • jQuery
  • The advantages of using jQuery
  • All about selectors and filters: DOM traversal & manipulation
  • Getting and setting CSS properties
  • Dynamically modifying the content of web pages
  • Method chaining & callback functions
  • Effects and animations
  • Form handling
  • Transmitting and receiving data: using AJAX & JSON
 

Intended for

This course is intended for aspiring front-end web designers who want to increase the appeal and functionality of their web pages.

Background

Some programming experience is required (see course Programming fundamentals).

Training method

Classroom training consisting of alternating explanatory presentations and hands-on exercises.

Course leader

Bart Lemarcq.

Duration

5 days.

Schedule

You can enrol by clicking on a date
datedur.lang.  location  price
28 Aug5?Leuven  (BE)2250 EUR  (excl. VAT)