Front-End Web Development Certificate

Front-End Web Development

Course Description

This course will walk you through front-end web application development. The course will teach a number of technologies including HTML, CSS, and JavaScript frameworks. It will also provide context on how front-end applications interact with APIs and other back-end technologies.


Goal

Upon completion of this course, you will be able to create an interactive website and deploy it to a cloud-based hosting provider. You will be able to apply your front-end skills to a variety of off-the-shelf or SAAS (Software as a Service) solutions such as WordPress, Shopify, SquareSpace, etc. You will also understand the role that developers play on an overall product team to prepare you for a transition into a work environment.

Online Prerequisite

May 17, 2017

Certificate Program Begins

June 27, 2017

Application Deadline: May 14, 2017

Arkansas residents
$799

Out-of-state residents
$1,299

Introductory price per state-funded certificate 
Cost does not include textbook

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  • The Modern Web
    • How the pieces work together
  • The Tools
    • IDE / text editor
    • Command line
    • Source control
  • Programming fundamentals
    • Variables / Loops / Functions
    • JavaScript syntax
    • Unit testing
  • Practicing the language
  • Basic HTML / CSS
  • Cloud deployment
    • Basic JavaScript
    • DOM manipulation / events
      • Framework options
    • AJAX / HTTP Requests / Restful API
    • JavaScript frameworks
      • Framework options
      • AngularJS
      • ModelViewControllerpattern (MVC)
      • Responsive design
      • CSS framework options
  • Animations
    • Approaches
    • SVGs
  • Precompilation
    • Node.js
    • Build tools
    • SASS / SCSS / LESS
  • Cross browser testing
  • Chrome developer tools
  • Additional Development Concepts
    • DevOps
    • Test-driven development
    • Performance
    • Databases
  • Team Dynamics
    • Product teams
    • Agile and Scrum
    • Team communication
Bryan Alexander

Daniel Worthy

Technology Architect
Rockfish Digital

Daniel Worthy started his career with Rockfish in 2007 as an entry level Asp.net developer. He would go on to contribute to a wide variety of projects including: mobile web, e-commerce, retail operations, blogs, interactive video rooms, and sweepstakes. As a Technology Architect, Daniel is responsible for understanding which new technologies to utilize and then bringing the rest of the technology organization up to speed to implement. Daniel is passionate about development and the unique problem solving challenges that come with it.