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Scott & Jans: An Intro
Scott. Jans. Lovecraft. Outlines. Responsive web design.
Web Development: The Absolute Basics
Background. History. W3C & WHATWG. Can I Use. Browsers. Choices. Browser parts. Rendering engines. Simple webpages. Elements, attributes, & values. DTDs. Character encoding. ASCII. UTF-8. Setting character encoding. Simple webpages, corrected. Web servers. HTTP. Comments. Editing tools. Templates.
Bonus: Installing, Configuring, & Using Brackets
Installation. How it works. First extensions. Brackets as debugging tool. Configuration. Other extensions.
Bonus: Installing, Configuring, & Using Visual Studio Code
First tasks. Installation. How VSCode works. The GUI. Key features. Language support. Command palette. IntelliSense. Snippets. Git. Configuration. First extensions. Themes. Basics. Validation. Automation.
HTML Overview: Elements, Attributes, Entities
Categorizing HTML elements. Basic document structure. Metadata. Global attributes. Lines & paragraphs. Outlines & sections. Grouping. CSS hooks. Lists. Quotations. Text semantics. Text formatting. Links. Multimedia. Tables. Forms. Frames. Scripting. Foreign characters. Obnoxious & obsolete. Character entities. IE, bringing up the rear. Tools.
Background. Basic syntax. Process. MultiMarkdown. PHP Markdown Extra. Sundown. Pandoc. Testing. Software. Integrating.
It’s Boxes All the Way Down!: Elements & Their Relationships
Parents & children. Ancestors & descendants. Grandparents. Siblings. Boxes. Block. Inline.
CSS Overview: Selectors, Integration, Inheritance, Cascading
History. Why CSS? DOM. Basic Selectors. Simple selectors. Universal. Type. Class. ID. Compound selectors. Complex selectors with combinators. Descendant. Child. Selector list. Key selectors. Formatting.
<div>. Integrating CSS. Inheritance. Importance. Specificity. Order. The Cascade. Tools.
CSS Building Blocks: Selectors
Basics. How many? Simple selectors. Pseudo-classes. Pseudo-elements.
<string>. Attributes. Compound selectors. Complex selectors with combinators. Selector lists. 3 wishes.
CSS Data Types
Defined. Images. Text. Wide Usage. Media Queries. Animations & Transformation. Future.
CSS Preprocessors: Extending CSS with Sass to Provide Extra Functionality
Background. Markdown. Less. Sass. SCSS. Variables. Math operators. Darken & lighten functions. Nesting. Nested properties. Mixins. @if operatives. Collections of mixins. @import directive. Comments. Autoprefixer. Sass Tools. Brackets. Visual Studio Code. CodePen. Task runners. CLI task runners. GUI task runners. Custom CSS properties. CSS environment variables.
CSS Typography: Fonts & Formatting
Why? Typefaces, fonts, glyphs, & characters. Types. Measure. Leading. Scale. Operating system defaults. Web browser defaults. Core Fonts for the Web. ClearType Font Collection. Font properties. Font stacks. Text properties.
font shorthand. Line box properties. Multi-column layout. Generated content. Font formats.
Tables & Lists: Organized Data
Deprecations & removals. Basic tables. Defining sets of rows. Table title. Styling tables. Columns. Sortable columns. Creating tables the easy way. Styling lists.
CSS Layout: Boxes, Displays, & Positioning
Box model. Padding. Border. Margin.
overflow. Layout modes.
display. Positioning. Normal flow. Out of normal flow.
visibility. Opacity. Flexbox. Grid.
Webpage Layouts: 5 Methods
CSS Flexbox Layout: It’s Ridiculously Useful
CSS Grid Layout: It’s New, It’s Cool, & You’ll Love It
Decorating with CSS: Cool Ways to Make Things Pretty
Background images. Background layers. Linear gradients. Radial gradients.
transform. Creating shapes.
Media-Specific Styles: Same HTML, Different CSS
Overview. Media types. Media styles in action. Common print styles. Print CSS. Media features.
CSS Animation: Visual Change Over Time
Daily use. How forms work. Labels, fields, & controls. Form attributes. Form containers. Text controls. Choice controls. File select controls. Submission controls. Mobility. Accessibility. Tips & caveats.
Fixed to Fluid to Responsive: Grids in Design
Grids in design. Rule of thirds. Foundation. Bootstrap. Skeleton. Fluid layouts. Fixed layouts. Mobile solutions. Mobile site. Adaptive design. Zooming. Responsive design.
Bootstrap: A Quick Introduction
The magic tag. Installation & setup. Manually. Link via CDN. Using Bootstrap. Grid system. Containers. Rows. Columns. Tools. Bootstrap 4.
Design patterns: what they are & why they’re useful. From architecture to computer science to Web development.
Design Theory: The Vitruvian Triad
How do you judge the quality of a website? Firmness, Commodity, & Delight. Some very bad websites.
Principles of Design. Balance, Unity, Emphasis.
The Design Process
Roles. Discover, Design, Develop, Deploy.
Design Structure: Design Patterns in Action
Content precedes design. Information architecture. Grids. Layouts. Website components (lots of them!).
Multimedia: Images, Audio, Video
Formats. Raster & vector. Animation. HTML5 elements for audio & video. Free & inexpensive sources for images, audio, & video.
History. Basic terminology. Art. Color wheel. Color harmony. Modern color reproduction. RGB. CMY. Perceiving color. The visible spectrum. How we see colors. Theory. Biology. Color blindness. Mind games. Psychological primary colors. Color symbolism. Illusion. Motion. Perspective. Color constancy. Peripheral. Color comparison. Afterimage. Tools.
CSS for Designers: Capabilities to Know & Pitfalls to Avoid
Boxes Boxes Boxes. Box Model. Content, Padding, Border, Margin. Overflow. Floats. Backgrounds. Layers. Gradients. Border Effects. Opacity. Animation. Media-Specific CSS.
Getting More From Your Mac
History. Why a Mac? Computer Rules. Key Commands. Setting Up. Things You’re Not Using Right. Printing. Security. Integrating Windows. Automation.
What They Know, What You Don’t: Snowden, Surveillance, & Privacy
I’ve been giving this talk along with civil rights attorney Denise Lieberman for the last few years at Missouri Scholars Academy.
So-Called Intellectual Property: Overviews & Opinions
Trade Secrets, Trademarks, Patents, Copyrights.
Our Toolkit: What WebSanity Uses
Development. Automation. Security. Writing. Amazon Web Services. Server. LAMP. NoSQL.