Front End Web Fundamentals

Where is the border between frontend and backend web development? Yeah, exactly. It is becoming increasingly common for developers to work in both areas, yet only have the skillset for one. This often results in relying on third party frameworks or components like Bootstrap to pull a layout together, further weighing down the application with unnecessary code libraries and resulting technical debt.

This hands on workshop covers modern front end fundamentals, enabling you to create a layout and components without the need for any third party code. You learn core accessibility concepts to make your project more accessible without having to write complex code, take shortcuts or deal with browser specific implementations.

Once that is done, we then move on to testing our application, making sure that our accessibility improvements are there, watching for any unintended changes and making sure that the application works as it's supposed to. Through automated tools that can be implemented as part of a deployment pipeline, to manual tools to check on the fly, there are plenty of options to ensure the front end is being tested as thoroughly as the back end.

Topics

  • CSS Layouts
  • Semantic HTML
  • Modern CSS Layouts
  • Accessibility Testing
  • Visual Regression Testing
  • UI Testing

Who Should Attend

This workshop is aimed at anyone who works with front end code on a regular basis and needs to keep up to date with the constantly changing world of front end development. Even if you're just brushing up on your skills, this is the workshop for you.

Pre-requisites

Some experience with front end code desirable, a basic understanding of HTML and CSS. Some experience with JavaScript is also useful, but not essential.

Length

This workshop is two full days:

  • Day 1: Semantic HTML and CSS Layouts
  • Day 2: Front End Testing

Interested?

This workshop is run primarily as an internal workshop for companies. Get in touch to book in your team! If being run internally, this workshop can also be split into full day or half day segments, to work best for your team.

Currently there are no upcoming public workshops.

Don't want to miss out on all the front end fun(damentals)? Get in touch to find out when the next public workshop is being held.