Front-End Web Development: The Big Nerd Ranch Guide

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Author: Chris Aquino, Todd Gandee
Pub Date: 2016
ISBN: 978-0134433943
Pages: 478
Language: English
Format: PDF/EPUB
Size: 42 Mb


Front-end development targets the browser, putting your applications in front of the widest range of users regardless of device or operating system. This guide will give you a solid foundation for creating rich web experiences across platforms.
Focusing on JavaScript, CSS3, and HTML5, this book is for programmers with a background in other platforms and developers with previous web experience who need to get up to speed quickly on current tools and best practices.
Each chapter of this book will guide you through essential concepts and APIs as you build a series of applications. You will implement responsive UIs, access remote web services, build applications with Ember.js, and more. You will also debug and test your code with cutting-edge development tools and harness the power of Node.js and the wealth of open-source modules in the npm registry. After working through the step-by-step example projects, you will understand how to build modern websites and web applications.


Table of Contents

Part I. Core Browser Programming
1 Setting Up Your Development Environment
2 Setting Up Your First Project
3 Styles
4 Responsive Layouts with Flexbox
5 Adaptive Layouts with Media Queries
6 Handling Events with JavaScript
7 Visual Effects with CSS

Part II. Modules, Objects, and Forms
8 Modules, Objects, and Methods
9 Introduction to Bootstrap
10 Processing Forms with JavaScript
11 From Data to DOM
12 Validating Forms
13 Ajax
14 Deferreds and Promises

Part III. Real-Time Data
15 Introduction to Node.js
16 Real-Time Communication with WebSockets
17 Using ES6 with Babel
18 ES6, the Adventure Continues

Part IV. Application Architecture
19 Introduction to MVC and Ember
20 Routing, Routes, and Models
21 Models and Data Binding
22 Data – Adapters, Serializers, and Transforms
23 Views and Templates
24 Controllers
25 Components
26 Afterword