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CIMW 260 Java-script, jQuery and AJAX
Spring 2014 (2/18/2014 - 5/22/2014)

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Recommended TextBook Choose One

First half of course will cover the same topic as illustrated in the first 6 chapters of Java-script by Gosselin. Second half of course will cover jQuery, we will cover 6 chapter of Gosselin jQuery book. Both books are recommended by not required. You can lease Online versions of the book. Assignment page has links to a full complement of reading material. Recommended Test Book

Class Info

CIMW240 Introduction to CSS

Course covers CSS, CSS2, CSS3, and RWD (Responsive Web Design) . The best way to learn CSS3 and RWD is too first master the basics of CSS and CSS2; Besides mastering the basics of CSS/CSS2, effective responsive Web page design is highly contingent on developing a good bulletproof sound Web page architecture. Class assignments and projects revolve around using a correctly structured Web page. Once a Web page is correctly structured, one can then apply RWD techniques to produce a single Web page or Web application that is responsive to all forms of viewing devices, i.e., PCs, smart phones, tables and hard copies.

Each class session is divided up into teaching CSS basics, analyzing previous design, correctly structuring a Web page and RWD. Class also has videos on using the advance features of Firefox Web developer add-on tools. Chrome has built in Web developer add-on tools.

When CSS first came out it had limited browser support. CSS3 (third level or generation of CSS) was formerly released Q1/2012, within 6 months all browsers including even IE10 supported CSS3.

CIMW 260 Java Script/jQuery - AJAX

Offered 2nd 8 weeks Fall/2013 same time and place as CIMW240 CSS. Class is also offered 2nd 8 weeks on line in the Spring/2014.

Java Script is the predominant client side scripting language. All modern day browser include Java Script engines. In fact, many browser actually compile Java Script into an executable format.

jQuery is a Java-script framework. A framework is a collection of prewritten Java-script code that makes it easy, to create Web pages. When dealing with Web pages all Web developers have a similar set of requirement, jQuery is very good at streamlining these requirements. In jQuery has become the most used Java-script framework.

This assignment page implements a jQuery User Interface accordion widget. Class covers jQuery selectors, events, UI (user interface) library and AJAX.

Class also covers AJAX (Asynchronous Java-script and XML). AJAX has become the defacto standard for sending XML formatted data to a Web Page, without having to reload the entire page.