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
    Amy Kapernick
    Front End Dev, Evangelist, Dog Lover

    Amy wears many hats as a freelance developer, business owner and conference addict. She regularly shares her knowledge with her peers and the next generation of developers by mentoring, coaching, teaching and feeding into the tech community in many ways.

    Amy can be found volunteering her time with Fenders, ACS, SheCodes (formerly Perth Web Girls) and MusesJS (formerly NodeGirls). She also works as an evangelist for YOW! Conferences, is a Twilio Champion, Microsoft MVP and has been nominated for the WiTWA awards for the last 2 years.

    In her spare time Amy shares her knowledge and experience on her blogs and speaking at conferences. She has previously given keynotes at multiple events as well as speaking at several international conferences in the US and Europe.

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