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Course Description

Web technology continues to evolve; this course offers truly progressive content in front-end website development. Students utilize JavaScript, jQuery, HTML, and CSS3 to create stunning, interactive, dynamic websites they will love to build and show off. Students build a portfolio-worthy project at the end of the course show-casing their advanced skills and knowledge.

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Learning Objectives

When students complete Interactive JavaScript, they will be able to:

  • Learn foundational JavaScript and jQuery skills to add interactivity logic
  • Learn CSS3 keyframe and positioning skills to add realistic and effective animation, arrays, loops, and operators
  • Incorporate JavaScript, jQuery, and CSS3 into HTML to properly display an interactive page.
Level II

Prerequisites

These courses must be completed before Interactive JavaScript:

Interactive JavaScriptExpand All Lessons
  • JavaScript class, Interactivity using JavaScript
    1. Interactivity using JavaScript

    In this lesson, students learn how to use JavaScript in HTML pages, as well as JavaScript variables and if-else statements to create a fun, interactive quiz project which prompts the user for information and returns values.

  • JavaScript class, Learn Animation with CSS3
    2. Learn Animation with CSS3

    In this lesson, students are introduced to the power of CSS3 positioning and keyframes to create an impressive monster truck animation. This project incorporates CSS positioning elements which are critical to understand for all web developers.

  • JavaScript class, Basic Interactivity via JavaScript
    3. Basic Interactivity via JavaScript

    In this lesson, students learn how to dynamically change the HTML code of a page using functions, arrays, and DOM document objects. Students dynamically update a webpage with Superhero facts by utilizing items in an array and creating JavaScript functions and timing intervals.

  • JavaScript class, Time Functions
    4. Time Functions

    In this lesson, students learn how to add a variety of timed actions to increase the interactivity of a page. Students also use audio files to add sound effects to the project of the day.

  • JavaScript class, Create a Slot Machine I
    5. Create a Slot Machine I

    In this lesson, students draw upon knowledge and skills learned thus far to create part 1 of a dynamic, interactive slot-machine game. Arrays, variables, CSS3 elements, JavaScript functions, intervals, and DOM concepts are reinforced as the game is built.

  • JavaScript class, Create a Slot Machine II
    6. Create a Slot Machine II

    In this lesson, students add to the slot-machine project started in the previous lesson. Students create more complex functions utilizing time intervals and event handlers to create a realistic slot-machine game, complete with sound effects.

  • JavaScript class, DOM Manipulation using JQuery
    7. DOM Manipulation using JQuery

    In this lesson, students learn how to use the jQuery selector and DOM. Students learn how to hide, show, and change text using jQuery to create a Pokemon game, complete with score-keeping.

  • JavaScript class, Events using JQuery
    8. Events using JQuery

    In this lesson, students learn how to utilize keyboard events and collision detection to create an interesting, interactive web page which is animated using keyframes.

  • JavaScript class, Using Colors
    9. Using Colors

    In this lesson, students create an entertaining painting app while learning how to dynamically manipulate colors. Students build jQuery functions, loops, and operators to interact with the canvas and create works of art.

  • JavaScript class, Creating Animations
    10. Creating Animations with CSS3 and JQuery

    In this lesson, students create an animated archery game, requiring advanced animation, collision detection and element positioning. Keyframes move the archery target up and down, making the game even more challenging. Advanced concepts are introduced while students continue to reinforce skills from previous lessons.

  • JavaScript class, Space Wars Project
    11. Space Wars Project

    In part one of the final project, students create a Space Wars game incorporating past knowledge of jQuery functions, arrays, loops, and operators and CSS3 keyframes and positioning to create part 1 of this truly stunning game.

  • JavaScript class, Space Wars
    12. Space Wars

    The final project concludes by adding collision detection and scoring to the Space Wars game. The completed game is a true showcase of the solid programming concepts and skills students have learned during the course.

Class Schedule

All students start in Intro to Programming at Wizard Level I. If you have previous coding experience, take the Advanced Placement test. Returning students can continue with the class where they left off.

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Course Duration & Time Commitment
All courses are 12 weeks long. A Wizard will receive a certification for their achievement at the end of the course.

Expect a weekly time commitment of 2-3 hours. 1 hour of class time, plus 1-2 hours of practice time, with instructors support throughout, including weekends.

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