Front End Design and Development

The Starfast Code Front End Design and Development certificate program is your onramp to a career in web design.

Front End Design and Development focuses on the design and production of web sites. You will learn the elements and principles of design, while developing a strong foundation of coding skills with HTML, CSS, and Javascript. Front End Design and Development will teach you the theory and practice of web design and development, and provide you with the confidence and skills to build a website from scratch. You will bring it all together by working on a portfolio site featuring all of your projects produced in class.

You will learn:

  1. Programming with HTML and CSS
  2. Development tools: Command line, Git, Github, Sass
  3. Design Principles
  4. Photoshop
  5. Javascript/jQuery
  6. Content Management Systems: Wordpress

Career opportunities

Many individuals, businesses, government agencies, and institutions in the central New York region are seeking web developers. Our program prepares graduates for careers such as:

  • Front End Designer
  • Front End Developer
  • User Interface Designer
  • Web Producer

Learning Outcomes

  1. Implement websites through use of web technologies such as W3C standards, HTML5, Cascading Style Sheets (CSS), Javascript (JS).
  2. Learn graphic design principles, page layout strategies, and web typography.
  3. Learn how to make a responsive website (mobile, tablet, and desktop-friendly)
  4. Learn how to give your website interactive features (Javascript/jQuery)
  5. Learn how to use the most popular content management system (Wordpress)
  6. Design and develop your own portfolio site

Section 1: HTML, CSS, Bootstrap

Week 1 - HTML and CSS

Week 2 - intro to design: Graphic design principles and page layout

Week 3 - frameworks, Responsive web design and bootstrap

Section 2: JavaScript

Week 4 - Javascript and jQuery

Week 5 - intermediate Javascript

Week 6 - Advanced Javascript

Section 3: user-interface and experience Design

Week 7 - Photoshop, user-interface and experience basics

Week 8 - Color, Grid, Visual Hierarchy, Responsive Design

Week 9 - rapid prototyping user-experiences

Section 4: Wordpress

Week 10 - Wordpress

Week 11 - Intermediate Wordpress

Week 12 - Advanced Wordpress

Final project: Portfolio site, featuring all of your Startfast Code projects.

Please note: This is a new curriculum developed exclusively by StartFast Code. To complete it in 12-weeks requires participation in two 3-hour classes per week plus approximately 10-15 hours per week of project work outside of class.

Location: Syracuse Coworks, 201 E. Jefferson Street, Syracuse, New York
Next Starting Date: June 5, 2017
Time: Monday and Wednesday evenings, 5pm - 8pm
Cost: $3,000
Class Size: Strictly limited to ensure individual attention
Description: Front End Design & Development covers the disciplines required to develop websites and web applications that are effective on mobile devices as well as desktop browsers (e.g. HTML5, CSS, JavaScript, jQuery), as well as the design tools and principles to make them attractive and a pleasure to use.

What's included?

  • a facility where students can work individually and together.
  • up to 6 hours per week of instructor-led class time for 12 weeks.
  • encouragement to stay on track and making progress toward your goals,
  • Certificate of Achievement,
  • Optional involvement with real startup companies and area employers,
  • Assistance with job placement, or starting your own freelance practice or startup company.

How much does it cost?

12-weeks costs $3,000.

How much can I learn in 12 weeks?

A lot! But it depends upon you. Your prior knowledge, work-ethic, aptitude and time committed to coding projects all matter.

When and Where are Classes?

Front-end Design & Development classes take place Monday and Wednesday evenings from 5pm to 8pm at Syracuse Coworks, 201 E. Jefferson Street, Syracuse, New York.