Difference between revisions of "Free Skool:Fall 2013 Web Dev"

From Anarchy In Action
Line 93: Line 93:
 
'''October 15 & 22, 2013'''
 
'''October 15 & 22, 2013'''
 
=== sandbox ===
 
=== sandbox ===
 +
This is Davey typing in stuff.
 +
 
=== Set Up Our Environment ===
 
=== Set Up Our Environment ===
 
* Double-check that everyone is signed up for the [http://lists.bptfreeskool.org/listinfo.cgi/participants-bptfreeskool.org participants mailing list], has an account on [[Special:RequestAccount|this wiki]], and knows where the [[Help:Contents|wiki help]] is.
 
* Double-check that everyone is signed up for the [http://lists.bptfreeskool.org/listinfo.cgi/participants-bptfreeskool.org participants mailing list], has an account on [[Special:RequestAccount|this wiki]], and knows where the [[Help:Contents|wiki help]] is.

Revision as of 16:07, 22 October 2013

Note: When editing, please sign entries with ~~~~ or click Toolbar-signature.png in the WikiEditor. This will add your username and the time/date.

Bridgeport Free Skool Web Development class

  • The focus of this class will be Web development with WordPress.
  • Each participant has a WordPress instance created for them, and we dig in. A secondary focus will be basic HTML and CSS editing, so that participants will better understand the underlying nature of Web pages.
  • We'll need a quick overview of wiki editing as well, so that we can use this wiki for collaboration.
  • Finally, the facilitators will hammer home the importance of freedom, openness, and the role of FOSS (free/open-source software) in building and maintaining a free Web.

Time and Location

Classes take place Tuesdays 6:30pm to 7:30pm EST, October 8, 15, 22, 29 and November 5, 12, & 19 at Downtown Bridgeport Library, 925 Broad St

Optionally, after class sessions can be scheduled, preferably somewhere with beer and the Internet.

Signing Up

Sign up on the Bpt Free Skool website (there's a simple form at the bottom of the page for each class). You can also just contact the facilitator (listed below) directly, or just show up. Classes are typically 3-8 people, but we have room for (maybe) 12 people and will try to make computers available for participants upon request.

Facilitator

Sean "Diggity" O'Brien

me@seandiggity.com or sean@webio.me

Participants

  • List will go here, if you want your name published!
  • Please consider joining Foojbook, which will make communication much smoother.

Class Blogs

Check out our blog "farm"!

Apricot

Banana

Cherry

Date

Eggplant

Fig

Grape

Class Outline

Open House Presentation

October 1, 2013

FOSS Overview

Session 1

October 8, 2013

Quick Overview of HTML and CSS

WordPress Blogs

  • We set up custom WordPress instances for everyone. If you need a WordPress instance (blog), please contact sean@webio.me.

Freedom Tips

  1. Install Firefox with the Web Developer extension.
  2. While you're at it, why not block ads and browse the Web more securely?

Sessions 2 & 3

October 15 & 22, 2013

sandbox

This is Davey typing in stuff.

Set Up Our Environment

Recap

Dive Into WordPress

  • Overview of WordPress features, with an emphasis on the basic setup.
  • Get each of our "farm" class blogs set up (fill in the basic config, install already done).
  • See our WordPress Basics.

Freedom Tips

  1. Install a search plugin that doesn't spy on you (like Google does).
  2. DuckDuckGo is the safest way to search, even on your phone. Learn to use "bangs" such as !yt for YouTube, !g for Google, !gi for Google Images, and !gm for Google Maps.

Class Materials

Did you know you can "roll your own" PDF from any page(s) of this site by clicking Print/export > Download as PDF in the sidebar?

More Resources

  • Links to all kinds of cool (and helpful!) stuff.

Software Recommendations

Videos

Readings

Recommended Web Hosts

Wiki Editing Help

Tips on editing this wiki.