Angular Next @ the Hays Tech Center Talk series – Denver – October 17th, 2017

Join me on Tuesday, October 17, 2017 at 6:00 PM in the Denver Tech Center to learn about Angular.

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Angular Next – Getting started with the newest version of Angular.

Javascript has changed a lot since it was first released. Now it’s well on its way to becoming a first class language. With technology changing quickly and the need make sure browsers can keep up, where can you turn to keep things in order? You can turn to Angular. We’ll talk about the benefits that the new Angular framework provides. We’ll look at typescript, classes, and observables. We’ll look code samples and show you how to hit the ground running with the amazing Angular CLI. We’ll discuss why an Angular Hello World app takes a good deal of code to get running and explain why it’s all important. You’ll leave this talk with the basics needed to start your own Angular apps. Come on out and see what all of the buzz is about with Angular.

Node.js, Why so Asynchronous??? @ the Hays Tech Center Talk series – Denver – August 2017

https://www.meetup.com/Denver-Tech-Center-Tech-Talks/events/241153185/

Thank you for coming to the Node.js meetup talk, “Node for beginners, Why so Asynchronous?”
This is where you can find resources for getting started with Node.js.

Learn the command line
https://learnpythonthehardway.org/book/appendixa.html
https://www.codecademy.com/learn/learn-the-command-line

Install node
https://nodejs.org/

Install Express
https://expressjs.com/

Install KOA
http://koajs.com/

Install Socket.io
https://socket.io/

Node tutorials
http://mherman.org/
Node, Express, Swig, and MongoDB, getting started with CRUD
Node, Express, and MongoDB, a primer
Really, there’s a ton of good Node.js content here. Take a look around an pick a tutorial.

Learn and Understand Node.js with Tony Alicea
https://www.udemy.com/understand-nodejs/learn/v4/overview
There is a charge to access this content. If you wait for a Udemy sale you can usually get courses for 10 to 15 dollars.

Express generator from Galvanize
https://github.com/gSchool/generator-galvanize-express

Galvanize CoWorking and Full Stack School
http://www.galvanize.com/

Learn to code for free
https://www.freecodecamp.com

Great video and demo of the Javascript front end loop, very similar to the node.js loop.
http://latentflip.com/loupe/

Node.js, Why so Asynchronous??? @ Develop Denver – August 2016

Thank you for joining me at Develop Denver 2016 for “Node for beginners, Why so Asynchronous?”
This is where you can find resources for getting started with Node.js.

Get started with the command line http://cli.learncodethehardway.org/book/

Install node
https://nodejs.org/

Install Express
https://expressjs.com/

Node tutorials
http://mherman.org/
Node, Express, Swig, and MongoDB, getting started with CRUD
Node, Express, and MongoDB, a primer

Learn and Understand Node.js with Tony Alicea
https://www.udemy.com/understand-nodejs/learn/v4/overview
There is a charge to access this content. It’s 24 dollars as of this writing.

Express generator from Galvanize
https://github.com/gSchool/generator-galvanize-express

Galvanize CoWorking and Full Stack School
http://www.galvanize.com/

Front End Fundamentals – Lightning talk @Galvanize Denver – August 2015

Below are the links for the Front End Fundamentals lightning talk that I gave to the galvanize Full stack class on August 28, 2015.

 

Front End Fundamentals

We intuitively know what bad design looks like!

The Burlington UFO Center – http://www.burlingtonnews.net/burlington_ufo_center.html

Ling’s Cars – http://www.lingscars.com/   

How do we know what good design looks like?

Good News! You Don’t have to reinvent the wheel!

It’s ok to search for designs. It’s like going to look at model homes for design ideas.

Browse for ideas –  Don’t try to reinvent the wheel. Find some design cues that you like. Make sure your design fits your theme. Clean, flat, sharp lines, color schemes? Who is the design for? Does your client or end user have specific needs?

Even if you are not a front end designer you may have to produce some kind of design at some time.

Read Smashing magazine.  http://www.smashingmagazine.com/

Look at sites like Thebestdesigns.com for inspiration – https://www.thebestdesigns.com/

Design Resources

Adobe Color wheel – https://color.adobe.com/

Screen Fly – See your site on different media devices – http://quirktools.com/screenfly/

Building your site with foundation or bootstrap is ok!

Main content should be above the fold. 

People will scroll if they are interested in your content. They might not if you don’t catch their eye with what they need at the front of your site.

The recency efficient states that the last thing that a person sees will stay on their minds longer, like the last song that you hear on the radio might stay stuck in your head.

TL:DR

Your first two paragraphs should state the most important information. This will usually be the most looked at/read content.

If you are using pics of people, end users will look at the content that your pic person or model is looking at

Using summaries instead of full content on an article intensive site (with links to full posts, of course) will encourage end users to read more on your site and find articles that they want to read.

Design Resources.

Read Smashing magazine.  http://www.smashingmagazine.com/

Look at sites like Thebestdesigns.com for inspiration – https://www.thebestdesigns.com/

Adobe Color wheel – https://color.adobe.com/

Screen Fly – See your site on different media devices – http://quirktools.com/screenfly/

Links to bad designs.

The Burlington UFO Center – http://www.burlingtonnews.net/burlington_ufo_center.html

Ling’s Cars – http://www.lingscars.com/