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JavaScript: Intro to the DOM (3-Class Series)

FrontEnd Classes

July 12, 2022, 11:00 PM UTC – July 16, 2022, 1:00 AM UTC


About this event

Are your web site projects static or missing some wow factor? Do you browse other sites and wonder how they’ve implemented dynamic elements that create a more interesting user experience? Or maybe you’ve learned HTML & CSS, and now want to understand how JavaScript completes the picture.

The secret is the Document Object Model—also known as the DOM. The DOM is what allows developers to use JavaScript to control HTML & CSS and bring web pages to life.

This new mini-cohort series will introduce you to the basics of working with the DOM—what it is, how to access it, and how to use it to work with HTML and CSS elements on our web pages. In the process, you’ll get to build a simple To-Do List web application using all three languages—HTML, CSS and JavaScript!

The series will cover:

  • Learning about DOM events and event listeners
  • Responding to user interactions on our web pages
  • Adding elements to the DOM to create a to-do list app
  • Querying and updating a page after it’s loaded
  • Using browser (Chrome/Firefox) Developer Tools

Event Details:

Class 1: Tuesday, July 12, 7:00p - 9:00p ET/4:00p - 6:00p PT

Class 2: Wednesday, July 13, 7:00p - 9:00p ET/4:00p - 6:00p PT

Class 3: Friday, July 15, 7:00p - 9:00p ET/4:00p - 6:00p PT


Prior experience of HTML, CSS and JavaScript is required

  • Basic to intermediate knowledge of HTML & CSS
  • Basic to intermediate knowledge of JavaScript

Technical Requirements

  1. A web browser
    • Recommended: Chrome or Firefox
  2. An online code editor account
  3. A code editor

Class Cost: $120 for 6 hours of instruction

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Code of Conduct:

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