Welcome to

Frontend Development

ReDI School Munich - Spring 2021

Meet the teachers

Course expectations

What will you be able to do after finishing this course?

Course expectations

Creating and implementing beautiful designs

Web design showcase

Course expectations

Making your website work on all devices

Web design showcase

Course expectations

Making your application interactive

An interactive toy

Course expectations

You won't (yet) be able to...

  • Create a chat or anything related to communication
    ...because that would require a backend.
  • Make a video game
    ...because we won't go into graphics computing.
  • Create more complex single-page web applications
    ...because the tools we use are not suited for those.

Past projects

Past projects

Setting up the development environment

Setting up the development environment

VS Code

Visual Studio Code


Git & Github

Visual Studio Code

  • Download Visual Studio Code from code.visualstudio.com/download
  • Run the installer, follow its instructions
  • Open VS Code, and from there open or create a directory which serves as your workspace

Visual Studio Code

Opening a new folder in VS Code

Visual Studio Code

For now we're done. We'll come back to Visual Studio Code at a later point toady.

Git and Github

Git and Github

What's the difference?

Git and Github

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  • Software to manage repositories
  • Repositories contain files and their complete history
  • File history is stored in commits


  • Hosting and collaboration platform for git repositories

Our first website

  • On Github, create a new repository
  • In your project directory, open a terminal window and type git init
  • Then, make your github repository known to your local one

                  C:\Users\redi-user\my-first-website> git init
                  Initialized empty Git repository in C:/Users/redi-user/my-first-website/.git/

                  C:\Users\redi-user\my-first-website> git init
                  Initialized empty Git repository in C:/Users/redi-user/my-first-website/.git/
                  C:\Users\redi-user\my-first-website> git remote add origin https://github.com/my-username/my-first-website.git

What happened here?

Creating a new repository on github
Remote Repository
No connection between these two!
git remote addcreates the connection.
C:\> git init
Local Repository

Cheat sheet with the most important git commands.

First contact with HTML

Create a new file called "index.html" in Visual Studio Code

We will dive deeper into HTML in the next lesson.

Committing our changes into Git

  • Open the terminal again and type git status
  • Now, add the newly created file to your commit with git add
  • Commit the file with git commit
  • Push the commit to Github with git push

When viewing your repository on Github now, you should see yor newly committed file "index.html"

                  C:\Users\redi-user\my-first-website> git status
                  On branch master
                  No commits yet
                  Untracked files:
                    (use "git add <file>..." to include in what will be committed)
                  nothing added to commit but untracked files present (use "git add" to track)

                  C:\Users\redi-user\my-first-website> git add index.html
                  C:\Users\redi-user\my-first-website> git status
                  On branch master
                  No commits yet
                  Changes to be committed:
                    (use "git rm --cached <file>..." to unstage)
                          new file:   index.html

                  C:\Users\redi-user\my-first-website> git commit -m 'initial commit'
                  [master (root-commit) c84dc34] initial commit
                   1 file changed, 10 insertions(+)
                   create mode 100644 index.html

                  C:\Users\redi-user\my-first-website> git push -u origin master
                  Enumerating objects: 3, done.
                  Counting objects: 100% (3/3), done.
                  Delta compression using up to 8 threads
                  Compressing objects: 100% (2/2), done.
                  Writing objects: 100% (3/3), 986 bytes | 986.00 KiB/s, done.
                  Total 3 (delta 0), reused 0 (delta 0), pack-reused 0
                  To github.com:redi-user/my-first-website.git
                   * [new branch]      master -> master
                  Branch 'master' set up to track remote branch 'master' from 'origin'.
Git repository on Github after push

Homework workflow

All homework will be submitted into Github Classroom.

There, you will find the assignments as well as instructions on how to work with them.

Homework submission process

  • Join the Github Classroom using your Github credentials.
  • Then, accept the assignment, clone the repository that was created for you.
    git clone creates a new directory and copies an existing repository into it.
  • The actual assignment is located inside the file README.md. Follow the instructions in there.
  • Once done, commit and push your work. A teacher will review it now.
Joining the classroom Accepting the assignment Navigating to repository Cloning the repository

                  C:\Users\redi-user> git clone https://github.com/ReDI-Munich-Frontend/fed1-homework-getting-started-redi-user.git
                  Cloning into 'fed1-homework-getting-started-redi-user'...
                  remote: Enumerating objects: 7, done.
                  remote: Counting objects: 100% (7/7), done.
                  remote: Compressing objects: 100% (5/5), done.
                  remote: Total 7 (delta 0), reused 7 (delta 0), pack-reused 0
                  Receiving objects: 100% (7/7), done.
                  C:\Users\redi-user> cd fed1-homework-getting-started-redi-user
Working on homework Homework review


Create a HTML file similar to the one we created today.

Upcoming topics

  • HTML basics
    Document structure and semantics, working with forms
  • CSS basics
    CSS selectors, common CSS properties, inspecting elements