Considering that this is first session for this course (first time offered, first night) things went very smoothly. Both the wiki site and the demo site worked well. The administration around WebSpark and WindowsAzure accounts seems have gone quickly. I’ll have to check in with people next week to see how many have actually explored these.
The discussion about “Why is it called jQuery” turned out to be very helpful in terms of revealing students’ prior knowledge about CSS selectors and jQuery syntax. In descending order of specificity:
- $(“_______”) = element
- $(“.______”) = class
- $(“#______”) = id
Where we left off – Half way through example two with invitation to explore those ideas further and to treat that as homework.
- Assignment One due for next Tuesday
- Windows Azure set up account and go explore development in the cloud. Consider using this as your deployment site for your new jQuery pages.
- DreamSpark set up your account and download Visual Studio 2012 Pro! (sorry – no Mac version for this).
To think about (me)
- Wiki issues
- multiple jsbin embeds in a single page are slow to load
- multiple jsbin embeds causes a problem in Firefox – focus wanders down the page
- mediawiki on the main course site is not displaying reference links properly unless the person viewing the page is logged in. (workaround was just to paste the links in again but that’s not really a fix)
- WebMatrix is working – tighten up the overall experience for people who are not on a Windows platform.
- Better ways to use WindowsAzure platform