Front End Web Fundamentals

Where is the border between frontend and backend web development? Yeah, exactly. It is becoming increasingly common for developers to work in both areas, yet only have the skillset for one. This often results in relying on third party frameworks or components like Bootstrap to pull a layout together, further weighing down the application with unnecessary code libraries and resulting technical debt.

    This hands-on workshop covers modern front end fundamentals, enabling you to create a layout and components without the need for any third party code. You learn core accessibility concepts to make your project more accessible without having to write complex code, take shortcuts or deal with browser specific implementations.


    • Building Layouts
    • Semantic HTML
    • Modern CSS
    • Accessibility Testing
    • Visual Regression Testing
    • End to End Testing
    • Performance Testing

    Who Should Attend

    This workshop is aimed at anyone who works with front end code on a semi-regular basis and would like to brush up on the fundamental concepts.


    Some experience with front end code desirable, a basic understanding of HTML and CSS.

    Computer Setup

    • Code editor
    • Node (at least v12)
    • Git
    Amy Kapernick
    Front End Jedi, Evangelist and Dog Lover

    Amy wears many hats as a freelance developer, business owner and conference addict. She regularly shares her knowledge with her peers and the next generation of developers by mentoring, coaching, teaching and feeding into the tech community in many ways.

    Amy can be found volunteering her time with Fenders, ACS, SheCodes (formerly Perth Web Girls) and MusesJS (formerly NodeGirls). She also works as an evangelist for YOW! Conferences, is a Twilio Champion and has been nominated for the WiTWA awards for the last 2 years.

    In her spare time Amy shares her knowledge and experience on her blogs and speaking at conferences. She has previously given keynotes at multiple events as well as speaking at several international conferences in the US and Europe.

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