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Re: [webdesign-396] Announcing Free HTM & CSS Course

From: user 1.
Sent on: Wednesday, August 4, 2010 12:06 PM
I am delighted that you are open to Sunday; if the group convenes in the evening, I will be there.?
?
All the best,
Linda

On Wed, Aug 4, 2010 at 11:33 AM, Aoirthoir An Broc <[address removed]> wrote:
We've another vote for Sundays but in the evening. Would that work well for you as well (it would be after 6pm).

Kind Regards,
Aoirthoir



--- On Wed, 8/4/10, Linda <[address removed]> wrote:

> From: Linda <[address removed]>
> Subject: Re: [webdesign-396] Announcing Free HTM & CSS Course
> To: [address removed]
> Date: Wednesday, August 4, 2010, 11:24 AM
> I am prepared to be flexible as
> to time....M-F in the morning is my part-time job....(who
> knows if I will still have it) and class time occurs in the
> evenings, making it difficult to be on the West side and get
> back in time.? So Sunday is the day that I see most open at
> this time....
>
> ?
> Once again, thanks for doing this.? It means the
> world to me...
> ?
> Linda
>
>
> On Wed, Aug 4, 2010 at
> 11:20 AM, Aoirthoir An Broc <[address removed]>
> wrote:
>
> Mz. Linda,
>
> We'll put in one vote for Sunday. Now to have a Sunday
> class we need four more votes. I'm presuming about the
> same time as last time, say 11am until 1pm?
>
>
> Your welcome,
> Kind Regards,
> Aoirthoir
>
> --- On Wed, 8/4/10, Linda <[address removed]>
> wrote:
>
> > From: Linda <[address removed]>
>
> > Subject: Re: [webdesign-396] Announcing Free HTM &
> CSS Course
> > To: [address removed]
> > Date: Wednesday, August 4, 2010, 7:42 AM
>
>
>
> > I'm in.? I have the
> book.?
> > I'm ready to go....and I would still prefer to
> meet on
> > Sundays at this time.? Thank you for doing this...
> > ?
> > Linda Doll, MS/MLIS
> >
>
> >
> > On Wed, Aug 4, 2010
> > at 3:14 AM, Aoirthoir An Broc <[address removed]>
> > wrote:
> >
> >
> > Alright folks, all of the pieces are in place, so
>
> > we're going to start our Free HTML & CSS
> course
> > within the next couple of weeks. Please read all of
> the
> > following completely, to make sure you have all of
> the
> > details.
> >
> >
>
> > Here is the course information:
> >
> > Course Name: Learning HTML & CSS with
> > O'Reilly's "Head First HTML with CSS
> &
> > XHTML" book.
> > (Note: With the coming of HTML5, XHTML is pretty much
> on
>
> > the outs now. We will be covering the differences
> between
> > XHTML and HTML which are actually pretty minor, so
> this book
> > is still highly relevant. We'll wrap up the course
> by
> > digging into some HTML5 as well).
>
> >
> >
> > Minimum Students per Course: 5.
> >
> > Maximum Students per Course: 10.
> >
> > Location: 21139 Lorain Road Suite 11, Fairview Park,
> > Ohio 44126.
> >
> > Dates and Times: To be determined by consensus of
>
> > all students in a particular class (and my agreement
> of
> > course). I'm shooting for flexibility here. If we
> have
> > ten students and they can only agree in two groups of
> 5,
> > then I will run two separate courses. (Does that make
>
> > sense?) :D. I can make myself available almost any day
> of
> > the week, morning, afternoon or evening, because I set
> my
> > own schedule.
> >
> >
> > Class Length: Each Class will run about 2 hours.
>
> > Classes will start and end promptly on time. We will
> have
> > one 15 minute break.
> >
> > Course Length: The course is divided up into three
> > sections:
> >
> >
> >
> > Head First Portion covering HTML & CSS - 16
> classes
>
> > (with 2 dedicated to positioning).
> >
> > HTML 5 - 5 classes (yes 5).
> >
> > Bonus Materials* - Setting up your site - 5 more
> > classes.
> >
> > There's a lot of material to get under your belt
> to
>
> > really understand this stuff. Thus the many classes.
> > Typically I expect classes might run once or twice a
> week.
> > Also some groups may progress faster than others
> (especially
> > if they do their homework), so one period of classroom
> time
>
> > might cover two classes worth of material in their
> case. See
> > information below on donations to find out about the
> Bonus
> > Materials.
> >
> >
> > Prerequisites: You absolutely have to know
>
> > how to use your computer with the operating system of
> your
> > choice. I'm an Ubuntu nut and I'm not going to
> be
> > spending class time troubleshooting Windows or Mac
> issues.
> > So you have to know how your system works, and how
> to:
>
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > Run your Operating Systems File Browser
> >
> > Use a text editor.
> >
> > Visit websites and bookmark them.
> >
> > Fill out web forms.
> >
> > Create accounts on Websites (Examples: Gmail,
> Twitter,
>
> > etc).
> >
> > Essentially you have to know how to get yourself
> around
> > on your computer and on the web.
> >
> > If you don't know these things, you cannot take
> this
> > course right now. But don't despair, I'll be
>
> > running this course often in the future. Just give me
> a call
> > and we can point you in the direction to get you
> started
> > learning these.
> >
> >
> > Required Materials:
> >
> >
> >
>
> > O'Reilly's "Head First HTML with CSS
> > & XHTML" by Eric T Freeman and Elisabeth
> > Freeman.
> > This is REQUIRED from the moment you step foot into
> > the first class. The entire course is based around
> this book
>
> > and you NEED to have it. You're going to be
> > studying it outside of class time, so "looking
> over
> > another's shoulder" won't be an option.
> Did I
> > emphasize that enough? :D
>
> >
> >
> > You can pick one up from any of the following places:
> >
> >
> >
> > Safari
> > Books Online
> >
> > Books
> > a Million
> >
> > Barnes
> > and Noble
> >
>
> > Borders
> >
> > Amazon
> >
> > O'Reilly
> >
> > Note: Be sure to check pricing. Some charge more but
> > offer a discount (as much as half) for your second
> copy. So
> > you might want to consider buying as a group. Also be
> aware,
>
> > if you already own the book you can sign up at
> O'Reilly
> > and add it to your "Registered Books"
> section and
> > buy the Ebook in PDF format for only $5.00 bucks.
> Having the
> > PDF might be a convenience for some. Also some of
> these
>
> > stores have locations in our area, and if they
> don't
> > have the books you need in stock, can often get store
> > delivery, which saves you on shipping.
> >
> >
> > Unavailable for Kindle or other Ebook readers as far
> as I
>
> > can tell. Though if you own the PDF, the Kindle will
> read
> > it, but VERY clunky (not sure about the DX).
> >
> >
> > Peachpit Press's "The HTML Pocket
> > Guide" by Bruce Hyslop
>
> > This is only required if you are going to stick around
> near
> > the end of the course for the HTML5 classes. I REALLY
> > suggest you do cause, WOW. Unfortunately there's
> not a
> > lot of books out yet with HTML5 coverage. Many are on
> their
>
> > way. But this one gives some nice material at the end
> to get
> > us up to speed. I'm not going to link all over
> creation
> > for where you can buy this book or the other books.
> You can
> > review any of the stores I've already linked to
> above or
>
> > you can check out Peach
> > Pit Press's site.
> >
> >
> >
> > O'Reilly's
> > HTML Pocket Reference
> >
> > O'Reilly's
> > CSS Pocket Reference
> >
> >
>
> > Trust me on these last two. I won't forbid you
> from
> > attending the class or anything if you don't have
> them.
> > But after you've asked me the thirteenth millionth
> and a
> > halfth time how to do an LI or a STRONG tag, or a CSS
> Pseudo
>
> > Selector, I'm going to be bald. Now mind you I
> don't
> > mind being Bald, Been there, done that like 2 and a
> half
> > times at least. But now I'm old, fat, grey headed
> and
> > nearly toothless, so can we not add bald on top of
> that mix?
>
> > Get the danged books already:D You're going to
> find them
> > an invaluable collection in your tool chest.
> >
> >
> > You will also want to bookmark O'Reilly's
> > Head First Labs. It has the code samples we will be
>
> > using, some great forums, and other materials you
> might dig.
> > If you don't dig it then poo poo on you :D.
> >
> >
> > Syllabus: The TOC of "Head First HTML with CSS
> > & XHTML", along with the last few chapters of
> the
>
> > HTML Pocket Guide is essentially our syllabus. It is
> as
> > follows:
> >
> >
> >
> > The Language of the Web: getting to know HTML
> >
> > Meet the HT in HTML: going further, with hypertext
>
> >
> > Web Page Construction: building blocks
> >
> > A Trip to Webville: getting connected
> >
> > Meeting the Media: adding images to your pages
> >
> > Serious HTML: standards, compliance, and all that
> jazz
>
> >
> > Putting the X into HTML: moving to XHTML
> >
> > Adding a Little Style: getting started with CSS
> >
> > Expanding your Vocabulary: styling with fonts and
> > colors
> >
> > Getting Intimate with Elements: the box model
>
> >
> > Advanced Web Construction: divs and spans
> >
> > CSS Positioning
> >
> >
> >
> > Arranging Elements: layout and positioning
> >
> > Positioning the Cheaters Way (no that's not in
> the
>
> > book)
> >
> >
> > ?Getting Tabular: tables and lists
> >
> > ?Getting Interactive: XHTML forms
> >
> > ?The Top Ten Topics (we didn't cover): Leftovers
> >
> > ?HTML5
> >
>
> >
> >
> > Primary Structure and Sections
> >
> > Text
> >
> > Embedded Content (Images, Media and More)
> >
> > Forms (say it with me "&@^#$ Yeah!)
> >
> > Interactive Elements
>
> >
> >
> >
> > ?Getting your site Up (Bonus Material* - not in the
> books
> > we'll be using)
> >
> >
> >
> > Your Dreamhost Panel
> >
> > Creating and Managing your Shell User Accounts
>
> >
> > Domain Registration and Setup
> >
> > SVN Version Control
> >
> > Email setup with Gmail
> >
> > Go live with your site.
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > By the time you are finished with this course, you
> will
>
> > have a firm understanding of HTML & CSS, done
> > proper. You'll understand hand coding, and its
> benefits.
> > If you use WYSIWYG tools in the future (such as
> Dreamweaver)
> > you'll be able to read the code they output, and
> with
>
> > time, be able to correct their mistakes. You will
> also
> > understand proper code formatting, how to choose a
> code
> > editor, tricks to save you time and increase your
> > productivity. If you are a graphic designer,
> you'll be
>
> > able to combine your current design skills, with your
> new
> > HTML/CSS skills .
> >
> >
> > If you take advantage of the Bonus Material,
> you'll
> > know the basics of how to manage a hosted site, how to
> get
>
> > around Dreamhost, how to upload files, backup, save
> yourself
> > if something goes wrong with SVN's unlimited
> > "undo" features (my wording there bub), some
> linux
> > shell essentials, how to use a test version and a
> live
>
> > version of your site, and you'll have an
> introduction to
> > some web security concepts.
> >
> >
> > Alright, so if you're still reading and your
> interested
> > in the course a couple final details. First, RSVPs are
> a
>
> > MUST for all attendees. If you're going to miss a
> class,
> > I need a "no" RSVP so that I can plan my
> schedule
> > if all of the sudden most cannot make it that class
> period.
> >
> >
>
> > As well, for the first class, I need a phone RSVP.
> Space is
> > limited (and I mean physically limited in this case,
> because
> > I have a small space), so I need to know how many are
> > coming. My number is 440.521.7214.
>
> >
> >
> > Now for this stuff on the Bonus Materials. The course
> is
> > free, but I am asking for donations. Donations will
> help me
> > cover the rent for the facility I am using, and other
> costs.
> > A suggested donation range is between $5 to $20 per
> class.
>
> > If you find the material, class time, help and
> suggestions
> > you receive valuable, a donation is greatly
> appreciated. I
> > will have a box available at each class, labeled
> donations,
> > for those that are able and willing to donate.
>
> >
> >
> > Anyone that donates $10 or more per class will be
> invited
> > to attend the Bonus Materials classes. In order to
> make
> > effective use of these classes you will need your own
> > Dreamhost account. But for the classroom time, you
> will be
>
> > provided space and a user on my account. Contact me
> for
> > details.
> >
> >
> > If anyone has any questions feel free to respond to
> this
> > email, or call me. Looking forward to seeing yall at
> the
>
> > classes!
> >
> > Kind Regards,
> > Aoirthoir
> >
> >
> >
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