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Intro to HTML/CSS

Want to learn how to build your own website? Already have your own Tumblr/Wordpress/etc site, but want to have more control over it? Interested in learning to program but want to start small? This class is for all of you!

We will guide you through the basics of HTML and CSS, give you some readily-applicable skills, and answer any questions you may have along the way.

This 2-class HTML/CSS course runs the weekend.

Here are the class dates:

  • Class 1: Intro to HTML and Intro to CSS: Saturday, June 22nd, 10am-2pm
  • Class 2: CSS Box Model, Creating layouts with CSS and HTML5/CSS3 Preview: Sunday, June 23rd, 10am-2pm


We ask that you install the following on your laptop prior to class:

-    Sublime Text 2, a text editor available for Mac, Windows, and Linux.

Also, please install either Chrome, Safari, or Firefox + Firebug:   
-    Firebug, a Firefox extension with a plethora of tools handy in web development   
-    Firefox browser

About the Instructor: Ashley graduated from UTSA with a BS in Computer Science.  She currently works as a Software Engineer at Spanning Cloud Apps.  Her previous positions include Software Engineer at IBM and Teaching Assistant for Introduction to Computer Science, Data Structures, & Software Engineering courses as well as webmaster for the College of Engineering.

Please note our refund policy: Your payment of $80 guarantees your seat in the course. If something changes after registration and you cannot attend the course, your seat is yours to sell or give to someone else - just please let us know who! As a rule we don't offer refunds, but please let us know if you have extenuating circumstances.

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  • Kelsey

    Hi! I'm a graphic design student from Cincinnati currently interning in Austin. I'd love to take this class! Any chance you will be offering it again soon?

    October 17, 2013

    • Ashley

      Hi Kelsey, Welcome to Austin!! We'll be offering our Intro to HTML/CSS class in January. I hope you'll be able to take it!

      October 17, 2013

  • Esmeralda

    Thanks Ashley and volunteers! I know someone asked but I didn't quite hear the answer. What is the next sequence of GDI classes appropriate for us?

    June 23, 2013

    • Ashley

      The from mockups to code class would be a great next step if you want to continue with html & css. If you are interested in scripting we have a introductory javascript class too. The schedule should be posted soon.

      June 29, 2013

  • Kelly

    I would love to do this! Any plans on having another class?

    June 26, 2013

    • Ashley

      We will have another one in the coming months!

      June 29, 2013

  • a.m.

    The class very informative and gave me good jump start on learning webdesign. Thanks everyone, esp. Ashley and the volunteer TAs.

    1 · June 24, 2013

  • Nicole D.

    Thanks everyone, that was fun! Looking forward to seeing you at the next one!

    1 · June 23, 2013

  • Shobana

    This is my first meetup. Great ! Informative. Thanks for all who helped me. Let me know if GDI offers any meetups on advanced Html, CSS, JavaScript.

    1 · June 23, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    very helpful! Ashley was awesome and thanks to everyone who helped answer my questions!

    1 · June 23, 2013

  • Haruka

    Awesome! Motivate me to learn more!

    1 · June 23, 2013

  • Esmeralda

    Are we working though lunch? If not, how long is break?

    June 22, 2013

    • Ashley

      Hi Esmeralda, we usually take a short break around lunchtime for everyone to go out and grab food and/or put money in any metered parking. It's usually about 15-20 minutes, but can be longer if class pace permits.

      June 22, 2013

  • Teal S.

    I have not created a website since 2008. Wonder if anything has changed ;)
    Excited to attend the class this weekend.

    1 · June 17, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi! :) I'm Lindsey, I'm the Creative Director for Austin-based web shop "Third Prestige", a UX/UI designer and course instructor with The Maker Square. I have some basic html/css knowledge, looking to brush up on my skills.

    1 · June 16, 2013

  • Laura C.

    Is it $80 for both classes? If so, I want in!

    June 14, 2013

    • Ashley

      Hi Laura, $80 is the price to attend the class which gets you two days of instruction (so 1 payment of $80 to show up both Saturday and Sunday). Look forward to seeing you!

      June 14, 2013

  • Kate S.

    Really looking forward to learning more!

    1 · June 11, 2013

  • Erica

    I'm very excited about taking this class. I've played around with Blogspot, but that's about it. I'd love to set up my own website, though.

    1 · June 11, 2013

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