How to Build a Website: HTML & CSS for Beginners

  • July 13, 2013 · 1:00 PM
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NOTE: This is a two day course, Saturday and Sunday. You are paying to attend both days.

Session 1: Saturday July 13th,[masked]pm. We will go through setting up your text editor, how websites work, and an introduction to HTML and CSS.

Session 2: Sunday July 14th,[masked]pm. Now that we've mastered the basics of HTML and CSS we will move on to the formatting and layout of a website.

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 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.


The course will be taught by Cara Jo Miller and will be assisted by Amanda R. & Rachel V.

LOCATION:
SendGrid Boulder
929 Pearl Street #200
Boulder, CO


PARKING:
There are several parking lots and structures located throughout the downtown Boulder area. Street parking is also available.


TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Your laptop and charger. Wifi & power strips will be provided
  • If you do not already have Google Chrome or Firefox, install it before class.
  • We will be using Sublime Text 2 (http://www.sublimetext.com/2) in class.

 

QUESTIONS?
We're here to help! If you have additional questions or would like to talk further before signing up for a class, please contact Cara Jo Miller ([masked]).

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SendGrid is our host for this class and is also providing snacks to power us through our code!

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  • Eliora H.

    The class was very well organized, and filled with very friendly people.

    1 · July 18, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    It was so great to meet everyone! Thanks SendGrid for a beautiful office and delicious snacks. Thanks to Cara Jo and the rest of the volunteer crews. It was a blast!

    2 · July 15, 2013

  • Christine

    This beginner class was better than I anticipated and I'm so excited that it all (mostly) came together for me. At first, I was worried that as a true beginner, I'd get lost and never catch up. But thanks to Cara Jo, a delightful and effective teacher as well as the extremely supportive TAs, I'm confident about building my first website and I'm enjoying it immensely! SendGrid was the perfect host: cool office space, great snacks on both days, very welcoming! This class was a big YES!

    3 · July 15, 2013

    • Teri C.

      I couldn't have said it better, Christine!

      2 · July 15, 2013

  • Kim C.

    Awesome! Comprehensive & fun, too! Thank you GDI & Cara Jo!

    2 · July 15, 2013

  • Linda S.

    As a complete beginner, everyone made me feel welcome. I thank Cara Jo and all the TA's. What was once so daunting now seems approachable.

    2 · July 14, 2013

  • Colby

    Ok. Ready now to move on from concept stage, to design phase. Thanks GDI, Cara Jo, the team of TAs, and SendGrid!

    2 · July 14, 2013

  • JeriBeth

    Enjoyed meeting everyone and having others to bounce ideas off of and get help when needed. Appreciated the extra "advanced" tips and tricks. I'm excited to start building my website!

    2 · July 14, 2013

  • Teri C.

    Might be a silly question but does it matter if we bring PC or Mac?

    Thanks!

    Teri

    July 12, 2013

    • Cara J.

      It doesn't matter!

      July 12, 2013

  • Kim C.

    I haven't done HTML in years, so this sounds like a great refresher course! I look forward to it!

    1 · July 11, 2013

  • nadia

    I have recently taken web design with Dreamweaver (Kelly McCormack), + Doug Wray's Intro to Web Design & Getting Started with HTML classes at boulderdigitalarts.com — more interested in launching & customizing theme-based WordPress sites; is this class for me? thanks, sounds good either way! -nh.

    July 8, 2013

    • Cara J.

      If you already have a good grasp on HTML/CSS and want to code custom themes for WP I would stick around for our WP Class that we will be offering in the fall. If you're not comfortable with HTML/CSS then, yes, I would suggest taking this class. If you have any other questions feel free to e-mail me at [masked]! Thanks Nadia!!

      July 8, 2013

  • JeriBeth

    Looking forward to meeting everyone!

    1 · June 25, 2013

    • Cara J.

      Excited to have you!!

      July 8, 2013

  • Christine

    Is this class appropriate for a true beginner? Thanks.

    July 8, 2013

    • Cara J.

      Yes Christine, if you have no knowledge of HTML this is a perfect introduction to get you on your way. If you have any more questions feel free to email me at [masked]!

      July 8, 2013

  • Rachel V

    Am I TAing this for sure?

    June 25, 2013

    • Cara J.

      We have you down as a TA if you're still available!

      June 25, 2013

    • Rachel V

      Absolutely! Just making sure.

      June 25, 2013

  • Teri C.

    Just out of curiosity, will JavaScript be next?

    June 21, 2013

    • Cara J.

      No set date yet, we'd like to get a couple of HTML classes done so that we can transition more ladies into the JS class.

      June 21, 2013

  • Jessica S.

    Would you like some help teaching this class? I know HTML/CSS/PHP. :)

    June 20, 2013

    • Cara J.

      We're good on TAs for this class, but I'll add you to the list for the next one!

      June 21, 2013

  • Vanessa K.

    So excited to learn and meet everyone!

    2 · June 20, 2013

  • Amanda

    Do I need to sign up? I don't want to take up a student spot!

    June 20, 2013

    • Cara J.

      You don't need to sign up, I have you down as a TA!

      June 20, 2013

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