Intro to HTML/CSS (one day workshop)

Want to learn how to build your own website? Already have your own site and want to have more control over it? Interested in learning to program but want to start small? If you answered yes to any of the questions above, this course is for you!

If you've experienced frustration when trying to build your own websites before...

have no fear! Girl Develop It will help you tackle the basics of HTML and CSS without breaking a sweat. This beginner-level program will teach you the basics and help you along the way as you develop your own website.

By the end of the class, HTML and CSS will no longer be your foes. You'll be like:


Cost: $90

Date:  Saturday, June 28 from 9 a.m.–6 p.m. Breakfast and coffee will be provided by the lovely folks at Braintree.

Location: 111 N. Canal St., Suite 455 at Braintree.  Upon registration, please provide your first and last name as it appears on your ID for building security.

A limited number of scholarships are available for those with a financial hardship. To apply, click here. Do not RSVP for the event. The deadline to apply for a scholarship is June 14. Scholarship applicants will be notified shortly after the deadline. Class capacity does not impact scholarship students.


Tech requirements:

• Your laptop (Mac, PC, or Linux are all okay).

• A modern web browser - either Chrome or Firefox with Firebug installed.

• A text editor. We recommend Sublime Text 2 (free; available for both Mac and PC).


Topics covered:

• What is HTML? How does it interact with the browser?

• Basic layout of an HTML page, including nesting.

• Basic HTML elements, such as paragraphs and lists.

• What is CSS? How does it work? How do you use it?

• Font changes, color changes, styles, layouts, and positioning with CSS.

• Using divs, spans, ids, and classes to style your content.

• The box model, floats, columns, headers, and footers.

If you are unsure if you should take Intro or Intermediate, use the above topic list to help to determine which class is more suited to your skills.


Instructor: Monica Friend

Monica is currently a Quality Assurance and Application Operations Support Specialist at Groupon. A little over a year ago, she took her first Girl Develop It class and instantly fell in love with all things web. After completing more classes, Monica started to TA for GDI and shortly thereafter received a promotion to a technical role at Groupon. In her free time, Monica runs half-marathons, tends to her dog Leland, dance/walks around Chicago, and babysits her favorite niece and nephew.


Hosted and Sponsored by: Braintree


At Braintree, we’re building products that make payments easier—so easy that they fade into the background, making entirely new kinds of interactions possible. Our full-stack payment platform lets companies build their own experiences and then scale their businesses around the globe. Our technology fuels companies like Github, 37Signals, Uber, Airbnb, OpenTable. Heroku & more.

All attendees are expected to abide by the Girl Develop It Code of Conduct.

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  • Emily E.

    Thanks to Monica and the TAs for providing a fun and engaging intro to HTML & CSS. Also, very appreciative of Liz and Braintree for sharing their cool space with us!

    June 29

  • Ann R.

    Great learning experience and wonderful to meet so many talented women! Awesome job by Monica and all the TA's! (And thanks to Braintree for hosting!)

    1 · June 29

  • Iwona

    Fantastic workshop!

    2 · June 29

  • Miranda P.

    Really looking forward to this session!

    June 16

    • Irma Badjedi F.

      When will the next intro course be scheduled?

      June 20

    • A former member
      A former member

      Not until August.

      1 · June 20

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