How to Build a Website: HTML & CSS for Beginners (2-Day Workshop)

Session #1: Monday, January 13th @ 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Session #2: Wednesday, January 15th @ 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM 

Food & drinks will be provided by Atomic Object on both days. 

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 Laura Eagin and Leeann Drees.


Atomic Object 
1407 Randolph St. 
Detroit, MI 48226 

NOTE: We are offering scholarships on a limited basis for students with financial need. Please complete our scholarship application if you are interested. Applications must be received at least 2 weeks in advance of the class dates. Scholarship recipients will be notified via email at least 1 week before the first class.  

MINIMUM ENROLLMENT: If fewer than 12 students register for this workshop, GDI Detroit may postpone or cancel it.  In that event a refund or class credit will be available to any students who have paid to attend.


There are several flat-fee private parking lots available across from the office on Randolph St. Metered street parking is available on Randolph and adjacent streets. Additional parking is available one block away at the Detroit Opera House parking structure. 


Please bring your laptop and charger to all class sessions. Power strips & Wi-Fi will be provided. 


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


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  • Mary Beth (.

    Found it really valuable as a starting class on the topic. At points it went fast but the leaders and TA were very approachable and helpful. It encouraged me to try other similar classes.

    1 · January 16, 2014

    • Erika C.

      Thank you so much for the feedback, Mary Beth! Looking forward to seeing you at our Python class in February! :)

      January 16, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great introduction to the topic.

    1 · January 16, 2014

    • Erika C.

      Thank you, Sean! It was great having you in class!

      January 16, 2014

  • Erika C.

    Thank you to all of you who attended! We loved having you. Please check your email for a brief post-class survey. If you have a moment, we'd love your feedback so that we can make future classes even better.

    We'd also like to thank you for your patience with the TV cameras this week! Southfield Public TV is doing a segment on GDI Detroit including footage from this class. The piece will be available on social media when it airs, so we'll make sure to share it with all of you!

    January 16, 2014

  • Erika C.

    Hi everyone! As a heads up for those of you who are traveling to class tonight from outside the city: We just learned that there will be temporary freeway closures today due to Vice President Joe Biden’s visit to the 2014 North American International Auto Show. Both I-94 eastbound and the Lodge (M-10) southbound will be completely closed starting at approximately 5:15 p.m. for the Vice Presidential motorcade. We don't know exact times, but the closures should be brief.

    January 15, 2014

  • Valerie M

    It was good - informative and got a lot of instruction in. It may have moved a tad quickly for absolute beginners, though. Maybe.

    January 13, 2014

    • Erika C.

      Thanks for the feedback, Valerie! We're always working to improve our classes to ensure our students have the best possible experience. We'll be asking students to complete a post-class survey on Wednesday, and we would love your thoughts & feedback there as well.

      If you think you would benefit from reviewing the course materials again, you are more than welcome to attend any future sessions of Intro to HTML & CSS free of charge. We definitely want you to get the most you can out of the class, so just let us know if there's anything we can offer to help you do that. :)

      January 14, 2014

  • Erika C.

    Hi everyone! We have a significant waiting list for this class, so please let us know if you will be unable to attend so we can offer your seat to others who are waiting. If you do need to cancel, we will happily offer you a tuition credit to attend a future class.

    1 · January 12, 2014

  • Hayley

    If you didn't get a spot in the class, contact me because I paid for a second person who can't make it.

    January 10, 2014

  • Jennifer S.

    Ugh, I had a feeling this was going to fill up. Please let me know if another spot opens up.

    January 10, 2014

  • Que

    I would love to attend if a spot becomes available. :)

    January 8, 2014

  • Julie W.

    Please let me know if there is an opening I would love to attend!

    January 8, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I would like to attend but i have evening class both days... Will you be doing another series soon?

    1 · December 27, 2013

    • Erika C.

      Hi Lauren! We typically offer this class at least once per quarter in Detroit, and there are often sessions in the suburbs in between. Stay tuned for upcoming dates! :)

      1 · December 27, 2013

  • Kerry S.

    How do I pay for a second person? I can't seem to find an option for that through meet up.

    1 · December 24, 2013

    • Erika C.

      So glad we were able to figure this out, Kerry! See you in class! :)

      December 27, 2013

  • Angel T.

    I can TA for session 2 if you need someone that night.

    2 · December 17, 2013

    • Leeann

      We'd love that, Angel! I'll put ya down for it -- thanks so much!

      December 17, 2013

    • Erika C.

      Thanks Angel! <3

      December 17, 2013

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