Summer Series: Design, Develop and Build for local nonprofits

Looking to learn how to not only design but implement an entire site to it's finished state? This will be the first section of a summer long series to design, build and create a CMS for a local nonprofit and possibly others. We'll be pairing up and going through design concepts, importance of design, imagery and marketing themes to mock up a final concept that our first nonprofit, a local women's group, will choose from.

Our next series will be intermediate HTML/CSS and some jQuery where we'll flesh out the winning design in the browser.

The final part of the series will deal with version control ( git ), databases and learning templating within a CMS as we convert our site and deploy it for use by our nonprofit.

Prerequisites:

• You will need a laptop that is new within the last 3 or 4 years

• Chrome Browser

• Sublime Text or a text editor

• Photoshop, Illustrator, SketchGimp (free) or some photo editing tool

Location:
Corvisa Services, 1610 North 2nd Street #101, Milwaukee, WI 53212, Milwaukee, WI

Parking:
You will need to park in one of these lots and walk to entrance labeled with a 9 on this map:

Instructor:
Erin Wilbur
Erin is Chapter Leader of Milwaukee Girl Develop It and Senior Interactive Designer with Corvisa Services.

(Other instructors will be brought in for different parts of this series)

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  • Nessie

    Will be late, but definitely going to be there today :)

    July 9

  • Reanna

    Hello,

    I have the color codes from the graphic designer that is doing our Annual Report this year.
    Dark Purple:
    R: 102
    G: 48
    B: 142

    Light Purple:
    R: 153
    G: 92
    B: 165

    Dark Blue:
    R: 23
    G: 74
    B: 148

    Teal:
    R: 0
    G: 166
    B: 156

    Dark Green:
    R: 54
    G: 165
    B: 99

    Light Green:
    R: 141
    G: 196
    B: 64

    Yellow:
    R: 254
    G: 221
    B: 0

    Orange:
    R: 247
    G: 148
    B: 30

    Salmon:
    R: 242
    G: 97
    B: 63

    Pink:
    R: 231
    G: 14
    B: 137

    Light Grey:
    R: 175
    G: 175
    B: 176


    (A.W.E.'s 'brand' color is a goldenrod yellow. We don't have a specific pantone or rgb or hex match that we use.)

    Thanks much!

    June 26

    • Erin W.

      Awesome Thanks Reanna!

      June 26

  • Nessie

    Here's a painful site that illustrates what not to do rather fabulously: www.theworldsworstwebsiteever.com (just for fun ;)

    1 · June 16

    • Erin W.

      haha yes let's not do that :)

      June 25

  • Beth G.

    Wanted to share this resource that I got an email about this morning. There's some good questions in here under the "Plan" stage to focus conversations on redesigns: http://offers.hubspot.com/redesigning-your-website

    1 · June 12

  • Erin W.

    If you cannot get into the building please call or text[masked]

    June 11

    • Jess L.

      I tried several doors until 6:45 and they were all locked. I also tried texting and it bounced back. Will I be ok to come next week or do you recommend a makeup?

      June 11

  • Tina

    Any suggestions on getting an affordable copy of Photoshop or illustrator?

    May 19

  • Erin W.

    This will be 4 weeks and I will update with a map of where parking and building entrance will be!

    1 · May 6

  • Elizabeth K.

    How many weeks will this series be?

    May 6

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