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NYCSS 1O1 Meetup

Katarina B.
New York, NY
Post #: 12
Please post any ideas, suggestions or questions you'd like to discuss here.

The first meet will be a general web introduction.
Questions like:
- what is HTML/CSS/JS?
- when/how to use each?
- what is CMS?
- what is FTP?
- and others
will be answered during this meetup.

Katarina B.
New York, NY
Post #: 14
Thank you to all that came out tonight. I hope it was helpful.
Slides from tonight's meet are available to view/download on slideshare via link below.
The files used in tonight's workshop are also available for download via link below.

Slides: http://www.slideshare...­

Here are some helpful links mentioned tonight and others you might find helpful:
- http://www.w3schools....­

- http://www.alistapart...­
- http://www.smashingma...­
- http://sixrevisions.c...­
- http://net.tutsplus.c...­
- http://woork.blogspot...­
- http://webdesignerwal...­
- http://psd.tutsplus.c...­

- http://freelanceswitc...­
- http://authenticjobs....­

Phew! That's a lot of links. Hope you're already familiar with some. If you have any links that you find helpful, please share with the rest of the group.

Also, please let me know what you liked/disliked about tonight's meetup, so I can make the next one better and let me know if there's anything specific you'd like to discuss next. Feel free to suggest ideas for the next session.
A former member
Post #: 1
Thanks again for a great Meetup last night! It was my first, and I walked away with a little more knowledge just as I'd hoped. I really look forward to the next one!
A former member
Post #: 1
Hi Katarina,

Thanks for feeding us pizza, enlightening us on Web 101 and basics of CSS design. I'm not tech-savvy, and prior to attending the meetup, I had no idea what CSS is/does, so I found the presentation particularly relevant and helpful.
Your analogies (i.e. HTML content layer and CSS "decoration" layer of web cake) were easy to digest, for a complete novice like me.

Admittedly, I couldn't follow much of the actual workshop part of the meetup, as it was more geared for beginner developers, but gaining exposure to the tech language, or terminology like "syntax" and "semantics", is still beneficial to me.

I hope you keep up the good work and don't get discouraged.

By the way, are you aware of Girl Develop It, a meetup group that conducts software development classes targeted to women? I think you will find some commonality with them.

Katarina B.
New York, NY
Post #: 15
Thank you, I really hoped it was helpful. I realized that I tried to fit way too much into one session and should have started a bit more at the beginning, so I think we'll be giving it another try.

After getting a better assessment of the group, we'll start the whole web workshops over and take it from the beginning and set up more levels.

The current plan:
-- Web 1O1 - beginner sessions/workshops for those looking to get into the Web/CSS.

Knowledge level expected = No knowledge/very basic understanding

-- Web 2O1 - intermediate sessions/workshops for those who have been in the Web/CSS for some time, but are looking to learn more, pick up tips & tricks and find alternate ways of doing things. Basic JS is introduced/discussed. Basic HTML pages take to the PHP level and users learn basic PHP to create a basic PHP site.

Knowledge level expected = General knowledge/understanding, some experience with JS is helpful, knowledge of cross-browser issues & quirks also helpful, but discussed during the sessions.

-- Web 301 - advanced sessions/workshops for those who have been in the Web/CSS for some time and are looking to learn/discuss/share tips&tricks, latest trends, techniques & technology (ie - CSS3, HTML5) JS is discussed as well and new ideas/plugins/techniques introduced.

Knowledge level expected = Advanced with knowledge/understanding for CSS/HTML/JS/cross-browser issues & quirks, knowledge of latest technologies. Basic PHP knowledge expected.

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