HTML and CSS Basics Workshop with Richard Clark

  • August 24, 2013 · 9:00 AM
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IMPORTANT NOTE: Please note the change in address of the venue. The correct address is now listed above.

About the Workshop

The arrival of HTML5 signals a major shift in the way we build web pages and applications. HTML5 (and CSS3) combine a "client-side development" mindset with the lessons learned over the past decade to create a rich toolbox for web developers. But all of this richness can be confusing for existing developers learning the new system and it raises questions of how to work with older, less-capable browsers.

In this session, we'll take a fresh look at HTML5 and CSS3 from the ground up. Let's begin with a fresh sheet of paper, design some web pages, create a simple application, and get into the HTML5 mindset. Then we can see how to make this work with older browsers (if needed), the latest mobile browsers, and everything in-between.

Preparing for this workshop:

  • You should have previous experience creating web pages in a tool such as Dreamweaver, Front Page, or by hand.
  • Please think about a small web project (site or application) and sketch it out on paper before coming.
  • Please bring your laptop running Mac OS, Windows, or Linux. Please install the latest Chrome browser and a text editor.

About the Instructor

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Richard Clark, M.A. (@rdclark) manages Kaazing’s training group and is an experienced software developer and instructor. He has taught for Apple and Hewlett-Packard, written immersive simulations for the pharmaceutical industry, developed multiple high-performance web applications for the Fortune 100, and published Apple iOS applications. Richard has a Master’s degree in Education and is an in-demand speaker for international conferences. He has a special interest in using mobile, connected, real-time applications to help people live, work, and play better.

In his spare time, Richard does web development for non-profits, tends a garden full of California native plants, and cooks for family and charity events.

Schedule

8:30a Doors open, breakfast (coffee, pastries, and fruit provided by ClearSlide)

9:00a Workshop begins

12:00p Lunch break (pizza and salads provided by ClearSlide)

3:00p Workshop ends

Important Notes: Please ensure your registration includes your first and last name. ClearSlide's building security will ask for your email address and phone number to sign into the building.

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  • Jamie

    Vanessa. You guys were thinking of putting this on again around January but it didn't happen. Any chance it might happen soon?

    February 5, 2014

  • john s.

    Does anyone know how we can access the lecture materials, did anyone make a copy before the link went dead? It would really be nice to review what we saw.

    September 25, 2013

  • Vanessa W.

    As Richard mentioned, the workshop is more of a lab than a lecture. However, the content is presenting is available here: http://tinyurl.com/sfhtml5-intro

    August 24, 2013

    • Jamie

      Vanessa, I'm assuming this is the content. The link is dead... Is it because it's bit old?

      September 11, 2013

    • Vanessa W.

      The link was up there for at least a week after the workshop. We will be giving the workshop again early next year, so you can get updated content then.

      September 11, 2013

  • Vanessa W.

    As I mentioned at the end of the event, we have links to recordings of all our previous events here: http://goo.gl/Hv27kj. You can look at past event pages for a description by going to meetup.com/sfhtml5, then click Past (next to Upcoming).

    August 25, 2013

    • Vanessa W.

      Hi Jamie -- This was a 6-hour workshop that was not recorded due to the hands-on nature of the work. The link to the slides is in the comments.

      1 · September 11, 2013

    • Jamie

      Oh crud! I'm looking forward to you guys putting this on again and I'll be the first one in line to sign up! :)

      September 11, 2013

  • Marilyn T.

    Thanks so much. I'm a fan of Richard, Vanessa, and ClearSlide.

    August 25, 2013

  • Oscar P.

    Excellent workshop! Richard was terrific. Great material excellent teacher. Clearsise was a great place. Thank you Richard, Vanessa, Clearside and all other organizers.

    Oscar

    August 25, 2013

  • Marshall S.

    Richard presented a terrific overview of developing client side mobile apps in HTML5 and the use of style sheets to manage cross platform appearances. The best asset was his slide deck from his presentation. It was the best $10 I ever spent.

    August 25, 2013

  • Eddie D.

    Great workshop. Learned wuite a bit

    August 25, 2013

  • Sharon S. L.

    Good

    August 24, 2013

  • Leigh T.

    Very thorough, thoughtful, and enjoyable overall!
    The information presented was to-the-point and the amount of content squished into the timeframe was intense at times, but even still, the pace felt enjoyable. And, yes, the food and the all of the people there were GREAT! I'm very happy that I was able to RSVP and make it to this event.

    August 24, 2013

  • Samantha

    I add my appreciation for this fantastic event. Very supportive learning environment, excellent presentation and the food had me feeling pampered.

    August 24, 2013

  • gloria

    Great workshop, covered a lot of different topics. Thanks to everyone who made it happen, especially Richard,Vanessa, Peter, and Clearside.

    August 24, 2013

  • Carlos L.

    Great, well rounded event.
    Thanks a lot to the host, speaker and organizers.

    August 24, 2013

  • Upkar L.

    Expert speaker and great hosts and awesome view of the bay !. Thanks ClearSlide.

    August 24, 2013

  • Rick H

    Thanks Richard, SFHTML5, ClearSlide and all those whom I met. Great class!

    August 24, 2013

  • Vanessa W.

    Excellent, informative training from a pro. Great content. Thanks so much for sharing your time and expertise, Richard!

    August 24, 2013

  • kat

    Well fed. Intellectually. Physically. Socially.
    Thanks to all who made it happen.
    How about every 2nd Saturday?

    August 24, 2013

  • Mark B.

    Thanks for a great meet up

    August 24, 2013

  • Vanessa W.

    More about WebSockets here: http://www.websocket.org/. Check out our book: http://www.websocket.org/book.html. Check out the VM with samples: https://github.com/vjwang/WebSocketBook

    August 24, 2013

  • Nan T.

    Hi Richard,

    Thanks for the wonderful presentation! Could you post the ppt with the weblink intact, and maybe some examples you used today? It would be really helpful to us. Appreciated it!

    August 24, 2013

  • Vanessa W.

    If you liked this workshop and are looking for more hands-on labs, Girl Develop It! is doing a PairUp workshop on 14 September: http://www.meetup.com/Girl-Develop-It-San-Francisco/events/136104362/

    August 24, 2013

  • Vanessa W.

    The Microformats talk Richard mentioned is here: http://www.meetup.com/sfhtml5/events/125476252/. Recording: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kDQigkxyiqE. Also see microformats.org. More on Twitter @sfhtml5.

    1 · August 24, 2013

  • Lisa W.

    Vanessa, I'm going to assume you're at capacity... it looks like we can still sign up:(

    August 24, 2013

    • Vanessa W.

      We are full, sorry!

      August 24, 2013

    • Lisa W.

      Np; that's what I thought. Thanks, Vanessa!

      August 24, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    If any of you are looking for a new role using HTML, I know my company is always looking for new Campaign Specialists. Feel free to contact me and I can get your resumes directly to the hiring manager. Email me at [masked]. Good luck with the class and meetup!

    August 23, 2013

  • Jamie

    Why am I keep getting an email from meetup that there's still room for this class but it obviously isn't?

    1 · August 23, 2013

    • Vanessa W.

      That should not be happening. I'm looking into it, but in the meantime, please ignore the emails. RSVPs closed at 5p.

      August 23, 2013

  • Jamie

    Did the waiting list move at all or is t still at 70+? Would really love to attend...

    August 23, 2013

    • Vanessa W.

      The waiting list has definitely moved, but there are still many waiting. We are looking into offering this workshop again in the not-too-distant future. Thanks for your patience!

      1 · August 23, 2013

    • Jamie

      Thanks so much Vanessa for coordinating all this!

      August 23, 2013

  • Laura T.

    I'm pretty adept at HTML4 and CSS2, looking to jump into/up to HTML5 & CSS3. Is this likely to be too basic a workshop for me? I don't want to keep a spot from someone who can make full use of it or spend my time mostly watching. Thanks!

    August 22, 2013

    • Richard C.

      Hi Laura. You're probably on the upper edge of the target audience, but there will be things in the workshop that are new to you. Here's the question to ask yourself: "am I comfortable building applications that run in the browser" (as opposed to static pages or things that run in the server.) If not, there'll be value here for you. ...R

      August 22, 2013

    • Laura T.

      Richard, thanks. Exactly! That and semantic tagging. I'll be there.

      August 23, 2013

  • Giacomo B.

    will the material be available to those who cannot attend?

    August 22, 2013

    • d. d.

      really hope so. seems like a big demand for this class

      August 22, 2013

    • Richard C.

      This class is going to be more oriented around demos and exercises than "materials" (a/k/a a slide deck.) It's more "lab" than "lecture". How the session goes will tell me whether the materials can stand alone for self-study.

      August 22, 2013

  • carole k.

    oops! I see now that 39 are on the waitlist. I hope there's a next time!

    August 18, 2013

    • Vanessa W.

      Carole: We're looking into scheduling another one in about 6 months or so. Stay tuned and follow @sfhtml5 for announcements.

      August 21, 2013

  • Virginia

    Thank you, I hope I got the spot!
    Cordially,

    August 21, 2013

  • Virginia

    [masked]
    To Whom it may concern,
    I want to attend the event and remain on the wait list.
    Thank you.
    Cordially,
    Virginia Tyree

    August 20, 2013

  • Vanessa W.

    Please note the change in address.

    August 20, 2013

  • Prasad D.

    A last minute travel plan has come up and I can not attend this session.

    August 20, 2013

  • Richard C.

    Answering the most common questions:
    1. Vanessa and I are already talking about another run of this, probably after the holidays.
    2. It's going to be less about "materials" and "content" and more about the exercises. If you ever learned to speak another language, you spent most of the time up front practicing it and getting a feel for the grammar (vocabulary came later.)

    When you're done with this day, you should be able to look at a page's source and understand it, then be able to extract pieces and/or make changes. You should also be able to build straightforward pages of your own. You won't be an expert, but will have a good foundation to build on as you read other tutorials and attend future meetups.

    3 · August 20, 2013

  • Virginia

    Yes, would still like to attend.
    Than you Virginia

    August 20, 2013

  • jayanth m.

    Wanna go

    August 19, 2013

  • jayanth m.

    Ready to go

    August 19, 2013

  • Simon M.

    Will it be recorded?

    August 19, 2013

    • Peter L.

      Hi Simon, since it's a 6-hour workshop we won't be recording it. We'll look into making the materials available afterwards. Stay tuned.

      August 19, 2013

    • d. d.

      would love to have the materials made available after the meetup. thx!

      August 19, 2013

  • John M.

    Still want it :)

    August 19, 2013

  • John M.

    I want in!

    August 19, 2013

  • Cedric

    Hope something opens up!!! Crossing my fingers!

    August 18, 2013

  • carole k.

    hi, I am waitlisted. How many are on the waitlist and is there any chance I'll be in? By the way, even if I don't make it in, I think ClearSlide is awesome for supporting this opportunity!

    August 18, 2013

  • Lawrence

    I don't have a laptop. I guess I can't attend?

    August 12, 2013

    • Vanessa W.

      Hi Lawrence -- we do not have computers available for you to use, unfortunately, and one is needed for this workshop.

      August 13, 2013

  • Virginia W.

    Just signed up, but a friend can't make it... wondering if this is a 1-time workshop or if it will be held again? Thanks so much for doing this! :)

    August 2, 2013

    • Vanessa W.

      Hi Virginia- We currently have just this one workshop scheduled, but if there's interest, we may schedule another one. Stay tuned here and via @sfhtml5 on Twitter. Thanks!

      August 2, 2013

  • Sid

    How do u add +1 if u need to bring a friend

    July 30, 2013

    • Vanessa W.

      Please ask your friend to register as a member. Thanks!

      July 30, 2013

  • Katharine

    I have very little previous experience. Can I still attend and participate?

    July 30, 2013

    • Vanessa W.

      Hi Katharine -- It would be ideal if you met the prerequisites for this workshop (see "Preparing for this workshop" in the Description). There are a number of online tutorials that you can do to get a handle on HTML/CSS (such as http://www.codecademy...­).

      July 30, 2013

  • Vic

    2

    July 29, 2013

  • Amparo Del R.

    Great class. Love to take but busy this day.
    Let me know if you offer it again.

    July 29, 2013

  • Richard F.

    It's a bummer, I'd really like to go! But on that Saturday I leave for Burning Man. Wish it was a few days before. :(

    July 29, 2013

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