CSS: Positioning & Layouts (4-class series)


This course picks up where our CSS Basics class left off - we'll explain positioning and layouts, probably the most challenging part of CSS. Practice is key to understanding layouts, so we'll work through exercises and examples that demonstrate each of the different techniques.

Whether you're relatively new to CSS, or you've had your fair share of trying to sort out terms such as float, fixed, relative, and absolute, we bet you'll walk away from this class saying, "I think I'm starting to really get this!"

Pre-requisites: An understanding of HTML and knowledge of how to use CSS to style HTML elements. If you've had our CSS Basics course, you're set! Not sure if you are ready? Try this 3-question quiz!



Thursdays 6:30-8:30pm (Doors open at 6:00pm to get a good seat, grab a snack, and get set up)

Class 1 - August 22: Layout approaches

Class 2 - August 29: Fixed positioning

Class 3 - September 5: Absolute and relative positioning

Class 4 - September 12: Float



11th floor, Room Singapore

Cambridge Innovation Center

1 Broadway, Cambridge, MA

Cambridge, MA 02142


T Stop: Kendall / MIT

Street parking is available on Broadway St., Third St., and Main St.



Please bring photo ID. Upon entering 1 Broadway you'll check in with security. Tell them you're visiting the 11th floor.

Once you depart the elevator, you'll find glass doors that are locked. If one of us is not there waiting to open the door, call Nicole @ [masked] and we'll come let you in.

We're meeting in the room labeled Singapore.



The total cost for the course (including all 4 classes) is $95.

You'll pay a $10 deposit when you RSVP via Meetup.com; because we have limited space, this is to save your spot in the class.

Then, the remaining $85 will be paid at the first class. We accept cash or PayPal; there is a $5 discount for cash payments.

+1 Young adult discount (girls 16 and under): half-pints are half-off if they're attending with you (shrinking the gap starts early, folks).

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  • Suzanne S

    There should be alternative to hosting them yourself of using Google. though I appreciate Google's stuff, to give them so much power could be a problem. I think some cloud host services will help keep things sane. Anyone experienced this?

    September 12, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Can someone help me understand how to utilize icons/icon-fonts in CSS/HTML? I'd like to be able to style the icon (i.e. change its color or change color when user hovers over it).

    September 5, 2013

    • Susan B.

      Alternatively, you host the icon fonts yourself and call them just like any other font. Example, here's the font files I have for one of my projects: http://note.io/19K3cD...­ (Sorry I'm spreading this out over multiple replies...Hate how meetup submits when you hit enter)

      September 12, 2013

    • Susan B.

      Other hosted option: http://pictos.cc/serv...­

      September 12, 2013

  • Sylvia

    I won't be able to make the first class, but I still want to take this course. Will I miss too much in the first class if I can only join for the last three? Is there another series of this course planned for other dates soon?

    1 · August 4, 2013

    • Sylvia

      Hello, I was wondering where I could get access to the class notes? I had to miss the first class, and I'd like to review the notes in order to catch up before tomorrow. Thanks!

      1 · August 28, 2013

    • Nicole N.

      Just emailed you. =)

      August 28, 2013

  • Mary B.

    The first session was already very helpful in clarifying concepts that had stumped me in past classes. Susan and Nicole make theory very accessible, esp for visual learners who may not have STEM heavy backgrounds. I would recommend for anyone who is relatively confident with html/css but still at beginner level.

    2 · August 23, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Is this class structured more like a lecture or a hands-on class where we will be programming? (Do we need to bring our computers?)

    August 20, 2013

    • Nicole N.

      Hi Lillian, the short answers are: 1) it's a mix, and 2) you can, but don't have to. Longer answers are here: http://webstartwomen....­

      Let me know if you have any other questions. =)

      August 20, 2013

  • Melissa

    Hi Nicole,
    I was looking over the class information between here and codagogy.com and was hoping to get clarification upon the price discrepancies. Are these the same class? Or are they completely separate operations entirely?

    Thank You,

    August 19, 2013

    • Nicole N.

      No problem, Melissa. The in-person class takes place at the CIC in Kendall Square, but the Codagogy class is entirely online.

      August 20, 2013

    • Melissa

      Perfect! Thanks again :)

      1 · August 20, 2013

  • Suzanne S

    Can I get a discount if I have taken the class before. I learned so much but I'd like to do it again.

    1 · July 16, 2013

    • Nicole N.

      Yep, we can work something out, Suzanne. I'll email you. =)

      July 16, 2013

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