Past Meetup

Practice Project: Building a Website as a Team

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11 people went

Price: $20.00 /per person

IndieDesk DTLA

333 South Grand Ave. · Los Angeles, CA

How to find us

IndieDesk is located on the 4th floor of the Wells Fargo tower. Check in with security, take the elevator to the 4th floor, then follow the signs to IndieDesk

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Do you want to learn to put together a website starting from a design? Have you taken an HTML/CSS class or dabbled with HTML and CSS on your own? It's time to apply your skills by building a webpage from start to finish!

The best way to practice and build your HTML and CSS skills is by jumping in and just doing it from soup to nuts in a supportive environment where you can ask questions and get direction from your team members and TAs. Join us in a group setting and learn how to slice a design - i.e. create a site from a design file we will provide. The main purpose of this workshop is to provide you with assisted work time focused around a common, simulated but realistic project to reinforce and build your skills. You will learn the process of breaking down a mockup, the best practices in getting started, and you will gain experience constructing the main elements of a web page. Experienced TAs will be there to get you started and help you out along every step of the way.

Please note that we will not be spending much time on the design or design tools aspects of this process in this workshops. Instead, we'll be focused on the problem-solving and strategy that goes into 'reading' a design file and building a website from that file, while practicing our HTML and CSS skills.

If you want to become a front-end developer, you should attend this session. This is a great chance to get a feel for the way a front-end developer spends their days.

This is a working session, not a class or lecture.


You'll need a working knowledge of basic HTML and CSS. If you know more, great! There will even be a chance to practice some JavaScript if you've gotten that far. Please take our HTML and CSS quiz ( - you must score at least 65% on the quiz to qualify for this workshop.

Take the quiz here:

What to bring

Please come prepared with a laptop*, a charger, snacks and drinks, and determination! Power outlets, wifi, and love and support will be provided.

* No laptop? We have a limited number of laptops we can loan to students during class. Please fill out our Laptop Request form ( to let us know you need to borrow one!

Public Transit

If you don't want to deal with downtown traffic and parking, taking the Metro is a great option. Both the Red Line and the Purple Line stop at Pershing Square Station, a ten-minute walk to IndieDesk. If you don't live or work handy to one of those lines, don't forget about Metro's Park & Ride lots ( where you can leave your car and hop on the train to avoid having to drive and park downtown.


There’s some metered street parking. The Wells Fargo building parking structure has its entrance on Hope street. We can validate parking for this parking structure, but even with validation, the parking is still $10 (normally about $35, cash or credit card). There are also several other lots in the area. Note that most of these are cash only.:

Joe Auto Parking

338 South Hill Street Los Angeles, CA 90013 = $6

140 South Olive Street Los Angeles, CA 90012 = $10

137 South Hill Street Los Angeles, CA 90012 = $10

245 South Broadway Los Angeles, CA 90012 = $5

215 South Broadway Los Angeles, CA 90012 = $5

Califorina Park Plaza

351 S. Olive St. Los Angeles, CA 90013 = $11.30

Walt Disney Concert Hall

111 S. Grand Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90012 = $9

IndieDesk is located at 333 South Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA in the Wells Fargo North Tower at 3rd and Grand. To enter, you need to walk around to the back of the building as shown on the map and check in with building security. The building entrance is across from the Wells Fargo History Museum and has a revolving door.


We're here to help! If you have additional questions or would like to talk further before signing up for a class, please contact us at losangeles [at] girldevelopit dot com.

No Refunds

If you can no longer attend the class you signed up and paid for, your payment will be donated to the local chapter scholarship fund. You can help another woman in need!


This workshop is sponsored and hosted by IndieDesk.

Our events are women-inclusive, not women-exclusive. Anyone is welcome to attend our events and classes. All attendees are expected to abide by the Girl Develop It Code of Conduct. (