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Beyond the Basics of HTML/CSS

Our follow up course to Intro to HTML/CSS - this weekend Beyond the Basics with HTML/CSS course runs on Saturday March 22nd and Sunday March 23rd from 12:45pm - 5pm each day. 

You took Intro to HTML/CSS, and learned a great what? In this class, we'll be building a single-page website with all the new hotness: HTML5 for semantical structure and CSS3 for sweet visual flourishes like gradients, rounded corners, and drop shadows. The latest CSS specification provides advanced selectors, graphical enhancements, and better font support that make our sites more visually appealing without using font image replacement techniques, complex JavaScript, or graphics tools.

We'll also try out some more advanced techniques, like CSS animations and responsive design, and we'll talk about some flashy HTML5 features that do require JavaScript.

To get the most out of this class, you should have a working knowledge of basic HTML and CSS. You may have taken Intro to HTML through Girl Develop It, or maybe you have built a site for fun.

To help you gauge whether or not this class is a good fit given your current skill set, you must take this mandatory quiz. You will be asked to enter your score, when you register via Meetup. A review will be provided before we start the new material and you can view the material from our class on our website (look under the "Intermediate HTML"). If you have additional questions, feel free to post them below.

Tech Requirements:
-A new laptop bought within the last 3 years. Note: a netbook or tablet is NOT a substitute!
-Google Chrome (or Firefox is ok)
-A text editor. We recommend Sublime Text 2 (It's free and available for both Mac and PC).

About the teacher:

Elise is an engineering director and front-end engineer at Monetate. Her specialties include HTML, JavaScript, and CSS, though she also has experience in PHP, VB, and C#. She has been a volunteer at Girl Develop It for the past year, assisting in numerous classes. She is a musician and operates what her husband refers to as the "gluten-free test kitchen" out of their home. You may have seen her fronting a rock band, presenting at the 2012 Geek Awards, or volunteering at other women-in-tech events around the city. You can connect with her on Twitter at @Not_Pele.

Please note that we cannot issue refunds, since there's an overhead to issuing refunds via and we already offer the workshops at such a low-cost. Missed sessions can be made up if the course is offered again with the same instructor. Please contact the GDI organizer of the event within 24 hours.

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  • Ali W.

    Hey ladies, I hope you all enjoyed the class this weekend! A few of you asked me how to continue learning and practicing html5/css3 and I suggested going to some Code for Philly meet ups. Code for Philly is in need for front end developers so you should definitely check it out! The next meet up is this Thursday the 27th at Devnuts (908A N. 3rd St.) from 5pm-10pm (come whenever, we also serve pizza). Heres the site:

    Hope to see you there!

    1 · March 25, 2014

  • Tara

    Hi ladies, I'm wondering if it'd be redundant to take both this course & the Sass course that week. I've passed the tests to take both. Thanks!

    February 26, 2014

    • Lisa B.

      April 26, save the date!

      1 · March 22, 2014

    • Serita L.

      thanks Lisa :)

      March 22, 2014

  • Nihara

    Unfortunately, I'm not going to make it tomorrow :( I hope there's another class scheduled sometime in the near future!

    March 21, 2014

    • Lisa B.

      Sorry you have to miss it!

      March 22, 2014

  • Lisa B.

    We're looking for a TA for this course, please message me if you can help out!

    March 21, 2014

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