Past Meetup

HTML201: Beyond the Basics of HTML/CSS

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Price: $90.00 /per person
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This class runs on Sat, July 18 & Sun, July 19 from 12:45pm to 5pm.

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 confirmation 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.

Want to help out at this class? We're always looking for TA's! Contact the organizer at yasmine at girldevelopit dot com.

Unemployed or in financial distress and interested in taking this class? Apply for a scholarship (

All attendees are expected to abide by the Girl Develop It Code of Conduct (