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CSS for Beginners (Previously An intro to CSS for bloggers) September Meetup

We're changing the title of the meetup to "CSS for Beginners" instead of An intro to CSS for bloggers, since the topic is applicable to anyone using WordPress as a general CMS or as a blog :-)

Updated Outline:

Natalie MacLees will give a general introduction to how CSS works: syntax, selectors, and properties.

Suzette Franck will then tackle how to use CSS inside WordPress specifically - how to customize it, using inspector tools to figure out what to change, etc.

And to answer everyone's favorite question, yes, we'll have food and drinks there that evening.

For a October Preview, we'll likely be going with the 2nd/3rd highest voted topic: "WordPress Security" using the "new" Blankspaces Santa Monica location conveniently located on 2nd Street.

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  • Callie

    Good event, went a bit fast for me as I have zero CSS experience. Maybe a 2 day event next time to cover it more in-depth?

    September 18, 2014

  • Rolando

    Awesome as usual!!!

    1 · September 18, 2014

  • Natalie M.

    Here is a zip of my html, css and notes file for my presentation tonight: http://files.meetup.com/1388107/intro-to-css.zip

    And here's the website where you can grab random named CSS colors: http://www.colors.commutercreative.com/

    September 17, 2014

    • Rachel

      Thanks so much, Natalie and Suzette!

      1 · September 18, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Thank you Rachel! :)

      1 · September 18, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great group!

    1 · September 18, 2014

    • Ric G.

      Hi Suzette, I got turned back by traffic and missed your presentation :( Any slides or to share with those who missed out?

      September 18, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Aw, sorry about that! I mostly did a demo, but I did give a similar CSS talk at last WordCamp Las Vegas, the slides are here: https://speakerdeck.co...­

      1 · September 18, 2014

  • Karen M.

    Great topic, great info, great food, great venue! :-)

    1 · September 18, 2014

  • Jansen H.

    Can't come to this one (though we want to so bad!) but we'll be at the November Chinatown one for sure!

    September 8, 2014

    • Jansen H.

      Looks like we will be able to make it! Yay! See you then!

      September 17, 2014

    • Rachel

      Great to see you again, Lisa and Jansen! See you at the next one! :)

      September 18, 2014

  • Dan

    How about a location closer to LAX area or Marina area? Would have loved to have attended, but 1 hour plus travel ... that dog isn't that "klever".

    September 17, 2014

    • Natalie M.

      Yep, we'll be on the Westside next month, and you can also check out the super-awesome South Bay WordPress Meetup: http://www.meetup.com...­

      September 17, 2014

    • Dan

      Great

      September 17, 2014

  • Tez

    Hi. Is there a fee for this Meetup? Thanks. :-)

    September 16, 2014

    • Natalie M.

      No - we have wonderful and generous sponsors that allow us to offer our meetups for free.

      2 · September 17, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    So sorry I won't be able to make it.

    September 16, 2014

  • Mary B.

    Can't go - cable guy is coming late afternoon, right when I'd have to leave. See you guys in Oct!

    September 16, 2014

  • Linda S.

    Are you close to setting a date for October yet? Hoping you're thinking Wednesday, Oct 15th?

    September 15, 2014

    • Natalie M.

      We meet the third Wed of every month, so yes, October will be the 15th.

      September 15, 2014

  • auroriele

    Have a Wordpress problem with Menus...Would anyone be willing to help?

    September 12, 2014

    • noel s.

      Hi Auroriele, welcome to our WP meetup group. In the future, could you please post help requests in our Message boards. We'd like to this area for discussions around the event itself. Also people who are RSVPed yes to the event get a notification for these messages as well. So we kindly request everyone use the message boards :-) Thank you!

      September 12, 2014

    • auroriele

      Ok, will do. Sorry about that.

      1 · September 13, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I know a lot about CSS if you'd like me to present something...

    September 11, 2014

    • noel s.

      Hi Daniel, thanks for the kind offer but I think Natalie and Suzette have it covered for now!

      September 12, 2014

  • noel s.

    Updated Outline:

    Natalie MacLees will give a general introduction to how CSS works - syntax, selectors, and properties work.

    Suzette Franck will then tackle how to use CSS inside WordPress specifically - how to customize it, using inspector tools to figure out what to change, etc.

    September 12, 2014

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