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Free Crash Course - Build Your Own Homepage!

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  • The Iron Yard

    101 N. Main, Suite 400, Greenville, SC (map)

    34.851166 -82.399147

  • We are located on the 4th floor of the Bank of America building!
  • Come spend Thursday evenings with The Iron Yard and learn how to build a functional homepage!

    Our Front End Engineering instructor Dan Dietz, will teach you how to design and prototype a simple Homepage.


    This 1.5-hour crash course introduces you to the basics of web design and development. The project is similar to homework on the first day of our 12-week, Immersive Front End Engineering course. You will learn enough HTML and CSS to design and code a full web page, and a few design principles to help you make an attractive, usable site.


    Attendees leave the class with a complete, one page site that is functional and presentable.


    Laptop that is WiFi capable. Laptops are required to complete the course. However, if you do not have one and would simply like to attend as an observer, you're certainly welcome to sign up and you'll still learn a lot!

    Atom (text editor), download here:

    • Course materials, download here:

    URL you will need handy during the course:


    Basics of HTML
    Discuss the Purpose of HTMLDemonstrate Tags, Nesting, Attributes
    *Demonstrate Structure of a Document
    *Demonstrate Links

    Basics of CSS
    Demonstrate CSS Basics
    *Use CSS Basic Properties
    *Explain CSS Defaults
    *Discuss Basic Selector Strategy

    Basics of Web Design
    *Arrange information hierarchically.
    *Navigation should be obvious
    *Design for scanning, not reading

    Project Challenge
    *Build a page with HTML and CSS

    Second Project Challenge (Intro to JavaScript and jQuery)
    *Improve your project with a little JavaScript and jQuery
    *Stick around for networking

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