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This talk is a two part presentation on CSS basics and how to take your website backgrounds to the next level with Jill Binder and Robert Dall.

CSS 101

CSS for beginners! Think kindergarten class with construction paper for adults doing code.

Like your Wordpress theme but wish you could change a few things? Change the background? Change something's size? Move some things around?

If you've been trying out different themes on your sites and keep feeling like the theme is almost perfect if only you could tweak a few things, but you've never touched code before and wouldn't know how to start, then this talk is for you.

In this talk, we are going to cover:
- How to change things like size, colour, position, etc.
- What a child theme is, why use one, and a quick and dirty way to make one in 5 seconds
- Where to put your custom CSS
- What Firebug is and how it is a themer's best friend

Side effects may include:
- Confidence to try out some CSS on your own

Speaker Bio:
Jill Binder started developing websites back when tables were the way to position elements. Very glad for the advent of CSS, she learned how to bend it to her will via an advanced web development program at BCIT which gave her up-to-the-date skills, followed by doing custom theming full-time at a Drupal web agency. (Drupal requires extra bendiness.) Now she creates completely custom Wordpress sites that don't look like Wordpress.

Taking your website backgrounds to the next level

With the varying shapes and sizes of screens these days. Websites either need to flex to the size or make use of a background colour or image to fill in the spaces around the edge. These spaces are somewhat neglected and sometimes lack the connection to the branding of the site and or company. Through a lot of trial and error I will show you some tricks and trades I have picked up and use in my daily development.

Speaker Bio:
Robert Dall is the owner and web developer of called 32spokes Web Design. He am passionate about WordPress and have been since starting his first WordPress blog in 2007. In a former life he was a news photographer for newspapers across Western Canada and the Arctic.

Workshop Sponsorship
Thank you to our sponsor, The Network Hub, for providing space for our monthly workshops! The Network Hub is a beautiful co-working space located in the heart of Vancouver. Check them out at www.thenetworkhub.ca (http://www.thenetworkhub.ca/)