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CSS Basics (2-class series)

  • Jan 22, 2014 · 6:15 PM
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Description

CSS is HTML's other half and the way we style web sites. If HTML is the frame if your house, CSS is the paint, curtains, light fixtures, etc.

In this two-class series, we'll guide you through everything you need to know to start bringing your site design to life. We'll begin by explaining the three methods of connecting CSS to your HTML, explaining when and where you'll use each.

Then, we'll introduce you to the CSS style properties that will let you control everything from font size to padding, margins to background images---you name it.

Pre-requisite: Experience with HTML and basic web site publishing.

NB: This course is the essential precursor to our CSS: Positioning & Layouts class and a prerequisite for many other classes we teach.

 

Dates

Wednesdays @ 6:30-8:30pm (Doors open at 6:00pm to get a good seat and get set up)

Class 1 - January 22nd: The why and how of applying styles

Class 2 - January 29th: Colors, typography, borders, margins, padding, etc.

All the notes for the course will be available online for you to use during and after the class.

 

Location

11th floor, Room Singapore

Cambridge Innovation Center

1 Broadway, Cambridge, MA

Cambridge, MA 02142

 

T Stop: Kendall / MIT

Street parking is available (though usually sparse) on Broadway St., Third St., and Main St.


Access

Please bring photo ID. Upon entering 1 Broadway you'll check in with security. Tell them you're visiting the 11th floor.

Once you depart the elevator, turn left and walk down the hallway until you get to the locked glass door. If one of us is not there waiting to open the door, call Nicole @ [masked] and we'll come let you in.

We're meeting in the room labeled Singapore.

 

Payment

The total cost for the course (both classes) is $50.

You'll pay a $5 deposit when you RSVP via Meetup.com; because we have limited space, this is to save your spot in the class.

Then, the remaining $45 will be paid at the first class. We accept cash or PayPal.

+1 Young adult discount (girls 16 and under): half-pints are half-off if they're attending with you (shrinking the gap starts early, folks).

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Nicole & Susan - Sorry I can't make it to this week's class. Last minute have to go to the dentist & Wed evening appointment is all I could get. But have a great class everyone and am looking forward to the Bootstrap workshop! :)

    January 28, 2014

    • Nicole N.

      Ugh, hope it's nothing serious at the dentist. Thanks for the heads up! =)

      January 28, 2014

  • Nicole N.

    Hi all, just wanted to confirm that the class is on for tonight. For those driving, the parking ban was lifted this morning. See you all soon! =)

    January 22, 2014

  • Melissa C.

    Sorry I just had to change my RSVP as I'm not feeling well. Hopefully someone else can use my spot. Will plan to attend next time you offer.

    January 22, 2014

    • Nicole N.

      Aww, sorry you are under the weather, Melissa. Hope you are better soon!

      January 22, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    If the class doesn't get snowed out, I'm happy to help out as a TA again.

    1 · January 21, 2014

    • Susan B.

      Cool! As of right now the class is still on, but we'll see how the day goes / when they lift the snow emergency in Cambridge. I'll comment again later today to say for sure.

      January 22, 2014

  • Anne R.

    I need to pay for the class. How do I do that from my home computer?

    1 · January 21, 2014

    • Susan B.

      Hi Anne - If you visit http://thewc.co/local­ look on the bottom left for instructions on how to pay via Paypal. Shoot me an email ([masked]) if you have any questions about this.

      1 · January 21, 2014

  • Amanda P.

    Oh no! I could have sworn we talked about this being on a Tuesday :(:(:( what happens if I rsvp'd and can't go?

    January 16, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      I think that was the 4 class CSS Layout & Positioning class that was on Tuesdays. Which brings up the question - could we skip right to that class after HTML or do we really need the CSS basics?

      1 · January 17, 2014

    • Nicole N.

      Hey Amanda, Jen's right--the CSS layouts class is on Tuesdays, but this class is on Wednesdays. I'll email you with some options.

      Re the order question: you'll definitely want to take CSS Basics before tackling the layouts class. Basics introduces you to CSS and how it works. Layouts is designed for those who have a familiarity with CSS and it jumps right in to using it to layout pages and position elements on the page.

      January 17, 2014

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