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Web Design Essentials 1

FrontEnd Classes

April 16, 2022, 5:00 PM UTC – May 7, 2022, 8:00 PM UTC


About this event

HTML and CSS are the building blocks of all modern websites—from the structure and content of a page, to its aesthetic and visual appearance. These two languages give us the ability to create high-quality sites that are responsive, accessible, and appealing.

Web Design Essentials 1 will introduce you to the basics of HTML and CSS. Through hands-on exercises and small projects, you’ll learn and acquire the skills to plan, structure, build, and style websites. You’ll gain an understanding of key topics in modern web development such as accessibility and semantic coding, and start to cultivate your own web development practice. This series will give you the foundation needed to move on to intermediate web development tools and concepts such as CSS Flexbox and more.

This four-class series will cover:

  • Understanding how to plan and structure a web page
  • Working with HTML elements to create structured web content
  • Using CSS properties to add style to web content
  • Understanding the Box Model
  • Working with images and image types
  • An introduction to Responsive Web Design with media queries
  • Learning about standard web development practices
    • Semantic HTML and CSS
    • Accessibility
    • Using Web Browser Tools for Debugging

Event Details:

Class 1: Saturday, April 16th, 1:00p - 4:00p ET/ 10:00a - 1:00p PT
Class 2: Saturday, April 23rd, 1:00p - 4:00p ET/ 10:00a - 1:00p PT
Class 3: Saturday, April 30th, 1:00p - 4:00p ET/ 10:00a - 1:00p PT
Class 4: Saturday, May 7th, 1:00p - 4:00p ET/ 10:00a - 1:00p PT

Cohort Cost: $240 for 12 hours of instruction

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No prior knowledge or experience of HTML-CSS experience is required.

If you have prior basic knowledge of HTML-CSS, you’re welcome to enroll (taking a refresher course is good!), but note that the series is intended for beginners and is paced accordingly.

Technical Requirements:

  • A web browser
    • Recommended: Chrome or Firefox
  • An online code editor account
  • A code or text editor
    • Recommended: Visual Studio Code or Atom
  • Optional: A Github account
  • Join GDI’s Community Slack channel (Invites will be sent after registration)

Code of Conduct:

Girl Develop It is focused on providing opportunities for women and non-binary individuals to learn web and software development, but our classes and events are open to all genders and identities. We are dedicated to providing a welcoming and comfortable environment for all to learn to code and every attendee is expected to uphold our Code of Conduct (http://www.