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Web Design Essentials I

FrontEnd Classes

Thu, Jan 20, 12:00 AM (UTC)


About this event


Web design is the visual styling and layout of a website. It requires a good understanding of color, type, alignment, and harmony. With pleasing aesthetics, organized navigation, and sensible UX, visitors are more likely to stay on the site and view multiple pages.

We'll have a hands-on evening practicing the key principles of design and implementing them. Design is more than colors and fonts: it begins with establishing client goals, formulating a strategy to achieve those goals, and creating a strong design concept to support the strategy. Brainstorming and sketching out ideas is part of this fun process, so bring paper and pen or tablet to get started!

Once you've got the design figured out, you use HTML and CSS to build the site. As time allows, we'll explore how to: add contrast, use continuity, align items, group elements together, improve hierarchy, and ensure good readability. Gather your questions and bring them to our class!

Event Details:

Class 1: Wednesday, January 19 @7p - 9p ET/4p - 6p PT
Class 2: Monday, January 24 @7p - 9p/4p - 6p PT
Class 3: Wednesday, January26 @7p - 9p ET/4p - 6p PT
Class 4: Monday, January 31, @7p - 9p ET/4p - 6p PT
Class 5: Wednesday, February 2 @7p - 9p ET/4p - 6p PT
Class 6: Monday, February 7 @7p - 9p ET/4p - 6p PT

This cohort will be followed by a Web Design Fundamentals II advanced series, starting February 12 - March 5 on Saturdays, 1p - 4p ET/10a - 1p PT - we hope you are able to join us!

Class Cost: $240 for 6 class series, 12 hours instruction

Want More from GDI?  GDI offers a variety of ways you can join our community! Whether you are brand new to tech or want to advance the experience you've already racked up, we have something for you. When you join as a member, you develop your own pathway to develop code, confidence, and community. If you just want to get your feet wet or want a personal coach to land your dream job, GDI has memberships to match your interest, availability, and budget. Learn more here. 

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.


  • Tinuola Awopetu


  • Katie Franco

    Girl Develop It

    Executive Director

  • Tinuola Awopetu

    Training Director

  • Katie Brydon

    Girl Develop It

    Community Director

  • Alex Vaughn