Intermediate HTML/CSS (2 day series)

Brad's Deals - 640 N. LaSalle St., Suite 460 Chicago - View Map Girl Develop It Chicago
Sat, Jun 7, 2014, 10:00 AM (CDT)

About this event

This class is a two-day series meeting on Saturday, June 7 from 10AM-3PM and Sunday, June 8 from 12PM-3PM. Makeup sessions are not offered.

Have you experimented with basic HTML/CSS, but want to take the next step in learning how to make an interesting, modern website? Already have your own site and want to have more control over it? 

Do you feel giddy at the prospect of learning responsive design and new HTML5 and CSS3 elements?

Then this class is for you. 

This intermediate program will cover topics related to fonts, compatibility, responsive design, and the cool, new capabilities of HTML5 and CSS3. 

Note: You are not required to take our introductory workshop before taking this one, but it is recommended if you are new to HTML/CSS. If you are unsure if you should take intro or intermediate, consult the topic list below or post a question in the comments.

A limited number of scholarships are available for those with a financial hardship. To apply, click here. Do not RSVP for the event. The deadline to apply for a scholarship is May 24. Scholarship applicants will be notified shortly after the deadline. Class capacity does not impact scholarship students.

Cost: $90

Dates:  Saturday, June 7 (10AM-3PM) and Sunday, June 8 (12-3PM)

Location: Brad's Deals, 640 N. LaSalle St., Suite 460, Chicago

Tech requirements:

• Your laptop (Mac, PC, or Linux are all okay). 

• A modern web browser - either Chrome or Firefox with Firebug installed. 

• A text editor. We recommend Sublime Text 2 (free; available for both Mac and PC). 

Topics covered:

• Review of HTML conventions and naming 

• Review of CSS basics, including: reset, floating, the box model, and cascading

• HTML form elements

• New semantic HTML5 elements, advantages and disadvantages to HTML5, and the history of HTML5

• CSS3 properties and abilities, including: rounded corners, drop shadows, gradients, opacity, and @font-face

• CSS3 transitions, animations and transformations (!!!!!!)

• New CSS3 selectors and pseudo-selectors 

• Microdata and how it relates to SEO and accessibility 

• Multimedia, geo-location, and storage

• Responsive design using media queries

• Cross-browser compatibility

If you are unsure if you should take Intro or Intermediate, use the above topic list to help to determine which class is more suited to your skills.

Instructor: Lauren Scott

Lauren is a full-stack web developer, poet, Dev Bootcamp graduate, and general life enthusiast.  She loves programming because it combines her passion for creating things with her love of problem solving.  Girl Develop It gave her a safe space to throw herself whole-heartedly into web development, and she’s ready to pay it forward!  She’s passionate about teaching, learning, coding, feminism, tabletop RPGs and a good dumpling. 

Host: Brad's Deals

Brad’s Deals is a curated guide to the best shopping deals used by over 10 million consumers. We level the playing field and reduce the noise in people’s lives to give them back time, save them money and help them to be better consumers. We’re focused on solving really cool problems, like scaling out a service that is doubling in traffic every year, building an engaged community of avid deal seekers, defining the future of retail on mobile, and processing huge amounts of data to deliver the most relevant content to the right people, in the right channel, at the right time. 

Note: you must provide your first and last name as it appears on your ID when you RSVP for building security.


Saturday, Jun 7
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM (CDT)


Brad's Deals
640 N. LaSalle St., Suite 460 Chicago