Intro to HTML/CSS (one-day workshop)

Centro - 222 West Hubbard Suite 400 Chicago - View Map Girl Develop It Chicago
Sat, May 9, 2015, 9:00 AM (CDT)

About this event

Want to learn how to build your own website? Already have your own site and want to have more control over it? Interested in learning to program but want to start small? If you answered yes to any of the questions above, this course is for you!  

If you've experienced frustration when trying to build your own websites before...

have no fear! Girl Develop It will help you tackle the basics of HTML and CSS without breaking a sweat. This beginner-level program will teach you the basics and help you along the way as you develop your own website.

By the end of the class, HTML and CSS will no longer be your foes. You'll be like:

Cost: $90 
No shows: your course fee will be donated to the chapter scholarship fund. 

Date: Saturday, May 9th from 9 a.m.–6 p.m. 
Breakfast and coffee will be provided. Students will get an hour to break for lunch.

Location: Centro - 222 W. Hubbard, Suite 200

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 April 29th. Scholarship applicants will be notified shortly after the deadline. Class capacity does not impact scholarship students.

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:

• What is HTML? How does it interact with the browser?

• Basic layout of an HTML page, including nesting.

• Basic HTML elements, such as paragraphs and lists.

• What is CSS? How does it work? How do you use it?

• Font changes, color changes, styles, layouts, and positioning with CSS.

• Using divs, spans, ids, and classes to style your content.

• The box model, floats, columns, headers, and footers.

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.

Have a course voucher? Redeem it here!

Instructor: Lana Rakhman

Lana Rakhman is a a former teacher/poet turned software engineer. She loves coding, teaching, and her two cats. She works at Centro, teaches/TAs at Girl Develop It, and co-organizes RailsBridge.

Host: Centro

If you are interested in being a teaching assistant for this workshop, please contact Paige through Meetup or via email. TAing is a great way to practice what you know and to get to know members of our community. 

All attendees, including staff and volunteers, are expected to abide by the Girl Develop It code of conduct.

Have a course voucher? Redeem it here!


Saturday, May 9
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM (CDT)


222 West Hubbard Suite 400 Chicago