Crystal Tech Fund - 2231 Crystal Drive, Suite 1000 Arlington - View Map Girl Develop It D.C.
Mon, Sep 29, 2014, 6:30 PM (EDT)

About this event

Due to the restrictions of Meetup's registration, we can't schedule multi-day events, so keep in mind that this Meetup event serves as registration for the entire course. 

This 4-class HTML5/CSS3 course runs for four Mondays:

Class 1, Structure Standards and HTML5: Monday, Sept 29 6:30p-8:30p

Class 2, Intro to CSS3: Monday, Oct 6 6:30p-8:30p

Class 3, Advances in HTML5: Monday, Oct 13 6:30p-8:30p

Class 4, Introduction to Responsive Design & Compatibility: Monday, Oct 27 6:30p-8:30p

Please note there is a two week gap between Class 3 and Class 4 due to the MoDev Wearables + Things conference taking place on Monday Oct 20. 

In this class, we'll be building a single-page website (think with all the new hotness: HTML5 for structure and CSS3 for sweet visual flourishes like animations, gradients, rounded corners, and drop shadows. I'll show you how easy it is to use web fonts for typography (down with Arial amiright?!). CSS3 provides advanced selectors, graphical enhancements, and better font support that makes our sites more visual appealing without using font image replacement techniques, complex JavaScript, or graphics tools.

To get the most out of this class, you should have a working knowledge of basic HTML and CSS. You may have taken Intro to HTML/CSS through Girl Develop It, or you have built a site for fun.

To help you gauge whether or not this class is a good fit given your current skill set, you must take this mandatory quiz. Anything better than 70% should allow you to follow along in the class. A review will be provided before we start the new material and you can view the material we'll be basing our class on on our website (look under "Intermediate HTML"). If you have additional questions, feel free to post them below.

About the Teacher:

Megan Robinson is the Associate Director of Creative and Digital Marketing Strategy for The Webster Group (TWG).  She’s an experienced and skilled web developer and graphic designer with a strong background in marketing.  She combines her skills in web development, social media marketing and graphic design to create interactive and beautiful marketing packages for clients that help to establish them as leaders in their prospective industries.

Ms. Robinson is an active member of the American Marketing Association and Phi Mu DC Alumni Chapter. In her free time, she enjoys cooking, exercising, lazy Sundays her husband, and surfing the web for the most epic cat memes and videos of the week

Please bring/install the following on your computer prior to class: 

• Your laptop and charger. Note: A netbook or tablet is NOT a substitute.  

• A code editor installed. (We recommend Notepad++ for Windows and SublimeText 2 for Windows or Mac.  Both are free.)

• A modern browser with either Chrome and the "Web Developer"extension or Firefox and Firebug installed.


<a href="">Disruption Corporation is generously providing space at their Crystal Tech Fund offices in Crystal City for our classes!  They are an amazing partner, and we encourage you to Tweet your thanks @disruptioncorp

Tortoise & Hare will be providing food and drinks for classes!  Please give them a shout out on Twitter @tortoiseharebar 


There's an underground parking garage at the intersection of Crystal Dr. and 23rd St. - you can park there as it's directly under the building (follow signs to bldg 2231).  Parking is free for events after 5pm.  There is also a free garage across the street.  

Alternately, you can take the metro to the Crystal City metro station on yellow/blue lines.  The office is only a couple short blocks away.  

Refund Policy: Your payment guarantees your seat in the course. If something changes after registration and you cannot attend the course, your seat is yours to sell or give to someone else - just please let us know who!  As a rule we don't offer refunds or credits;  Instead your class fee will go toward our chapter fund which we will use to establish a scholarship fund going forward.   That said, please do reach out and let us know if you have extenuating circumstances.


Monday, Sep 29
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM (EDT)


Crystal Tech Fund
2231 Crystal Drive, Suite 1000 Arlington