Register for Beginning HTML/CSS
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This course is a real-world, skills-based workshop that provides essential knowledge of HTML and CSS, both in theory and practical application.
HTML and CSS are without question the foundation to all web apps and websites. Becoming competent in HTML & CSS doesn’t take long and can give you the knowledge to build and maintain basic web pages, prototypes and marketing assets. If you are self-taught, have limited formal training in HTML/CSS, still confused about best practices, just faking it, frustrated with code, or still don’t quite “get it,” this course is perfect for you.
What should I expect from the course?
On Day 1 we’ll run through the basic introduction to HTML and CSS, we’ll cover core concepts, best practices for using structural elements, semantics, page structure, and how HTML and CSS work together to control page presentation.
On Day 2 of the course we’ll dedicate most of the time to a hands-on lab where students will develop an entire web page from scratch. We will apply what we’ve learned to create wireframes, then basic visual prototypes with Fireworks and Photoshop and lastly we will code up the entire design. During the process you’ll learn how to applying best practice workflow techniques, and about the best available software and technologies for designing and editing code.
Who should attend?
Any professional wanting to develop or improve existing web skills and habits:
- Graphic Designers
- UX/UI Designers
- Entrepreneurs who want to manage their own website
- Front-End Developers
- Back-End Developers with limited HTML/CSS experience
- Marketing or other professionals who need to understand the web design process
What will I learn during the two days?
Our instructors will work with you to execute the best course of study for you. During this two day course you will learn and develop:
- A clear understanding of the relationship between structure (HTML) and presentation (CSS)
- How to properly use semantic markup
- New HTML5 structural elements
- How to effectively control page layout and positioning using CSS
- Best practices for creating and managing styles
- How to test and debug your website
- Various naming conventions
- How to use descendent selectors
- How to go from visual prototype to code
- Which techniques and applications to use for creating wireframes
- Fireworks vs. Photoshop: Which to use? When? Why?
- Workflow techniques: how to go from design to code
Thursday, July 11th, 2013
Riverworks, 480 Pleasant St, 4th fl
Watertown, MA – Map
$1500 per seat.
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What People Are Saying:
"I entered the program hoping to get a clear understanding of the fundamentals of both languages as well as best practices for coding, and that is exactly what I got! I feel more comfortable designing and coding now, and have confidence to continue moving forward in web design. "
- Mike Stone, Startup Entrepreneur
“As for the class with Michael, overall I thought it was truly fantastic! I really respect his teaching style (especially being a teacher myself). He made certain things clear to me that no one else has been able to when it comes to this (HTML) stuff.”
- Brian Tetrault, Photographer & Business Owner, Brian Tetrault Productions
"The course structure and instructors Michael, Steve, and Tim were 'bloody brilliant.' The material was presented in such a sensible way that I was able to just drink it in. This course and the material I learned will greatly enhance my value to companies."
- Dorrie Bartels, BSN/RN Healthcare IT Professional