HTML and CSS 101 Day 2

This class will meet for two sessions. Both sessions are covered for the $90 class fee.

Class 1: April 19th, 1pm-4pm

Introduction to HTML. What is it? Why does it matter? We’ll step through the basic history of HTML, including how it interacts with the browser and why that matters. Then we’ll discuss the layout of an HTML page, including html, body, head and nesting. Finally, we’ll go through many of the basic HTML elements. You’ll begin to make a personal portfolio page with HTML elements.

Introduction to CSS. Colors? Styles? What? It’s all true. And you thought we are going to make you live your life in black and white. We’ll go through most of the css styles, including font changes, layout, size, and color. You will show how to connect them to html selectors to bring color and style to your portfolio page.

Class 2: April 26th, 1pm-4pm

Digging deeper into HTML and how it works with CSS. We’ll learn about some more HTML elements and learn how to include id and class selectors in our CSS. You’ll start customizing your portfolio with all sorts of goodies and personal style.

Box model? Floating? Columns? What is this sorcery? Now that you’ve got the basics of CSS and HTML down, we’ll take it to the next level and get you started down the path of being a pro. You’ll add columns, footers and headers to your portfolio page.

Prerequisites

This is a great class to take if you’re interested in getting started with coding, but haven’t done it before. There are no prerequisites. Come one, come all! Get your feet wet with a little code.

Instructor: Suzette Franck

http://www.meetup.com/Girl-Develop-It-Los-Angeles/events/221511274/


 

HTML and CSS 101

This class will meet for two sessions. Both sessions are covered for the $90 class fee.

Class 1: April 19th, 1pm-4pm

Introduction to HTML. What is it? Why does it matter? We’ll step through the basic history of HTML, including how it interacts with the browser and why that matters. Then we’ll discuss the layout of an HTML page, including html, body, head and nesting. Finally, we’ll go through many of the basic HTML elements. You’ll begin to make a personal portfolio page with HTML elements.

Introduction to CSS. Colors? Styles? What? It’s all true. And you thought we are going to make you live your life in black and white. We’ll go through most of the css styles, including font changes, layout, size, and color. You will show how to connect them to html selectors to bring color and style to your portfolio page.

Class 2: April 26th, 1pm-4pm

Digging deeper into HTML and how it works with CSS. We’ll learn about some more HTML elements and learn how to include id and class selectors in our CSS. You’ll start customizing your portfolio with all sorts of goodies and personal style.

Box model? Floating? Columns? What is this sorcery? Now that you’ve got the basics of CSS and HTML down, we’ll take it to the next level and get you started down the path of being a pro. You’ll add columns, footers and headers to your portfolio page.

Prerequisites

This is a great class to take if you’re interested in getting started with coding, but haven’t done it before. There are no prerequisites. Come one, come all! Get your feet wet with a little code.

Instructor: Suzette Franck

http://www.meetup.com/Girl-Develop-It-Los-Angeles/events/221511274/


 

Learn how to start coding NOW with Girl Develop It

teaching-PHP-MySQL

GDI-logoGirl Develop It (GDI) specializes in offering introductory programming lessons to women, but all are welcome to attend, so long as you abide by the GDI Code of Conduct.

Natalie-headshotMy BFF, Natalie MacLees, is the co-founder and teacher for the LA Chapter of GDI, where I have started teaching. This month, I am teaching an Introduction to PHP and MySQL. Next month, I will be teaching an Intro to HTML and CSS, which starts March 14. There are only 5 spots left right now, as GDI limits their class size to 20 so that everyone gets enough personalized attention in class. 🙂

GDI is awesome because if you are looking for work or going through financial hardship, you can apply for a scholarship. There are even loaner laptops that can be arranged for use in the class. Check out the upcoming classes according to location, which are spread out across the entire United States.

natalie-speakingIf you already know HTML and CSS and want to kick it up a notch, I highly recommend learning Javascript and jQuery. It just so happens that Natalie, the author of the popular book, “jQuery for Designers“, herself (!), is going to be teaching this class at a very affordable price this weekend! Natalie is also my favorite female speaker/teacher, so I will be taking this class as well, here is the url to register if you would like to join: http://www.meetup.com/Girl-Develop-It-Los-Angeles/events/219296901/

Now is totally time to learn something awesome, so why don’t you get on that? 🙂


 

Dreamweaver and WordPress

Hey y’all, I’ll be speaking tomorrow in West Hollywood about WordPress and Dreamweaver, you can still sign up to attend at 6:30pm
http://www.eventbrite.com/e/wordpress-dreamweaver-integration-and-designing-customizing-wp-themes-tickets-9212852891

Details are below:

LA Web Professionals Group
WordPress & Dreamweaver Integration and Designing & Customizing WordPress Themes featuring Suzette Franck
Tuesday November 26th, 2013 6:30 PM – 10:00 PM
NEW LOCATION: WeWork
(in the heart of Hollywood a few blocks down from the Chinese Theatre, El Capitan Theatre and Hollywood & Highland)
Address: 7083 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood, CA 90028
REFRESHMENTS::NETWORKING::DOOR PRIZES
6:30 PM – Doors Open – Registration (Please do not arrive before 6:30 PM!!!)
7:00 PM – Part 1 – Database and Files, WordPress Folder Structure, Themes: style.css & template files
8:15 PM – Networking Break / Tweetup @lawebprosgroup and Refreshments
8:40 PM – Prize Drawing
8:50 PM – Part 2 – Adding Custom CSS to Your Site, Creating a Theme Template from a Completed Dreamweaver Page, Using a Child Theme, WordPress Resources
10:00 PM – Meeting End
Speaker Bio: Suzette Franck is the WordPress Evangelist at (mt) Media Temple, where she educates and advocates for WordPress and the WordPress Community. She typically participates in 2-3 WordPress Meetups a week, and will be speaking at 12 WordCamps this year: Phoenix, San Diego, Miami, Reno, Orange County, Seattle, Chicago, Vancouver, Albuquerque, Los Angeles, Boston, and Las Vegas. She blogs frequently at suzettefranck.com about WordPress and is a regular contributor on WPWatercooler.com. She was the host of the DradCast Episode 017. Suzette is also the host and creator of WordPress For Artists Meetup, sponsored by (mt) Media Temple and Thinkspace Gallery, and helped to organize this years WordCampLAX. Suzette enjoys teaching about the wonders of WordPress and finding better ways to do things with it. She loves learning about web development and digging into code, which she has been doing for over 19 years. She discovered WordPress in 2007 and has used it to create over 200 websites with a variety of designs and requirements, mostly with hand-coded custom themes, and is showing no signs of stopping.
Please register early, space is very limited and will fill up fast. If you still want to attend without registering ahead and space permits, it will be $10 at the Door and includes 1 door prize ticket.
Register Here: http://lawpg-wordpress-november2013.eventbrite.com
Please feel free to invite as many friends as you want and forward this invitation


 

Theme Sense: a Common Sense Approach to Theme Development | Code Poet

What is “Theme Sense”? Theme Sense is an intuitive understanding of WordPress themes: the relationship between the files that make up a theme, and how those files fit in with WordPress. Theme Sense is what you’ll have at the end of this article.

Theme Sense is not about memorizing code

Let’s think about mathematics and “number sense” for a second. If you teach a kid just to memorize arithmetic facts on flashcards, without explaining why the answers are what they are, that kid may struggle when they encounter a fact they haven’t memorized. For example, demonstrating 5+2 = 7 using blocks helps the kid “see” how numbers work. They can then use this knowledge to help solve any problem they run into in the future, even if they haven’t memorized the answer.

Theme Sense works the same way. It’s important to focus on the larger picture of what you’re trying to achieve, instead of memorizing specific bits of code.

Read full article at Theme Sense: a Common Sense Approach to Theme Development | Code Poet.