Introduction to CSS and HTML

For those just starting their journey into front-end web development, this session teaches the very basics of writing mark-up and styles to create a website. CSS and HTML are basic building blocks used on every type of website and this is a great starting foundation for people just beginning in web development.

The session will include lecture-style introductions to basic concepts and terms for writing HTML and CSS, as well as recommendations for editors and tools. From there, participants are invited to use their own computer to try out creating a basic page with CSS and HTML themselves. Starter templates will be available for download to get you going. Participants are encouraged to ask questions and ask for help as we go along with the hands-on process. Older children (recommended ages 10+) are welcome to join as well.

If you plan to attend, you should bring a laptop with you. Having an editing software installed will be helpful. If not, suggestions will be made during the workshop.
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Sep 11 2015 - 10:00am-Sep 11 2015 - 11:50am
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Speaker Bio(s): 
Victoria (Vicki) Chapman has been a web developer and designer since 2000, when she started as a student designer/developer for the University of Connecticut. She made her first website in 1997. Victoria is currently a senior front-end developer for Common Media in Hadley and specializes in CSS/SASS, responsive design and development, 508 accessibility, and works in platforms including Drupal, WordPress, and Ruby on Rails. She also works part-time as a professional illustrator/artist under the name Weyakin Designs.