Intermediate HTML & CSS

December 30, 2017

Have you experimented with basic HTML/CSS, but want to take the next step in learning how to make an interesting, modern website? Already have your own site and want to have more control over it? Do you feel giddy at the prospect of learning responsive design and new HTML5 and CSS3 elements?

Then this class is for you!


• Standard practices that designers/developers use. CSS resets, standard widths, wrappers, and other tricks.

• What's this new fancy HTML5 and what can it do? Differences, compatibility, upgrades, semantics, new elements, accessibility, and how to use it today.

• CSS3 - the shiny bits! Vendor styles, new properties (rounded corners!), transitions, and what you can use today & how.

• Intro to responsive layouts. How to make a site responsive and what it means to be 'responsive.'

• Anything else that comes up! As always, we're here to candidly answer all your questions throughout the class.


• Understanding of HTML/CSS 
• How classes & IDs work with HTML & CSS 
• How to build a basic site using <div> elements 
• CSS targeting with IDs, classes, elements, etc 
• Have taken our Intro to HTML/CSS class or equivalent 
• Review Intro HTML/CSS slides (available here) before attending

NOTE: It is highly recommended that you have taken our introductory course (or have previous experience with HTML & CSS) prior to taking this class. Basic knowledge of HTML & CSS are assumed.


• Your laptop & charger 
• A modern browser with either Chrome and the "Web Developer" extension or Firefox and Firebug installed. 
• A text editor, installed prior to class. We recommend Sublime Text 2 or 3 (It's free and available for both Mac and PC).

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

Date: Saturday, October 14 10:00AM - 6:00PM

Breakfast will be provided. Students will get an hour to break for lunch.


Performance Trust Capital Partners
500 W. Madison St., Chicago, IL

Additional location information: 

Attendees *must* provide their full name as it appears on their ID for building security. When you RSVP to this event, you will be prompted for this information. Do not leave blank or you will not be able to get past security. 

This location is wheelchair accessible 

Refund Policy: Girl Develop It is unable to offer refunds for cancelled registrations or no-shows. We only extend refunds if 1) the class is cancelled by the GDI chapter leaders due to low enrollment, or 2) the class is rescheduled and you cannot make the rescheduled date.

Scholarships: 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 October 7. Scholarship applicants will be notified shortly after the deadline. Class capacity does not impact scholarship students. Instructor: 

Instructor: Marvin Cespedes

Marvin Cespedes is a Front-end Designer for Vox Media, and webmaster for The Human Library Chicago. Constantly jumping between graphic design and front-end development, Marvin spends a bunch of his free time not sleeping properly. A dog-lover (cats are cool too--no judgement), podcast addict, and a secret otaku. 

Hosted by: Performance Trust Capital Partners

Questions?: If you have any questions prior to registering, please contact us at [masked]

Cancellation Policy: Class is subject to cancellation if there are fewer than 5 registrations 1 week in advance

Teaching Assistants: If you are interested in being a teaching assistant for this or future workshops, please visit our volunteer page. TAing is a great way to practice what you know and to get to know members of our community.

Age Limit: Our program and curriculum are geared toward adults 18 and over. At this time, we do not accept minors as students in our courses and workshops.

Code of Conduct: Girl Develop It welcomes all genders and identities to our classroom. By entering this group, all community members agree to abide by our code of conduct.

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