The class is focused on designers learning how to code a site with html, css and using a front-end framework to create a responsive web site. We don’t require any html/css knowledge but obviously having the basics down will help. First we will start with gathering all the tools, including a code editor, plugins, and browser code inspectors. We will cover the basics of html and how to build a webpage using new HTML5 tags. Then we will jump into CSS and go over how to attach styling, and understanding specificity and cascading.
The second half of the day will be spend taking a comp from psd to html. The comp will be a portfolio page that designers can use for their own work. We will use a front end framework to make the site responsive and use a Mobile-First approach. We will cover how to make a responsive menu and deal with retina graphics. Finally at the end we will cover how to integrate the new portfolio site into a lightweight CMS platform called PAGELIME. Each designer that attends will receive a free PRO account from PageLime valued at $120 for 6 months.
The class will be approx an 8 hour class on a Saturday with breaks for lunch, snacks etc. The class will be packed with info and if we have time afterwards we may even dive into using tools like GIT to manage revisions. Again the class will be 100% a fundraiser for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society so the admission fee will be considered a donation. We are going to offer 2 prices.
1. $35 for the full class, presentation materials, and 6 months of PageLime Pro.
2. $65 for the full class, presentation materials, 9 months of PageLime Pro and a free 3 hour support workshop where we help designers code out their own projects (to be scheduled for a later date)
AIGA members can get a discount by using the code: “AIGA”
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If you have any questions, please contact KJ Sampat at firstname.lastname@example.org.