If there was ever any doubt that we have moved to a digital society, consider that more than 140,000 websites are launched every day. Meanwhile, over at Google Play, Android users can choose from nearly 3 million apps. Developers had to write the code for all those apps and sites, and someone else — visual and UX designers — had to work smoothly with those developers to make it all happen. Understanding the basics of HTML, CSS, and everyone’s role in the development process is the focus of this class.
In this class we’ll cover two essential sides of the development process for those of you who intend to work with developers, or thinking about becoming one. First, we’ll teach you how to do some basic HTML and CSS coding so you can have a better understanding of the development environment, and be capable of some do-it-yourself tweaking to a project’s code. Then we’ll dissect the development process so you can become familiar with the workflows, tools, and issues developers deal with. Here are some of the specifics we’ll be covering:
- Basic principles of writing HTML code
- Using CSS to stylize and format web pages
- Tools for writing HTML and managing the development process including FTP clients and GitHub
- How visual and UX designers work with developers
- Understanding the differences between programming languages, frameworks, libraries, databases, and APIs
- Creating redlines to give developers accurate specs for building web pages
Who should take this class?
This class is for UI and UX designers who want a basic understanding of HTML and CSS and the development process, as well as anyone who wants to start building their skills as a front-end developer.
Beck clearly knows her stuff. While this was an intro class, she was able to field questions of all kinds, even if they weren’t covered in the curriculum.
Prerequisites – None
Week 1: Intro to HTML
– Overview of Class Objectives
– What are Content, Markup, and Style?
– “Marking-up” Content
– HTML syntax: Elements and Attributes
– Using Brackets Code Editor
– Setting up an HTML Document
– Best Practices for Code and File Organization
Week 2: Intro to CSS
– Adding Style with CSS
– CSS Syntax: Selectors, Properties, and Values
– Controlling Typography, Color, Sizing, Spacing, and More with CSS
– Browser Developer Tools
Week 3: More Control with CSS
– Structural HTML Elements (div, span)
– Semantic HTML Elements (section, header, footer)
– Classes & IDs
– Advanced Selectors
– Using Web Fonts
Week 4: From Design to Code
– Block vs Inline HTML Elements
– CSS Box Model
– CSS Positioning
– Coding HTML and CSS Based on a Design File
Week 5: Putting It All Together
– Layout Tips, Tricks, and Examples
– Embedding Audio and Video
– Uploading to the Web
– Domains, Web Hosting, and CMSs
– Where to Go From Here
You may receive a partial refund of your tuition if you drop a class or your enrollment is terminated by SVC due to lack of progress or disciplinary problems. In these cases, this is the schedule for determining the amount of your refund:
Cancellation and Refund Policy for Classes:
SVC will refund all money paid if the student is not accepted. This includes instances where a class is cancelled by the school.
SVC will refund all the money paid if the student cancels within five business days (excluding Sundays and holidays) after registration and/or an initial payment is made, as long as the student has not begun training.
SVC will retain the established $45 registration fee if the student cancels after the fifth business day after registration and/or making an initial payment.
If training is terminated after the student enters classes, SVC may retain the registration fee established under (3) of this subsection, plus a percentage of the total tuition as described in the following table:
# of Classes Attended
% Tuition Refunded
# of Classes Attended
% Tuition Refunded
When calculating refunds, the official date of a student's termination is the last day of recorded attendance:
(a) When the school receives notice of the student's intention to discontinue the training program; or,
(b) When the student is terminated for a violation of a published school policy which provides for termination; or,
(c) When a student, without notice, fails to attend classes for thirty calendar days.
All refunds must be paid within thirty calendar days of the student’s official termination date.
There is a $75 cancellation fee for no-shows and enrollees dropping a one-day workshop without a valid excuse within 3 business days of the scheduled start time as published on the SVC website.
This refund policy is in accordance with Washington State Law, 490-105-130 (RCW 28C.10.050 (1)(b)).
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SVC helps people already in the business of marketing, branding, design, UX, and content creation fill in the gaps in their knowledge through public full- and half-day workshops and custom corporate workshops.
If you’re looking to add to your portfolio or fill in some blank spaces in your brain, you can’t do much better than SVC.
The instructors are all top-notch working professionals who bring real world and big brand knowledge into the classroom. Our thinking is that the best people to teach you something aren't teachers. So, instead of a full-time faculty, our classes and workshops are taught by working professionals. More often than not, these are people at the top of their game, not wannabes or used-to-be-best. The connections you'll make with these pros can sometimes be as valuable as the material they'll teach you.
All this happens in an environment of friendliness, helpfulness and encouragement. Might this have something to do with the fact that 99% of SVC students say they’d recommend us?
We’re 100% certain that it does.
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