How to Build a Website: HTML & CSS For Beginners (2-Day Workshop)


Session #1: Saturday, February 10 @ 10am – 3pm

Session #2: Sunday, February 11 @ 10am – 3pm

HTML and CSS are primary skill building blocks for a career as a front-end web developer, or really any type of developer. In this course you will learn how to be an effective web communicator through code.

Learn how to build great websites from scratch with HTML and CSS!

If you already have your own website and want to have more control over design and functionality, this class is also for you!

This workshop will guide you through the basics of HTML and CSS, give you some readily-applicable front-end developer skills, and answer any questions you may have along the way.

This is a beginner-level workshop. If you have never written code, or have only minimal experience with HTML & CSS or any other programming languages – this class is for you!

Lunch and refreshments will be provided each day.


Karen Dickenson made the transition from print to web ten years ago through the Internet Professionals Program at WCC. At that time the web was still nested tables, font tags, spliced graphics, and inline CSS. She is currently a web front-end programmer who uses HTML, CSS, JavaScript to theme and build out database driven websites (specifically WordPress and Drupal). Besides teaching and organizing events for GDI Ann Arbor, you can find her at Hour of Code introducing elementary students to programming, or at a Free Code Camp’s Code and Coffee (with tea in hand).

WHAT TO BRING: Please bring your laptop and charger to all class sessions. Power strips & Wi-Fi will be provided.

QUESTIONS? We’re here to help! If you have additional questions or would like to talk further before signing up for a class, please contact us at [masked]

SCHOLARSHIPS: We are offering scholarships on a limited basis for students with financial need. Please complete our scholarship application ( if you are interested. Applications must be received at least 2 weeks in advance of the class dates. Scholarship recipients will be notified via email at least 1 week before the first class.


InfoReady Corporation ( is an Ann Arbor-based SaaS company that creates innovative cloud-based solutions for the Higher Education industry.

InfoReady gained prominence with their InfoReady Review™ platform, which automates the limited submission competitions for offices of research. Currently used by over 100 universities from coast-to-coast, InfoReady Review is the go-to solution for billions of dollars of grant fund competition management.

InfoReady’s newest solution, InfoReady Thrive™, tackles one of the industry’s biggest challenges – the need to increase student success – by using data science algorithms to match the right students to the right high-impact practices such as internships, study-abroad programs, undergraduate research and the like, to increase student engagement.

Additionally, InfoReady provides configuration-specific platform solutions through its core technology, to automate almost any business processes that require users to apply, compete, route and review – be it a permit, a job candidate, a procurement opportunity, etc.

With substantial and growing penetration into offices of higher education and economic development organizations, InfoReady currently serves the needs of hundreds of clients.

InfoReady on LinkedIn (

We couldn’t do this without our PARTNERS!

All attendees are expected to abide by the Girl Develop It Code of Conduct (

MINIMUM ENROLLMENT: If fewer than 12 students register for this workshop, GDI Ann Arbor may postpone or cancel it. In that event a refund or class credit will be available to any students who have paid to attend.

Comments are closed.