This 6 session course is intended for beginners and covers the basics of website creation and design. Through lecture, discussion, and hands-on activities in each class, students will learn the skills necessary to complete a personal portfolio website, which will serve as the final project for the class. No prior knowledge of web development or HTML is required.
Topics covered will include:
March 17th: Web basics, introduction to HTML, creating our first webpage
March 19th: Common HTML tags, intro to CSS, FTP basics
March 24th: Creating multiple page websites, CSS fundamentals, introduction to portfolio project
March 26th: Intermediate HTML & CSS, introduction to debugging tools
April 2nd: Final presentation and critique
Please bring a laptop for use during class (Windows, Apple, or Linux). Contact us if you need to borrow a laptop. This course is limited to 8 people.
Mark Neuburger is a web designer and developer who has been creating websites for a variety of clients for over 11 years. He has most recently worked as a contractor on several public sector health websites, including medicare.gov and healthcare.gov, providing services as a web programmer and accessibility consultant.
An iconic building in Philadelphia, the Cira Centre is known for its impressive light array used to commemorate world series wins, cancer awareness, and general holiday cheer. Last years, Philly Tech Week Pong game on the side of the 29-story building broke records, and this years Tetris showcase promises to be equally exciting. Before you hit the 440 ft version, come and learn to program the mesmerizing Tetris display on a 4 ft replica at NextFab’s Tetris Pregame: Arduino Controller Workshop.
Participants will learn to build and program their own game controller, which they can use to play tetris on the Cira Centre replica. Participants will learn to solder as they assemble their own controller made from laser cut and 3D printed parts. Using an Arduino, each individual will program the controller to talk to the replica over a USB cable. Once the class is complete, the controller can be taken home and used with any PC to replace the keyboard for basic games.
The workshop will be followed by an open demo for the public and tours of NextFab facility starting at 4:00pm. Invite your friends and show off your creations. Drinks and light refreshments will be provided.
Participants should bring their own laptop (PC or Mac) with the Arduino software already installed. Basic computer proficiency is recommended but no programming or soldering experience required.