Intro to HTML + CSS

, Internet technology Developer / Designer

In this class, students will learn the foundations and basics of the cornerstones of front-end development for internet applications - HTML & CSS

This class is for beginners with no previous experience, but will also be suited for those with a basic understanding of HTML, CSS concepts.

What you'll learn:


Foundations of HTML

  • You'll get an overview of what HTML (Hypertext Markup Language) is and why it's so important (including a brief history of HTML)
  • We'll look under the hood at the structure of an existing website
  • We'll start building the foundational code for setting up a page to handle the full codebase

Foundations of CSS

  • You'll get an overview of what CSS (Cascading Style Sheets) is and why it's so important
  • We'll build the basic structure of a sample website so you can get hands on understanding of how the code is translated to a real website experience


  • We'll talk about how to get your own domain and server for hosting a website
  • Tips & Tools
  • Q&A
  • We'll talk about next steps in your learning, my other classes and other learning resources


What you'll need

  • A laptop.
  • A plain text editor
  • A web browser

  • Intro to HTML + CSS

    Mercantile Lofts

    620 S. Main St.
    Los Angeles, CA

    Sun, June 17th, 2012

    5:00 pm - 7:30 pm PDT

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Derek Van Oss

Internet technology Developer / Designer

Derek Van Oss has been a working Internet technology professional for more than a decade. He has been a key part of design and development of projects for companies including Verizon, Pepsi, American Airlines, Starbucks, Intuit (Turbo Tax), Pizza Hut, Coach, NBC Universal, Prudential, BMW, Activision, Vail Resorts, Prudential, State Farm and more. 

His agency experience includes:Trribal DDB (Dallas + NYC), SapientNitro (Los Angeles), Razorfish (Chicago), Blitz (Los Angeles) and KBP dotglu(NYC)

He is curently UX Lead for Kindle Ad Products at in Seattle, WA

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