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Intro to coding: HTML & CSS

About This Class

Meet the programming languages that power the web, and write your first line of code.

Step into the world of web development with General Assembly. During our introductory workshop, explore the building blocks of the web — HTML and CSS — and learn how you can apply these programming languages to develop your own simple sites. By writing your own lines of code, you’ll:

  • Get a closer look at how the developer community and many different fields benefit from coding knowledge.
  • Learn how HTML and CSS function together to form the backbone of the web.
  • Cover key coding terms and principles.
  • Develop a custom, working web page from scratch.

Chart your own career path. Pick up where this workshop leaves off. Design and build a custom site online in our mentor-guided HTML, CSS, & Web Design Circuit. Incorporate JavaScript and code dynamic sites in our part-time, on-campus Front-End Web Development course. Or, go all-in and become a job-ready developer our 12-week, full-time Web Development Immersive program, available on campus and online.

Interested in learning to code but can't attend this in-person workshop? Join us online for a FREE Intro to Coding: HTML & CSS Livestream! Sign up here.

Prereqs & Preparation

  • A laptop is required for this workshop.
  • For those on Windows, you’ll need Microsoft Windows 7/8/10 (32- or 64-bit). For those with Macs, you’ll need the Mac OS X 10.8.5 or higher, up to 10.11.4 (El Capitan). Upgrade your operating system before class, if needed.
  • Basic technical aptitude and orientation to computers, and curiosity to learn new tools.
  • Download Sublime Text 3

About the Instructor


Maya Brooks Founder,
Coffee & Coded

Maya is NY based freelance web developer, educator, entrepreneur, and product enthusiast. She works primarily with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript and holds a B.A. in Economics from New York University. Though Maya’s background is in finance, she found her passion for teaching code as a student here at General Assembly. Maya joined the General Assembly community in late 2016 in order to learn to develop a web application for one of her many entrepreneurial endeavors and has since completed our Front End Web Development course as well as the JavaScript Development course. She’s also the Founder of COFFEE & CODED, an event series aimed at inspiring women and girls to learn to code! When she’s not writing code or teaching code, you’ll find her on her couch binge-watching anything on BRAVO!

Earlier Event: March 1
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