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Coding & Cupcakes | April | Website Development 2: CSS

Saturday, April 11 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm • Organized By Coding & Cupcakes (Kansas City Women in Tech)
250 Richards Road, Kansas City, MO 64116


Coding & Cupcakes | April | Website Development 2: CSS


Join us for our monthly coding series, Coding & Cupcakes. Parents and daughters are invited to attend sessions to learn about code and bond while working on programming projects together. Our mission is to get girls excited about code at a young age and to dispel any notion that coding isn't for girls. Did we mention there are cupcakes, yummy, yummy, cupcakes!


In this workshop attendees will learn the basics of website development using various tools and languages: Chrome, Github, CodeSandbox, and CSS. This is part 2 of a 3 part workshop. Each workshop will have a particular learning focus. It is not necessary to attend in a particular order or to attend all the workshops. Each workshop is self-contained and over the course of all 3 workshops your daughter will change text, images, fonts and colors on her own website and even deploy it.


Chrome is a cross-platform web browser developed by Google. Chrome contains a lot of helpful pre-built in tools for developers, called DevTools, they allow you to inspect the code and breakdown elements of the website you are viewing.


Github is a file or code sharing service that allows you to collaborate with different people. Github is a highly used software which is typically used for version control - it allows you to save changes you make to your code and go back to previous versions of your code.


CodeSandbox is an online code editor that helps you create web applications from beginning stages to publishing it so others can view it online. A code editor makes writing and reading code easier by differentiating the elements and routines so programmers can more easily look at their code. In this workshop CodeSandbox will be used to deploy our website – that will allow other people to view and interact with them online.


CSS (Cascading Style Sheets ) is one of 3 languages all web developers must learn (HTML, CSS and JavaScript). HTML defines the content of web pages. CSS specifies the layout of webpages. JavaScript programs the behavior of web pages. CSS is the language used for describing the presentation of web pages, including colors, layouts, and fonts. It allows one to adapt the presentation to different types of devices, such as large screens, small screens or printers. CSS is independent of HTML and can be used with any XML-based markup language written.  In this workshop your daughter will learn how CSS is used to describe the style of an HTML document by telling those HTML elements how they should be displayed on the screen. (Ex: In this link : Scroll down to the CSS Demo and click on the different Stylesheet options to see an example of CSS at work. Click Here for a different example of CSS code written inside an HTML document and how it looks when rendered.)


Feeling overwhelmed with too much technology going on or ‘computery’ lingo? Don’t worry! That is what this workshop is for! 


There will be lots of guidance and support for those with little to no coding experience and everyone gets to move at their own pace. So parents bring your daughters and join the Coding & Cupcake fun!