This is a zero-to-hero program, where our students join us with little to no previous experience in coding.
Our immersive retreat model means that you learn really fast and build tangible skills quickly. Thinking of attending the course? This is what you can expect to learn in only 10 days.
These are the topics we'll cover over the 10 days.
The language that creates structure in a website by adding paragraphs, headings, links, images and more.
CSS is the language that adds style to your website. It controls the colors, fonts, layout and design of your site.
We'll learn the basics of jQuery to add interactivity to our site (like sliders, pop-outs, galleries and hamburger menus).
With the static site generator Jekyll you'll be able to build a blazing fast and very stable blog or portfolio website.
Smooth scrolling, fading in and out. These are the little touches that make a big impact.
Want to be able to sell something on your website? Integrate Snipcart for simple ecommerce
Flexbox is the latest CSS layout property that enables you to build stunning designs quickly.
We'll look at how to to optimise your site so that it shows up in search results on Google or Yahoo.
How do you get your website to load quickly? Optimise images? Make sure it looks good across all browsers?
You've built your site, now you need to get it online. We provide 12 months hosting so that you can hit the ground running.
If you have a custom domain name (like www.myname.com), we'll show you how to connect it to your website.
Learn from mentors who are actively working in the industry what the common best practices are.
As soon as you enrol in the program you'll be given ~20 hours of pre-coursework. Through video tutorials and practical excercises you will learn:
We'll review everything you learned in the pre-coursework and hit the ground running building a landing page from scratch. We'll learn how to add custom fonts with google fonts, how to add icons, begin to create layouts with structural HTML, and how to style your page with CSS.
We'll learn more advanced css selectors so that we can target individual elements or groups of elements. We'll learn how to diagnose and solve CSS specificity issues when we have conflicting styles and how to troubleshoot
We all know how important mobile is, so we'll spend today learning responsive design and how to use media queries to make your site look good on every size device. We'll also build responsive contact forms, with fields like drop downs, multi-choice, etc.
It's time to start building our portfolios, so we'll learn the process for building a project from scratch and start coding our sites. We'll learn how to fast-track development by using a grid framework. You're mentors will be checking in regularly to help you solve any bugs, overcome any hurdles and keep you moving forward quickly.
We'll learn how to create blazingly fast blogs and custom build sites using the static site generator Jekyll (link to article on static site generators) and how to integrate our sites into a content management system so that non-technical users can easily edit and update their sites. Your portfolio pieces will be really starting to come together now!
We'll learn how to embed gifs, videos and google maps into your site, as well as integrate custom functionality or plugins. This might be a map on a travel blog that shows all the places you have travelled, a pop-up newsletter subscribe form or a filterable portfolio gallery.
We'll learn how to optimise your site for search engines like google (SEO), how to boost performance (ie by optimising your images) and make your site look great on all browsers. Then you'll learn how to upload your site to a hosting provider and connect your unique domain name.
You'll have built a a kickass responsive portfolio website and a custom built responsive website (or blog)... just like this site which was built for us by one of our students Alicia!
Here are a few sites that our students have built
Sam built this responsive site for her new company Well Traveled.View Project
Ben built this portfolio website to showcase our Co-Founder Emile's photography during his session in November.View Project
Bronte built this site for an amazing non-profit in California called dream camps.View Project
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