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Web Design

in Web + Information Technology

Field Trip: Launch Brigade

Free

with Yazmin Herrera

Calendar Apr 3, 2019 at 8 am

Get the resume tips and interview skills you need to land your first job in web design and development! Employees at Launch Brigade, a local web development company in Santa Cruz are ready to give you the help you need to get started and refine your skills. We will visit them at their office in NextSpace. Lunch and transpotation is provided free of cost. 

The day will look like: 

  • Arrival: 9am 
  • Welcome/tour: 9:15am -10:15am 
  • Mock Interview/Resume tips Workshop: 10:30am - 12pm
  • Leave in time for lunch or have lunch w/ employees. 

 

WIT 1: Exploring Web & Information Tech

Free

with Monica Gutierrez

Calendar Feb 19, 2019 at 4 pm, runs for 12 weeks

Create a side-scrolling platform game that is challenging for your friends to play and a web page that displays the high scores- all in one workshop! This workshop explores the fields within our web and information technology career focus area (game development, web development, data, and IT) and how they all relate to each other. You will learn the fundamentals of programming through Python and the fundamentals of creating a web page with HTML, CSS and Javascript.

Beginners welcome!

Will run

WIT 1: Exploring Web & Information Tech (S)

Free

with Franco Sanchez

Calendar Feb 19, 2019 at 4 pm, runs for 12 weeks

Create a side-scrolling platform game that is challenging for your friends to play and a web page that displays the high scores- all in one workshop! This workshop explores the fields within our web and information technology career focus area (game development, web development, data, and IT) and how they all relate to each other. You will learn the fundamentals of programming through Python and the fundamentals of creating a web page with HTML, CSS and Javascript.

WIT 2B: Wordpress Development (S)

Free

with Monica Gutierrez

Calendar Feb 1, 2019 at 4 pm, runs for 9 weeks

Create a website for local clients using Wordpress and gain the skills you need to be hired as a freelance web developer in bizzNEST (our youth consultant firm) during the summer. We will look into customizing themes, creating and customizing plugins, and testing your final product. Design experience is REQUIRED to be hired in bizzNEST in the summer.

Members from Salinas will be transported to and from the NEST in Watsonville. Must fill out permission slip once. Ask Salinas staff for a permission slip. 

WIT: bizzNEST Prep

Free

with Monica Gutierrez

Calendar Jun 17, 2019 at 1 pm, runs for 9 weeks

If you are on the path to join bizzNEST by Fall and need support to strengthen your portfolio or  certain Web Development skill bizzNEST prep will help you. In bizzNEST prep we will practice on real projects to build the technical or design skill gap, build your portfolio and prepare for the bizzNEST interview.  Get the support you need to build the confidence and skills to work with real clients on a professional level. If you have more than one skills you want to improve we will create a skill development plan so you practice both skills.

Additional Information:

BizzNEST prep are for members that are on the path to join bizzNEST in the fall. The prerequisites are WIT 1: Intro to Web & Information Tech,  Web 1: Web Design for beginners, Web 2a: Design Group, and Web 2b: Wordpress development. Tools and projects will be provided by the Monica Gutierrez and determined based on the web skill you want to improve, those could be: Illustrator wireframe, Adobe XD prototype, Wordpress, Responsive Design,  HTML/CSS basic or customization on Wordpress, PHP for Wordpress, and databases.

The class time and date can be organized around group or person's availability.  

WIT: Web 1 - Web Design for Beginners

Free

with Monica Gutierrez

Calendar Jun 11, 2019 at 1 pm, runs for 6 weeks

This workshop series is an interactive and hands-on demonstration of how the web development process works.  They will start with website information, images, text, and tools from a client to experience how someone would put it all together to make an appealing web page. The workshop will be a preview of design principles and techniques such as contrast, alignment, color,and proximity while learning Illustrator. The last 2 weeks will focus on bringing the design to life with code.

Additionnal Information:

This course is part of a WIT track. It is encouraged to take WIT 1 but it is not necessary for this course. If you are interested in joining bizzNEST then it is necessary for you to continue the track and complete all the WIT courses.

 

WIT: Web 2A - Design Group

Free

with Monica Gutierrez

Calendar Jul 23, 2019 at 1 pm, runs for 6 weeks

Members will be guided through designing websites for example client cases until they feel confident that they can deliver a good design that is eye appealing, communicative, purposeful and compatible with various screen sizes.  The members will all work on the same client and provide multiple iterations of a design. Through constructive and supportive feedback and training, they will come up with a design that will be developed in the Fall. If the first design is easy for them to come up with, they will be given additional projects. The pace can vary from member to member. The group is designed to be modular. After, completing Design Group you will be on track for bizzNEST and getting paid while working on real projects and valuable work experience that will benefit your future.

Additional Information:

  • Prerequisite: Web Design for Beginners
  • The goal of Intermediate Web Design is to advance the basic skills you got in Web Design for Beginners and get you ready to design websites for real clients that are ready to be coded.
  • Course participants will learn Illustrator for wireframing and Adobe XD for website prototyping.




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