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Workshop: Intro to Web development, January 2018

Join us for 2 days of training at the Caboolture Hub, learning how to build your own basic website. We'll cover the basics of HTML, CSS, and PHP, then move to practical components to build your own site.




Day 1 1) What makes a website
8:30 - 9:30

Theoretical; this will be an introduction to the building blocks used by a web developer, including HTML, CSS, Server Side vs Client Side scripts, development Frameworks, Domains, and Hosting.

  2) Crash course in HTML
9:30 - 10:30

Theoretical; a look into HyperText Markup Language, the structure behind any web page.

  Morning tea
10:30 - 10:40
  3) HTML continued
10:40 - 11:40

Theoretical and practical; we will follow some exercises to build our first pages.

  4) Crash course in CSS
11:40 - 12:40

Theoretical; a deeper look into Cascading Stylesheets and how to use CSS frameworks.

12:40 - 1:20
  5) CSS continued
1:20 - 2:20

Theoretical and practical; we will follow some exercises to reinforce what we've learned about CSS.

  6) Building a static site
2:20 - 3:20

Practical; follow the exercises to build a static 3 page website.

  Afternoon tea
3:20 - 3:30
  7) Building a static site
3:30 - 5:30

Practical; add some customisation to the static 3 page website.

Day 2 1) Crash course in PHP
8:30 - 10:30

Theoretical; we will explore the concept of a server-side coding language, some of the features of PHP, and how to find out more.

  Morning tea
10:30 - 10:40
  2) Setting up dev environment
10:40 - 11:40

Theoretical and practical; setting up the PHP dev environment on everyone's machines.

  3) PHP continued
11:40 - 12:40

Practical; we will explore some features of the PHP language individually, working through exercises.

12:40 - 1:20
  4) Building a dynamic site
1:20 - 3:20

Practical; the rest of the afternoon will be spent building a small website, using functions to handle repetitive components (like the menu).

  Afternoon tea
3:20 - 3:30
  5) Building a dynamic site
3:30 - 5:30

Practical; we will continue individual work, building a small website.

Registrations closed

Key information


8:30am - 5:30pm
24th and 25th January, 2018


Studio 2, Lower ground
The Hub, 4 Hasking st



What to bring:

You will need to supply your own computer, lunch, and notepad/pen.


Limited to 5 attendees

Registrations closed