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The class has started! Class syllabus and intro/registration.




So, is there any interest from people for a DW styles making course, run in this community? Basically, a series of lessons/projects spread over weeks that works on teaching you the ropes one by one, designed for people of multiple experience levels, with the goal of everybody at the end having created their own native DW core2 layout and having a solid understanding of how the S2 system works.

You could do only CSS portions (since DW layouts are designed to be very flexible with just CSS), or tinker with the S2 parts, too. While we go along, we can help each other as a group with questions on how to do X or Y for our layout. Experienced CSS people or style makers, even if they're not taking the course, are encouraged to poke their heads in and assist students. I'd also like for at least one or two experienced style people to be my betas for lesson plans and dedicated mentors for the students. (And mentors can be students, too, if they want to work on their own layout projects alongside the class--I plan on doing all the lessons myself, making me a student as well!)

Poll #6433 Head count!
Open to: Registered Users, detailed results viewable to: All, participants: 156


Would you want to participate in something like that?

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Yes, I want to be a student!
155 (99.4%)

Yes, I want to be a mentor!
7 (4.5%)

Date: 2011-03-30 03:53 am (UTC)
marahmarie: my initials (MM) (Default)
From: [personal profile] marahmarie
Awesome idea, can't wait to see it in action! I need to learn how to write DW's s2 bad. Really bad.

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Date: 2011-03-30 04:01 am (UTC)
chagrined: Marvel comics: zombie!Spider-Man, holding playing cards, saying "Brains?" (brains?)
From: [personal profile] chagrined
I am interested but whether I could participate would depend on when it ends up happening.

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Date: 2011-03-30 04:11 am (UTC)
onyxlynx: The words "Onyx" and "Lynx" with x superimposed (Default)
From: [personal profile] onyxlynx
I like my style, but I've been looking at it for two years now, and I'm afraid to use the style template unless I can do it without affecting the current style until I get it right. :-) If you know what I mean...

Date: 2011-03-30 04:28 am (UTC)
ninetydegrees: Drawing: a girl's face, with a yellow and green stripe over one eye (Default)
From: [personal profile] ninetydegrees
I did that very same thing once but never finished the lessons because there were so many things to explain. I'm definitely interested, both in assisting and learning.

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Date: 2011-03-30 04:52 am (UTC)
poulpette: (DW - Master - Awesomesauce)
From: [personal profile] poulpette
I've been eyeing bug #3503 (http://bugs.dwscoalition.org/show_bug.cgi?id=3503) and this would be an extremely useful way to start working on that bug :D

Thank you for proposing this!

Date: 2011-03-30 08:53 am (UTC)
lim: half defiant, half repentant Mulder (yes sir sorry sir)
From: [personal profile] lim
Is it ok to just read along? I'd really like to read this but I can't/won't do formal lessons.

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Date: 2011-03-30 05:02 pm (UTC)
holyschist: Image of a medieval crocodile from Herodotus, eating a person, with the caption "om nom nom" (Default)
From: [personal profile] holyschist
I would love to read along, but don't have time to participate in the near future.

Date: 2011-03-30 05:30 pm (UTC)
dragonfly: stained glass dragonfly in iridescent colors (Default)
From: [personal profile] dragonfly
I needed a ticky for "Yes, I want to be a lurker!"

Date: 2011-03-30 05:44 pm (UTC)
dreamatdrew: (Ragabash)
From: [personal profile] dreamatdrew
ICON LOVE!!!!

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Date: 2011-03-30 06:00 pm (UTC)
adalger: Earthrise as seen from the moon, captured on camera by the crew of Apollo 16 (Default)
From: [personal profile] adalger
Oddly enough, when I started the comm, it was because I had been mucking about in the internals of S2 and was slightly more knowledgeable than the average DW user of the time. Now I've lost the edge I had and have fallen way behind (read: off the map compared to) anyone actively using the style system. I would welcome the opportunity to bring my skills back up to a useful level, and might even be able to bump myself into handling the occasional support request again off that springboard. :)

Thanks, fox! You make my dreams of the utility of this community come true!

Date: 2011-03-30 06:17 pm (UTC)
turlough: deckchairs on Brighton Beach, June 2013 ((mcr) falling hard)
From: [personal profile] turlough
I've been wanting to make a native version of my layout ever since I moved to DW but I've yet to sit down and teach myself everything I need to know to do it so this sounds like exactly what I need.

Date: 2011-03-30 11:45 pm (UTC)
majoline: picture of Majoline, mother of Bon Mucho in Loco Roco 2 (Default)
From: [personal profile] majoline
I've always wanted to learn how to make what I wanted happen style-wise! sign me up :)

Date: 2011-03-31 02:08 am (UTC)
musyc: Text: Serpents upon my dirigible (Text: Serpents on dirigible)
From: [personal profile] musyc
Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y. And Y. I can make CSS dance to my tune in most cases, but coding a full layer from scratch would be delicious. If mostly so I can stop using display:none to destroy bits I don't like.

Date: 2011-03-31 07:22 pm (UTC)
jana: [Naruto] Sakura (Default)
From: [personal profile] jana
I don't know if I'll be able to participate, but I'll try!

zooming in from network to say

Date: 2011-04-02 06:47 am (UTC)
lovepeaceohana: A tilted artist's rendition of a clear blue ocean with sky and clouds above; text reads "now bring me that horizon..." (Default)
From: [personal profile] lovepeaceohana
yes PLEASE!

<3

Date: 2011-04-03 02:41 am (UTC)
sarken: leaves of mint against a worn wall (Default)
From: [personal profile] sarken
I think I'm good on the CSS front, but I'd love to learn the S2 bits.

Date: 2011-04-06 03:53 pm (UTC)
lapillus: (Default)
From: [personal profile] lapillus
Count me as a lurker, although depending on current employment, I may do more than lurk.

Date: 2011-04-06 04:55 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] mirach
I'm also quite interested in this. I know next to nothing about CSS and S2. I'd love to learn more and participate. :D

Date: 2011-04-06 07:02 pm (UTC)
lurksnomore: A cartoon sketch of a small island labeled "DREAM WIDTH" off the coast of a larger island labeled "LIVEJOURNAL". (DW Island)
From: [personal profile] lurksnomore
I'd like to lurk, if that's alright. I don't know much about...really any aspect of styles, but am very interested in learning.

Date: 2011-04-06 07:40 pm (UTC)
sqweakie: (lovesheppard)
From: [personal profile] sqweakie
I only have the barest grasp of CSS so it would be wonderful to learn how to tweak things.

Date: 2011-04-07 06:42 am (UTC)
samjohnsson: It's just another mask (Default)
From: [personal profile] samjohnsson
This makes me really excited, actually.

Date: 2011-04-07 09:18 am (UTC)
stephenie_n_lamaina: (Default)
From: [personal profile] stephenie_n_lamaina
I'm in.

Date: 2011-04-07 09:42 am (UTC)
sunrisetr: (Default)
From: [personal profile] sunrisetr
Would love to be a lurker as well! I'm just scared of committing as a student because I have no clue how much time it will take or how active we're meant to be.

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Date: 2011-04-07 11:45 pm (UTC)
fyreharper: (Default)
From: [personal profile] fyreharper
I think I shall lurk along as well - I like knowing how things work, and this sounds interesting. Maybe I'll even try some of it! :)

Date: 2011-04-09 03:36 pm (UTC)
the_mad_hobbit: (caution)
From: [personal profile] the_mad_hobbit
This is something I've been interested in for a long time. Please count me in!

Rach

Date: 2011-04-10 10:27 am (UTC)
reynardine: (tech)
From: [personal profile] reynardine
Sorry, late reply, but I'd be very interested.

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