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Martine Dowden Puts Together a Four Part Project
The Andromeda Founder and CTO put together a four part live project series with Manning

Andromeda Founder and CTO, Martine Dowden, has worked with Manning Publications on a four part live project series on CSS. In this series, you’ll play the role of a frontend developer hired by Max, the owner of My Little Cookie Shop, to take his website to the next level. A competing bakery has opened across the street and Max wants to make sure his competitive edge doesn’t crumble. Using CSS you’ll add transitions and animations to My Little Cookie Shop’s UI, making it shine while providing a more fluid experience for the user. In order to take this class, you will need to understand basic HTML, basic SVG, and intermediate JavaScript. During this course, you will learn how to use CSS hover and focus pseudo-classes, use transitions, animate SVGs, show and hide elements, and how to use Javascript to support CSS animations.

An award-winning CTO, UX/UI designer and developer, international speaker, and author, Martine focuses on web interfaces that are beautiful, functional, and accessible. She approaches user experience from both art and science perspectives, drawing from her degrees in psychology and visual communications. She has worked as a developer, artist, educator, and consultant since 2005. To stay active in the industry she writes articles, leads workshops, and speaks at conferences and meetups worldwide. Her favorite topics to present are frontend web development, CSS, user experience, interaction design, accessibility, and Firebase. In recognition of her work in the community, she was awarded and still maintains the Google Developer Expert (GDE) status and the Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP). In 2015, she published a children’s book, Programming Languages ABC++, of which the workbook edition sold over 20,000 copies in 2016. She then went on to write Approachable Accessibility: Planning for Success, which was released in June 2019, and Architecting CSS: The Programmer’s Guide to Effective Stylesheets in 2020. Currently, she is the CTO at Andromeda Galactic Solutions where she continues to learn, work on, and share her passion for front end development.

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