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Build A Website FREE Mini-Course

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About Course

The Build A Website FREE mini-course will help you have a better idea of:

  • * What you want your website to do for you, and
  • * How to go about building a website (or helping someone build it for you).

In this mini-course, we will cover three equally important parts of your website: Content, Design and Tech.

  • * Content is the written text, audio & video.
  • * Design is comprised of the layout, colours, graphics, and navigation.
  • * Tech includes your domain name, hosting, emails, etc.

Build A Website‘ is a FREE 5 Lesson mini-course designed to show you what is involved in building a basic website.

By the end of the course:

You will have a much better understanding about the process of planning, building and maintaining a basic website for your personal or business use.

AND

You will have a planning document that will give you the information you need to move forward with building your site on the platform you choose, whether you do it yourself or decide to have someone help you build it.

‘Build a Website’ Course Content

We cover the following topics:

  • Preliminary Work:
    Why are you building a website? Who will visit your website? What kinds of information will you offer? Spending time answering these questions makes the rest of the process go more smoothly.
  • Planning Your Website:
    Yahoo! What will your website look like? Sort out what pages you will start with, what you want them to look like. Start looking at other websites to see what you like and sketch it out.
  • Using Images:
    We cover considerations such as copyright, sourcing images and using appropriately-sized images.
  • Website Tech Basics:
    A website needs a domain name and web hosting to get up and running. What are the kinds of platforms people commonly use to build a website?
  • Setting Up Your Website:
    A checklist and some more information for those who want to pull it all together. And some links for more information if you are looking for more help or guidance.

Throughout the course we provide helpful resources and ‘Pro Tips’ to support you in the process.

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What Will You Learn?

  • How to choose on a domain name for your website.
  • How to choose a web hosting platform that is right for your current and future needs.
  • How to determine and document your website's purpose, audience and feel.
  • How to create a basic wireframe diagram that sketches out what your website will look like when it's done.
  • How to choose and find the best images for your website.
  • How to get your basic website up and running, whether you do it yourself or have someone help you.

Course Content

‘Build A Website’ FREE Mini-Course
Whether you want to build a website yourself or have someone build it for you, there are some basics you need to know about before you get started. As the website owner, you have decisions to make about content and design. Take this FREE 5-article mini-course that will help you set a solid foundation for yourself or the web designer you eventually work with.

  • Build A Website ~ 1: Preliminary Work
  • Build A Website ~ 2: Planning Your Website
  • Build A Website ~ 3: Choosing the Right Images
  • Build A Website ~ 4: Website Tech Basics
  • Build A Website ~ 5: Setting Up Your Website