Build your own website (November 2013)
WhenThursday 28 November 2013
To be confirmed
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NUJ Head Office, Headland House, 308-312 Gray's Inn Road, London WC1X 8DP
This two-day course will involve holding your hand as you build your own website that you can change and update later.
You will use free Wordpress software to develop a small website that you can expand afterwards. You will be able to choose the template that best suits you and then adapt it to include your own web colour scheme and typeface style as well as use your own image or artwork as a masthead. You will learn to input and format text, insert images and decide how large to make them and whether or not to run text to the left or right of them.
You will learn to add "widgets" enabling you to add different functions to your site, such as enabling you to update your site via email (from your mobile phone if your mobile supports email).
You will learn to create galleries of your work, to link to online examples and to upload pdfs, jpegs or other documents that show off your work. And you will know how to insert video and photo slideshows, either directly or from hosting sites, such as Flickr and You Tube.
You will leave the course with a working website and the knowledge to expand it and refine it later.
Who should attend
Anyone wanting a website they can control and compile themselves, rather than paying an expensive consultant to create.
Creating this kind of website would suit writers, artists and photographers wanting to showcase their work and provide information about themselves. It would also suit community and campaigning groups needing websites, hobbyists wanting to document their activities and other small businesses.
Nb. Photographers wishing to run secure online purchasing of print-resolution images will require a more expensive hosting and software package so this course would NOT be appropriate.
Tutor: Chris Wheal
Refreshments and lunch will be provided.
Further details and contact information
Telephone: 020 7520 8340