Web Design for n00bs

Webdesign for n00bs

A text based adventure. fun
April 2nd, 9th, 16th Sunday afternoons 1 – 5pm
Instructor Jason Brown

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Class is full, thanks. Email m@machineproject.com if you’d like to take the class in the future

Introduction to standards-based XHTML+CSS web design and basic content management using WordPress.

You’ll begin with a blank page in a text editor and no idea what to do. You’ll end with a complete mastery over your own dynamic website, easily capable of managing thousands of individual pages.

Materials:
You’ll need a laptop. We’ll be using free software which we will install on the first day.
You’ll need to register a domain name and buy a basic web hosting account with the registrar and web host of your choice. We’ll go over how to do this during the workshop. Hosting and domain registration will cost approximately $10-$20 per year.

Topics covered:
* Introduction to web editing tools (text editors, browsers, plugins)
* Domain registration and web hosting — how to
* An overview of (X)HTML
* Validation and why you should care
* Basic CSS concepts
* Web page layout and style
* Bugs – the inescapable horror of Internet Explorer
* Basic dynamic websites – PHP includes
* Basic content management – WordPress
* Installing and maintaining WordPress
* How to create/customize a WordPress template
* Where to get help