or, How to set up an attractive website without much fuss
This course has two parts: 1. a detailed online tutorial which walks you through building your own website, and …
2. group video meetings with Zoom which give introductory and follow-up support and sharing of questions and answers.
Why write a blog? Originally this course focused on travel blogs, which is a common purpose. But now that travel is not on the agenda, do you have any other enthusiasms? Blogs are a very flexible, requiring little experience in web design to make a very attractive site. Potential purposes for a blog are…
- a travel record
- a personal passion — gardening, walking trails of SA, etc
- functional communication — a website for a club, organisation, book club etc.
- a publishing site — for a writing group, association, a family history, family tree
What qualifications are required? Reasonable confidence in using a computer and willingness to experiment. Blogs often feature photos, so an interest in taking photos is valuable. Having an iPad or other tablet is useful for travel blogging. WordPress is the platform used which is one of the largest in the world and allows very attractive free designs.
any questions? email me
A blog is a simple website with (generally) a simple structure. A basic one is free. All you need is internet access to manage one. A standard blog consists of a series of articles (posts) one after the other. It can also include web pages. Apart from a travel record, a blog could be used to support a family reunion, share information about gardening, or publish a long awaited political manifesto!
Group video meetings
Optional group meetings using Zoom. An individual introduction to Zoom (for video meeting) is provided for those needing it. Times for the meetings to be arranged once the class is enrolled.
Introductory tour of the, focusing on establishing your site.
About two weeks later, negotiated with the group. Progress reports, troubleshooting, problem-solving.
Optional sharing of sites and exploring options for development