Making your first web-site during your Tuscan summer in Florence
A theoretical and practical introduction to Web Design which will enable students to build a simple yet effective website using WordPress.
This course is the first step to develop all skills required to work as a professional Web Designer.
In this course students will learn how to register a domain, how to use WordPress for creating a personal website; an introduction to search engine optimization and social networks integration will be also given.
Aims and objectives
Goals for this course are:
- Register a personal domain name
- Build a website using WordPress
- Understand the basics of search engine optimization
Prerequisites and requirements
No prior knowledge in the field is required. Please check Student Guide for equipment needed.
Combine this course with language course
If you like, you can combine this course with Language lessons, at your choice. Please visit the page Combined courses and inquiry us for any help in combining the two courses.
Introduction to Web Design
What is a “website”? How does it work?
Images for the web: different graphics formats and how to choose which one to use
Tools for creating a website
Domain and Web Server
Introduction to a Web Server
How to register a domain
Your email address on your domain
Ftp file transfer
Planning a website
Aim of the website; audience
Text for the Web: how (not) to write for a website
Let’s build our website!
Graphic themes: how to choose and personalize them
Settings and PlugIns
Navigation menu and website pages
How to create a photogallery
How to be found on the Web
Search engines optimization
Sitemap and Google Google Webmaster Tools
Social Networks integration
Tailor your program
Need more than this? Just ask us. We can tailor your program on your specific needs, even to advanced levels.