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Making stylish sites Course 802

Presenter – Nick Reddan
(HAGSOC Webmaster)

Tuesday, 2 January through Friday, 5 January 2018. 2:00pm to 4:00pm
HAGSOC Education Room, 41 Templeton St, Cook.

This course will provide an introduction to creating websites. It will cover basic hypertext mark-up language (HTML) and cascading style sheets (CSS) which tell your browser how to render a webpage ie what the webpage will look like. Javascript a browser based scripting language will be intrduced to preprocess data and effect edit checks. PHP a serverside scripting language and content management systems (CMSs) will also be discussed.

The course will run over four two-hour sessions (14:00–16:00) in the first week in January. There will be a limit of 15 people in the class and the cost will be $90 for members and $120 for non-members.

Bring your laptop along so you can do things on the days. The course will be interactive.

Read before booking

You should get information on how to connect to the web-space provided by your internet service provider (ISP).

I also suggest that you download FileZilla or some similar file transfer protocol (FTP) program. Also get a language aware text editor notepad++ and Jedit are two I have used. A language aware editor prompts you in you coding and checks the code as you type. The latter editor is available on lots of platforms including Windows and Mac.

There will be a section on uploading databases for which you will need to know how to access Cpanel and PHPmyAdmin. This will be discussed in an earlier session, so you will be able to find out what is needed then.

If you are going to use a CMS or want to use database you should consider obtaining a domain name and put this on a web host. Some web-hosting packages include:

You can find plenty more hosting services using Google or other search engines. As a general guide, with hosting services you get what you pay for.

If you have questions about the course and set-up please contact the presenter.

Payment required at time of registration

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