This course is aimed at the first time builder and gently guides you through 1StopHosting's method of setting up a website. Learn as you build your website is the easiest and most practical way to learn with the benefit of a working website when you have finished your course. It is a well known fact, you are more likely to learn quicker using all your senses on this practical hands-on approach rather than just studying books. Doing both theory and practical together makes understanding the process easier. Once the basics are understood then you can progress to a higher level if you wish.

This course covers

  •    The importance of planning
  •    Deciding and registering your domain
  •    Obtaining your Hosting
  •    Building your website using online web builder
  •    Uploading and Testing
  •    Search Engine Optimisation (SEO)
  •    Setting up emails on your domain

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Ready Made Templates - The advantage and disadvantages.  Templates will cut the build time but at the expense of losing the some of flexibility of purpose built sites tailored to the precise needs.

Using Include files and internal templates - These can save many hours and speed up the design process. Especially when the website need changing or modifying. Changing the include or DWT files automatically updates all the pages within seconds whereas doing this manually would take hours or even days on a large site.  Given the example say an additional menu item needs to be added, normally this would be on all pages. Changing this by hand could easily introduce errors.

Html code
- Whilst websites can be built without any knowledge of the code behind the pages by using programs like Microsoft FrontPage which hides the code but has the option of viewing the code. There are many other similar programs. Fault finding can be a lot easier if one has a knowledge of html code.  Some page builders use their own format which is converted to html and/or swf (Flash Movie) on compiling so that they can be displayed on any web browser. If you wish to see the code which produces particular web page - just right click the webpage and select view source and the html code will be displayed. You can learn a lot from this but need a general knowledge of code to understand.

standard for online data bases quite often used in conjoining with PHP

the page is built by the web server, the page code includes <?php include ("_header.php"); ?> for an example. The advantage this saves rewriting the same code for each page. It ensures that the included part is the same on each page. Also updating the "include" file updates all pages. The disadvantage the page cannot be fully displayed offline since the page is built on the server. There are many free PHP ready made off the shelf scripts i.e., {bulletin boards, chat windows, etc) available as well writing a special script to provide a special function.

(Cascading Style Sheets) As it's name implies is a style sheet that controls the pages. Disadvantage needs a little bit of planning to setup and discipline to use which is not a bad thing.  The greatest advantage, it keeps the styling in one place and ensures consistent between pages and changing the CSS changes all the pages without the hassle of editing each page individually.

and other scripts and codes allows many special effects within the page.

Other Subjects I will consider any other subject, fill in the enquiry form and put the subject in the message box.

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A group workshop - is obviously cheaper than one to one since the costs are shared. Before each course we take into consideration each attendee's capabilities and objectives by sending out a questionnaire so that we can plan each course to achieve the maximum effectiveness.  One of the disadvantage is everyone has to learn at the same rate and on the same project/subject.

Workshop courses can by run under class room conditions normally in a hired room. The numbers are kept low so that each individuals can receive some personal attention.

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One To One tuition - has the obvious advantage that the course is designed to cover the needs of one individual who dictates the speed and what is to be learnt. One To One can be at your place or ours or can be via the web, email, phone, VOIP or a combination all.
We are 100% flexible everything is designed around you and your aims.

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This is mainly intended to solve a specific problem and can be on almost anything. It doesn't have to be a website that we created, control, host or even web related. It could be computer or a software problem. I have years of experience on electronic servicing and running different businesses.  In most cases can be provided via the web, email, msn, voip (Voice Over Internet Protocol) or a mixture. For example we can both be viewing the problem online and at the same time speaking directly to you. I can remotely access the server and see just what is going on. This save both time and travelling making it very cost effective.

Can also be face to face (121). If the problem is setting up your computer to collect your emails for example, this may have to be done on your computer at your premises....

DIY services are provided at the lowest possible cost and are provided fully automated online, together with online help. Obviously if you paying for a DIY service then you cannot expect bespoke service. However, if you have made a reasonable attempt to help yourself, I will look into the problem if you send me an email with a full description of the problem and what you have done or how you have tried to resolve the problem.

There may be a charge for this service, depending if you are an existing client and on which services you are on. You will be advised of the costs before proceeding.

Email me outlining your requirement or problem

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If you are interesting in attending a course please fill in the form  with your level of expertise of creating web pages and expectations and I will contact you on the cost which can be spread over the course.

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Many free interactive online courses and help pages are provided to get you started.

Any one can build their website using these simple to follow step by step instructions.
You can pre-view and make any changes your require. When published your site will become live and viewable by anyone entering your domain name. Even after going live changes can be made at any time by reopening the WebBuilder. Visit our online tuition.
You can always add, delete or change pages at a later date.
With the free online WebBuilder you can make up to 5 backups or store 5 different sites for different occasions. For example: You can setup a website for Christmas and after Christmas save the site for the next Christmas while having a different site for the rest of the year for.
I always recommend that you backup your site before you make any changes in case these changes do not have the desired effect and wish to undo these changes.

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