Building and maintaining an online presence: An introductory course


Acorn Training and Consulting, 74 Townshend St, Phillip ACT
Cost: Members $195; Non-members $295

About the course

With the abundance of free web technologies to promote yourself and your work online, it is often hard to choose which ones offer the simplest and most effective platform for sharing your information. Discussion about the pro’s and con’s of some of the more common web technologies will provide an introduction to students building their own web presence.

With a focus on simple implementation and ongoing management, students will begin building their website using some of the free technologies available, and gain some insight into how they can be used together to continue their online presence.

Topics covered include:

  • What is out there (and is it right for me)?
  • Defining different technologies and their specific purposes
  • Identifying which medium best suits your needs
  • Time constraints and commitment: how this affects your site
  • What to think about when building a website
  • How to sell yourself
  • Introduction to WordPress
  • Getting started on building your own website
  • Troubleshooting

About the presenter: Michael Cairns

Michael Cairns runs his own web development business. A passion for user-centred design and ease of use has seen him work with a variety of different clients from small publishers and artists to ASX listed companies.

Much of Michael’s experience lies in maximising the opportunities presented by Open Source web technologies, social media and online publishing.

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