I am in the middle of a webdesign class over at Ebearz U.
I have to say that for one who tends to skip instructions and jump in with both left feet while running with scissors, this class is easy and doable and works.
Course, there is no skipping or jumping or running,
But the instructor, Nancy Tillberg, has clear understandable instructions and guidance and the beauty of html is that it is universal, you can create your own thing, and check it on the internet step by step!
And it is
technogeeky at all.
She wrote it for people just like us, bear or doll makers, sewers, quilters, people whose heads tend to be in the clouds, be the clouds dark and gloomy most of the time or happy and niceynice.
If this is something any one here has a hankering for learning I really do recommend it.
I also recommend following the instructions step by step like you would a knitting pattern. Its time consuming but ever so worth it.
I got it as an early Christmas present, and am loving it. Thank you my friend.....you know who you are.....
The next class starts October 29th I believe.
Just thought I would share the info for anyone who is interested in moving beyond preset formats
Info received loud and clear Dilu. Designing my own website is one of those things that I am hoping one day to be able to achieve. But I have another class that I have my heart set on over at BearzU. Which I can only do if I sell a couple of critters at the winter warmer. :redface:
Some day Dilu ...but not today !! I really do want to design something from scratch, but I do like mine now ...so who knows.I haven't done any thing on mine for so long that I am afraid I will forget what I know already. Except I did go in and take out pictures of you know who !!!
Oh, Jodi, can't say i blame you!
Maryls-its not hard at all-very clear-when you get your other classes done give it a go-its hard to choose classes.....so many to take so little money and time......LOL
Wendy- I'm rooting for you-and thought of you the other day when the National Geographic chanell was talkingabout dangerous kritters, I didn't know your puddles had spines in their back legs that could really hurt someone....
NOT YOURS, of course, but the live ones..... but the scarriest thing I saaw was the rockfish.....yieks!
Then the hubs turned the chanell, as the parrot was getting antsy
OK.....back to work!
We are learning html as Nancy feels we really need to know the basics. Dilu might be making out ok but I am really struggling with it especially now that we are to align, reduce the size of the page create rows and columns etc all at once in a practice assignment. I now know why I had her design my web site for me!!!!
Dilu... thanks for the words of recommendation. I'm glad you're having fun with it. It is kind of like magic watching little tags make things happen on the page.
Gail... hang in there... it gets easier. The HTML set the basis for understanding the do-it-yourself programs. So even if you get an understanding, but not a mastery of the HTML, you'll still be ahead of the game. And... you can always call me.
Shane... We start with learning the HTML that underlies web design programs. There are free programs available under the GPL that you can use to then design your site, as well as free photo editing programs. You can download them if you like, and you'll find that they work in a similar manner to the commercial programs that you can purchase. We also experiment with a do-it-yourself free program online.
Here's an overview:
A fun class for both the novice bear maker and the more experienced bear-smith who wish to promote their work on the internet.
The workshop will include step by step instruction in the following:
-What you need to create and manage a site
-basic html and practice exercises
-auction template creation
-using free online web designers
-an overview of using commercial web programs and practicing with a web program which is free to download under the GPL
-hand-coding a simple page
-FTP functions and hosting
This workshop also includes an overview of photo editing and storage options. (photo filter tutorial)
If you're ready to put your business on the web, or are if you're looking to learn the basics so that you can maintain your own site, then this class is for you.
Course Duration: 30 days plus a 15 day grace period.
Course Fee: $55.00