Green Hectares Rural Tech Workshop Factsheet - Adding Content to a Website
Adding ContentTarget Audience:This course is intended for people looking to add content to a What you’ll need:website.Requirements:Participants should have a computer with Windows® andInternet Explorer 8 installed.Description:Adding content and making changes to a website - theparticipants add their collected content and publish their sites. Computer Internet Explorer™8Prerequisites:Visual Identity, Website Planning, Photoshop Elements or You’ll also need an Internet connection.equivalent and knowledge of preparing photos for the web ishelpful.Sign up for service Review Text ContentLogin to your website Is content free of spelling and grammatical Structure, colours, and fonts errors?Choose website theme and colours CopyrightHEX Values: Do you need to request permission for any pieces of content?Fonts used Adding Content Once content is added to each page begin adding links. Internal to other areas in your website or exter-Navigation setup nal moving viewers to another site. If external it Setup navigation for pages that you have should open in another window. content for Is the order of your navigation correct? Adding images Add complementing imagesFront page Are thumbnails between 10kb and 25kb?List four main focused areas of the website that Are full-size images between 100kb - 150kb?you wish to feature Image Alt Attributes Have concise Alt attributes been added to all images within your site?
Publishing Pages Maintenance Schedule Has all of your content been added with links? How often are you going to update your website?Publishing Blog Post Have you tagged your post? NewsletterTag with when, where, what, why, and how Will you be sending out a newsletter?Contact Us Things to consider Do you want a contact form? Review the following items to ensure your website Is the listed email address generic to reduce on is operating to the best of its ability personal email spam? Does chosen colours for background contrast Add a Google Maps map to your contact page with font colour? Are your store hours added? Can the demographic read your content with Have you listed your phone number? ease? Do all pages have a consistent layout?Test sites Does the navigation stay in a consistent order?Test your site before publishing it. Send a link to a Do all links work?number of your contacts and ask for feedback. Are all headings labeled properly with keywords?What are some of the comments? Contact information is clearly defined? Website validates in http://validator.w3.org? Have you checked for spelling and grammar?Does the site look consistent amongst all popularbrowsers? Microsoft Internet Explorer Apple Safari Mozilla Firefox Google Chrome Mobile Browser
Vision of Green HectaresThe Green Hectares vision of “One Farm to the World” addresses the issues and the needs of the industry.The Green Hectares training and demonstration centre concept has three stages of development witheach having distinct operations and facilities. Each stage of development will be designed to maximizeopportunities by creating multiple use spaces. The flexibility of each space takes into account present dayneeds as well as the ability to shift into new program and service delivery as existing needs change and futureneeds emerge. The ultimate success of the centre will be realized when the three components of the GreenHectares vision are realized where there is sharing of fixed costs, economies of scale and the development ofcritical mass of participants. The three stages of development are; - An Agriculture Enterprise and Conference Centre - A Demonstration Farm - Livestock and Competition CentreGreen Hectares OnlineEach stage of development will include an online component. Even in these preliminary days withoutthe key elements of land and structures, Green Hectares has ignited the interest of young people in ourindustry. Green Hectares uses the social media tools of the day to engage youthful people wanting toadvance agriculture as a way of life and that want to make a lifelong living in this industry. Green Hectarescan become a unique centre that is instrumental in writing the next chapter in the agriculture revolution.Keeping true to the Green Hectares concept, the entire facility whether online or an experiential site willencompass the overarching themes of accessibility, community building and youth engagement.The Next Step to Bring One Farm to the WorldWith a strong business case completed, Green Hectares has begun rolling out programming in ruralcommunities across Alberta. Bringing “One Farm to the World” is a grand vision that no doubt will requirevaried resources. We hope to find partners that can see the same vision at the project’s multiple stages ofdevelopment. Green Hectares looks for partners that understand the need for education, dialogue andadoption of new ideas. It is essential that those that we work with have an understanding that communitycan include not only geography but interests and goals. Finding partners who understand that inclusivenessof all groups creates the best end results have been and will be the key for Green Hectares to unlock thepotential of this growth industry.