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A presentation covering the basics of setting up your own website. I cover some of the basic decisions as well as some tips.

A presentation covering the basics of setting up your own website. I cover some of the basic decisions as well as some tips.

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  • 1. Master <br />your <br />domain<br />http://www.blacklotuscinema.com/_Bruce-Lee-Wallpaper/PHOTO/1873440/54417.html<br />Web Workshop<br />AraPehlivanian | Presented Wednesday, November 18, 2009<br />This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 2.5 Canada License. To view a copy of this license, visit http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.5/ca/ or send a letter to Creative Commons, 171 Second Street, Suite 300, San Francisco, California, 94105, USA.<br />
  • 2. Websites, who needs them?<br />
  • 3. You do!<br />
  • 4. Why?<br />
  • 5. “Like, everyone who’s <br />anyone has a website!”<br />
  • 6. Seriously though…<br />
  • 7. A website is a part of <br />your online presence<br />
  • 8. It establishes or reinforces your professional brand<br />
  • 9. It shows that you’re <br />serious about the web<br />
  • 10. It presents your <br />product or service offering<br />
  • 11. It’s a showcase<br />
  • 12. A storefront<br />
  • 13. A brochure<br />
  • 14. A soapbox<br />
  • 15. It never sleeps<br />
  • 16. It breaks the ice<br />
  • 17. Done right, it can make a great first impression<br />
  • 18. So the big question is:<br />
  • 19. What kind of website is right for you?<br />
  • 20. It’s a matter of picking the right tool for the job<br />
  • 21. Blog?<br />
  • 22. Portfolio?<br />
  • 23. Brochure?<br />
  • 24. E-Commerce?<br />
  • 25. All of the above?<br />
  • 26. Some tips:<br />
  • 27. It’s about you, not the website<br />
  • 28. A website is a tool,<br />a means to an end<br />
  • 29. Keep that end in mind<br />
  • 30. Start small<br />
  • 31. Don’t reinvent the wheel<br />
  • 32. You can probably find it for free<br />
  • 33. Focus on your strengths<br />
  • 34. Outsource the rest<br />
  • 35. Setting up<br />
  • 36. First question:<br />
  • 37. Hosting or hosted solution?<br />
  • 38. Hosting = <br />more controlmore complex<br />
  • 39. Hosted (or 3rd party) = <br />less controlless complex<br />
  • 40. Examples of hosting providers:<br />DreamHost<br />Media Temple<br />
  • 41. Examples of 3rd party solutions: <br />WordPress.com<br />WebStore by Amazon<br />Squarespace<br />
  • 42. Let’s create a WordPress.com blog<br />
  • 43. But I don’t want mysite.wordpress.com!<br />
  • 44. Registering a domain is easy<br />
  • 45. Use a tool to make life easier<br />
  • 46. www.bustaname.com<br />
  • 47. Costs from $3.95 to $34.99 per year<br />
  • 48. Once you have it, what do you do with it?<br />
  • 49. There is no magic in computers<br />
  • 50. That domain name has to live somewhere<br />
  • 51. Domain Name System<br />mysite.com<br />=<br />127.22.10.55<br />DNS<br />Server<br />Web<br />Server<br />
  • 52. Some 3rd parties offer it at a cost<br />
  • 53. Hosting packages include DNS hosting for account holders<br />
  • 54. Customizing your site<br />
  • 55. Before you can customize your site, you need to know how!<br />
  • 56. Here are some resources:<br />http://www.opera.com/company/education/curriculum/<br />http://www.w3schools.com/<br />http://www.sitepoint.com/<br />
  • 57. If you aren’t an artist, <br />it’s OK to admit it<br />
  • 58. There is help<br />
  • 59. You can find regular and product specific templates for free and for sale online.<br />
  • 60. Search Engine Optimization<br />
  • 61. It’s something you <br />should care about!<br />
  • 62. If search engines can’t find you, you simply don’t exist!<br />
  • 63. A lot of SEO comes for free if you build your site correctly<br />
  • 64. SEO from the horse’s mouth:<br />http://www.google.com/support/webmasters/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=35291<br />http://www.mattcutts.com/blog/<br />
  • 65. Attracting Traffic<br />
  • 66. Blogs should be updated consistently with helpful content<br />
  • 67. Portfolios should stand out and really make a statement<br />
  • 68. Commerce sites should be functional and user friendly<br />
  • 69. Thank You!<br />http://arapehlivanian.com/<br />ara.pehlivanian@gmail.com<br />http://twitter.com/ara_p<br />

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