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GBCN Web site training

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GBCN Web site training

  1. 1. A tour of the Grey Bruce Cultural Network Web site with its builders Emma Hogbin & You! www.GBCN.ca
  2. 2. the Web is a scary place photo credit: iNmO_Khem (flickr)
  3. 3. but it can be tamed Photo credit: Marc Shandro (flickr)
  4. 4. touring the cultural network 1. creating your account 2. the culture directory 3. the culture calendar
  5. 5. I create appropriate technology for on-line communities
  6. 6. My clients are on-line craft stores, on-line communities, face- to-face communities, cultural networks, theatre companies, artists, rural communities, not-for-profit organizations
  7. 7. the cultural network wants to help you fill the seats
  8. 8. use the Web site to 1. promote yourself 2. promote your venue 3. promote your organization 4. promote your events
  9. 9. an overview
  10. 10. Main Navigation Culture Directory Login and new accounts Communities Upcoming Events overview with pointers
  11. 11. the culture calendar
  12. 12. the culture directory
  13. 13. ready? let’s go!
  14. 14. step 1. creating your account
  15. 15. creating your account 1. click “Create new account”
  16. 16. creating your account 1. nam e 2. e m ai l 2. fill in the blanks
  17. 17. Photo credit: spacejaq (flickr) wait for your password to arrive via email
  18. 18. logging into the Web site 3. fill in the blanks, click “log in”
  19. 19. as the kids say these days:
  20. 20. OMG! f’real?! That was EASY!
  21. 21. of course it was... now... let’s get this party started!
  22. 22. (I don’t think the kids really say that) (so don’t try that at home.)
  23. 23. customize your account
  24. 24. change your login name change your email change your password edit your settings
  25. 25. receive email when th e site is updated GB CN bo m a ili nu ng sm list s od es e tt in gs advanced options
  26. 26. but how do you update the Web site!?
  27. 27. add yourself to the culture directory first then link your events to your venue in the culture calendar
  28. 28. entries in the culture calendar can be LINKED to entries in the culture directory when these links are made, magical summaries of events appear within the culture directory (but you have to be in the directory FIRST for these links to work)
  29. 29. step 1. create an account step 2. add yourself to the culture directory
  30. 30. are you a person, a venue or an organization? (or are you all three?) Note: you do not have to be an artist to be a person in the culture directory!
  31. 31. ry” to c ir e eD r u ult “C k c c li adding yourself to the culture directory
  32. 32. organization type: hold down the “control” key and click as many options as are relevant comm unity locat ion = comm uniti es fill in the blanks, click “submit” show me!
  33. 33. OMG! f’real?! That was EASY!
  34. 34. step 1. create an account step 2. add yourself to the culture directory step 3. add your events to the culture calendar
  35. 35. scroll down to here adding yourself to the culture calendar
  36. 36. co m m un show me! i ty lo ca tio n = co m fill in the blanks m un iti es
  37. 37. OMG! f’real?! That was EASY!
  38. 38. the calendar can do more complicated tricks as well. for example: multiple performances of the same show
  39. 39. WARNING Photo credit: spacejaq (flickr) this is a little bit harder than previous steps
  40. 40. ready?! let’s do it! it’s not actually hard I just wanted to use another scary snake picture
  41. 41. 1. click “repeat” to open this set of options ly. nth mo , kly ,w e ily os ee e da cho dat 2. d” “en r you ind 3. f repeating events show me!
  42. 42. well that made sense...
  43. 43. But we want to add PICTURES!
  44. 44. Dear John, I’ve been lying. You can add pictures. But first you need to be in BONUS MODE!
  45. 45. now entering BONUS MODE
  46. 46. e r th e k fo mod loo us bon ode ed” m nus enabl bo y “ l rent cur look for “enable rich text” below the large text boxes
  47. 47. ks lists & lin t old, bulle b To add a link: 1. type some text. 2. select the text using your mouse 3. click the link button (2nd from left) 4. follow the instructions. adding Web links with rich text enabled show me!
  48. 48. To add a photograph: 1. open a new web browser 2. go to your photo sharing site (e.g. Flickr) 3. find the picture you want to use 4. drag and drop it into this window adding pictures with rich text enabled
  49. 49. OMG! f’real?! That was EASY!
  50. 50. now that we’ve toured the cultural network you should be able to 1. create an account 2. add yourself to the culture directory 3. add your events to the culture calendar
  51. 51. we hope you will use this Web site to 1. promote yourself 2. promote your venue 3. promote your organization 4. promote your events
  52. 52. The Web is now your oyster! Live long and prosper! Emma Hogbin emma@xtrinsic.com www.xtrinsic.com www.gbcn.ca

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