Sunday, October 31, 2010

November 3 Workshop

In this weeks workshop we will cover how to set up a WordPress blog.  This will include a description of how to prepare a hosting service so that the WordPress (WP) software can be installed on their servers.  The uploading process , to these servers, is accomplished by means of  FTP software which will be demonstrated.

Once the WP software is installed, we will demonstrate how the WP dashboard & editor is used to post new content.  We will also show how WP can be used to emulate a traditional website using the Pages feature.

Discussion of the Expression Web package is put off until December.  We now have the EW 4.0 software but how-to books on the new software are only expected to be available in November and my preference is to follow a book vs improvising in a haphazard way. 

Monday, October 4, 2010

October 6 Workshop

Areas for discussion for this workshop:

  • Expression Web 4.0 should be available to demonstrate
  • A round-table discussion of web technology subjects that we could investigate which could include:
    • WordPress, blogging
    • social networking
    • downloading youtube videos (as opposed to uploading)
    • web statistics, analytics
    • open discussion