Today (Wednesday) I went to a free 4-hour workshop (1-5pm) at Ames in Auckland. Thank you Ames for offering this workshop.
I booked for this workshop on the Eventbrite website. Look on this site for all sorts of events. I like to look at the free events 🙂
The workshop covered html (language that web pages use) including an introduction to CSS= Cascading style sheets) and also an introduction to WordPress.
Usually I use the free SharePoint Designer editor for creating and editing my web pages. Sadly it looks like support for this may have ended some time ago. I still use it.
An interesting exercise was making a picture appear animated. I used the picture on the right below for this. Later at home I added an “animated” version of my own picture (left below) to my website agrace.awardspace.com. Click on this link to see the result.
After CSS (Cascading Style Sheets) was introduced, I mentioned the CSS Zen garden website to the tutor. See CSS Zen Garden: The Beauty of CSS Design. This site shows how CSS can be applied by designers to the same text to produce amazing results. Click the designs on the right hand side of the site to see the effects.
Towards the end of the workshop WordPress was introduced.
At the time I was interested in seeing how WordPress could be used to create a website (historically and still primarily WordPress is used for blogging). I tried to get around the word blog being part of my website name.
I was only interested in a free site. I discovered that if the word “blog” is not available, WordPress would offer a site with “site” as part of the name instead. I chose this option and deleted my “blog”‘ named site. Deleted names cannot be used again.
This blog resulted from the workshop.
You may wish to attend these free workshops as well.