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Websites 101:
What's behind a web page
Everything you need to know about setting up a website (except HTML)

This three-part workshop series arms artists, entrepreneurs, and non-profits with the basic vocabulary and skills to create or pay for, update, and maintain a personal or professional website.

One attendee wins a free website, which is built during the first session using a no-fee website-building platform. 

Workshops are free, but space is limited. RSVP required. Please call 718 816-4775 to reserve your space.

Part 1: How to Create a Good Website for Free   Part 2: Make Your (Cheap) Website Look Like a Million Bucks   Part 3: SEO--What’s Your Story and How Do You Tell People?  
  • Raffle for the free website!
  • Why free is the right choice for a new business or organization.
  • How will you know when you’ve outgrown a free website?
  • The three pieces you have to pay for, when you pay for a website, and how much they cost.
  • How to get paid: PayPal, Google Checkout, and other systems for collecting money.
 
  • The four “I am’s”—how to ensure that people can understand and use your site.
  • Why what you know about print doesn't work online.
  • The small handful of real rules for website design.
  • What does “below the fold” mean?
  • Why doing what everyone else is doing is good.
  • How big can your pictures be?
 
  • What's your story? Learn two easy analysis techniques.
  • What is search engine optimization (SEO) and how you can prevent it from taking over your life?
  • How can you provide information and avoid shameless self-promotion?
  • How can you tell if anything is working?
 
About the Workshops

These workshops can be taken together or individually. Each class is 2 hours. Bring all your questions! Each session includes take-home information.

Sponsors

The West Brighton Community Local Development Corporation (WBCLDC) is the New York City Business Outreach Center of Staten Island. The Netprenuers is a peer-to-peer business group, hosted and co-sponsored by WBCLDC.

This workshop series is a collaboration of WBCLDC/BOC of Staten Island and Netprenuers.

Location Dates and Times
WBCLDC office, 705 Forest Avenue, SI, NY 10310; 718 816-4775 Part 1: Monday, April 14, 2014; Part 2: Tuesday, April 15, 2014; Part 3: Wednesday, April 16, 2014.
Sessions start at 6:30 pm and run until 8:30 pm all three evenings.
Need more information?
Telephone: 917 734-3746. Email: info -at- fastsmartwebdesign.com
For questions and answers from the workshops, check out Websites 101: Extra Workshop Info.
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Click on the banner for more information about the artwork and the artist.
Websites 101:
Everything you need to know about
website set-up (except HTML)

Three 90-minute workshops. $25 per class. Workshop leader: Susan Fowler

Special offer! If we work on your website, take off $25 for each workshop you attend.

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Part 1: What Is This Thing They Call the “Web”?   Part 2: Pick a Color, Any Color   Part 3: What’s Your Story?
  • How many types of websites are there, and which is right type for you?
  • Is “free” good? When you know you’ve outgrown “free.”
  • The three pieces you have to pay for, when you pay for a website and how much they cost.
  • How to get paid: PayPal, Google Checkout, PaySimple, and other systems for collecting money.
  • When the time comes (if it does), how to pick a good website developer and designer.
  • Q&A
 
  • The four “I am’s”—how to ensure that people can understand and use your site.
  • The small handful of real rules for website design.
  • What does “below the fold” mean? Why screen resolution matters.
  • Why following standards (doing what everyone else is doing) is good.
  • Why you can’t count on using your favorite typeface.
  • How big can your pictures be?
  • Q&A
 
  • What is your story? Two easy analysis techniques.
  • Getting your story out there.
  • Don’t be evil. Provide information, not shameless self-promotion.
  • What is search engine optimization (SEO) and how you can prevent it from taking over your life.
  • Is it working? Using Google Analytics and Ad Words to figure out how well you’re doing. Helpful comparison sites for your business.
  • Q&A
About the Workshops
These three workshops can be taken together or individually. Each class is 90 minutes. The first 45 minutes are introductions, slides, and a hands-on activity. The last 45 minutes are questions and answers: Bring all your questions! Fee is $25 per person. Each session includes take-home information.
Location Time Dates
Christ Church Parish Hall 76 Franklin Ave. Staten Island, NY 10301 http://christchurchnbrighton.org 7:30 to 9 p.m. Call (917 734-3746) or write us (info -at- fastsmartwebdesign.com) for dates and locations.
Need more information?
Telephone: 917 734-3746. Email: info -at- fastsmartwebdesign.com
Business help
For peer-to-peer help with small business websites, check out the Netpreneurs.

Join on Meetup: http://www.meetup.com/Staten-Island-Netpreneurs/

Come to meetings: The Netpreneurs get together on the third Wednesday of every month at the West Brighton Community LDC offices, 705 Forest Avenue, SI, NY 10310; 718 816-4775.

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Computers 101:
When you've just about
had it with your computer

Two 90-minute workshops, one about your computer and one about email. $10 per class. Workshop leader: Susan Fowler.

Special offer! If we work on your website, take off $25 for each workshop you attend.

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You and Your Computer: Detente!   Mysteries of Email Explained
Topics   Topics
  • Parts of your computer. What you can and can't break.
  • Viruses and spyware be gone!
  • What's a firewall?
  • What's a backup?
  • The blue screen of death & what to do about it.
  • 10 nifty tips & tricks you can use to make your life easier.
  • Q&A
 
  • Local (Outlook) vs. remote (Gmail) email.
  • Creating a spam-proof email name.
  • Spam: How to eviscerate.
  • Phishing & spear phishing.
  • Who's holding my email hostage? Fake emails vs. viruses.
  • Using email as a filing system. Auto-categorizing emails.
  • Q&A
About the Workshops
These two workshops can be taken together or individually. Each class is 90 minutes. The first 45 minutes are introductions, slides, and a hands-on activity. The last 45 minutes are questions and answers: Bring all your questions! Fee is $10 per person. Each session includes take-home information.
Location Time Dates
Christ Church Parish Hall 76 Franklin Ave. Staten Island, NY 10301 http://christchurchnbrighton org 7:30 to 9 p.m. Computers: Call (917 734-3746) or email for dates
Email: Call (917 734-3746) or email for dates
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