Web Design Weekend Workshop in Brighton
Create a website for yourself
that's a double saving!
expensive set up fees
or update fees.
Learn how to create a website.
This course will give you a basic introduction to create a simple website for yourself, and the opportunity to learn the skills to edit and update your website in the future.
Create a website to communicate to your audience or sell your services. Enjoy the process of creating a website which people enjoy and can find on Search Engine's! (Google etc).
When ? Saturday 8 & Sunday 9 APRIL 2017
This course is for you
If you want to create a website yourself
and don't have £1000's to pay somebody to do it for you! (though if you do, I can help you with that if you prefer someone else to do the work!)
If you have been wanting to make a website for yourself for ages and never got around to it
I will help you through the maze
to create your website
If you have tried other website creation systems and given up (for example wordpress, squarespace, weebly or others)
Wix is a user friendly system,
which i have taught to over 50 people.
You can read testimonials further down.
Create a professional looking website using Wix software
You will learn how to :
- Crop, Style, edit, prepare for web use
Add Galleries / Slideshows -
variety of styles available
Add Audio - (short sound clips or larger clips hosted via Soundcloud or other services)
(short clips, or larger clips hosted via Youtube or Vimeo)
Select a theme/template
(or blank one) & personalise it
- colours/images or video
Add /Edit Text
- Titles, Subtitles, change font styles and sizes
create 'call to actions' to your info
(set up payment for items, services, courses etc)
Receive an overall introduction to wix.com and more advanced possibilities it offers
(e-commerce, mailing systems, invoicing systems and various business applications) - these can be covered more fully in follow on 'one to one', or small 'group sessions', or a future course if desired, (please note this weekend is an introduction course, other levels may follow if there is interest).
Learn what you need to say on your website to encourage people to take action, to commit to what you do, so you can communicate effectively to your audience, or sell online.
Select a domain name
- Set up hosting
(There are a few options for hosting in wix.com depending on what services you need hosting varies, e.g
£2.55pcm - basic hosting and domain connection to publish your website
£5.16pcm - (includes free domain name & google adwords worth £50),
£7.50pcm or £10pcm - (for full online stores) and advanced features
see more info here
An introduction to basic SEO
(Search Engine Optimisation)
- How to create your website pages in a way which optimises your pages to be found in Google and other Search Engines.
- Research Keywords for your specific market /target audience, and where to place them in your website.
Schedule Saturday 8 & Sunday 9 APRIL 2017
Sunday 10.00 – 4.30pm
10am -11am Brighton Library IT SUITE (level 2)- Meeting, tuition and planning
11am -1pm Creating your website
2pm-4.30pm Continue website creation
Saturday 9.00am– 4.30pm
9.00-9.15 Arrive at Central location in town
9.15am -10.00/10.15am Meeting /Intro
10.00/10.15 Walk to Brighton Library Cafe
10.30am Brighton Library IT Suite (Level 2) - Start creating your website
2pm-4.30pm Continue website creation
On both days we will meet before accessing the IT Suite.
Morning & Afternoon sessions include a break, and moments of mindfulness and focusing.
Note: If you are travelling form a far, you can arrive for 10.30 on Saturday.
This schedule is subject to small changes depending on venue.
Brighton Jubilee Library
10.00/10.15am - 4.30pm
I.T SUITE Level 2
Brighton Jubilee Library
The Main Venue: Brighton Jubilee Library: I.T Suite
The room has good lighting and windows for natural lighting, it is possible to bring your laptop if you prefer to use your own.
The building has free wifi access, a good cafe, and is in central Brighton, close to many good restaurants and cafes for lunch/dinner, and close to B & B's if staying overnight, with easy access to buses and trains (5-10mins walk).
The Learning environment
The course will be in conducted as a positive group learning environment, with opportunities for individual tuition, as well as sharing and learning from each other's process and development, to increase your range of knowledge and experience for future use.
Note: I recognise that creating a website can bring up self doubt, anxiety, fear, feelings of inability and inadequacy, and lack of self worth or confidence for some people.
Therefore I create an atmosphere of awareness, acceptance and encouragement during the process of guiding you to create a website which communicates your uniqueness in a way to help you stand out amongst the crowd and be proud of who you are and what you do.
It will be an intensive and immersive experience, its a short period of time to create a website. So it will require focus, concentration and commitment to stay on track.
We will break it up with tea breaks, lunch breaks, and moments for mindfulness, and embodied learning, so we can manage how we respond to the process of creating an online profile for ourselves and what we offer to the world.
There is a limit of 10 people to ensure maximum attention to you!
Testimonials : What do previous participants say?
"Ady approached my complete lack of confidence with calm, humour and plain English. I took baby steps on the course, as we weren't expected to have everything completed by Sunday night. Very useful for someone who doesn't know where to start and finds the usual computer nerdspeak mystifying! " MG
"The course was a great introduction to web design, with Ady creating a friendly and inspiring environment in which to learn. The subject matter was broken down into easy to handle sessions allowing time to let the information sink in and time to explore the format of the website... a brilliant course!" George Hinchliffe
"The course was everything I needed. It was clear, informative, well paced and well planned. Ady created a warm supportive and welcoming environment. I am now confident that I can move forward with my website." Fiona Winter
"The introduction course to Wix led by Ady was really helpful, Ady is a very calm and patient teacher. Giving enough time in the sessions to work on your own and then he would show us how to do stuff. It's a very reasonable price and you really get your money's worth. I will definitely recommend you to anybody who is looking to make a website. Thank you." Kitty Wallace
"Ady's weekend website design course is an excellent introduction into building a site from scratch using WIX. He has a calm and relaxed style delivery style and is very knowledgeable. We covered a lot of ground during the weekend without it feeling rushed." Bridgette S
You are unique Let me help you create your unique online presence
About your web design trainer
Ady Griffiths (Vidyadasa) has been designing websites for, and with individuals and organisations for 9 years + and regularly leads courses in web design (often for marginalised artists and writers via Creative Futures).
He also gives personal tuition and helps people develop their online presence in a skilful, honest and ethical way.
Contact Ady with enquiries here
There is just 1 space left on this course.
I will organise another course soon, pls email me to register your interest...
Book before Feb 15th and receive £25 off.
How do you book?
I am offering a special way of pricing on this course,
a 3 tiered pricing system to make it affordable.
£250 - full price
£200 - for people on lower wage
£150 - for people with low ability to pay
(sorry, just 3 spaces - i have a child to feed!
Concessionary spaces will be given to people that need it most, please contact me to discuss your eligibility before booking. If you need to pay in 3 monthly instalments that can be arranged separately.
Please pay what you are realistically able to afford,
bearing in mind even a simple website is often £500-£1000,
and you wouldn't know how to add or edit content in the future.
So what do you get?
Knowledge, experience and understanding, a community learning experience, reductions on future courses and tuition.
How do i book?
Pay in full in advance, or a non refundable deposit of £50 is required to book your place, payment can be made below via STRIPE (its like paypal), or you can set up BACS, bank transfer, or pay by card over phone/in person or cash. (A receipt will be provided). Your place is only reserved when payment is received.
Medium Price suitable for people who aren't working full time or unable to pay full price but not on low income/benefits. Note there are only 3 spaces available for this price please contact me to discuss suitability /availability in advance of payment. Thank you.
Concession Price. Note there are only 3 spaces available at concessionary rate, suitable for people on low income/benefits etc. Please contact me before booking to check your suitability and availability of spaces. Thank you.
What you will need to bring:
An open attitude to learning, an 'I can' or 'i will try' attitude and commitment to engage for the weekend.
Images you would like to use. Please bring
- A head and shoulder image of yourself, or of you related to your service/offer -e.g if you are an artist an image of you painting/creating
- Images about your service/offer to the world
e.g Single or multiple images to create gallery/ies
Autobiographical text (between 100-500 words) about yourself which communicates your history and experience in your area
Text about your offer/services (100-300 words per service)
Location/addresses, and telephone number
Login details for any social media/audio/video hosting accounts you wish to include.
In the two weeks before the course i will provide further guidance after booking.
If you are unable to create text or images before the course I can still show you how to use the software, and you can create some text, and use image library images to start you off on the weekend.
Computers will be provided (PCs) though you are welcome to bring your own laptop (Mac or PC)
A notebook/or computer note system /app (e.g Word, Pages, Evernote, 1note, Notes)
Please book in advance to allow yourself to prepare effectively for the course. Full payment must be received 14 days in advance, or your place may be offered to another person. Your deposit is non -refundable but may be useable for another course.
Please do not pre-purchase your domain name in advance as it complicates the process, if you already have bought a web domain and email address you wish to use please let me know at time of booking, and i can help you, thank you.
Web Design Course Contents
The course does not include :
Web hosting (payment for a years hosting) - because there are different options available depending on the website functionality you require. Approximate costs: £6/£8/£10pcm.
These can be paid monthly or yearly and set up on the weekend or I can guide you in the future.
Note pls bring a Debit/credit card on the weekend to set up your hosting.
Please note this course is intended is an introduction to create a website, you will get the most out of if you prepare information in advance.
People learn at different paces and have different technical skills and abilities and different ways of learning, therefore ;
Some people will create an initial version of their website and publish it online during the weekend, some people prefer to take longer and develop it over time and publish it at a later date, both are fine by me, either way you will learn the appropriate information to do create and edit.
(Some people find particular technical aspects difficult so i can give personal assistance at a later date, (I offer reduced hourly rate sessions for web design course participants).
Please note: this course is not suitable for an advanced business website with 15+ pages, advanced and detailed multiple keyword search engine optimisation, calendar systems, booking systems, - these all require more time than a weekend.
Though the weekend can serve as an introduction base to add to and develop these aspects as your skills and budget allows, and I will show you some of these possibilities for future web design trainings.
If you require an advanced business website, or longer and more in depth training or more assistance please contact me directly to arrange a unique personalised service, locally in South East England, nationally (U.K), or Internationally.
Contact Ady : 07870 696942 firstname.lastname@example.org