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Advanced Web Design Class

Paul Scollon of DkIT Computer Services will be teaching a night class via the Lifelong Learning Centre on Advanced Web Page Design, particularly the use of PHP, MySQL and CMS systems like Joomla!

The course covers the following:

  • - Installing PHP, MySQL and other tools required to host your own website.
  • - Creating data structures, deciding on sections and categories, adding articles and more.
  • - Build your pages and then create menu items as you go to develop the best layout.
  • - Using built–in modules to make your site more interactive.
  • - Include search capability, polls, menus and banners.
  • - Use templates to determine what goes where.
  • - Add everything from complete shopping–cart systems to photo galleries.
  • - How to import/export databases, upload your files and attach a domain name.
  • - Search engine optimization, Google Ranking and Facebook/Twitter integration.

Students will have a fully functional website ready to go online by the end of the course. Ideally students will possess their own laptop for the duration of the course so they can take their work home and complete after classes.

Paul and his colleague Andrew Clarke won a golden Spider Award on behalf of Dundalk Institute of Technology in 2007. They are currently working on a new iteration of the site, and have introduced multiiple new technologies to DkIT in the last 3 years. Guaranteed to be a stimulating course!

See here for more information and how to apply. Places are limited and the course starts in 2 weeks. Be quick if you want in!

 

 

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