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EXCERPT/Link: Register for Course – Website Building

Course Outline

Lesson 1: Web Building Basics

A. Why build a family website?

B. A thumbnail look at copyright law

C. Dealing with overwhelm

D. Geek Speak: The language of the Web

E. The essentials of a good website

F. Samples of family tree sites

G. How to guard your family’s sensitive information

H. Optimizing Your Site for Mobile Devices

I. Resources

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Lesson 2: Web Site Platforms
 A.    Introduction
       B.    Pre-formatted sites
              I.    MyFamily.com
              II.    MyHeritage.com
       C.    Google Sites
              I.    Setup
              II.    Site Appearance: Themes and Layout
              III.    Privacy Settings
              IV.    Additional Help
              V.    Example
       D.    Weebly
              I.    Setup
              II.    Themes
              III.    Privacy Settings
              IV.    Additional Help
              V.    Example
        E.    Posterous
              I.    Setup
              II.    Manage Spaces
              III.    Privacy Settings
              IV.    Additional Help
              V.    Example 

Lesson 3: Build a Site on Blogger or WordPress       
       A.    Introduction
       B.    Blogger 
               I.    How to set up a Blogger account
              II.    Choosing a Blogger template
              III.    Adding gadgets
              IV.    Setting up post elements
              V.    Your first post
              VI.    Examples of sites built with Blogger
       C.    WordPress.com
              I. How to set up a WordPress account
              II. Choosing a WordPress theme
              III. Adding widgets
              IV. WordPress settings
              V. Exploring the dashboard
              VI. Writing posts
              VII.    Adding images to your posts
              VIII.    Examples of sites built with WordPress
       D.    Resources

Lesson 4: Let’s Launch!       
       A.    Pick your platform
       B.    Elements of your website
       C.    Planning content
              I.  research
              II. stories
              III. photos
              IV. genealogy
              V. historic events
      D.    How to cite online references
      E.     Sharing your site with others
      F.     Resources
      G.    Summary