Boost your career with your unique personal website

Learn how to build a unique personal website that you can use to promote yourself and stand out of the crowd.
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  • Lectures 39
  • Length 2 hours
  • Skill Level All Levels
  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 10/2015 English

Course Description

After completing my studies I had to find a job in a very competitive market. I had to find a way to stand out of the crowd and decided to build a website to promote myself in a professional way. With this I had a tool to market myself when contacting relations and future employees. In the end I scored many interviews and got a job in 4 days when I arrived in Singapore.

It’s easy to do, and I want to help you.

The result

A well designed website that promotes you and helps you in your next step of your career.

This course is different

In this course I will teach you the very basics web programming and edit images. There will be some basic coding involved. But don’t be scared I will take you step by step. I will provide you with a template to put your own text and images in so you can create your personalised website.

Disclaimer

This course will include programming to create your website. It will not use a website builder platform where you drag/drop your images and text. Even without experience you will get the hang of it quick, but it can be challenging.

What are the requirements?

  • Photoshop is preferred but not required

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Build their own personal website
  • Understand the basics of HTML
  • Understand the basics of image manipulation
  • Putting their website online on a personal domain
  • Promote their website
  • Get exposure to future employees

What is the target audience?

  • Looking for a job/interview or unique way to promote themselves
  • Everybody who wants to create a digital identity
  • Not suitable if you don't want to learn a bit of programming!

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

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Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.

Curriculum

Section 1: Understanding the basics
03:25

This lecture discusses the contents of this course. Why did I make this course and how it will benefit you. It will outline the course objective and the steps that we will be taking.

01:34

This lecture discusses which program I use to make my websites. It's a free program called CodeLite. In the end it doesn't really matter which program - or IDE - you use. There is no need to use a paid program for the website we are developing. Please see this lectures resources for free alternatives for CodeLite.

05:28

This lecture discusses how we can resize and crop photos in Photoshop. It is important to use the right dimensions for your images otherwise they will appear distorted. Refer to the GIMP video of this course in case you don't have Photoshop.

02:03

This lecture discusses how you can use the "Save for web" function of Photoshop for saving your images. Using this function will significantly reduce the file size of your images which makes them load faster. If you don't have Photoshop please look at the GIMP video in this course.

01:40

This lecture discusses where to find the right icons for your website. In this video I share a resource that I use for all my projects that have many free icons to use.

Introduction quiz
4 questions
Section 2: Learning the basics of programming
01:18

This lecture discusses the basic concept of HTML. What is is.

02:23

This lecture discusses how you can set up your very first simpel website. The result will be a small website that says test. We will expand this further in the next videos.

02:03

This lecture discusses you can add text to your website. Next, it shows how to format this text in a bold, italic or underlined way.

01:11

This lecture discusses how to make a link in HTML. We will add a link that redirects to Google to our website.

01:38

This lecture discusses how you can add a image to your website. We will take the image we edited in Photoshop earlier and add it to our website.

00:38

This lecture discusses how you can use lists and lists items. These are crucial in showing large chunks of data is a ordinal fashion.

01:41

This lecture discusses the basics of Tables. This is just meant as an introduction for you to recognise how a table is build in HTML. We will build a very simple version of a table and add this to your website.

01:10

This lecture discusses how ID's and classes are used in the template. These are used for the stylesheet to recognise which elements to format in a certain way. You should not edit or remove these items.

03:19

This lecture discusses how larger website consists out of blocks that are called sections. We will view the main website from this perspective so you get acquinted with the flow of websites + HTML.

11 questions

This quiz will test your knowledge on HTML.

Section 3: Building the website
04:25

This lecture discusses how to change the header image, which is the big image when you open the website. We will go over how to resize it to a proper size and add it to your website.

03:48

This lecture discusses how to cut out the round headshot photo and add it to our website. You will need an existing photo and Photoshop. If you don't have Photoshop please refer to the GIMP video to see how to cut out your headshot.

03:09

This lecture discusses how to change the content in the header. This is the small introduction text the visitor sees when you open the website.

06:35

This lecture discusses you edit the icons on your Unique Selling Points sections. These grab the attention of the visitor and contribute to the success of the website.

03:50

This lecture discusses you edit the icons on your Unique Selling Points sections. The text should not be more than a few sentences that state the fact and show what you have learnt.

06:28

This lecture discusses how to change the motivation section of your website. Here you show why you want to work for your future employer.

02:41

This lecture discusses how to edit the portfolio section of you website. In the portfolio section you can show of your work. This can be anything from projects you worked on or special experiences. This part is divided up in three videos. This is part 1.

02:20

This lecture discusses how to edit the portfolio section of you website. In the portfolio section you can show of your work. This can be anything from projects you worked on or special experiences. This part is divided up in three videos. This is part 2.

01:41

This lecture discusses how to edit the portfolio section of you website. In the portfolio section you can show of your work. This can be anything from projects you worked on or special experiences. This part is divided up in three videos. This is part 3

03:02

This lecture discusses how to edit the Work Experience section. How to add, edit and remove rows on this section

03:44

This lecture discusses how to add your education to your website. It will teach you on creating images from your school’s logo and add a small description about your school.

01:38

This lecture discusses how you can extend your experience by adding Extra Curricular Activities to your entries. This is optional for your website

01:12

This lecture discusses how you can use a list to add you awards and licenses. These will be shown next to your education to highlight extra benefits about you.

05:38

This lecture discusses how you can change the contact section. This section is our engaging part where we seek interaction with your future employees.

Section 4: Finishing touches
04:34

This lecture discusses how to add the links to your social networks. By adding links to your LinkedIn page visitors can get more information on you. By adding your email address they are able to contact you.

01:59

This lecture discusses how you can use Dropbox or Google Drive as free tools to store your CV. It will show you how to upload your CV and add it to your website.

02:41

This lecture discusses how to add emphasises to your text using the Strong tag. By doing this you will engage the user more and make certain keywords stand out.

01:57

This lecture discusses how you can add a little icon to your website that is called a Favicon. This is the small icon that is showed next to the page title. It's a small detail that will not go unnoticed.

01:48

This lecture discusses how to change the <head> section of the website. This is where the title of your website is stored. Here we can change your personal name.

01:28

This lecture discusses how you can remove sections from your website. What if you don't want to use the portfolio section for instance. Once you have removed a section you need to reset the colors of the other sections.

Section 5: Putting your website online
06:34

This lecture discusses how we buy our own domain name and hosting package. I will take you through the complete process of completing an order. Some information will be hidden, this is personal information

03:50

This lecture discusses how we put our newly created website online by uploading it to our newly bought hosting package. For this we will be using the free program FileZilla. We will connect to our hosting provider and upload the website

01:09

If we make changes to the website on our computer we need to upload these to our server. This lecture discusses how to do so.

Section 6: Conclusion
03:17

This lecture discusses where to promote your website. I will show you example texts that you can use for advertising your website on social media. Also, I will give you a free template for cold contacting contacts/alumni in a effective way.

05:10

This lecture discusses how to use the free Photoshop alternative called GIMP. All actions that I do im my videos, such as resizing, cropping and saving for web can be done in GIMP as well.

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Instructor Biography

Paul du Long, Entrepreneurial smoothie of Finance and Technology

Entrepreneur with a passion for Finance and Programming. My start-ups were in the field of web development and crypto currencies. I like to base my decisions on facts, and I love information. Soon to be master in Financial management and holds a Bachelor degree in International Business. Enjoys travelling, good food and thrill of extreme sports. Situated in the beautiful Netherlands.

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