Boost your career with your unique personal website
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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.
4.3 (3 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
1,121 students enrolled
Created by Paul du Long
Last updated 11/2015
English
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What Will I Learn?
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
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Requirements
  • Photoshop is preferred but not required
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.

Who 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!
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Curriculum For This Course
Expand All 39 Lectures Collapse All 39 Lectures 01:54:09
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Understanding the basics
5 Lectures 14:10

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.

Preview 03:25

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.

Preview 01:34

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.

Resizing and cropping images
05:28

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.

Saving images for web
02:03

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.

Finding the right icons
01:40

Introduction quiz
4 questions
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Learning the basics of programming
9 Lectures 15:21

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

Introduction: What is HTML
01:18

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.

Making your first website
02:23

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.

Preview 02:03

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

Creating a link
01:11

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.

Images
01:38

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

Lists and list items
00:38

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.

Tables
01:41

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.

ID's, classes and styling
01:10

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.

Explaining the sections of the template
03:19

This quiz will test your knowledge on HTML.

Testing your HTML knowledge
11 questions
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Building the website
14 Lectures 50:11

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.

Changing the header
04:25

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.

Making the headshot
03:48

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.

Editing the Introduction text
03:09

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.

Your Unique Selling Points: Selecting Icons
06:35

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.

Your Unique Selling Points: Editing the Text
03:50

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

Adding your motivation
06:28

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.

The Portfolio section - Part 1/3
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 2.

The Portfolio section - Part 2/3
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 3

The Portfolio section - Part 3/3
01:41

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

Work Experience
03:02

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.

Adding you Education
03:44

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

Education : Extra Curricular Activities
01:38

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.

Preview 01:12

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

Contact section
05:38
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Finishing touches
6 Lectures 14:27

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.

Adding you LinkedIn and Email address
04:34

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.

Adding your CV by using Dropbox / Google Drive
01:59

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.

Preview 02:41

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.

Adding a Favicon
01:57

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.

Changing the website title
01:48

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.

Removing sections from your website
01:28
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Putting your website online
3 Lectures 11:33

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

Buying hosting + domain name
06:34

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

Putting your website online
03:50

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.

Making changes to your online website
01:09
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Conclusion
2 Lectures 08:27

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.

Sharing
03:17

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.

Using GIMP instead of Photoshop
05:10
About the Instructor
Paul du Long
3.9 Average rating
27 Reviews
1,374 Students
2 Courses
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.