Do you really need a website?
Of course you do! But you already know that. Otherwise you would not be here. So I won’t waste your time with all the statistics and facts why you need a website, while every child nowadays knows that when he is looking for something he is going to look it up online.
But guess what? Without a website you are not going to be found; ergo you don’t exist!
No, the real question is how to get a website!
And in my opinion paying a web-designer thousands of dollars for a website is like hiring Picasso to design a business letter when MS Word can easily do the job for you.
In this course I will show you the best and more important free website builder out there, so you don’t have to waste your time, money and frustration with useless software. You will be able to choose one of the hundred beautiful and professional designs already made for you. With one click half of the work is already done. We then just need to drag and drop in some elements, like text and images and customize the look to our needs, by filling in some numbers in the matching fields. It really is as easy as that.
But on top of all, I will save you a lot of time by signing up for the wrong software or trying to figure out where all the fields are and what sliders do what. Instead I will build a website with you, all common pages and even advanced and industry specific ones and show you what to do in order to get the result you want.
In this course I will teach you:
…and much more!
Learn how to choose a template
Choosing the right template is already 50% of the work. In this video you will learn how to choose a template for your niche by browsing the categories or searching by keyword.
Learn how to structure your website and add pages
An easy navigation for your user is key for a great user experience and already begins by planing a logical and efficient structure. In this video you will learn how to structure your pages, add new ones, delete the ones you do not need and duplicate the ones that already have the structure you need.
Learn how the layout of any website is structured and how you can edit it
A clean and clear layout is key to a great user experience. In this video you will learn the three main sections of the layout and what generally to position where for the best effect. In addition you will also learn how to edit the layout to your needs, thus how to re-position and re-size elements of the layout.
Learn how to add text
Adding and editing text is as easy as writing a letter in MS Word. In this video you will learn how to change the style, color, spacing and much more of your text. As a special feature I will also show you how to get just the right color to adapt your new text to the existing colors of the template, you have chosen.
Learn how to add images
An image is worth a 1000 words. Therefore in this video I will show you how to add and edit images to your website. After you have learnt how to add your own images, you will also learn how to not only re-size and re-position your images, but apply photo effects such as changing contrast and brightness, adding frames and text and much more.
Learn how to add a logo
A logo represents your corporate identy. Therefore in this video you will learn how to add your logo to your website. We will also talk about the requirements of the file format of your logo to get the best results.
Learn how to add links
A website consists of many pages and a link is a way of navigation from one to another. So in this video you will learn how to add links to text, images and buttons. You will learn how to add links 3rd party websites, to pages of your website and to an e-mail address.
Learn how to add buttons
Buttons are the primary means of navigation in any modern website, thus in this video you will learn how to add and edit buttons.
Learn how to add a photo gallery
A photo gallery is a page to present your photos in an elegant but also organized manner. Therefore this video will show you how to add not only a photo gallery but an animated photo gallery, with awesome animation effects.
Learn how to edit image sliders
Static websites are almost dead. Nowadays people expect some sort of animation and interaction. Although many of the features available are nowadays are more distracting than useful one particular one, the image slider, has proved a useful and at the same time beautiful addition to many websites. In this video you will learn how to edit an existing image slider, how to add your own images to it and how to change the effects associated with it.
Learn how to add different types of image sliders
When I first got into webdesign, image slider effects fascinated me the most. In the old days you needed programming skills, paid plugins and hours of coding to get the same effects you can implement in few minutes today. So enjoy a collection of beautiful image slider effects for your homepage.
Learn how to add a video
In this video you will learn how to add your video from Youtube or Vimeo to your website and change the video settings.
Learn how to add audio
In this video you will learn how to add audio from SoundCloud to your website and change the audio settings.
Learn how to upload files
Sometimes you will want to provide files for your user. Thus in this video you will learn how to upload files such as PDF-documents or ZIP-files and create a download link for these files. A particular common case is creating a restaurant menu and uploading to download for your guest, which will be covered in this video.
Learn how to change the background
Whether a plain background or a high resolution landscape picture, the choice is yours. In this video you will learn how to change the background from plain color, to full high resolution picture, to small pictures, repeated as patterns. We will also talk about layers and opacity and these attributes effects which parts of the background is displayed.
Gerd is obsessed with everything going on online. From an early age he started his first internship as an affiliate manager in reputable Internet Marketing Agency in Munich, as an affiliate manager. He was amazed that with a homepage basically anybody could sell anything without building it, keeping stock of it or even having an office or employees.
After learning everything from SEO, SEM, Affiliate Marketing, the next big trend Gerd became aware of was outsourcing. Of course outsourcing was nothing new but suddenly the talents from around the world the word became available to everyday guys like you and me. So he decided to build his own internet marketing company with a virtual workforce from around the globe.
Yet he found out that basically just flipping the websites other people have built for a profit was not his passion. When Social Networks and Apps became a new phenomenon; Gerd had found a new passion, as this was all about understanding the human mind in a virtual context. As Gerd holds a diploma in marketing and not informatics he often was forced to make due with a low budget and paying for webdesigner, no matter where was never on his agenda. So he found out the hard way. From learning to program to testing every software out there. Now you can save yourself the time and money and profit from his experience.