The Definitive Guide For Website Owners

Learn how to understand your Web Designer and how to make the right choices for your website.
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About This Course

Published 4/2014 English

Course Description

The Definitive Guide For Website Owners is about teaching people that own websites or that want to own a website, what is the proper methodology and which are the correct steps to take, in order to bring their site to the level of performance they wish and to better understand the process of creating and maintaining one, using modern day to day tools.

In this course, you will find Video Presentations, Powerpoint Presentations, Articles and a Glossary of Common Web Terminology that will help you understand more about Web Technologies.

Because "The Definitive Guide for Website Owners" is a guide, it is structured in a way that gives you the option to either view it as a whole course, one Lecture after the other, or to choose the Lectures that interest you depending on their topic. This is very helpful for students that already have some knowledge of the course's main subject and would like to learn more.

You should take this course, if you are an unhappy website owner, not satisfied with your website investment, or an inexperienced website owner that does not understand how your website works or why it works in the way it does, or someone that just doesn't own a website but would like too, then this course is for you. This course will prove useful for young Web Designers with fresh ideas that are just now starting their career and are still looking for ways to improve their methodology, it will provide handy tips for experienced Web Designers looking for a couple of new ideas to perfect their procedures, also Marketing managers that have been assigned the task of supervising the creation of a new site for their company, Business owners looking to commission a Web Professional - Agency to build their new Business website, or simply people that are interested in learning about the theory of creating a website in general.

What are the requirements?

  • Basic knowledge of Personal Computer use
  • Basic knowledge of any Internet Browser

What am I going to get from this course?

  • By the end of this course, you will know how to best supervise the creation of your website.
  • You will learn Web Terminology.
  • You will learn how to organise the creation of your website.
  • You will learn about current Web Technologies.
  • You will learn about Content Management Systems.
  • You will learn about the Types of Websites.
  • You will learn about Important things such as Usability, Accessibility and Good Content.
  • You will learn about the Website Creation Process.
  • You will learn about Search Engine Marketing & SEO.
  • You will learn about Social Media Marketing & Social Networks.
  • You will learn about Website Analytics & Web Master Tools.
  • You will learn about Reputation Management & Brand Monitoring.
  • You will learn about Keeping your site up to date & planning for the future.

What is the target audience?

  • Website Owners
  • Business Owners
  • Marketing Managers
  • Junior Web Designers

What you get with this course?

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

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.

Curriculum

Section 1: Introduction to the course
01:04
An introduction to The Definitive Guide For Website Owners.
01:14
A brief outline of the sections that this course will cover.
Section 2: Getting started
02:12

An explanation of the terms Web Professional and Web Agency and their differences.

03:26

10 tips on how to find the ideal Web Professional or Agency

Section 3: Before contacting a Web Professional or Agency
What will we talk about in this section
00:52
02:01

How to determine your website's goals and business objectives.

02:56

How to determine your website's target group.

00:45

Learn how to choose a domain name that is right for your website and that will affect it's success.

01:57

Learn what a website's fundamental content is?

06:30

Learn how to prepare a good website brief for your web professional or web agency.

02:52

Find out why the website budget is so important to the success of your website.

01:13

A brief mention of what was discussed during this section.

Section 4: Web Technologies
00:31

A brief mention of what will be discussed during this section.

01:04

A brief introduction to the current website technologies you must know about as a Website Owner.

00:55

Learn what a Desktop Device is.

01:07

Learn what a Portable Device is.

01:23

Learn what a Mobile Device is.

01:54

Learn what a Desktop Operating System is. A list of most known Desktop OS.

01:32

Learn what a Mobile Operating System is. A list of most known Mobile OS.

02:07

Learn what a browser is. A list of known browsers.

01:40

Learn what a CMS (Content Management System) is.

00:46

A brief mention of what was discussed during this section.

Section 5: Content Management Systems
01:00

A brief mention of what will be discussed during this section.

04:22

Learn what are the benefits of using a CMS for your website.

02:15

Learn what the differences are between Open Source CMS and a Proprietary CMS.

02:08

Learn what the differences are between Hosted CMS and a Non Hosted CMS.

02:09

Learn what is the ideal level of control your CMS should give you.

01:09

Learn why User Permissions are important in a CMS.

00:59

Learn why Multilingual support is essential for your website.

01:06

Learn why it is important to have both a Desktop and a Mobile Dashboard to access your CMS.

04:47

A brief introductions to the Wordpress CMS.

06:07

A brief introductions to the Joomla CMS.

04:43

A brief introductions to the Drupal CMS.

05:59

A brief introductions to the SquareSpace CMS.

04:48

A brief introductions to the Adobe Business Catalyst CMS.

01:06

A brief mention of what was discussed during this section.

Section 6: Types of Websites
01:17

A brief mention of what will be discussed during this section.

01:08

Learn what a "Company Profile" type website is.

01:51

Learn what a "Company blog" type website is.

01:27

Learn what a "News site" type website is.

01:11

Learn what a "Information" type website is.

01:18

Learn what a "Portal" type website is.

01:53

Learn what a "Forum" type website is.

01:58

Learn what a "Personal blog" type website is.

01:55

Learn what a "E-commerce" type website is.

01:26

Learn what a "Online Catalogue" type website is.

01:50

Learn what a "Travel Guide" type website is.

02:04

Learn what a "Hotel website" type website is.

02:01

Learn what a "Social Media" type website is.

01:51

Learn what a "Social Bookmarking" type website is.

01:24

Learn what a "File Sharing" type website is.

01:48

Learn what a "Search Engine" type website is.

01:36

Learn what a "Mobile" site is.

01:35

Learn what a "Affiliate" type website is.

01:57

Learn what a "Review" type website is.

02:19

Learn what a "Mini site or Micro site" type website is.

01:24

Learn what a "Gaming" type website is.

01:32

Learn what a "Gambling or Betting" type website is.

01:35

Learn what a "Dating" type website is.

02:33

Learn what a "Educational or E-Learning" type website is.

01:26

Learn what a "Photo Gallery" type website is.

01:30

Learn what a "Webmail" type website is.

01:56

Learn what a "Web App" or Web Application is.

01:38

Learn what a "Wiki" type website is.

01:23

A brief mention of what was discussed during this section.

Section 7: Some important points
01:07

A brief mention of what will be discussed during this section.

03:26

Learn why it is important to Establish your team roles.

01:22

Learn why it is important to get your website ready as fast as possible, without delays.

01:51

Learn why Usability and the User Experience is important.

01:35

Learn why Accessibility is important.

02:46

Learn why having a Mobile site is important.

01:17

Learn why it is important to understand Screen Resolutions.

01:39

Learn why it is important to understand Responsive Web Design.

01:25

Learn why it is important to have an Eye Pleasing Interface for your website.

01:28

Learn why it is important to understand the Fold.

01:14

Learn why it is important to have a good website Structure.

02:12

Learn why it is important to have good Content.

01:44

Learn why it is important not to keep on adding more & more features to your website.

01:07

Learn why it is important to have a Legal Disclaimer.

01:03

A brief mention of what was discussed during this section.

Section 8: The Website Creation Process
00:51

A brief mention of what will be discussed during this section.

02:10

Learn about the Website Documentation process.

01:32

Learn about the Flow Charting process.

01:47

Learn about the Wireframing process.

01:43

Learn how to determine your Calls to Action.

02:09

Learn about the Screen (UI) designs process.

02:24

Learn about the HTML / CSS process.

02:00

Learn about the Website Development process.

01:43

Learn about the Content Management process.

02:53

Learn about the Hosting & Domain name process.

02:17

Learn about the Debugging process.

01:29

Learn about the A/B Testing process.

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Instructor Biography

Spyros Papaspyropoulos is a Web/SEO Professional and Awarded Web Designer with more than 12 years of experience. He is Co-founder of www.x2interactive.gr & www.webdesignblog.gr. He has been an active Internet user since 1995 and has been involved with the Web professionally since early 1999. His passion for the Internet and Web technologies motivated him to keep on trying for the best possible solutions. He loves to meet Web Enthusiasts with fresh ideas that have an urge to create new things and to share concepts with them about a better web!

Work Experience

  • Sep 2004 – present
    Co-founder (Owner, Senior Executive)
    x2interactive, www.x2interactive.gr
    Privately held company, 1-10 employees
    Owner and Co-Founder of the company. He loves to design and implement new ideas, but his major role is that of project analyst, coordinator and manager. Together with his business partner John Efstathiou, they are working towards a better more innovative Greek and European Web. Since x2interactive started operating in 2004, it has been Awarded with an Ermis Award twice and has signed with clients from the U.S.A, the U.K., the Netherlands, Spain and Greece. In 2008, Spyros Papaspyropoulos and John Efstathiou co-founded www.webdesignblog.gr, a successful blog about the Internet, Web Design and SEO.
  • Jun 2002 - Jul 2004
    (2 years, 2 months)
    Creative Director (Full time employee, Manager (Manager/Supervisor))
    DotWeb, www.dotweb.gr
    Privately held company, 51-200 employees
    His job at DotWeb was Creative Director in the web department. He was in charge of every Interactive design and usability project that left the building. While at DotWeb his team got awarded with an Ermis Award.

  • Sep 2001 - Jun 2002
    (10 months)
    Senior Web Designer (Full time employee, Professional/Experienced)
    Postscriptum, www.postscriptum.gr
    Privately held company, 1-10 employees
    His role was to design and author websites for big clients of the agency and to supervise a small team of 3 web designers and programmers. He used mostly Photoshop, Dreamweaver and Flash.

  • May 1999 - Sep 2001
    (2 years, 5 months)
    Senior Web Designer (Full time employee, Professional/Experienced)
    Creative Marketing, www.creative.gr
    Privately held company, 11-50 employees
    Worked as a Senior Web Designer and assistant to the creative director.

Awards
Spyros Papaspyropoulos has been awarded many times from different organizations on a personal level. A list of all his awards can been seen below:

  1. ERMIS SILVER 2004 Award for Best Personal Website
  2. ADA (American Design Award)
  3. Golden Artsy Award
  4. The Design Firm Directory 2004-05 Award

Personal Blogs
For a more personal touch, you can read his personal blog that is located at www.papaspyropoulos.com.

Currently
At this time, in collaboration with John Efstathiou, Spyros Papaspyropoulos is working on the expansion of www.x2interactive.gr and on new innovative ideas. He is a mobile office evangelist having perfected working while on the move. His faithful companions are his 15.4” MacBook Pro, his iPad and his iPhone, with which he can be in touch with all the digital world any time of the day.

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