Understanding the Web Development Process
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Understanding the Web Development Process

What you need to know before contacting a developer to build a website
1.7 (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.
884 students enrolled
Created by Freedom Portis
Last updated 8/2014
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What Will I Learn?
  • Approach your project and developer correctly
  • Assist your developer with the necessary materials
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  • Online Connection
  • Business
  • Blog
  • Computer
  • Mac or PC

Are you thinking of getting a website developed for your personal or business use? In this course we will cover a step by step guide to put you on the road to success. Here at Website Candi Inc. have built over 100 website. We will help you understand all the in and outs to having a website built.

By the end of this short course that you should be able to digest in one setting will help your web design project along in a expeditiously way.

In the first chapter we will cover:

1. How to get a Domain Hosting and Emails

2. How to get a landing page

3. What we need from Mailchimp

4. How to use Dropbox

5. Picking your Framework

6. How to deliver Copy

7. Connect with us

8. How to grant us Web Access

9. Time Share your New Website

All clients of Website Candi Inc. get this course for free (coupon) as an added bonus. =)

Who is the target audience?
  • Successful website owners
  • First time Website owners
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Getting started
4 Lectures 17:53

Welcome, In this lecture we will talk about how to get a domain hosting and emails really cheap. Godaddy Web Domains, Hosting & Emails

Keep in mind all web domains will have to be renew yearly so make sure you give your domain holders a valid email address.

A web hosting service is a type of Internet hosting service that allows individuals and organizations to make their website accessible via the World Wide Web. Web hosts are companies that provide space on a server owned or leased for use by clients, as well as providing Internet connectivity, typically in a data center. Web hosts can also provide data center space and connectivity to the Internet for other servers located in their data center, called colocation, also known as Housing in Latin America or France.

The scope of web hosting services varies greatly. The most basic is web page and small-scale file hosting, where files can be uploaded via File Transfer Protocol (FTP) or a Web interface. The files are usually delivered to the Web "as is" or with minimal processing. Many Internet service providers (ISPs) offer this service free to subscribers. Individuals and organizations may also obtain Web page hosting from alternative service providers. Personal web site hosting is typically free, advertisement-sponsored, or inexpensive. Business web site hosting often has a higher expense depending upon the size and type of the site.

Single page hosting is generally sufficient for personal web pages. A complex site calls for a more comprehensive package that provides database support and application development platforms (e.g. PHP, Java, Ruby on Rails, ColdFusion, or ASP.NET). These facilities allow customers to write or install scripts for applications like forums and content management. Also, Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) is typically used for e-commerce.

The host may also provide an interface or control panel for managing the Web server and installing scripts, as well as other modules and service applications like e-mail. Some hosts specialize in certain software or services (e.g. e-commerce), which are commonly used by larger companies that outsource network infrastructure.

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In this lecture we will talk about the importiant of a landing page? Your landing page should just capture emails and lead people to the sale you want to offer them.

In online marketing a landing page, sometimes known as a "lead capture page" or a "lander", is a single web page that appears in response to clicking on a search engine optimized search result or an online advertisement. The landing page will usually display directed sales copy that is a logical extension of the advertisement, search result or link.

Landing pages are often linked to from social media, email campaigns or search engine marketing campaigns in order to enhance the effectiveness of the advertisements. The general goal of a landing page is to convert site visitors into sales or leads. By analyzing activity generated by the linked URL, marketers can use click-through rates and conversion rate to determine the success of an advertisement.

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In this lecture we will talk about how to get the List ID and API keys quick and easy! Get Mailchimp Free

MailChimp is an email marketing service provider, founded in 2001. It has 6 million users that collectively send over 10 billion emails through the service each month,

It is a web-based application, although data can be downloaded and for some features there is an offline application.

The company's logo is a chimpanzee, and the site includes numerous chimp-related graphics and humor on its website and in its communications. The chimp imagery reflects the lighthearted style central to the company's culture.

MailChimp began as a paid service and added a freemium option eight years later. It was originally going to be called ChimpMail, but the name was changed after the company discovered that they could not get that domain name.

Preview 03:54

Are you file sharing the correct way? If not here is Dropbox the best way! DropBox

Delivery Time
4 Lectures 27:45

The internet has enabled individuals everywhere to publish information, ideas and businesses in the form of websites, blogs and ecommerce sites. Lets pick out a framework to get you ready for the world! Trust me the process is super easy!


Your website content should do more than just present information. It needs to engage the reader, boost your search engine rankings and reinforce your brand. According to Tina Judic, managing director of Spring Digital, there is one golden rule: keep it simple!

Firstly, the web is an active medium — we use it to achieve things. If your site doesn't grab and hold attention, visitors need only click their mouse to go elsewhere. Patience is not a virtue often found online.

Secondly, the amount of choice available means people behave differently online. They rarely read site pages word for word. Instead, site visitors will often scan the page, picking out individual words and sentences.

One chance to impress

Once the visitor has arrived, you will only have a couple of lines (or even words) to ignite their interest. It is often tempting to employ clever headings to do this. You should, however, remember that web users rely on scanning, and clever phrases can often cause confusion.

In the same vein, convoluted writing and complex words are even harder to understand online. It's best to ignore jargon and boastful subjective claims ("best ever"). Web users are busy. They want to get the facts, fast.

This does not mean your copy should be boring; far from it. In fact, the shorter and more simple the language, the greater its impact can be. For example:

"We understand the entire web journey from start to finish, and design our websites with both SEO and user conversion in mind"

is not as engaging as:

"Our websites convert searchers into visitors, and visitors into customers."

Yet both essentially say the same thing.

What about search engine optimisation (SEO)?

You will need to identify and include keywords, alt tags and titles to make sure your content is found. Constantly repeating keywords can, however, not only attract the attention of search engine "duplicate content filters", but also means your readers, who are largely scanning content, may miss critical facts and figures.

It is important not to put all your eggs into one basket. Ranking number one on Google won't do much good if your site is confusing. So ensure you strike a balance between SEO and content clarity.


How to grant us access yo take your website live.

Go Daddy

To Add Account Administrators

The first step to giving an Account Administrator access to your domain name's settings is to invite them to be your Account Administrator.

  1. Log in to your Account Manager.
  2. From the My Account section, click Settings.
  3. Click Account Administrator.
  4. Complete the Account Administrator fields, and then click Invite.

Your new Account Administrator receives an email with the subject, "Invitation to manage resources for [Your Name]." This email contains a link to accept the Account Administrator invitation. The new Account Administrator must either create a new account or log in to an existing account to accept the invitation.


We will be happy to set up the share buttons on your website however here are 5 tips we use daily!

1. Step Up Your Sharing Buttons

Are you still using the standard sharing buttons provided by the social networks? If so, using AddThis buttons could boost sharing by 22%. Better yet, our Sharing Sidebar can increase performance up to 244%!

Of course, your mileage may vary, so focus on creating interesting, original content that your visitors want to share. (Hint: you’ll know this by looking at what content performed well in your analytics.)

2. Make it Personal

Your site visitors don’t all fit the same mold. So why show all of them the same sharing buttons? AddThis tools customize which sharing buttons display for your visitors to make it more relevant.

This personalization benefits you, too. Personalized sharing buttons increase sharing up to 15% over regular buttons––and every bit helps!

3. Make it Relevant

Speaking of making it personal, you want your visitors to have a relevant experience as well. That’s why we offer Recommended Content widgets that give personalized content recommendations so they’d get hooked on your content. Here’s what one of the content recommendation widgets look like:

4. Know Your Audience

A lot of people put too much effort into optimizing their website for Facebook and Twitter. However, the smart thing to do is look at where your shares are coming from and optimize for those visitors.

Some bloggers that we talked to get 5-10 times as much traffic from Pinterest as Facebook.They tend to take that into account, and make sure they have the big beautiful photos that Pinterest users love.

5. Say Hello!

Did you know that our Welcome Bar can show a custom message to visitors from any social network? That way you can ask them to share your content on the network they just came from.

It sounds so simple, but using the Welcome Bar to customize your message asking your visitors to share your content can be more effective than sharing buttons alone––approximately 147% more effective.

Bonus Tip:

To easily activate mobile-friendly sharing, following and content recommendation tools for your website (like the one in #3), upgrade to AddThis Pro or activate your tools today!

About the Instructor
Freedom Portis
3.5 Average rating
32 Reviews
2,737 Students
12 Courses
Web developer doing awesome things online!

I am a Gemini and what they say is true- Gemini's do have split personalities. For me, one of my personalities is good and the other is better. I am a web developer by day and graphic designer by night.

Coffee and serious dedication have kept me going over the past few years. I am always looking to learn more and more. I am constantly sharpening and developing my skills by using tools like Udemy. You can always learn from others in your field. That’s why a website like Udemy has been needed for a very long time. It’s useful for connecting with other people who share your skill and learning from them.

Be aware of all of the resources out there that can help you with your skill and don’t be afraid to try something new. I learned a lot on Udemy but once I took the leap of faith to use Dreamweaver I haven’t looked back. Now I don’t have to write too much code because the program does a lot of the work for me. As for Photoshop, I learnt 95 per cent of my skills from Udemy.