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Wednesday, March 6 • 8:30am - 10:15am
S76: Creating websites and leading librarians to a new level of project engagement

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Learn the main website components and fundamental tools for static web design, and participate in hands-on activities to design a custom WordPress website!
Get your feet wet with fun activities! Gear up with a laptop to participate or simply sit back, enjoy the demo and learn!

The session is divided as follows:
  • Part I (45 min) features 20 min presentation of basic web design concepts, tools and technologies and 25 min demo of the backend of 2 static WordPress websites (free and paid versions)
  • 8 min break
  • Part II (45 min) features hands-on guided activities to design a new WordPress website from scratch

Attendees will learn the web design fundamentals and some important practical skills. The session aims to spark creativity and inspiration, and the hands-on activities will teach the attendees how to design a custom static WordPress website. They will also learn tips and tricks how to get out of the framed templates and customize them according to their taste/needs by applying HTML and CSS coding.

What Will You Learn
  • basic web design concepts such as navigation, information architecture, user experience; project needs assessment, graphic design and graphic layout 
  • fundamental tools for web design
  • main web design technologies
  • WordPress 

How You Will Learn
  • presentation
  • demonstration
  • hands-on activities 

If you wish to PARTICIPATE in the HANDS-ON activities, please do the following:
  • bring a laptop
  • create a WordPress account (if you don't have one) https://wordpress.com/
  • download the Hands-on activities file http://bit.ly/WPhandson
  • think about unique site name for testing purposes (something like your_name_year of birth). Each participant needs to have unique site name to participate. After the session you can permanently delete your test website.
  • download all graphics, text and code from the shared folder http://bit.ly/WPactivities
  • unzip all folders (if you downloaded as package)

You are also welcome to observe the hands-on component as a demonstration. You will still learn about the possibilities of overriding the WordPress templates.

Speakers
avatar for Marina Georgieva

Marina Georgieva

Visiting Digital Collections Librarian, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Marina Georgieva holds a Master’s Degree in Library Science with Information Technology concentration from the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee. She's been working at the University of Nevada - Las Vegas since 2015 in different capacities. Currently, her position is Visiting... Read More →



Wednesday March 6, 2019 8:30am - 10:15am
Room 105

Attendees (57)