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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.

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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 CST
Room 105