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Intro to Website Building

YPRL Staff

28 October, 2022

Not sure where to get started?

If you run a small business, or a side-hustle, having a website can be an important part of marketing your products and ideas.  Paying someone to build you a website can be a big expense, but there are free and low-cost options for you to do it yourself.  That is where Yarra Plenty Regional Library and LinkedIn Learning come in.   

LinkedIn Learning has courses to teach you basic and advanced website building using some of the most popular sites.  Your YPRL membership gives you free to access to LinkedIn Learning’s extensive library of courses. Here are our top picks for starting your website building journey!

Planning Your No-Code Website with Jen Kramer 

Getting started with your website can be overwhelming.  What domain do you pick? What hosting service do you use? How do you design the site to match your brand? This LinkedIn course covers the important decisions to be made in the no-code website realm, from the first decisions, to building the site, to maintaining the site after creation. If you have an idea or brand you want to promote with a website, this course will give you the tools to help you get up and running. 

Building a Small Business Website with Wordpress with Carrie Dils 

In this course you are shown how to create a website, complete with a blog, contact form, and calls-to-action. Covering site planning and finding the right plugins, to installing a new theme and customizing the appearance of your site to match your brand. Plus, get tips for prepping and sharing your site with the world, and learn how to implement the security you need to keep it safe. 

Learning Wix with Jen Kramer 

Learn how to use Wix to design and visually develop a responsive small-business website. Wix can take care of code, web hosting, and layout. You can concentrate on the fun stuff: branding and content. This training course covers all the steps on how to set up a brand-new site, edit the layout and design, and build pages with original content and images.

Squarespace Essential Training with Jen Kramer 

Learn how to use Squarespace to design, build, and host stylish websites without needing to code or manage servers. This course steps through the creation of a website for a small business, and shows how to create pages, upload images, as well as manage site structure and navigation.  

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