Workshop: Blog & Web-design in the Cloud

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18-19 January 2018 (2 days)


08:30-17:00 each day


Higher Technological School John Vorster
Meyer Street, Rietfontein, Pretoria
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ZAR 3,600.00 per person. Inquiries: 


Please complete the online form to register – click here. Registration closes on 16 Jan. 2018. Certificates of attendance will be issued on full attendance.

How to Prepare

You are welcome to bring along your own e-devise, but computers will be available for you to work on. Also bring any existing material with you for inclusion on the web page, incl. photos, logos, event information, and more. Please save on a digital device of your own. Make sure you have a Gmail account of your own, and bring along the username and password. If you don’t have one yet, please create it at:


Ina Smith & Annamarie Goosen

Brief Description

Nowadays – if something is not on the web – it does not exist. Libraries can use blogs to publish an online newsletter, accompanied by a web page containing more static information. User-friendly tools exist which can be used to create your own web presence, and it is no longer required that you have to code the web site. Attend this course and discover how easy web design can be, using existing templates and a WYSIWYG editor. Also learn how to add innovative tools, and monitor the usage and impact of your web site and blog.

Expected Outcomes

After completing this course, the delegates will be able to:

  • Understand the difference between a blog and a web site/page;
  • Create a web site and blog using a web content management system;
  • Create a web site containing web pages;
  • Add content and media to the web pages;
  • Add an online form to a web page;
  • Add tags to the web pages and make it search-engine friendly;
  • Add additional features to the web using plugins;
  • Publish the web page;
  • Register the web page with search engines.
Target Audience

All Librarians

Draft Programme
Day 1 (18 Jan. 2018)

08:00-08:30   Registration
08:30-09:00   Welcome & Introductions
09:00-09:30   Expectations & Assumptions
09:30-10:15   Overview of new Trends & Tools in Web & Blog Design
10:15-10:45   Health Break
10:45-12:00   What are the characteristics/elements of a trusted and authoritative web page?
12:00-13:00   Designing a Web Site (Blog incl. Web Pages)
13:00-13:45   Lunch
13:45-15:00   Creating your Web Site
15:00-15:30   Health Break
15:30-16:15   Creating your Web Site (cont.)
16:15-             Reflection & Summary

Day 2 (19 Jan. 2018)

08:00-08:30   Arrival
08:30-09:00   Reflection Day 1 & Activity
09:00-10:15   Populating the Web Site
10:15-10:45   Health Break
10:45-12:00   Adding navigation to the Web Site
12:00-13:00   Registering the Web Site on the World Wide Web
13:00-13:45   Lunch
13:45-15:00   Monitoring Usage & Impact
15:00-15:30   Health Break
15:30-16:15   Enhancing your Web Page Further
16:15-             Reflection & Summary


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