Website Development and Management

Website Development and Management

Course Goal

To introduce the WordPress.org content management system and its capabilities and enable the acquisition of the necessary knowledge and practical skills in designing, creating, publishing, and managing websites.

Course Instructor

Yulia Sion, yzhigl@tlu.ee

Course Schedule

DateLecture ContentAssignmentResources
Sep 7Logistics of the Course
Intro to Web Design Process
Defining Goals
Goal
Tagline
Moodboard
Miro
Inspiration
Class folder
Sep 14User-Centered Design
Creating Persona
User Journey
Competitive Analysis
Persona
User Journey
Competitive Analysis
Competitive Analysis
Sep 21Navigation
Information Architecture
Card Sorting
Tested SitemapInformation Architecture
Content Audit
Card Sorting
Sep 28User Interface Design
UI elements & principles
Font
Logos
Visual Representation
Logo
Wireframes

Logos
Oct 5
Wireframes Testing
Web Hosting
Domain Name
Finalized Wireframes
Domain Name
Installed WordPress
MAMP
WordPress.org
Oct 12
WordPress Interface.
Block Editor.
About Page
Oct 19
Themes. Widgets. Plugins.
Blog page created.
Oct 26Break, No lecture
Nov 2Pages vs Posts. Homepage.
Website structure and navigation.
Setting up structure and
navigation. Keep editing.
Nov 9Using Column Block.
Buttons.
Creating a Portfolio page using
Columns and Buttons.
Nov 16Privacy & Security.
Parallax Effect.
Social Sharing.
Interactive Buttons.
Lightbox Effect.
Setting up Privacy Page in
a widget area.
Setting up social sharing buttons.
Nov 23Multilingual site.
Analytics overview.
Setting up language switcher.
Basics of Analytics.
Nov 30
E-Commerce.
SEO Strategy.
Setting up SEO plugin and
main strategy.
Setting up an online shop(Optional).
Dec 7Maintenance Mode.
Inspect function.
Wrapping up.
Setting up Maintenance Mode.
Know how to use Inspect to find basic styles/UI elements (size, color, etc.)
Dec 14/21Final Presentations