Think you might want to start a blog, but baffled by the jargon and stuck on where to start? This Masterclass may well be for you.
A blog is a website where you can easily publish text, images, video and audio. During this weekend course, you'll build a new blog from scratch – learning how to change the design and styling, upload your content, and maintain the site yourself rather than relying on somebody else.
The course will be be taught using WordPress. This is a free to use piece of software – which means everything you learn on the course can be used later, without any expensive software.
This Masterclass is for beginners, so no prior knowledge is required.
Topics covered will include:
- Jargon and terminology
- Twitter, Facebook and social media basics
- Creating a new website with a custom domain name
- Publishing text, images and multimedia
- Changing the style and design of your site
Mark Jenkins is a Senior UX designer and blogger. He currently works for Shopcade, a social commerce app that provides a unique, relevant shopping experience. Throughout his career, Mark has been privileged to work at and with some fantastic companies including Time Out, Hilton Internation, The Virgin Group, Fallon London and HTPSE.
As the founder of a small UK blog collective, he runs UK Street Art and Friedmylittlebrain with group of 9 contributors. The two blogs have previously been named as the No.1 "UK Art Blog", No. 1 "UK Urban Lifestyle Blog" and No. 1 "Dance/DJ Blog" respectively.
Date: Satuday 8th & Sunday 9th September 2012
Location: Guardian offices, Kings place, 90 York Way, Kings Cross, London N1 9GU
Price: £400 (inclusive of VAT, booking fees, lunch and refreshments)
Maximum number of places: 15
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Welcome to Guardian masterclasses – a unique programme of learning embedded within one of the world's most forward-thinking media organisations.
Masterclasses offer a broad range of short and long courses across a variety of disciplines from creative writing, journalism, photography and design, film and digital media, music and cultural appreciation.
Harnessing the expertise and specialisms within the organisation, our courses are led by first class and award winning guardian professionals whilst also drawing on the skills and expertise of other leading figures at the forefront of the creative and digital industries.
The programme is aimed at anyone interested in personal or professional development whether that be refining your skills, focusing your ambition or simply broadening your mind and gaining inspiration.