Website Design Training Course Using Joomla 3

About Joomla!

Joomla is the world's most popular open source Content Management System for the rapid development of professional and dynamic websites. Joomla makes it easy for non-technical people to develop and maintain websites without requiring programming, HTML or CSS knowledge. You will receive the Joomla software on the course.

About the Course

The Joomla course is a practical hands-on course with participants developing a fully-fledged website over 2 days. Participants leave the course with the skills and knowledge to build or maintain their Joomla websites. Macs are welcome.

Course Prerequisites

We assume that you start this course with no Joomla or web design experience or knowledge. Participants must have access to a laptop/Mac, which will need to be prepared before the course starts. Instructions will be provided.

Target Audience

The course is aimed at the following, amongst other:  Those who have Joomla websites and need to maintain it  Those who want to migrate their static website to Joomla  Those who want to develop websites quickly  Those who have developed websites using Frontpage or Dreamweaver  Those who want to know what Joomla is all about  Those who want to talk more intelligibly to the web designers The course is open to anyone and everyone.

Detailed Course Outline

The following is the course outline

Module 1:

An Overview of Open Source Software What is Open Source Software? ■ Platforms for Open Source Software ■ About Linux ■ Software on the OpenDVD

Module 2:

Website Design Planning Steps Mapping Website Goals ■ Conducting Brainstorming ■ Creating a Sitemap ■ Developing a Wireframe ■ Designing a Mockup ■ Producing Content ■ Selecting a Template ■ Building/Designing the Website

Module 3:

An Overview of Joomla What is Joomla? ■ Features of Joomla ■ Joomla Website Examples

Module 4:

Setting up a Localhost Understanding WampServer ■ Installing WampServer ■ Configuring the php.ini File

Module 5:

Installing and Configuring Joomla Creating a Website Folder ■ Copying the Joomla Files ■ Configuring the Joomla Web Installer

Module 6:

The Joomla Interface Understanding the Frontend and Backend of Joomla ■ Login as a Super User ■ The Joomla Control Panel


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