Coaching / Training
For those of you who want to learn to update your websites yourself, I provide training. I can coach you on topics specific to your website environment. If you want a broader understanding, I can give you general training in website technologies, or help you learn a web authoring tool like Expression Web or WordPress. Read more about this type of consulting below and contact me if you want to discuss your particular requirements.
As you are working on your website, you run into an issue or question and you can't easily find the answer. Do you wish you had someone to ask? I can be that someone. None of us can know all of the ins and outs of managing a website — not even me! If you are trying to accomplish something, but you can't figure out how to do it, I can help.
With coaching, you can get personalized help. I'll need to understand the environment you are working in, the tools you use, and how much you already know. Once we have a relationship established, I will respond to your email or phone questions pretty quickly … usually within a day or two.
It's a fast-changing field and hard for anyone to keep up with. I don't consider any question too minor or mundane. And if I don't know the answer, I'll either look it up or work with you to find a solution.
You can get a great deal of general knowledge about designing and managing a website from several great resources on the Web. There are a number of books and tutorials tailored to different learning styles and technical levels. If you don't have the time or inclination for research, or if you want to ask some questions or get overview information from a teacher, that's where I come in.
I will strive to understand your current knowledge level, and explain as much or as little as you want. I can identify areas that need clarification or may be confusing. You can focus your learning and get a good return for your investment.
I taught formal not-for-credit classes through Sierra College Community Education in Roseville, California for 8 years. Although short (3-6 hours in length), they were a fun way for me to help students better understand the environment and tools of their websites.
While I no longer teach formal classes, I take opportunities to share my knowledge with my clients whenever they are interested. If you want to learn more about how your website works and how you can improve it, I'm happy to share what I know.
I've compiled a short list of online resources for my students and clients. The list can be used as a starting point for more in-depth learning as well as a reference for access to the tools and some of the techniques I find useful in managing websites.