Intro to Internet, Intro to WordPress

Reading Discussion:

How Does the Internet Work?

How Does a website Work?

Introducing WordPress

WordPress is a free and open-source content management system (CMS) based on PHP and MySQL. WordPress is installed on a web server that is either part of an Internet hosting service or a network host in its own right.

content management system (CMS) manages the creation and modification of digital content. These systems typically support multiple users in a collaborative environment, allowing to perform document management with different styles of governance and workflows. Usually the content is a website (or part of it) and the term commonly refers to web content management systems. Web content may include text and embedded graphics, photos, video, audio, maps, and program code (such as for applications) that displays content or interacts with the user. vs

  •, takes care of all of the hosting for you. You don’t have to download software, pay for hosting, or manage a web server.
  • With, YOU host your own blog or website. is where you’ll find the free WordPress software that you can download and install on your own web server.
Let’s purchase Web Hosting and a Domain name! It should not be more than $15.

Coupon Code: GDD1HOS

WordPress Demo

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header video


Color code I use in my demo: Hex #00ffff

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Journal Project

Help for your weekend


Welcome to Comp App I— Web Design Class! A class with the purpose of introducing the design concepts and skills required to develop interactive content for the screen-based media. This class will focus primarily on the merging of aesthetics and usability in interface design, designing information architecture, and designing for satisfactory user experience.

I will be encouraging you to work both individually and in groups during the semester on various projects, across various digital media. However, the course remains focused upon understanding and the application of basic conceptual and design skills. I intend to provide these required skills to you, in informative, fun, and creative ways!

Please check out and use the links on the right column☞ for help and inspiration!

Day 1 Q&A

1. What is graphic designer’s role in web design world?
  • Graphic designer (1-3 years): $39,750–$56,750
  • Graphic designer (5+ years): $67,500–$93,000
  • Package designer: $59,500–$91,000
  • Visual designer: $66,000–$99,250
  • Front-end web developer (3+ years): $80,000–$119,500
  • Web designer (5+ years): $83,250–$118,000
  • Interaction designer (5+ years): $88,250–$124,500
  • UX designer (1–3 years): $52,000–$79,500
  • UX designer (5+ years): $92,750–$138,000

The Creative Group 2017 Designer Salary Guide  

2019_salary_guide_thecreativegroup (Reading assignment#1)

Hot hybrids

It takes a wide range of design and technical skills to keep up with industry trends in today’s fast-moving climate. In response, creative agencies and in-house departments increasingly seek well-rounded professionals who have knowledge outside their specialty area. As an example, skilled UX designers are in demand; if they also understand the business strategy behind branding, their resumes could well rise to the top of the heap.

Employers will pay a top designer salary, but they expect value, which comes in the form of worker versatility. Expect greater cross-departmental collaboration, especially with IT, as management breaks down silos and encourages staff members to partner on projects and key business initiatives.

2.What are we going to learn in this class? Is it hard?
3.What is Dreamweaver? Do we need to learn code?
4. Dreamweaver vs WordPress/Wix/Squarespace?
5. What do you (instructor) expect from us (students)?

What is Internet?

A global computer network providing a variety of information and communication facilities, consisting of interconnected networks using standardized communication protocols.

How does the internet work? Servers, hosting and domain names explained (Reading assignment#2)

Prepare two things: Hold on! COUPON AVAILABLE!

  1. figure out a domain name (prepare for your course web site, short/easy to remember/relevant/.com) (free)
  2. Bring payment next class, a hosting account (GoDaddy, hostgator, a small orange or Bluehost ), find coupon code if applicable.

Bring your notebook and flash drive to every class.

The Art of Web Design