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Rutland WordPress Training in Oakham

We spent a splendid afternoon on Tuesday training someone who was pretty good with WordPress, though she had lost her way a little.  She had a few websites and booked us to head over to her location near Oakham to go through her various questions and concerns surrounding WordPress.

Unlike most WordPress Training companies who provide a set course – we go through the issues and questions the user has, and teach them what they want to know – not what we want to train them to use.

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She contacted us as she needed some one-on-one training on how to do a little more advanced work, like custom CSS, SEO changes, and effective plugin use.  She had a list of things to go through, so one by one, we went thru each month to explain, or “do” what the comment was on her list.

A few key areas were in how to set rows of their particular theme to be full width.  Sadly this is not always possible.  Some themes are a little constricted to what it allows.  For example, we like to be able to add a row of say three columns.  plus content in each column, add our own amount of space between each column, and set the row to ‘full width’, so it goes virtually edge to edge on the screen.

Their theme (we shan’t mention brands or products here) didn’t allow this, or at least we could not see how to force it.  But we did show her how to use it in another way which would look possibly better.

Custom CSS in WordPress

Another area was in Custom CSS.  Most people who use WordPress websites create it with the theme, add their colours in the various Theme options, but there are times when the colour scheme does suit, such as background colours to sliders.  In this example she had black transparency, but needed it to be a dark green.  There was no option to do it, so we spent time showing her the HTML code, finding the right area, and working in theme’s custom CSS area to change it.  The final result looked very smart.

Working with someone like this is very rewarding.  They may get a little “oh my goodness, so much to learn”, but we hope they take some of it in to help them advance their knowledge in WordPress.

As we both agreed, it’s one thing to pick it up and build, it’s quite another to make it work correct, and get the SEO spot on.

If you are looking for some WordPress Training, pleaes visit our main website for details.

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An Afternoon of Onsite WordPress Training

This afternoon we provided our WordPress Training service to a local company here in Lincolnshire.  It was a great afternoon.  We met with Chloe (hi Chloe) who is a graphics specialist for this local corporation, and really knows her stuff.  But WordPress was not high on her skillset, so we were invited over there to provide support.

We had previously worked with a graduate for the company, also working on WordPress, and have since seen the website they have had made, and noticed issues.

So we are providing various services to them, along with today’s (Friday) booked training.  Having sat down and listened to understand her status with the system, we went through everything we felt was useful to them.

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The excitement of WordPress’s capabilities

After some time, the excitement of what was possible with their photography to make the website REALLY pop became a possible reality.  We turned some sliders into a non-responsive system, to one that will be responsive, but we could both see the enormous potential of this website, and it’s other company websites too.

We hope this will happen, as it could be really exciting for this company to blow their customers away with something truly awesome.

A morning or afternoon onsite training

Our training tends to be provided in the morning or the afternoon – rarely an all day thing.  Though we have provided training to universities in split formats.  Today’s training was one-on-one for the afternoon.

If you would like Onsite WordPress Training, please visit our main training page for details.

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Video Presentation on WordPress Training

Video Presentation on WordPress

Here’s a great little video about our WordPress Training.  It’s only around 35 seconds long, so you won’t get bored!  It’s really interesting, with just a few snippets on how we can help train you and your team.

WordPress Team Training

We have performed training in sessions of groups up to 10 and it works well.  Some folks are quick learners, others have a very difficult time with it, but we are very patient, and where some maybe quick, we sit down with others to ensure they get it right and understand it.

Whatever your level, we can show you at your own pace.

We have lots of information about this on our WordPress Training web page.

Lincolnshire & Cambridgeshire HTML Training
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HTML Training & CSS

A service that is growing is for HTML Training.  As more and more websites are being created, people want to know how to write the basic HTML.  This is to help them understand the code, edit code, and tweak content.

For example, there are areas within a WordPress website where one may wish to edit some code to do with an image, or anchor points – this may require some HTML understanding.  A HTML Trainer would be best suited to direct that person and teach them the right HTML code to write for their page.

My Child wants to learn HTML – can you help?

Absolutely – we can help.  We can visit you at a time that suits you.  Perhaps you can let us know at what stage they are at, so we can bring along a list of tasks to train your child in HTML.  Or if you prefer, we can visit, just sit down and hear what they have to say, or they can show us where they are stuck and what they are being taught at school in IT class for HTML.

Understanding CSS, is important for HTML training

CSS stands for Cascading Stylesheet, and it is what controls roughly 95% of the layout, sizing, colours and texture of the website.

If you don’t understand CSS, and you are writing HTML, you will get into a bit of bother.  We can teach you the CSS code, from the very basic stuff, to the more advanced layer and parenting CSS techniques.

Based in Lincolnshire, and on the border with Cambridgeshire, we are in very close proximity to major roads to come and teach you HTML and CSS.

How do we train people in HTML?

We can do this in a number of ways, all of which are flexible.  We can sit down with the individual to learn at what stage they are at with HTML, and then ‘fill in the gaps’ and teach from there.

We find that most know a little bit, but are stuck.  But there are some who just want to learn… from the beginning.

We have a page on our main website about HTML Training right here.  If you would like to book a session, please visit the page, and we will be in touch to confirm things.

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iPhone Support includes Video Demo

As part of our Home PC Computer Support service, to clients with whom we have had consultations, and for those wishing to see demonstrations of a “how to” on their iPhone, we can now send them video demonstrations, with audio descriptions.

Often we describe how to do something, but it’s far easier if you can see how it’s done.  Such as deleting an app, moving an icon, how to add bookmarks in Safari, and so on.

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For those wishing to receive that extra bit of support, for a small fee, we can produce a video on one of our iPhones, to demonstrate how to do something, and talk you through it.  So you open the download on your phone, watch the video and …. “ahhh that’s how it is done, and they recorded that just for me”.

We feel Home Computer Support isn’t just about turning up and fixing.  It’s about sitting with you, guiding you through something, checking you can do it a few times, so we leave you inspired, knowing something new.

When it comes to Apple’s iPhone, they are very intuitive, but even then, some folks are unsure how to make it do easy things.

79DESIGN shows you how, with iPhone Support Service

Our personal consultation support will get you there.  Don’t hesitate to contact us through Livechat, email, or call us.  We are always here, ready to help.  Or pop round one evening to show you, at a time convenient for yourself.

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Amazing HTML Training Yell Review

We receive reviews from various directions, sometimes just over the phone, and recently on Yell.com.

Here is one review about our HTML Training we offer this lady’s daughter who was struggling with it in school.

HTML Training Review

“My daughter was having problem with general web design (HTML) not that I know what I am talking about…. Approached Simon he offered to come around and give my daughter (12) some one to one help on our computer which helped her greatly.

She has gone on to be more out going in class as she know what to do on simply terms. Simon has also be available via email for follow-up school topics she did not quite understand.

Recommend using Simon, brilliant price paid for a brilliant one to one service.
Cant fault it.
Thanks Simon”

You can see the review on Yell right here.

It was our pleasure, and we are so pleased to hear they have gone on to enjoy HTML even more, and that their work has improved as a result.

We continue to keep in touch with them, and are on hand should they need further HTML support.

If you would like some HTML Training, please do get in touch with us.

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New Home Computer Support Service launched

We are very pleased to offer a new Home Computer Support service to the local Spalding area.  This includes Bourne, Holbeach and Boston.

We understand that many are not sure how to use their computers and laptops, or tablets and phones.  We have vast experience with Windows machines, as well as Macbooks and iPhones.  We can sit down with you over a cup of tea and go through all you need to know.  We can also now show you Android device usage.

Home Computer Support based in Spalding, Lincolnshire, including Holbeach, Bourne and Boston

Because we are local, we can pop out to see you one evening, or spend an hour or two with you after lunch.  You show us what you are stuck on, or if you need a session on Microsoft Word for example, and we can show you all you need to know.

We don’t work at a fast pace – we work at your pace.  Step by step, learning IT, learning Windows, whether than is Windows 7, Windows 10 etc, or on a Macbook Air.  Our IT Support in Spalding area will prove invaluable to you.

Local Spalding Skype Support

We can teach you how to use Skype as well as many other things on your computer.

Learn many basic aspects of your Computer

Learn Windows, customizing your start menu colours, installing software…. and more.

How do you use Windows?

We can show you how. Experts with various versions of Windows, through to version 10.

Home Computer IT Support Training Sessions in Spalding area

Based in Spalding, Lincolnshire, informal training and teaching at your home, or on a laptop at your chosen place.  One session or regular sessions, you decide.

We have shown people how to use their Computers and Laptops at Wetherspoons in Spalding on their own laptop.  Though a quiet evening is best for that location.  We are really flexible on where to come out to see you, and when.

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HTML – how much of it do you need to know?

HTML – or HyperText Markup Language has been around since the dawn of the Internet.  Even though languages and codes have moved on a lot since then, the output is still generally done in HTML.

WordPress outputs all code in HTML, but it can also have HTML code entered manually.  While you can do many simple things in WordPress, there are areas where you must know your HTML to be able to add certain features, edit features, or customise things that are definitely not within your WP Theme’s capabilities.

HTML – spacing images out

Let’s say for example you want to place one image next to the other – how do you do that while keeping a gap.  you could just add a spacebar, or add a left margin to the right image.

Let’s say you want to add an Anchor point down the page – clicking a link and it shoots you down the page to a specified position.  It’s not something you can do in WordPress – or at least, you cannot set the Anchor point in WordPress.  It has to be done in HTML.

Do you want to just understand the code that created this nice looking page, what is that <div> code, or the <img… code?  For those that care, and want to learn – that’s where we step in.

We can spend as little or as much time with you as you need.  One-on-one or in groups of up to around eight people at a time.  Any more, and a session would take too long, and wouldn’t fit enough in.  Though we can always try!

While we are based in Lincolnshire, and we can offer Lincolnshire HTML Training, we can also travel to Cambridgeshire, or even Norfolk.  We have been to Rutland as well, which is a lovely part of the area.  So give us a call, or visit our HTML Training page here on the website for lots more information.

So if you need some of the finest advice on HTML, where you can lead the way and tell us what you want to learn; or just let us lead you from the top of a page, down… we can go any which way you like!

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University of Lincoln WordPress

Just occasionally, you find yourself in a position of providing a service to a company or organisation, and you feel particularly proud to be working for them – this happened recently for us at 79DESIGN.

A few months back we had a communication from the University of Lincoln; they were looking for a WordPress Trainer to head over to Lincoln to teach some staff how to use WordPress.  There were some staff who knew very little, and some who knew nothing about WordPress.

We communicated with their Secretariat, Marina, and very pleased and proud to say they recruited us to go up to Lincoln to provide the service.

Larger Onsite WordPress Training Groups

Initially it was due to be one on one with Marina who contacted us, followed by an afternoon with a larger group.  This was changed a little, so that we could provide the training to even more people in the first session, which was far better for their staff.

The first session of Onsite Training went very well.  Teaching all the basic elements of WordPress Training, from Posts to Pages, from Media to Settings.  Everything that comes with the basic setup.

After a very well catered lunch, it was the turn of eight other colleagues, without Marina present.  After introductions, we began from the very start.

It was a very enjoyable time.  To quote Marina, they found it very interesting and “inspiring”.  We find this comment extremely positive, and thank them for their hospitality, and warm welcome to the University of Lincoln.

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For more information on Onsite WordPress Training, please click here.

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New Term – HTML Training on offer – 15% off

At 79DESIGN we like to occasionally offer new deals and packages, not just for businesses but for students who are trying to learn HTML.

We offer HTML Training – this is to teach many aspects of web design coding, including:

  • header tag usage (H1, H2, H3)
  • what is a Title Tag?
  • is a Meta Description still needed?
  • should I wrap text in Paragraph Tags <p>?
  • <img> Image tag use, including alt tags
  • DIVs – and how they are very effective
  • What is a Stylesheet (CSS)

These are just a few of the areas we can teach you, in easy to understand ways.  We can visit you in the evening at a school (with their consent), or at your home.  This can be on a one-off basis, or weekly or even monthly, as additional tutoring.

We can also teach website hosting, what it is, and go further.

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For April 2017 we are offering 15% off any standard pricing.  So if you wanted to book two months for anytime, from now, if you book in April, it will all be at 15% off.

Please get in touch via any of our contact methods, and we can tailor the training specifically to your needs, or visit our HTML Training main website page.

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