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“how To Build A Website” Sponsored By The Gig Harbor Arts Commission

If you are wondering about how to build your brand by getting your business or your art up on the Web, here’s an opportunity to learn from a local expert at a free workshop. Alan Jones of AccessIPD will give a presentation on Tuesday Oct. 14, 5:30 p.m. on “How to Build a Website.” This presentation is the third in a series of “how to” workshops for local artists and businesses sponsored by the Gig Harbor Arts Commission. and the Downtown Waterfront Alliance. The workshop will take place in the Community Room at the Gig Harbor Civic Center.

Topics to be covered on October 14 will include:

The importance of online branding, or, why you need to be on the web

Domains and Hosting - where do websites live, and who makes sure the names (URL) work

Site structure and content, including examples

Web design and development basics

-- The different kinds of websites, which is best?

-- What you can do yourself and when you should hire a professional

-- How to find and work with a web designer and developer

OK, you’re online, now what?

What about tablets and smartphones?

Local business owners and artists working in all mediums are encouraged to attend.

About Alan

Alan Jones grew up in Johannesburg, South Africa. In 2009 he moved to Gig Harbor, Washington with his wife, Meg and their son, Daniel. Alan started drawing at a very young age, mostly animals and detailed portrait studies. That passion brought him, eventually, into the Graphic Design industry. He has over 20 years experience in graphic and web design, and currently runs Access IPD, his graphic and web design business. You can see some of Alan's artwork on MyGroupStash, one of his web applications. here: http://www.mygroupstash.com/AlanArt