Websites today must be viewable on many different screen sizes. Responsive design is the solution to this problem. A responsive website will arrange itself to provide the best viewing experience for the screen it is being viewed from. Manually resize your browser screen to see responsive design in action.
Do you want to manage your website, but don't want to learn to code? A content management system might be for you. Once set up, adding content is made with an easy-to-learn admin interface. Wordpress and Drupal are just a few options and I can walk you through them all.
Looking to start an online store? There are numerous shopping cart systems that are free to use if you don't have thousands to shell out. I can take you through the whole process: setup, installation, product population, and managing payment gateways and shipping carriers. You will be selling in no time.
If you are selling something, branding is important. Even if you are simply selling ideas, if you want a consumer to come back, it helps to have an image to keep you the forfront of their mind. If you don't already have a logo for your business or enterprise, let me help you design one.
Building a solid network of viewers for a website means connecting those websites with social media. Facebook and Twitter are just the tip of the iceberg in this realm. I can help you plug into these media platforms and the network of followers that come with them.
Getting your new website up and running does you no good if no one sees it. Search engine optimization techniques are absolutely necessary to make sure that your site has the maximum ability to be seen by all major search engines, and that your content is being accurately reflected in searches.
I had just completed another dead-end job assignment with no advancement opportunity and no future. I wanted a career doing something that I enjoyed, but I knew that those kind of jobs were not going to fall into my lap. I was going to need to step up my game to make things happen.
I knew I wanted to get into programming of some kind and to do that I was going to need some education. I went to Ivy Tech Community College shooting for an Associate's in Information Systems, with a major in Visual Programming. I studied Visual Basic, .NET, and C++. Two years later I graduated with a 4.0 GPA. Along the way I also picked up certificates for Network+, Microsoft Access 2010, and Visual Programming.
An elective class in web design at the end of my first year at Ivy Tech presented an opportunity. A summer internship creating a website for a local business. After a few online videos on the topic I decided to go for it. As a result of this undertaking, I had found something that I truly enjoyed and could see myself doing for the rest of my life.
Having received my Associate's degree, I still wasn't satisfied. I wanted a career in web development, so I needed to be taken seriously by those who interviewed me. I went on to Indiana University's Bachelor's in Business Administration program as a stepping-stone to the career that I desired.
I achieved my Bachelor's degree and I wanted to shout it from the mountain tops. It was a long road, but my search for a career is still ongoing. I feel more determined now than ever to make that dream happen, but I'm not leaving that to chance. Every day I try to increase my knowledge of the latest technologies and best practices, and continue gaining professional experiences wherever I can.