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DIY Your Website Workshop

  • 330 Market Avenue Southwest Grand Rapids, MI, 49503 United States (map)

Do you want to take control of your online presence?

Are you tired of waiting on unresponsive web developers to make simple changes?

Are you stalled or frustrated trying to create your own website?

Learn how to build your own stylish, search engine friendly, and lead-generating website at this hands-on DIY Your Website Workshop.

This workshop is for business owners, entrepreneurs, startups or anyone wanting to learn how to build a website quickly and easily. You will learn the basics of how to build and design a modern, stylish, mobile-responsive website using the amazing Squarespace drag and drop Content Management System (CMS).

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Ticket cost
$297 early bird until midnight Sun, November 26th
$347 full price

The cost for a website usually begins at $1000... you'll leave with your website up AND the knowledge to maintain it moving forward.

It's time to take control of your online presence – REGISTER TODAY!


What you will get out of the workshop
Led by Chris Emmer, a Squarespace Authorized Trainer, this hands-on workshop will teach you how to use the Squarespace website hosting platform to create your own business website in four hours. No coding or website development skills required! 

You’ll also receive a 20% discount off your Squarespace subscription.

Students who come prepared and ready to work will leave with a basic, functioning website, and the knowledge needed to create, launch, and manage your online presence.


What will be covered

  • Creating an account and starting a trial on Squarespace
  • Choosing a template
  • Understanding layouts
  • Understanding domains
  • Creating new pages
  • Adding content, images and video to pages
  • Navigation basics
  • Using starter layouts, and content blocks
  • Creating forms and connecting to your email marketing service
  • Styling your site - titles, heading colors, hex codes, tweaks, revert changes, font selection, and more.

Date: Saturday, December 2nd, 2017
Time: 10 am - 3 pm (Check-in starts at 9:45 am with coffee and pastries)
Break: 12:30-1:30 pm
Location: 330 Market Ave SW Grand Rapids MI (White building with WOW sign)

How to prepare / what to bring

This is a hands-on workshop, so you will need your own laptop and power cable. Prior to the workshop you will receive a packet with your pre-workshop homework, including a suggested list of tasks to be completed before you get to the workshop. Preparing written content and gathering images/photos prior to class is encouraged but not required. Students who come prepared can complete much of their website during the workshop.

No previous design or coding skills required. Please note this course requires an intermediate level of computer literacy.

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Later Event: December 8
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