The first session of Cregital Academy on WordPress Web Design, kicked off on the 15th of September and ended on the 17th of September, and was successful. Our mandate was to teach individuals about WordPress web design as well as basic essentials such as web hosting, wireframing, and the benefits of using the preferred content management system platform.
The much-anticipated training was targeted at beginners, as well as those who already had some knowledge about web design. Each class was facilitated by the team leads at Cregital and was very interactive as students got to practice while they were being taught on their personal computers as each facilitator demonstrated.
Rufus, our Dev team lead, gave a comprehensive overview of web design, WordPress as a content management system, and website hosting. He further explained concepts such as domain and subdomains, how to install WordPress, use of themes, plugins, importance of updates, publishing blog posts, among various other basics of the WordPress platform.
Rufus made them understand why WordPress is the widely preferred CMS platform. It’s ease of use, open source WordPress is very easy to use, and the only limitation one can have with it is their technical skill.
Evans Akanno, alongside the Lead Designer, Precious facilitated the second class which was about wireframes and web page styling. Sketching wireframes before building, provides detailed insight about page layout, user experience, elements and features for a website project. They give clients as well as designers a blueprint of what the intending site is supposed to look like. Participants were taught how to layout the elements of their web page in such a way that it turns out clean, and laced with good user experience.
The final class was more practical as Precious took the students on a step by step guide on how to build a simple corporate website. By the end of the training, each participant individually built a website.
Though we expected an average of 20 people, we only got 5 participants, let’s blame it on the state of the economy. Our participants consisted of a media entrepreneur, project manager, graphic designer, from Lagos and other states in the country.
We encouraged some of our team members to join the training to improve their technical skills.
Here are testimonials from some of our participants: