Coding: Web Essentials for PR

CIPR trainer: Justin Jackson Chart.PR, MCIPR, Dip CIPR

Course aim

This practical course introduces PR professionals to the world of web programming through coding, using HTML, CSS and interaction with JavaScript. You’ll be equipped with the knowledge and skills to work in ‘back end’ by understanding  PHP language, which is used  in WordPress.  You’ll get the chance to create a simple, dynamic website and familiarise yourself with web hosting and domain names.

Who should attend?

Anyone eager to understand the basics of web development. If you’re interested in how to build a simple text website, add meaning with HTML, presentation with CSS, and interaction with Javascript – this course is for you.

What to expect

  • an introduction to coding and web development
  • a practical guide that shows how to apply your knowledge at work
  • a series of next steps to take your skills to the next level
  • hands-on programming tasks in the PHP programming language
  • write and test your own code using the approaches programmes

Course objectives

Participation in the course will provide you with the knowledge to:

  • build your first website in five minutes
  • explore how websites works
  • give meaning to your text with HTML
  • make your page engaging with CSS and Javascript
  • write your first script
  • learn about PHP and build a page ‘on the fly’ with PHP
  • find out how WordPress works
  • write your first script and host your website
  • use the cloud with Amazon, Google, and more
  • the importance of security, backups, redundancy
  • point a domain name at your website with DNS