Microsoft Office Publisher

This course helps people develop important skill-sets that go into becoming a professional web developer. In addition to working with WordPress, this course covers elements of design, HTML / CSS, digital marketing, information architecture, and basic graphics.

WordPress is a free open-source tool which is used to create and maintain a wide variety of websites. It allows us to build sites with dynamic features, without having any programming knowledge. WordPress also makes it easy for clients to publish and edit their own content on a site.

WordPress is a piece of software known as a content management system (CMS). It began in 2003 as a blogging platform, and has since grown into the most popular CMS for building websites on the internet. Currently, it’s widely considered to be the most practical platform for building most sites.

WordPress can be used to build a design from scratch, or to place content into a pre-built template. We can build anything from a simple site to a complex custom design with some html & css knowledge. It makes it easier for us to build responsive websites which look good when being viewed on any type of device (responsiveness is also considered crucial by search engines to rank sites in higher positions).

WordPress is designed to be used with ‘themes’ and ‘plugins’ of which there are many options to pick from. The theme dictates the overall layout of the site, and the plugins add a diverse range of features. These features can include things like interactive maps, contact forms, site security, SEO tools, calendars and forums.

Becoming a WordPress developer includes learning how to work with HTML and CSS. These are the primary static coding languages which build and style the layout of a web page. Having a good understanding of them gives us control over the aesthetics of the various responsive formats of our webpages. It also gives developers the freedom to achieve any design layout they want to build (either from scratch or by modifying an existing template).

Microsoft Publisher

Who should attend?         This course is intended for people who are new to WordPress, and wish to work towards becoming a professional WordPress developer.
Prerequisites                      Basic knowledge of how to use a computer, including: accessing programs and files, navigating and organizing files and folders, accessing online accounts such as an email account, and a basic understanding of how to use an internet browser.

Duration:                             150 – 200 Hours

Course Objectives:
Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to accomplish the following:

  • Understand Publisher concepts, learn how to launch and close Publisher, navigate with the Publisher window, menus, and commands, as well as open, save, close, and view publications.
  • Set the page layout and use the rulers and guides to add and arrange objects.
  • Work with text boxes and format text.
  • Layer and format objects and work with pictures.
  • Use the Design Checker to check for problems in a publication and pack and unpack publications.

Course Content

Getting Started with Publisher:

  • Understanding Publisher Concepts
  • Getting Started
  • Creating and Saving Publications
  • Opening and Closing Publications
  • Viewing Publications

Page Layout:

  • Layout Concepts
  • Margins and Guides
  • Creating and Managing Objects
  • Arranging Objects

Text Boxes:

  • Adding Text to Text Boxes
  • Text Editing Basics
  • Character Formatting
  • Paragraph Alignment
  • Paragraph Formatting
  • Indentations and Lists
  • Tabs
  • Connecting and Navigating Between Text Boxes
  • Text Box Properties

Working with Objects:

  • Layering Objects
  • Formatting Objects
  • Working with Pictures

Supplementary Topics:

  • Checking Publications for Problems
  • Pack and Go