So, you want to be a web head? Most people don’t understand how varied the field of web development is. They hear “Web designer” and think you can do anything they see on their phone. The first thing to understand is there is an early branch in the web design career. Going to college to learn the various languages, structural framework, and eventually calling yourself a full-stack web designer is like becoming an engineer that works on a skyscraper. The second path is closer to what we do, which isn’t true web design, but more of software configuration. If the guy that works and intel is the engineer, then we are more like local contractors who will install a deck or help build a new room.
What you will learn here is to set up websites for local small businesses. These aren’t innovative engineering feats, just helping local businesses get online and get some new clients. This experience can be helpful if you want to build those digital skyscrapers too. Working with client expectation, learning how to set goal with real world constraints, and most of all learning what your limitations and abilities are. These things can propel you forward into high earing positions that will help live the best life.
You should already have some skills in Photoshop and WordPress. Html, and css, are also helpful.
To work at ICHRON a Webdev needs to know how to:
- Purchase a domain name
- Redirect and forward a domain name
- Set up domain level email with an exchange server
- Create a control panel account
- Create a subdomain control panel account
- Configure Server level email
- Install a WordPress or CMS site
- Configure a WordPress or CMS site
- Back up and restore a website
- Transfer a site from one account to another
- Install an SSL certificate
- Transfer files from one website to another
- Create a wireframe from a blueprint
- Install and configure plugins
- Create a mockup
- Install a theme
- Customize a theme
- Work with a client to make changes
- Know when a website is done.
ICHRONstudio is not a school, but we will help you educate yourself. Our goal is to provide opportunities to learn and utilize the above skills. We will give you an outline of our method here, what tools we use, how to log in to our tools, and our advice. However, you will need to learn a new ICHRONsutdio Rule.
Google that Stuff. The internet is a dynamic sea of change. What you learn one day might not apply the next. Many of the tools we use to build the sites update, upgrade, fail, get hacked, anything can happen to them. We must change CMS’s and themes based on what’s safe and what customers want. So the real answer, sometimes, is only Google knows.
When you come to a problem, if you have spent more than ten minutes trying to figure it out with no success, GTS. If that doesn’t answer the problem, then talk to a supervisor. At the end of day, you will note what you Googled, so TAKE NOTES.
The fourth rule of ICHRONstudio: GTS
If something is baffling you for more than ten minutes, take a moment to do a google search before you stop another team member. Check your results with a team member if it seems off or still confusing.
Alright its time to Start! Get your first assignment from a Key or Ops and lets find out what needs to be done. IF you’re luck you’ll start at the beginning of a web build but more than likely you’ll pick up in the middle of a project.
To get certification. You will need to have each of the items listed above signed by a supervisor acknowledging that you have thorough understanding of the topic.
- We purchase our domains at:
- We pay how much?
- We charge how much?
- What is a nameserver
- What are c names?
- What are MX servers?
- How do I set up Gmail or MSX on the domain?
- What is masking?
Create a subdomain control panel account
Configure Server level email
Install a WordPress or CMS site
Backup and restore a website
Install an SSL certificate
Transfer files from one website to another
Create a wireframe from a blueprint
Install and configure plugins
Create a mockup
Install a theme
Customize a theme
Understand each aspect of the Standard build check list
Work with a client to make changes
Know when a website is done.
The biggest problem with web development, this industry in general, is things change from year to year, sometimes month to month. Rather than create a set of rules and lessons this is a series of links, usually to the developer when we can.