Learn how to design and launch your own website

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BRATTLEBORO — The Brattleboro Development and Credit Corporation is sponsoring a workshop designed to help small businesses and nonprofits launch their own websites. This six-hour workshop, presented by Putney-based Sustainable Digital founder Bob Lawson, will be held in Brattleboro on June 5 and 12 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.

The workshop, sponsored by the BDCC's Instg8 program, will allow participants to work on their own websites using Squarespace, an intuitive website creation program. In addition to learning useful tips and techniques, participants will work on their own sites, using their own computers, under the skilled eye of the workshop instructor.

Lawson is a Certified Squarespace Trainer and has frequently run web design workshops in Brattleboro and Keene, N.H. In addition, he offers private tutoring for nonprofits and businesses creating their own websites. Sustainable Digital (www.sustainabledigital.com), provides communication and technology services from its office in Putney.

This workshop is structured to walk participants from the first stages of building a site through all phases of designing and launching a website. The two-part workshop will show how to: Select a website template; customize a site design; build menus and navigation; learn how to add and edit text and photos to each page; create contact and other forms; polish a design by selecting fonts and controlling design elements; purchase a domain name; and put a site live on the web

The workshop will take place at 76 Cotton Mill Hill. The cost is $140 per person. Participants receive 20 percent off their first year of webhosting with Squarespace when they enroll in this workshop. The course instructor will be available to participants to answer questions by email between the two Tuesday sessions, helping them to continue working on their sites during the week.

To register, visit www.eventbrite.com/e/six-hour-build-a-website-workshop-65-612-tickets-44852250288.

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