Web Site Building - Academic Skills and Benefits
During the web site building process, a phenomenal amount of learning takes place. I can vouch for that! What a learning curve it has been. It has huge academic benefits.
Academic Skills that naturally happen in the Web Site Building process:
- Writing skills- spelling, correct use grammar
- Writing to a specific audience - using your personal style of writing;
- Writing focussed content - well developed pages (essays)
- Writing catchy titles and phrases
- Reading instructions and putting it into practice
- Researching (keywords, brainstorming)
- Making judgements and decisions based on facts and knowledge
- Computer skills
- Some HTML codes
- Business sense - marketing, supply and demand
- Understanding profitability
- Learning about search engines, spidering (not the eight legged ones), and traffic
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- Uploading photos and images
- Composition of page layouts
- Perseverance when it is hard
- Learning that hard work pays off when approaching it with a proven method.
- Patience to wait for the results which will come
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Benefits of Web site building:
The benefits you receive from web site building varies from person to person, especially when everyone has a slightly different goal in mind when writing their website. For some people the benefit will be the
- Joy of seeing their family page on the web;
- Excitement of the on-line journal to share with others;
- Knowledge that their site will be of use to someone else who enjoys the same hobby or shares the same concern or need. If your goal is to help someone find an answer to a certain question, then the first "Thankyou" email will be your reward and give you immense satisfaction. This always gives me a big buzz!
- Ability to share life with your family all over the world;
For others, the benefit will be the:
"You see the results. Your business builds. You realize that your life is changing in significant ways." You can read some real case studies here.
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