GDSC Workshop: How to make a website?

Innovation Centre, Rennes Drive, Devon, EX4 4RN

An optional clinic will follow this event, where a committee member will support you in building a website. We will confirm the details during the workshop.

Mar 13, 12:30 – 2:30 PM



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About this event

Event agenda:

5 min – Settle in and prepare equipment

15 mins – What you need to know

1. The inverse relationship between cost and effort

2. Why it costs to host a website

3. What you need to know before starting

15 mins – Explain website motivation groups

1. Personal portfolio (career-focused)

2. Websites for businesses

3. Blogging and social media

4. Websites for events

25 mins – Explaining website domains, DNS, website hosting, and recommended options and caveats

1. What are website domains and why would you need one?

2. Website hosts and why free hosts are a bad idea

3. What I recommend for each difficulty level

4. Setting up a domain name and DNS servers

45 mins – Demonstration

1. Squarespace and drag and drop based builders.

2. Wordpress, libraries and self-hosted instances

3. Building websites with code and hosting using providers such as GitHub and Cloudflare

15 mins – Questions and conclusions

1. Where should I go if I get stuck?

2. What resources can I use?

3. Questions and conclusions

4. Onward sessions



Wednesday, March 13, 2024
12:30 PM – 2:30 PM UTC


  • Sean Tilson

    GDSC Lead

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