“Marc empowered me to be in control of my website by delivering tailor-made guidance in a patient and supportive manner.”
– Nancy Hurst, Varis Training, Forres
If you want to get hands-on with your website, then this option will suit you best.
A seven-hour immersive workshop combining your business knowledge with our marketing and design expertise to build your website in a day. Ideal for one or two people from your business or organisation.
This is not a whiteboard/powerpoint workshop. You bring your laptop along (or we can provide one) and we sit with you, side-by-side, and the website comes to life before your eyes.
Many businesspeople who have been on this workshop find it extremely helpful in understanding not just the website, but marketing their products and services through search, email, social media as well as gaining a thorough understanding of what type and how much content they need to produce.
WordPress installed, configured and secured
The world’s most popular website creation software installed and configured by experts to be flexible, secure and future-proof.
WordPress is easy to learn and provides a solid foundation for adding features as your business grows.
Six hours of hands-on training and consultancy
Your day is split into two sessions. In the morning we set up the website, give you extensive training on the content management system and talk about various types of marketing and how your website supports them.
We then turn to the design, layout and colour schemes for your website and discuss how your customers navigate and consume your content.
Over lunch you can ‘digest’ what you’ve learnt so far.
In the afternoon you’ll get to put your newly-learned skills into action and start adding content and media with side-by-side support.
We will continue to work on the design and functionality whilst maintaining a two-way dialogue and giving you guidance where you need it.
The workshop environment allows us to get detailed insight into your business, and you have the opportunity to ask as many questions as you need or learn what you need to.
Although our training follows a pattern, we exercise flexibility in delivering it according to your literacy with computers and requirements of your business. We avoid talking about code wherever possible. In fact, at Canary Dwarf, we don’t have a swear box, we have a jargon box!
One hour of follow-up support or development time
You get a follow-up hour to complete any unfinished work or to ask questions relating to search, email or content. This gives you breathing space to think about what you’ve learnt and to use the time constructively.
PLUS! To help you iron out any niggles, we’ll provide support by phone for a week and email for a month free of charge, but you always have access to ongoing help.
Mobile-friendly, search-friendly, user-friendly
Your site will be compatible with all existing and future smartphones and tablets as part of your package, unless you choose not to have it.
All our websites come with our own security enhancements as standard. This protects you from hackers, viruses and malware as well as loss through accidental mishaps.
If you’ve heard, or read, that WordPress is insecure, don’t believe it. We have nearly 200 WordPress sites and none have ever been defaced or attacked.
We provide premium features for the life of your website that are always protecting your wesbite and monitoring it for attack.
We’ll also back up your site weekly.
You can also choose to have our ‘ultimate security pack’ installed which provides even tighter security. Just ask for details.
Custom design or ready-made theme
You can choose from an array of themes from different vendors free of charge, and we’ll build it around your desired look and feel. We’ll also laiaise with you over the course of the day, to see how best to deal with your website visitors
Flexibility for the future
Your website will have the same strong foundations as our custom option, so if your business grows and you need additional features, these can be added in at a later date without having to start from scratch.
The SiteBuilder workshops are very popular and get booked up quickly. If you want to choose this option, select the date which suits you and get in touch so we can book you in.
As far as we are aware, we are the only Scottish company offering this type of workshop. It is currently priced at £599 plus VAT, and includes:
- Seven hours intensive training, building and designing the website
- Experienced WordPress trainer
- Advice on marketing through search engines, email and social media
- 12 months’ web hosting
- Two domain names for two years (com, org, net, co.uk, org.uk)
- 30 days unlimited email support
- 7 days telephone support
All workshops take place in our venue in Forres, Moray, but can be arranged elsewhere in Scotland on different dates.