Footnotes and fancy-free

1a

Make the page more appealing   from No. 4  here.

not appalling. 

Show what you do in your spare time if that's what you want.  Don't show that you're running away from the job!  The impact pic sells the cookies. 

This page probably won't be updated.

 

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  1b


18 December        updated 21 December 




It was a pleasure to return to the college.  This is to thank everyone for whom my parachute-landing was a surprise.  I hope you were pleased to see yourselves in print.

 

 2

If you'd like a session on creating a free CV mini-website, I have mentioned the topic to some I spoke to today.  It will help you prepare for when you start making job-applications.  If the company provides online application, even better!  You may be familiar with the process.  If not, an all-industries example is here.   more   Start exploring.  Try this and then find out if you could use your website.  Not by phoning, by exploration of that site and then, many others. 

3

Look to see if you can, when completing your on-line application, put in a link to a page on your website.  That would be a hidden page specially opened for that employer.  It is one of a minimum number of pages giving the other info you want to be read.  Keep it all short and precise. (Not like me!)

4

How often do you read this?             

 5

The future of the photographs is to be decided.  There will be other pages in this section of the website in due course.


Best wishes for Christmas and the New Year.


Alan Harrison.

 

6

The problem with Yola and many free 


website systems is placing the text


 where you want it. 


Another is transferring text from


one site to another. Because the

 

previous text is on a white

 

background, you copy that with the

 

the  text which can be time-consuming to correct. 


Can you find a system which improves upon this?


 



Another problem is line-spacing.  

The first part of this block of text should have looked like these two lines.


More about some of these in a minute. 

7

Is the opening-panel better in a brighter(?) colour?  skate down the page to find it.

















 

 

 

Make the page more appealing   from No. 4  here.



not appalling. 


Show what you do in your spare time if that's what you want.  Don't show that you're running away from the job!  The impact pic sells the cookies. 


This page probably won't be updated.

9

The problem repeats itself.  No all-one-colour panel.  The text you copied from the top panel needs its formatting removed.  One way is to paste it into an email using the "Without formatting" option, copy that and paste it where you want it.   As it's now stripped of all the niceties, you re-colour what you need, ditto re re-sizing,  and re-do the "here" link. Works a treat when there's lots of text.


10

You now know that Yola is free, has its limitations, and one way round one of them.  Why not try it for yourself?  Just put Yola into Google.  Yola hopes you'll sign up for an upgrade.  If it was difficult, nobody would get very far with the free version.


11

You were going to look at the top panel in a red box.  Which is best?   When the text was transferred, it was stripped of formatting and there's no background interference in No. 12.


 12

 Make the page more appealing   from No. 4  here.



not appalling. 

Show what you do in your spare time if that's what you want.  Don't show that you're running away from the job!  The impact pic sells the cookies. 

This page probably won't be updated.

13

More appealing? - We can discuss the topic in session.  That will include the balance of plain to enhanced text as you have experienced on this page.


14

When you are working on your page, save it regularly.  Copy the latest bit in case you sitebuilder decides not to publish.



15

You've finished your page.  Re-read it thoroughly.  Ask someone to check it.  Words such as the and of are often missed in the checking process.  Re-read No. 6 and spot the extra  the.  Anything else like that?


16

How many different colour backgrounds are there on this page?  Had you wondered about that aspect.





18

Go down the page further.

This is how you make the advert at the bottom of the page less conspicuous   Just ensure there's no text in, say, another blank space.



 17

Look again at the header graphic.  What is the white C doing there?   Find her here.


Then see if the new graphic is better.   Same page.

 18

Go down the page further.

This is how you make the advert at the bottom of the page less conspicuous   Just ensure there's no text in, say, another blank space.


On your journey, consider such delights as these two colours together as background.  


























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