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  • Build A Website: Your 1-Week Plan

    Monday, August 14, 2017 by
    Website Plan

    Create Your New Website In Just One Week!

    If you know you want a website, but have been procrastinating putting one together because you’re worried about how much work it will be, maybe the trick is to hold yourself to a hard deadline to get it done. Now that we’re in back-to-school season, take inspiration from the students facing homework with clear due dates each day and give yourself a homework assignment: to build your website in one week. If you have a plan going into the process and break down the main work you have to do into a number of manageable steps, you’ll have an easier time getting it done. And if part of what’s holding you back is the worry that it won’t be 100% perfect – remember that sometimes perfect is the enemy of good. Start by getting your website done and up, and then you can work on making it better over time. To help you squash all excuses and get started, here’s a step-by-step plan to get your website up in a week. HostGator Website Builder

    Day 1: Create your website plan.

    Before you get to work creating your website, start by asking yourself all the big questions about what you want it to be. Thinking through what you want to get out of your website will help you develop a clear plan for what the website itself should be. A few questions to ask at this phase include:
    •      What’s the goal of your website?
    •      What actions do you want visitors to take when they come to your website?
    •      Should the website include a blog?
    •      Will you be selling items through your website?
    •      Who do you want to reach with your website?
    Considering what you want your website to do and how to make that happen will help you clarify how to approach each of the steps to come.  

    Day 2: Perform audience and competitive research.

    Your website’s not for you. One of the most important things you need to do when building a new website is take time to understand who your target audience is and what they want. On day one, you asked yourself who you wanted reach with your website. Now, you want to dive in and learn as much about the people you want coming to your website as possible. There are a number of free or cheap tools that can help you find out more information about your audience. And one of your not-so-secret weapons here is spending time perusing what your competitors are doing. See what their websites look like, the copy they’re using, and the topics they’re covering. As a head start for your own website, you can learn from what seems to be working for them.  

    Day 3: Outline your site architecture.

    All the research and planning you did in days one and two should help make this step relatively easy. Day three is when you work out the specific pages you want to include on your website and how to organize them. If your website will be on the smaller side – just a few main pages – then you may be fine with one main menu that includes all your pages. If your website will be a bit more involved than that and include a lot of pages, then you’ll want to figure out categories to slot them into to make your main menu less complicated and the site more intuitive for users.  Work up a sitemap to make sure you know where every page on your website will go, how it will be connected to others, and that it will be easy for people to find when they’re looking for it.  

    Day 4: Choose your domain name and hosting plan.

    All websites live in a specific spot on the web; this step is where you choose yours. Brainstorm possible URLs for your website and do some research into available domain names. Most web hosting plans will include domain registration with them, so once you’ve settled on a domain name that you know is available, start looking at web hosting plans to find one that’s a good fit for your needs. You can sign up for hosting and register for your domain name in one fell swoop so it’s all ready for you once your website’s done. Domain Name

    Day 5: Design your website.

    At this point, you may be wondering how on earth you’re supposed to design a website if you have no experience in web design. Website builders like the one included with many of HostGator’s hosting plans make this part surprisingly easy. Browse the available templates until you find something that feels right based on all the research and planning you’ve done so far, and start molding it to look just how you want it to. Build out the menus and pages you developed in your site architecture on day three. Spend some time looking for and creating relevant images here as well to populate the different pages of your website. Website builder templates

    Day 6: Write your copy.

    Now you need to fill all those pages you created in. If you’re not a professional copywriter, this may be a step you’ll want to revisit later, but in the interest of getting the site up in seven days without excuses, you’ll want to develop some starter copy for now. Make use of the audience and competitor research you did on day 2 to give you ideas and make sure you’re writing copy relevant to the people you want to reach at this stage. Read up a little on online copywriting best practices to give you some more guidance. And provide the necessary information on each page of the website you’re building.  

    Day 7: Review everything and launch.

    Now you have everything in place to launch your website. Before you actually make it live, spend some time on it. See if you find the navigation intuitive and proofread all the pages you wrote to look for errors or clunky sentences. Once you feel ready, publish it to the web. That website you’ve been putting off is finally done and out in the world. Not so hard, was it?  

    What's Next?

    Your website won’t be perfect on day one (or day seven, rather), but now that you’ve completed it, you can start the comparatively easy job of tweaking it over time to make it better. Pay attention to your analytics to see how people react to it and consider hiring a professional copywriter, designer, or UX consultant to help your website go further. But first, pat yourself on the back for completing your homework and getting your website up and running. Congratulations!
  • Best Podcasts for Online Entrepreneurs

    Monday, August 14, 2017 by
    Best Podcasts for Online Entrepreneurs

    20 Podcasts Every Internet Entrepreneur Should Be Listening To

    It’s back-to-school time and, while you might be past the years of sitting in front of a teacher in class, you’re never too old to keep learning. A good entrepreneur never gets complacent with how much they know now; there’s always more you can learn to do better. But entrepreneurs are strapped for time. How are you supposed to find time for learning when you’re busy day in and day out running your business? The obvious answer these days is podcasts, which allow you to multitask. You can listen and learn while you’re checking other items off your to-do list. So the next time you spend an hour on the treadmill or in traffic, give one of these helpful podcasts for online entrepreneurs a try.  

    startup podcast1. StartUp

    Started by a public radio veteran that branched out into starting his own business., StartUp provides the perfect podcast combination of radio talent and entrepreneurial experience. Alex Blumberg, former host of Planet Money and his co-host Lisa Chow, share stories of the challenges of running a business and cover topics relevant to many entrepreneurs, like pitching investors.  

    eofire podcast2. Entrepreneur on Fire

    Entrepreneur on Fire is an interview podcast. John Lee Dumas interviews a new entrepreneur every day to provide listeners insights and advice that come from a wide variety of experiences.  

    dorm room tycoon podcast3. Dorm Room Tycoon

    Another interview podcast, Dorm Room Tycoon is focused on startups specifically. Owners of startups talk about lessons they’ve learned along the way and first principles.  

    denise griffitts podcast4. Your Partner in Success Radio

    Your Partner in Success is another interview podcast, this one hosted by Denise Griffitts. She talks to entrepreneurs about any stories, tips, and advice they have for listeners.  

    social pros podcast5. Social Pros

    Social media has become a big part of running a business successfully. Jay Baer and Adam Brown provide real-world examples and behind-the-scenes stories of businesses doing social media successfully.  

    internet-business-mastery6. Internet Business Mastery

    The Internet Business Mastery podcast is devoted to the subject of how to make money online. Episodes provide actionable tips for starting and running online businesses successfully.  

    mixergy podcast7. Mixergy

    The Mixergy podcast is devoted to startup stories that help listeners “learn from proven entrepreneurs.” They’ve had over 1,000 interviews with startup founders about their successes, their failures, and the knowledge they’ve gained along the way.  

    brown ambition podcast8. Brown Ambition

    While things are changing little by little, entrepreneurship is still largely white and male. Brown Ambition helps provide knowledge and inspiration to business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs that don’t fit the traditional mold. The podcast is hosted by Mandi Woodruff and Tiffany Aliche and covers a range of topics related to finance and business.  

    accelerate your business growth podcast9. Accelerate Your Business Growth

    The Accelerate Your Business Growth podcast is a twice monthly show that provides advice and tips to small business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs.  

    this old marketing podcast10. This Old Marketing

    This Old Marketing covers all things content marketing, including trends and news to be aware of and historical examples of content marketing done well. Hosted by the Content Marketing Institute’s Joe Pulizzi and Robert Rose, it’s one of the most informative podcasts on a topic all online business owners should be learning about.  

    introvert entrepreneur podcast11. Introvert Entrepreneur

    Introverts frequently encounter business advice that doesn’t quite match their skills and personality. The Introvert Entrepreneur podcast with Beth Buelow seeks to correct that with a whole show devoted to business advice for introverts.  

    femtrepreneur12. The Femtrepreneur Show

    For budding infopreneurs looking for more knowledge and inspiration, the Femtrepreneur show focuses on how to design and sell online courses. Hosts Mariah Coz and Megan Minns have experience in both the creative and technical sides of online course development and provide plenty of useful information to entrepreneurs looking to take that route.  

    hbr ideacast13. HBR Ideacast

    The Harvard Business Review is one of the most important and useful publications for people in the business world. The HBR Ideacast brings that same level of quality to the audio format.  The podcast covers topics ranging from business tech, hiring best practices, productivity tips and anything else that might be useful to business owners.  

    smart passive income podcast14. Smart Passive Income

    If you want to build a business that keeps making money whether or not you’re actively working, then the Smart Passive Income podcast can help you figure out the right products and strategy to make it happen.  

    profit power pursuit podcast15. Profit. Power. Pursuit.

    Host Tara Gentile interviews the owners of creative businesses for the Profit.Power.Pursuit podcast. By talking with artists, designers, and photographers that have managed to create a business around their creative skills, the podcast provides useful information for creatives struggling to figure out how to turn their passion into profit.  

    100mba podcast16. The $100 MBA

    Getting an MBA from a university is extremely expensive and time consuming, but you can get some of the same types of lessons from the $100 MBA podcast for free. The podcast answers an array of questions related to running a business and helps fill in a lot of the practical information entrepreneurs need to get a business off the ground.  

    entrepreneurs radio show podcast17. The Entrepreneur’s Radio Show

    It’s right there in the name: this podcast is all about and for entrepreneurs. The host Travis Lane Jenkins is a serial entrepreneur who talks to other successful entrepreneurs in order to provide listeners with advice on an array of topics related to running a business.  

    Side-Hustle-Show podcast18. Side Hustle Show

    The Side Hustle Show is devoted to covering various ways entrepreneurs can and have made some extra cash. Each show focuses on the stories and experiences of a new entrepreneur who shares what lessons they’ve learned that could be helpful to other entrepreneurs.  

    beyond the to do list podcast19. Beyond the To Do List

    Entrepreneurs are often big idea people, but to go from having ideas to executing them requires an entirely different skill set. Beyond the To Do List covers tips and tricks for getting things done. If you’re great with ideas but struggle with execution, this is a good podcast to check out.  

    ambitious entrepreneur podcast20. Ambitious Entrepreneur Show

    Annemarie Cross hosts the Ambitious Entrepreneur Show, which tackles a wide range of topics important to entrepreneurs, from cybersecurity to negotiating to social media and beyond. The episodes provide general knowledge that many new entrepreneurs are likely to benefit from.   With podcasts, you have no excuses. You can listen on the go without cutting into your work time and gain some new knowledge to help you run your business better.
  • 20 Best Books for Online Entrepreneurs

    Monday, August 14, 2017 by
    best books for online entrepeneurs

    Best Books for Online Entrepreneurs

    Kids are heading back to school and people have learning on the mind.  Adults may not have classes of their own to return to, but it’s a good time for us to start thinking about how to improve our own learning. Any good entrepreneur knows that you never reach the point of knowing too much. To keep your brain fresh and your business acumen sharp, check out some of these books for online entrepreneurs.  

    1. The Lean Startup, by Eric Reis

    lean startupThe Lean Startup has been influential in changing the way many people think about running a business. The book aims to help entrepreneurs make better, faster business decisions by embracing experimentation and valuing creativity and customer feedback more in decision making. The book has inspired many entrepreneurs and even launched a movement and community of people that meet around the world. It could change the way you do business too.    

    2. Outliers: The Story of Success, by Malcolm Gladwell

    outliersMalcolm Gladwell has made a career out of looking at popular subjects in a unique way fueled by research. His book Outliers puts that approach to the subject of what makes people successful. If you want to understand how some of the most successful people in the world got where they are, Gladwell’s book can provide some insight.    

    3. Lean In, by Sheryl Sandberg

    lean inWhile Sandberg’s book is focused more on advice for businesswomen in general rather than entrepreneurs specifically, many of her recommendations can be helpful for women who run businesses now, or hope to start one. The book can also be a good education for male entrepreneurs who want to understand what their female employees face and create a more inclusive work environment.    

    4. The E-myth Revisited: Why Most Small Businesses Don’t Work and What to Do About It, by Michael Gerber

    the e-myth revisitedIn this updated followup to his 1988 book on the same subject, Gerber tackles some of the myths that make people think they know what they’re doing in business when they’re really on the path to failure. He walks readers through the actual steps that entrepreneurs should plan on taking to succeed in business.    

    5. Grit, by Angela Duckworth

    gritPsychologist Angela Duckworth provides her analysis of what it takes to succeed in the book Grit. She lays out the case that ultimately talent and smarts aren’t as important to how well you do in business as perseverance and passion. Give the book a look to see how you can put her research to use in your own life.

     

    6. Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion, by Robert Cialdini

    influenceYet another book focusing on the role psychology can play in business success, Cialdini’s Influence has been extremely influential in the marketing industry over the past few decades. The book can help you understand how to reach and gain customers better, as well as providing concepts that could make you a better manager of the people who work for you.    

    7. Tools of Titans, by Tim Ferriss

    tools of titansFerriss interviewed nearly 200 successful people in a variety of industries in order to put together this tome that collects a wide range of tips and techniques to improve business success, productivity, and life.    

    8. The Psychology of Selling, by Brian Tracy

    psychology of sellingSalesmen aren’t the only ones who need to understand how to craft a successful sales pitch. Business owners have to know how to sell their business idea to potential investors, customers, and employees. The Psychology of Selling can give you a firmer grasp on how to successfully convince people the value of your business and products.    

    9. Positioning: The Battle for Your Mind, Al Ries and Jack Trout

    positioningIt’s common knowledge by now that we live in a world oversaturated with information and advertisements. The only way for brands to reach customers is to figure out a way to cut through the noise. Positioning seeks to help brands figure out how to do that by crafting clear positioning for your business and products that helps you stand out.    

    10. Thrive: The Third Metric to Redefining Success and Creating a Life of Well-Being, Wisdom, and Wonder, by Arianna Huffington

    thriveThe title may be a mouthful, but the concept behind Huffington’s book is one that may bring more simplicity to your life. She tackles the subject of work-life balance and how to make self-care and well being a part of your definition of success. We all work better when we’re happy and fulfilled. Huffington makes the case for giving those values the same priority as money and recognition.    

    11. Deep Work, by Cal Newport

    deep workWe’re all besieged by distractions every day. It’s getting harder and harder to stay productive throughout the entire workday without frequent forays into social media, blogs, or other sources of online distraction. Deep Work argues that one of the most important skills for success is one that many people are losing touch with: the ability to focus. The book will help you figure out how to regain your ability to tune out distractions and focus on the main tasks you need to complete.    

    12. The Power of Broke, by Daymond John

    power of brokeIt’s easy to feel like all your business problems would be solved if you simply had more money. The Power of Broke argues otherwise. Based on personal experience, John shares his view that starting out with almost nothing can actually be an asset that forces you to get creative and strategic. If you’re struggling with feeling like you don’t have enough capital to take where business where you want it to go, this book could be the inspiration you need.    

    13. The Barefoot Executive: The Ultimate Guide for Being Your Own Boss and Achieving Financial Freedom, by Carrie Wilkerson

    barefoot executiveBeing an entrepreneur doesn’t have to mean spending long, stressful days at an office. You can approach it as a way to be your own boss and run things on your own terms. Wilkerson’s book provides suggestions on how to make a more low-key, low-stress version of entrepreneurship a reality.    

    14. The Miracle Morning for Entrepreneurs, Hal Elrod and Cameron Herold

    miracle morningThe Miracle Morning provides tips for ways to start your day that will make you more energized and productive once you dive into work. If you’re not convinced a few new morning habits can make much of a difference, five minutes reading reviews of this book may change your mind. People praise the book for improving in their energy levels and success for each day in tangible ways.    

    15. Hooked: How to Build Habit Forming Products, by Nir Eyal

    hookedMost of these books are about how to run a business effectively, but one of the biggest factors in the success of a business is its product. Hooked looks at what’s behind the kind of products that people just can’t get enough of and provides an analysis of what you can do to create that kind of product yourself.    

    16. What If It Does Work Out? By Susie Moore

    what if it does work outMoore’s motivational book aims to take the power out of the question that keeps many entrepreneurs from moving forward on their ideas: what if it doesn’t work out? The book takes a stab at the fear of failure that could be keeping you back.    

    17. The Hard Thing About Hard Things, by Ben Horowitz

    the hard thingA lot of books about entrepreneurship focus on the inspirational side of things – insisting that you can do it, you just have to put the work in. This book gives a hard look to the aspects of entrepreneurship that are hard for reasons that go beyond being a lot of work. If you want some guidance on some of the difficult decisions you may have to face as an entrepreneur and how to handle them, this is a good book to check out.    

    18. The Personal MBA, by Josh Kaufman

    personal mbaMBA programs are expensive and, Kaufman argues, not worth it. This book lays out fundamentals you need to know and some tips on how to learn the rest in practice. Instead of spending years in school and tens of thousands of dollars, this book can cover the most important basics for you.    

    19. The Entrepreneur Mind, by Kevin Johnson

    entrepreneur mindA big part of how successful you’ll be as an entrepreneur is the kind of mindset you bring into each day of work. The Entrepreneur Mind provides many of the lessons entrepreneurs need to learn to be able to approach various tasks and problems in their business with the right mindset to do well.    

    20. The 10 Laws of Enduring Success, Maria Bartiromo

    10 laws of enduring successBartiromo has talked to a number of successful people over the years. Her book is based on the lessons and insights gleaned from those many interviews. The book speaks to not only how people achieve success, but how they maintain it once they’ve reached it.     No matter where you are in your entrepreneur’s journey, the lessons others have learned have something to teach you. Take some time this back-to-school season to give yourself a little bit of schooling. You may be able to bring something new and useful to your business as a result of it.
  • Why Student Blogging Is a Good Idea

    Monday, August 14, 2017 by

    Student Blogging Benefits

    How Blogging in Schools Builds Better Writers

    In most places, school starts back up in a few weeks. For some teachers, that means thinking about how to help your students develop their writing and reading comprehension skills in the year ahead. For others, it means finding ways to help students retain and use concepts they learn in science, art, history, and math. Having your students write for, read, and critique a class blog is an easy and engaging way to help them become stronger writers, more astute readers, and more adept at working with the knowledge they learn in class. If you're not already familiar with blogging and have never set up a blog before, this post will walk you through the why and how of using student blogs in your classroom. Create Your Blog

    How does blogging help students? Let us count the ways...

    The ability to write clearly is one of the most in-demand skills among employers, and it's important for acing college entrance essays, scholarship applications, and pretty much every email your students will ever send. Blogging can help your students become better writers through:
    • Carefully selecting topic ideas that will appeal to their readers.
    • Finding reliable sources for their blog posts.
    • Drafting and revising their blog posts.
    • Reviewing other students' posts and offering constructive feedback.
    • Listening to, processing and using feedback from other students.
    • Practicing, practicing, practicing.
    Everyone can benefit from being a better communicator, but strong writing skills are especially important for student journalists whose intended careers center on writing. They're also highly valuable for kids who are interested in STEM careers. Engineers and scientists have to keep clear, concise, and accurate journals during college and in the workplace. And writing clearly is critical to success in business, where so much communication happens via email. Writing and reading blogs also helps students develop other skills, like distinguishing between fact and opinion, identifying trustworthy sources of information, and following online rules and codes of ethics. In any subject, a blog run by students can reinforce information and open up discussions that move learning forward. Unlike writing with a pen and paper, which can seem tedious to kids who are used to texting and using email, typing out a blog post feels familiar and comfortable to students who've only known a world with computers and smartphones. Students whose families are on the analog side of the digital divide need hands-on experience with digital communication tools as well as writing practice in order to succeed.  

    General blogging for grades 3-12

    There are blog lesson plans for students in all but the earliest grades. Scholastic offers blogging lesson plans for grades 3-5 that include blogging rules, defining what a blog is, writing blog entries, and evaluating blogs written by others using a rubric that covers grammar, topicality, originality, and tone. For older students, ReadWriteThink has a blogging strategy guide and a long list of related resources for middle school and high school student blogs. Among them are a grade 6-8 five-part lesson plan series on career exploration through online research and blogging and an ongoing lesson plan for high school students that focuses on writing evaluation in blog format. You can create a classroom blog to reinforce knowledge and build skills in just about any subject. For example, yearbook, school newspaper, and AV club teachers can explore these student journalism blogging lesson plans from the American Society of News Editors.  

    How to set up student blogging for your classroom

    Another advantage of class blogging is that it's easy to set up. It's a good idea to review your school's technology and privacy policies and to touch base with your administrators before you begin. Then you – or you and your students – can choose and register a domain name for your class blog. You can review some best practices for choosing a domain name for your blog here, Once you have that domain name, or URL, you're ready to choose your web hosting plan. (What exactly is web hosting? Find out here.) Your host will store your classroom blog's text and other media on its servers,  and provide security for your site. Ideally, your web host will offer a WordPress option that makes it easy to choose a theme to design your blog and plug-ins to add extra functions like social media sharing tools. Find out which type of web hosting best matches your needs here. After that, you can develop a blog writing, editing, and posting schedule that fits your curriculum and classroom goals. You may want to use a single username for all posts to protect your students' privacy, or let them choose their own individual screen names so they have a sense of ownership over their posts as well as some privacy online. Once the blog is up and running, be sure to share the URL with parents so they can keep up with what's happening in the classroom and discuss it at home.   Does your classroom or school already have class blogs? Share your favorite examples in the comments!
  • Teach Your Students How to Build a Website

    Monday, August 14, 2017 by
    Teach Your Students How to Build a Website

    An Easy Educational Tool to Teach Web Building

    School’s starting soon and, if you’re an educator, you’re probably putting the final touches on your curriculum planning for the semester. One thing you may want to consider (if it’s not in there yet) is including a web building component in your course.  

    Why You Should Teach Basic Web Building

    The ability to put together a website has become the kind of skill that people in a wide range of professions can benefit from. Even those who never encounter the need to build a website for their job may find themselves wanting to put one together for a side project or social issue they care about. In the same way that the importance of computer literacy has become a given in schools around the country, the value of understanding how to build a website is beginning to take on similar weight. Even for courses and subject areas where web design isn’t the primary focus, it can therefore be beneficial for students to get some hands-on experience with building a website. Luckily, as the need for web building as a skill has grown, so has the ease with which people can put a website together. You don’t have to teach students html or CSS. You can simply get them acquainted with using a web building tool like the one HostGator offers. HostGator Website Builder

    Use HostGator’s Free Website Builder

    Anyone using a HostGator plan for their website has access to HostGator’s free website builder. You can craft lessons around the website builder in order to give your students some hands-on experience with building a website.  

    Have Students Build a Website for a Fictional Business

    To help students get familiar with how to create and design a website of their own, assign them to come up with a business idea to build their website around. Then you can provide a series of assignments to help them learn the skills required to have a website that performs well.

    1. Create the website.

    Provide them some loose instructions on the steps to take here:
    • Choose your template. The website builder has hundreds for your students to choose from. Encourage them to think about which template is a good fit for their business idea, not just which one they like most.Website builder templatesChoose a color scheme. They could potentially stick with the colors the template comes in, but encourage them to at least spend some time experimenting with other options so they get an idea of how that works.
    • Pick your design. Tell them to consider (and test out) any changes they might want to make to the layout – where links, images, and the menu all go, for instance.
    • Write copy. This will require the biggest changes to what’s there already. They’ll need to fill in the text sections of the template with wording relevant to the imaginary business they’ve created. Tell them to spend some time browsing the websites of companies selling something similar for inspiration.
     

    2. Make it mobile friendly.

    Mobile has become a dominant force in how people shop and well, frankly, how they do most things. Making sure their websites are mobile friendly should therefore be treated as an important part of your students' experience in learning web building. The templates on HostGator’s website builder are responsive, so they should work well on any mobile device as well as desktop computers. Make an assignment of testing the website your students create to see how well it works on mobile and making any tweaks needed to make it more intuitive in the different format.  

    3. Optimize it for search engines.

    A website has to be found before it can do its job (whatever that may be). Your students should be very familiar with Google in general, but knowing how to use the search engine and knowing how to make a website that’s search engine friendly are two different skill sets. Teach them the basics of SEO, and make an assignment out of having them optimize their website based on what they’ve learned.  

    4. Create an online portfolio.

    An online portfolio can come in handy (or be a requirement) in many types of professions. Give your students the assignment to put together an online portfolio on their website of any work they’ve created in the past that they want to highlight.  

    5. Set up a blog.

    Blogs are a big part of the online world these days and knowing how to create and publish on one is undoubtedly a useful skill. Have your students create a blog on the website they’ve created and use it for publishing future assignments you provide throughout the semester to give them plenty of time to get comfortable with it.  

    6. Have students use and critique each other’s sites.

    A big part of creating a good website is trying to get in the mindset of what users will find easy and intuitive. To provide your students with a lesson in usability, make the final assignment in this project to spend some time on sites made by other students and analyze how intuitive they are. Students can provide feedback to each other which helps them better understand what makes websites well designed for users.  

    Help Your Students Save

    As a way to make this project (and any future websites they create) more affordable for your students, look into the HostGator Affiliate Program. You can make sure your students get a discount on HostGator hosting plans and make a little extra yourself.