Website created with Articulate Presenter

While I had some downtime as far as work is concerned over the holidays, I took the opportunity to overhaul my website which had been essentially the same for 10 years! Thanks to Stephanie Harnett (slhice), I was inspired to create and publish my site in Articulate Presenter. Thanks also to many of the members of this community who have created tutorials and shared ideas which often inspire me to try new things. Feel free to take a look and suggestions/comments are welcomed.

It's at peppertec.com

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Donna Pepper

Thanks for your comments, Peter and Eric.

As far as hosting, Eric, I'm using Host Gator. My original motivation for choosing them was that they were able to host Moodle 2 which I was trying to get up to speed with. They were very responsive to my requests for help in moving my peppertec.com domain over from another host. I have also been pleased with their support via chat when I had quick questions. Their plans are very reasonable too.

Good luck with finding a host and getting your online portfolio, etc. out there. If you are trying to do any of it with Articulate products, slhice has a series of Screenrs explaining how she did her site which is much more extensive than mine.

Stephanie Harnett

Hey Donna (I had to say it that way...have that tune in my head). Thank you for the shout out and I'm happy that the tutorials and website examples were helpful. It is so cool to see the work other people do and your site is amazing! You've done a great job on it - I like the look and feel and the navigation is simple and effective.

Cheers!

Stephanie

Donna Pepper

Thanks for your comments, Cassie. As far as the development, after the design had been determined, it probably took about 20 hours. That doesn't include the examples and demos which have been created over a period of time for various projects. A large part of the development time was spent figuring out how to do what I had determined in the design phase that I wanted to do.

Amy Kesman Rossi

Love your site, Donna! You're so right about the folks in the community being so wonderfully willing to share and teach each other - I love that!

I have a question, though - what font did you use for the handwriting? I keep looking for the Perfect Handwritten Font and I really like that one!

Donna Pepper

Thanks, Leandra and yay Capella! For what it's worth, I finished my program in 2009 and finally got around to redoing my site. One reason for that is I've had plenty of paid work to keep me busy for the last couple years. So, I think the timing of getting a degree in instructional design for online learning was good.

Stephanie Harnett

Hi again! As an FYI - I created a small, simple site for a friend in Storyline (vi3consulting.com). NOte the full image background and transparent slide (you can see the background through the slide0. I'm about to release an upgraded version of my stephanieharnett.ca site in the next few days. I'll put out a tweet when it's up.

Stephanie

Bruce Graham

Rich Johnstun said:

How do you deal with search engines being able to index your site so that people can find it?  Any special precautions taken in that regard?


With mine, I don't. I rely on other web presences, which all then point to the website, rather than using the website as the first port of call.

Bruce

David Anderson

Rich Johnstun said:

How do you deal with search engines being able to index your site so that people can find it?  Any special precautions taken in that regard?


Hey Rich - So one way is to make your home or landing page html (or wordpress, etc) and include a call to action button that loads your Articulate-based site either in the same or new browser window. 

The benefit is your page is more SEO friendly and you let users still choose to view your interactive site.