Learn how to create your own website

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BRATTLEBORO — A workshop sponsored by the Brattleboro Development Credit Corporation's INSTIG8 program will teach small businesses and nonprofits how to build their own websites using Squarespace. The workshop will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. at the BDCC office at the Cotton Mill on Thursday, Feb. 7.

The workshop will be taught by Bob Lawson, founder of Sustainable Digital, a Putney-based company specializing in web design.

With the advent of new web tools, such as Squarespace, the job of developing and maintaining a website can now often be handled by people without technical training.

In this workshop, Lawson will present a live demonstration of how to create a simple website from the ground up using Squarespace's templates and easy editor.

The website basics participants will learn include: How to select a template; how to organize the site and its menu; using "Blocks" to layout pages; building a photo gallery; adding forms and other special features.

To register: www.brattleborodevelopment.com/public-events/squarespace-workshop

Lawson develops websites and provides other digital communication and technology services from his office in Putney. In addition to websites, he helps both nonprofits and for-profits develop and implement their communications strategy. More information about Sustainable Digital is available at: sustainabledigital.com.

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