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How to develop web applications. Prerequisites — December 10, 2017

How to develop web applications. Prerequisites

Allow me start by apologizing for missing to post in the previous week. Without further a do, let me start from where we stopped in part one of the series about learning the modern way of developing web applications.

But who am I and why do I fit to be your tutor this festive season?

I’m an African Ugandan internet student, businessman and trainer. Besides technology, I purposely encourage and guide people through the process of becoming self-aware for mindfulness and peace.

Over the years I have studied and learned about PHP, JavaScript, HTML, CSS, SQL and Content Management Systems which has helped build a skill, career and establish Gagawala Graphics Limited a business offering web hosting, web management and web design in addition to printing and graphics design to people of Uganda both within and in diaspora.

I tut at Hostalite Cyber Academy and part of the core volunteer team at You Inspire You.

What do I need to know before following the series?

  • I wouldn’t say you need much if you’re passionate besides being able to code in HTML, CSS, JavaScript(jQuery) and VueJs, and PHP(OOP).
  • You should also be able to find a web host to practice or alternatively install Lamp(linux) or MAMP(iOS) or WAMP or XAMPP(windows).
  • Ability to install and setup WordPress.
  • Lastly but not least you should be able to read and understand English.

What next?

For now get ready for next part of the series which is Web design vs Web applications development.

In that article I will share my opinion backed by 5 year experience about the differences between web design and web application development. I find this necessary because many people confuse the two.

See you next week.

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Why haven’t you developed a single Mobile App yet? — April 2, 2017

Why haven’t you developed a single Mobile App yet?

Are you interested but have never gotten the courage to take the chance or have tried but upbeat by the long learning curve?

First of all, Rome wasn’t built in a day, so you are not to blame. I personally love to create solutions for myself and the other people around me.

I utilize the skills I have to create the solutions. Take for example, by having a HTML, CSS and PHP skills, I’m able to run a web agency which also gives printing and graphics design services. At this agency, I work as the operations manager and leader of the digital department.

Due to business dynamics, there is need to learn a new skill to strengthen my personal portfolio as well as that of the company.

What comes to my mind is developing mobile apps which can solve real life problems. For this I will concentrate on developing Android apps not Windows and iOS, due to my target consumers. Since am not a fan of Java, I chose to go Hybrid way because at least I wouldn’t have to learn a lot, I will port my HTML, CSS, PHP and SQL knowledge to reach my target. Additionally, I would have a chance of compiling my mobile app code, for other platforms as well we grow without investing money for another developer yet the client’s budget is too low.

Recently I posted about setting up the Android Hybrid App development environment article, to let you know how practically it’s easy to get started.

Right now, am creating my own App, which will be used for personal finance book keeping, with features such as automatic notification  a few days towards loan date expiry, loan amortization and so much more as time may allow. I hope to an api and remote storage in the cloud, in future to be able to attract more people to use it.

I think by now, I would have completed developing the app but looking at available resources, couldn’t manage learning one.

Listen I have set 10 days, of researching and studying about JQM. In a few days, I have been able to develop the login and logout screens.

 

 

 

How to create Web Applications using WordPress! Part 1 — August 15, 2016

How to create Web Applications using WordPress! Part 1

WordPress powers over 24million websites online, and people are leveraging it’s simplistic to create amazingly life changing web applications, without spending much time on coding. In article I will teach you how to create Web Applications using WordPress, of course it will involve some coding but it will be easier than any code you have come across.

Assuming you know how to install WordPress, on your host or computer, install it and login afterwards.

Navigate to the plugins WordPress dashboard and install a plugin called Advanced Custom Fields and Custom Post Type UI

After installing them follow part 2 here.

 

 

The Web Design course requirements and outline — April 18, 2016

The Web Design course requirements and outline

Recently I made up my mind and announced that I will taking you through each fundamental step of web design. So that you can become a person known for web design by creating tools which will help improve life in the world. Missed the news go here.

Let me highlight the requirements you need, the outline and finalize by helping you find out if this course is for you.

What are the requirements?

1.Wireless enabled laptop.

We will do a lot of practice everyday we meet and sometimes we will need to be connected to the internet, to be able to achieve accomplish tasks. The internet will use, will be wi-fi. Recommended but not a must, to have a laptop which has a functional battery for a minimum of 30 mins. And your laptop should be installed with Windows Operating System.

2. Attendance.

You should be able to attend on Thursday, Friday & Saturday for 4 weeks at 5:00pm to 7:00pm each attendance. Failure to attend will be depriving yourself of the value you would get by attending everyday.

3. Language.

The classes will be strictly conducted in English language, the learner is expected to be able to speak and write English.

4. Note book and pen (writing material)

It’s important to write, though it’s not mandatory, I would advise you carry with yourself a notebook and pen.

The course outline

  1. Introductions
  2. Study plan and time table
  3. Web design process
  4. Web design with WordPress
  5. Web design with HTML5
  6. Adding beauty with CSS3
  7. Adding interactivity with Javascript
  8. Introduction to Web servers with Xamp and Wamp
  9. Web design with Joomla
  10. Conclusion.

Who is this course for?

For anyone whether have prior web design knowledge or not.

If you are able to speak and write, English this course is for you.

Can you use a computer and have passion to develop solutions to life challenging obstacles?

It’s for those who are in Uganda, and will be in Kampala for the period of beginning June to July.

Want to find out more please go here.

 

 

A Web design crash course you must attend this summer. —

A Web design crash course you must attend this summer.

I have made up my mind, I won’t be teaching web design to anyone! I will practically take you through step by step.

I would like to invite everyone who would like to attend. You’re warmly  welcome to learn and practice HTML5, CSS3, Javascript, PHP, WordPress and Joomla on Xampp server in just 12 days!

 

Personally I have been learning web-design for a couple of years, since 2005. Learning everyday has empowered me with the skill which I will base on to teach you the anatomy of web design. You can see the outline of this course here.

The experience I have acquired in the web design industry  over the years, is partly why am a co-founder and lead web designer at Gagawala Graphics Uganda Limited. Thus I earn my income doing web design, as well as work with non-profit communities/organisations doing web design which is helping  me build effective networks, travel places, improve my entrepreneur knowledge and develop a lot skills like blogging, consultation, communication and training.

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On the right with Nicholas Katushabe, a partner in business and new real life friend at the CMS SUMMIT 16, in Kampala at Gems Cambridge International School.

Over the years have built standout sales leading; tourism websites, entertainment websites, accommodation & meals websites, sports news websites, business websites, church websites and personal brand websites from scratch using HTML to CMS using either Joomla or WordPress.

Take a look at some of those websites below.

  1. Break Fast Jam event
  2. Africa Wild Explorations
  3. East Africa Tourism Guide
  4. My Clean Kings (NBK Clean Kings International)
  5. Kaweesi Mark
  6. Righteouness Palace Ministries
  7. United Women Platform for Empowerment and Development

At the extreme bottom (footer) of each website is a designed by or powered by or developed by tag credit. Which is either attributed to my brands i.e Gagawala Graphics and You Inspire You.

Gagawala team

Highlighted with the yellow ribbon on the Meet our team section, screen shot taken from Gagawala Graphics official website.

4 Reasons why you should attend this course.

  1. Develop a highly rewarding, paying and creative skill that changes the way we connect, collaborate and sale allover the world!
  2. Become an solutions provider.
  3. It’s affordable, short and comprehensive.
  4. Get inspired by someone who learns, develops and sales.

Is this course for you? Please see requirements and outline here.