What Does Non Teach Mean?
There’s no such thing as a non-tech person today. Everyone is tech savvy in that they can figure out how something works. Even Grandma knows now. Anyone can read a tutorial, watch a YouTube video and get information about how something works.
In relation to websites:
- The developer knows how to code
- The designer modifies the style relative to the subject or theme
- The user is on the receiving end of the expertise, and has the best time of all
- Using the theme
Who Is a Non-Tech User?
Everyone. You don’t have to be an ‘expert’ at something.
My first website was with a software called Expression Web. After the tiresome restrictions of entering copy only within the HTML brackets, I decided there had to be a better way to enter content into a website.
Don’t think because I entered the text into the code brackets I know how to code. I just figured that out after looking at the content in the split screen view. It took too long to compose one paragraph, never mind a whole page of content.
The alternative for Non-Tech Users?
WordPress. You can use WordPress without knowing code. The whole key with websites is, you learn as you go along.
Using the Settings
From inside the WordPress Dashboard you manage your website and enable the Theme.
Use the Help Menu
Built into the Divi Theme are video tutorials to show you exactly how to use the function.
Working with a Premade Layout
A Layout Pack comes built into the Divi Theme. Using a premade layout will help you put your content onto the page. You don’t only get one Layout Pack, there are 125+ layouts in the Divi Library. A new one is added each week.
When you see it you know it
How do you know when something looks good? You just do. The truth is we aren’t all designers, but we are able to use the Layout Pack and end up with a great looking website.
No one believed me when I told them I built my websites myself, they thought I hired a professional designer. I didn’t, I just used the Divi Theme.
Adding Your Content
You’ll also find inspiration because the way the Divi Layout Pack is styled makes sense. You’re now building your website yourself. Of course there is a learning curve, but that’s part of using technology anyway.
Choose a Layout that resonates with you.
Start by using one page and then return to the Divi Library to use the other pages from the layout pack.
The Visual Builder
One of the first of its kind to be introduced. You edit the content in the visual builder on the front end of the page. You’re seeing the content come onto the page as you write, or cut and paste content, or add an image.
On the right is the Image Module. Click on the placeholder image to add the image from the Media Library.
The Final Result
The whole experience of website building has changed. You’re in the position to build a website yourself. To build a website this way you must be someone who likes to do it yourself.
Doing it yourself will give you the foundational knowledge you need to grow your online business. If you don’t have the time to do it yourself you can buy a Child Theme. A Child Theme is built with a style sheet that would be difficult to change if you didn’t know basic code and CSS styling.
If you’re new to WordPress you might not be comfortable building an entire website. When I first started to use the Divi Theme I wasn’t a beginner, I had been using WordPress for seven years. The Divi Theme uses WordPress but you don’t even realize you’re using WordPress because it’s so easy to use.
Anytime you’re using something for the first time it isn’t familiar. After you’ve used it for a while, you’ll be surprised at yourself. You didn’t know you had it in you to buld your own website.
Still unsure you can do it?
This is why I started Website Consulting & Design in real time.
I’ll show you how Divi works and you’ll build your website.